Those of you in the New York City area who are into the slightly less traditional might be interested to know about the Lower West Side Film Festival this coming weekend and week (April 22 - 27). Lower West Side Film Festival

I need to warn you that this is serious alternative art stuff, and will be a real mix of "What a waste of film" and "Oh my God, I'm glad I wore a raincoat!" If you want a real view of New York's underground, this is probably the event to peek in through. The organizer is a good friend of mine from the days when I lived in NY and worked for MTV, and is a founding member of Collective Unconscious, which used to throw some of the wildest dinner parties you could possibly imagine (every consider cooking a lobster on a Tesla coil?) Sponsors of the festival include The Onion and My Pleasure, so that should give you an idea of what to expect.