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The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: Superheroes, Culinary Geniuses, and an Electric Ball



Monday:

Florence and the Machine kick off a two-night stint at L.A.'s Greek Theatre tonight at 8 p.m., with a second show on Tuesday.

Watch the 15th Annual Webby Awards — the top international annual awards ceremony honoring the best in Internet content and innovation—hosted by Lisa Kudrow and available live on Facebook… or YouTube… or on the Webby Awards app… or…

Go behind the kitchen doors of Tribeca restaurant Corton at 9 p.m. on HBO, in A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, a documentary following chef Liebrandt and restaurateur Drew Nieporent's hunt for fine cuisine and good reviews.

Tuesday:

West Cost hipsters The Decemberists (with opening act Best Coast) hit the stage at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell with their romanticized lyrics about gypsies and prostitutes.

Canadian indie rocker Kathryn Calder will perform sans her New Pornographers bandmates at New York City's Mercury Lounge. See her again Friday at Brooklyn's Rock Shop.

Wednesday:

Rocco DiSpirito invited the likes of Kenneth Cole and Liza Minnelli to dinner for his new cooking competition show, Rocco's Dinner Party. Join the Sexiest Chef Alive's table tonight at 11 p.m. on Bravo.

The Flaming Lips channel the deceased at L.A.'s Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a complete performance of Pink Flyod's Dark Side of the Moon.

London's quirky conceptual punk band Art Brut jumps the pond to Chicago as they rock the Double Door.

Thursday:

Stroll through Dumbo Art Center's indoor-garden-themed fundraiser at 6 p.m. tonight in Brooklyn at its Secret Garden pARTy II. A silent auction features work from emerging and established artists.

Friday:

This month's cover star, Ryan Reynolds suits up as the Green Lantern as his summer blockbuster opens at theaters nationwide today.

Journalists become action heroes in Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times at New York City's Film Society of Lincoln Center and Angelika Film Center.

Saturday:

Girl Talk, Outkast's Big Boi, Neon Indian, Passion Pit are just a few of the electronic wizards taking over Governors Island in New York City today for the Governors Ball starting at 11:15am.

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche graces Chicago's Schubas with his acoustic talents tonight at 10 p.m. and at Lincoln Hall on Sunday.

Sunday:

Paul Branca turns blurry New York City subway window scenes into jarring paintings in his solo exhibition Waitings at Manhattan's Scaramouche.

By Douglas Bair


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