The Smart Set is a weekly feature, compiled by Lauren Cerand, that appears Mondays and highlights the best of the week to come. Special favor is given to New York’s independent booksellers and venues, and low-cost and free events. Please submit details to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the date of the event in the subject line.
TUESDAY, 9.6: New York Review of Science Fiction reading series. 7:00pm, $5.
WEDNESDAY, 9.7: “jen bekman announces WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re On It, the debut solo show of the street art team Darius + Downey.” Opening reception: 6:00 – 8:00pm, free.
THURSDAY, 9.8: Says Living with Legends: The Hotel Chelsea Blog, “It’s the one-year anniversary of Hotel Chelsea guest Susan Swan’s BookShort WHAT CASANOVA TOLD ME. I n a fitting tribute to its success, MovieolaÃ¢â‚¬â€The Short Film Channel premieres the drama on the same date this year. Read my interview with Susan and learn why Casanova wasn’t a cad.”
FRIDAY, 9.9: The Semi-Permanent New York design conference kicks off a two-day program that “includes a diverse range of design fields: graphic design, broadcast, illustration, photography, web, fashion, film, graffiti, animation, and more.” Tickets are $65-500; see site for details and full schedule of activities and presenters.
SATURDAY, 9.10: don’t be shy! and don’t miss Miss Van’s exhibition at Jonathan LeVine. Opening reception: 6:00-9:00pm, free.
SUNDAY, 9.11: “Michel Auder’s cinema veritÃƒÂ© style video memoirs have simultaneously documented his personal domestic environment and that of the New York art world, from the glitterati of Andy Warhol’s Factory in the late-1960s to today.” Chronicles and Other Things with Michael Auder is presented by the award-winning film series Ocularis at Galapagos. 7:00pm, $6.