Do you like lounging in your bathrobe while penning handwritten letters and listening to plinking harpsichord music? Well then you need to get out more. And these two Williamsburg events dedicated to Wes Anderson are pretty much guaranteed to be your kind of scene.
February 19, Nitehawk hosts a Grand Budapest Hotel version of Booze and Books, and if you can’t wait that long to get your whimsy on, this Saturday is Wes Anderson Bingo Night at Videology.
At Booze and Books, author Matt Zoller Setiz will be signing copies of his new book The Grand Budapest Hotel before a screening of the film, so be sure to show up by 8 p.m. to snag a copy; it features interviews with Anderson that reveal the story behind the film’s conception, personal anecdotes from the director, and insights into his many inspirations for the film, from author Stefan Zweig to turn-of-the-century middle Europe. The text is illustrated with previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera and artwork. The author will introduce the film, which starts at 9:30 p.m.
Bingo at Videology starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday — it’s a special Moonrise Kingdom edition that tests players’ ability to spot some of Anderson’s most iconic symbols as they watch the film. If you’ve got tunnel vision for tan sportcoats and vintage sunglasses, then victory is surely within reach.
Wes Anderson Bingo, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg; free
Booze and Books, Thurs., Feb. 19 at Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; book signing starts at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9:30 p.m.; tickets are $15.