Saturday, April 28, 2007

Spider-Man Week: Some Choice Events

I mentioned New York's Spider-Man Week previously, but in case you've been too lazy to check out the site and see what all is happening for Spidey's big week, I've done it for you.

Besides having the U.S. premiere of "Spider-Man 3" in all five boroughs, here's a rundown of some interesting, and quite varied, events. Whether you prefer your spiders to be the real creepy-crawly kind or strictly animated or on film, there's a Spidey event for you. No swinging from skyscrapers, though.

SPIDER WEEK, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - including five different kinds of live spiders

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN COMIC BOOK COLLECTION, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY - featuring some rare comic books that have never before been displayed



SCALE LIKE SPIDEY!, CHELSEA PIERS - the West Side sports complex features wall climbing; I'm guessing you'll have to bring your own red tights

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - yes, free comic books. Check for details

RED AND BLACK "EXCLUSIVE" WEB WEEK, GAMESTOP - GameStop stores are previewing the new Spider-Man 3 video game, and are having a launch event on May 3

SPIDER-MAN CENTRAL, THE SONY BUILDING - you can get your picture taken with a 60-foot Spider-Man inflatable and get it printed. At Sony's technology lab you can see how the animations were done on the first two Spidey films.

KICK-OFF PARTY ON THE TODAY SHOW, ROCKEFELLER PLAZA - Spidey will appear on the "Today" show (OK, it's really Tobey Maguire and the cast of Spider-Man 3). With marching bands, web-slinger showdowns, the whole sebang. If Spidey appears on "The View," I'm gonna puke

SPIDER-MAN 3 "The Official Novelization", POCKET STAR BOOKS/MIDTOWN COMICS - Best-selling author Peter David will sign copies of the novelization of SPIDER-MAN 3, based on Alvin Sargent's screenplay, at Midtown Comics.

SPIDER SCIENCE, NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE (Queens) - you can climb on the Hall’s new magnetic Spider Wall, learn about spider biology with their live collection

SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE - while you're in Queens, check out the vintage film prints of the Spider-Man animated TV series, which dates back to the late 1960s

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