Weekend Staff Picks: Love, Shadow Puppets & Drag Bingo

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Robert Indiana LOVE, 1966

Here's a sample of some of the events our staff members are checking out around town this weekend.

MELINDA WOEHRLE, associate director of news operations: With all of the attention given to British graffiti artist Banksy, Melinda is suggesting checking out an artist who also had lots of hype surrounding him. Robert Indiana: Beyond Love, on display at the Whitney, is a collection of one of the original pop artists who is best known for his Love image. You can also listen to WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon's take on Robert Indiana: Beyond Love.

MEGAN RYAN, senior producer , The Brian Lehrer ShowMegan's daughter is ready to experience her first movie shown on the big screen and there's something for the young ones at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM has a shorts festival with films three and four minutes long in a program called Shortstack, perfect for the little ones who might not be ready for a long feature. For the older kids, Megan says BAM is also offering a shadow puppet workshop where kids will create their own, perfect for the weekend leading up to Halloween.

AMY WIELUNSKI, fundraising manager for New York Public Radio: Amy is going to take a break from the current pledge drive on Sunday at 5pm for a round of Bingo. This is not church basement bingo, since it's played in a little bar in the West Village called Pieces and the numbers and jests are called by a drag queen named Vodka Stinger.