Friday

Gallery 148 hosts an opening party for the very cool show “Palindrome”, in which five local artists explore reflectivity, illusion, and more; the handsome and hyperactive scooter mechanic DJ Jonathan Ackerman subs in for this week’s Get Cryphy at First Ave.; there’s a “Save the CVA” benefit show at Amsterdam; and a super intense (and likely amazing) hard core show is happening at the Medusa.

Saturday

Glam Doll Donuts opens with a bang (party with DJ Espada and King Otto); and the Soap Factory presents R.U.R., a show that looks at the impact of “the political, economic and scientific changes that C20th industrial culture”.