Red knit ski caps adorned many a head in the crowd gathered Saturday night at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, where Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge performed a stirring concert tribute to the late David Bowie.
The accessory, which Jorge himself wore, along with a pale blue shirt and pants, was a nod to his memorable character in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” director Wes Anderson’s 2004 film starring Bill Murray as an eccentric, Jacques Cousteau-like ocean explorer.
In the movie, now a cult classic, Jorge plays a member of Zissou’s crew who turns up intermittently to sing Bowie songs in Portuguese while accompanying himself on delicate acoustic guitar. (To ask why is to misunderstand the insular logic of a Wes Anderson movie.)
And those red caps weren’t the only visual reminder of the film in Jorge’s show, which he’s scheduled to repeat Sunday and Monday at the Ace.