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And now for another smattering of weekly events compiled by Stephanie Quan. Hurry, some of these start in the next couple of hours!

Monday, June 25

Wiz Kidz – Test your knowledge of things from really slow songs to bipolar movies with three of your friends against teams from all over the city. Crash Mansion, 7:30pm, $7 http://www.bigquizthing.com

Wilco – “Hearty and prim” according to The Onion. Hammerstein Ballroom, 6:30pm, $37 http://www.mcstudios.com

*HBO Film Festival: Thing from Another World- Get there EARLY, sit CLOSE. Bryant Park, 8pm http://www.bryantpark.org/calendar/film-festival.php

Let’s Get Lost – Bruce Weber’s documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict, Chet Baker. Film Forum, $10,

NY Asian Film Festival – Through July 5th. IFC Center, $11 http://www.ifc.com

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival- through June 28th. Walter Reade Theater, $7 (student tickets) http://hrw.org/iff/2007/ny/

Punch Puppetry – Puppets! Galapagos, 7pm, $5 http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/204690/

*Soon I Will Be Invincible – Because you love comic books/graphic novels. Meet Austin Grossman, The Strand, 7pm http://strandbooks.com    

Tuesday, June 26

Michelle Obama – Yup, Barack’s wife speaking at the NY Historical Society’s series about “women in public life.” Tickets to this event are incredibly expensive, but you probably camp outside to try to meet her afterwards. NY Historical Society, 12:30pm, $300. http://www.nyhistory.org

*Dragon in the Park – Chinese group Melody of the Dragon begins Central Park’s Naumburg Orchestral Concert Series. Lots of unusual instruments, including two stringed fiddles. Naumberg Bandshell, 7:30pm, http://naumburgconcerts.org/

Sinead O’Connor-  To quote Empire Records “Well,
Sinead O’Rebellion! Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior!” Joe’s Pub, 7:30pm, $35 http://www.joespub.com

*The Lazy Enviromentalist – Because you want to be as green as the new Columbia science building and meet Josh Dorfman. Barnes and Noble, Astor Place, 7pm

*Peeling the Onion – Gunter Grass will be at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 7pm

*Midsummer Night Swing (MNS) – Big Band Tuesday. Swingtime Big Band. Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7 

Wednesday, June 27 

Rise Against and Silverstein and Comeback Kid – Let out your inner high schooler. Nokia Theater, 8pm, $30 www.nokiatheatrenyc.com  

Celebrate Brooklyn: Manu Chao – This is absurdly sold out. Prospect Park Bandshell, 6:30pm $30 http://briconline.org/celebrate

John Wayne Centenary: El Dorado – Because you can’t see Manu Chao. MoMA, 8:30pm, $10 http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=4864&ref=calendar

*Midsummer Nights Swing – Irish Traditional. Ceilie Band. Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7  

*Word for Word Author Talk – Meet the Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis. His new memoir is entitled “Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France”. Hm…  Bryant Park Reading Room, 12:30pm, 212-768-4242

* The Players – Sports in arts, its implications and influences. The Arsenal Gallery, 3rd floor of Park Department Headquarters, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street 5pm, http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/attractions/public_art/arsenal_gallery/pa_arsenal_gallery.html

Thursday, June 28th 

Richard Hawley & Nicolai Dunger w/ Benjy Ferree South Street Seaport, 7pm,

*Midsummer Nights Swing – Low Jazz. David Ostwald’s Gully Low Jazz Band. Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7

*Central Park Summerstage – Levon Helm Band- free Snapple for the first 100 people. Central Park Summerstage, 6:30pm, http://www.summerstage.org/ 

Friday, June 29th

*Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Folklore Urbano- now for something completely different. Dana Discovery Center, 4pm http://www.centralparknyc.org/activities/music  

*Midsummer Nights Swing – Western Swing. Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7

*Shoot the Widow- An autobiography of a biographer. Meet Meryle Secrest. The Strand, 7pm,

Saturday, June 30th 

*Midsummer Nights Swing – Kids Day! Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7

Vampire Weekend – Bwog just can’t get enough of these guys. Bowery Ballroom, 8pm, $12 http://www.boweryballroom.com/calendar/index.html

*Central Park Summerstage – Ozomatli, Babylon Circus, DJ Joro Boro – a band, a circus, and a DJ sample everything from gypsy folk to Jamaican dub. Guest Chef Abe Lopez of Suenos. Central Park Summerstage, 3pm, http://www.summerstage.org/  

*Weeding- Feeling volunteer-y? weed and maintain gardens with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am, email Taylor Black at [email protected] or call 718-802-0603.

*Andreas Gursky – An exhibit recommended by offbeatny.com. Photos that give an amazing feeling of texture. Matthew Marks Gallery. http://www.matthewmarks.com

Sunday, July 1st  

*Midsummer Nights Swing – Salsa Saturday. Ray Rodriquez y Swing Sabroso. Lincoln Center, 6:30pm. http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=advanced%20search%20results&program=7

*Central Park Summerstage: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Vietnam, JDH and DAVE P – Acoustic music galore and so much more. Guest Chef Sue Torres of Los Dados. Central Park Summerstage, 3pm, http://www.summerstage.org  

*The Science Barge – Check out this demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production. Its colorful and uses hydroponics. Whoot. Pier 84, tours at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm http://nysunworks.org/science_barge/about_the_barge.html


Find of the week: RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL STARTS THIS WEEK. It has waaay to much stuff to list. Here’s the site http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/



  1. ARR

    R2R actually started at the beginning of the month with that Animal Collective show at South Street Seaport.

    Also if you're any kind of a music fan and don't make it to a pool party this summer you're a frickin' moron, although you can be totally indifferent to indie rock and still appreciate the slip n' slide, cheap Red Bull and dodgeball pit. Amazing place to see a show. Go there before the pigs ruin it...

  2. Q.R.

    R2R is pretty good this year. New Pornographers are the July 4th spot; that might not even be that tough to get into.

    The last show at the pool was okay, but muggy and crowded. I really don't love it as a venue, but it is a shame to lose the damn thing.

  3. wilco was  


  4. remember

    Remember in middle school when everyone use to quote that Sinead "shock me, shock me" quote?

    Or was that just my middle school.

  5. hairs  

    Levon Helm Band at SummerStage is actually one of their benefit concerts, and it costs $60. Otherwise, I would go.

  6. drea  

    Wilco was so awesome!!

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