Bwog daybook: Dog Days edition

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Done with your internship yet? Bwog scheduler Stephanie Quan is back with ways to spend all your time, every day.

sdfsMonday, August 6

* The Gold Standard – a play by Ed Schmidt (The Last Supper) and Jed Distler. Featuring steel guitar players (the Resonators)! Also Tuesday and Wednesday, Cornelia Street Café, 8:30pm, $15 plus one drink.

* Lauryn Hill – Everything is everything is at this concert. Wingate Field, 7:30pm

* Petanque lessons – a.k.a. Boule. Bryant Park, 11:30am

* Bus Stop – A cowboy tries to take Marilyn Monroe home. Bryant Park, Sunset.


Tuesday, August 7th

* Benzo Record Releasing Party – A reason to party on a Tuesday. 205 Bar, 9pm

* The Fountainhead – oh the futility of the visionary. One of Ayn Rand’s most famous works, in film. Befittingly at The Elevated Acre, 8pm

Life on the Lower East Side – Meet Peter Dans and check out the photography exhibit “There once was a neighborhood”. South Street Seaport Museum, 6pm, $5

* The Myspace Social Guide – How to use Myspace to promote your small business. Oh dear lord. Bluestocking Bookstore, 7pm

* Life with the Simpsons – Steven Keslowitz waxes Simpsons philosophic. Barnes and Noble in Greenwich Village, 7:30pm


Wednesday, August 8th

A.C. + MOVIE + WINE + A FRENCH WOMAN presents: City of Lost Children I just love the name of this movie festival. Cornelia Street Café, 6pm, $10 (includes one house drink)

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare in the Park returns! Delacorte Theater, Tickets given out at 1pm, show starts at 8pm

* Winard Harper – One fantastic drummer part of a vibrant sextet. Grant’s Tomb, 7pm

* The Wood Brothers – Bluegrass music, for a change. Madison Square Park, 7pm

* Kal Ha Noo Ho – Bollywood-tastic. Socrates Sculpture Park, 7pm

* Volleyball After Work – Smack some balls around after work. Esplanade Plaza, 6pm

* Figures al Fresco – Drawing classes, free. You don’t even have to bring a pencil. South Cove, Battery Park, 2:30-4:30pm


Thursday, August 9th 

* Depeche Mode Night- Violator meets techno. Hiro Ballroom, 10pm, free with rsvp.

* B-52s, Patty Smyth and Scandal- Delicious 80s fun with the world’s greatest party band. Asser Levy Park, 7:30pm

DAFT PUNK – Is sold out, but if you can steal, borrow or accio tickets for this, go for it. Keyspan Park, 7pm

* All About Eve – The Mean Girls of 1950. Free valet bike parking, lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 6pm

Twelfth Night – Because there hasn’t been quite enough Shakespeare this summer.  Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. South Street Seaport. Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. $18


Friday, August 10th

Snapshots – A series of one act plays by the worth street theater company. South Street Seaport. Fridays and Sundays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm. $18 

Star Wars Party – Think more like glow stick party more than a Star Wars convention party. Tonic, 10pm, free for girls, $10 for boys before midnight

* Complexions Contemporary Ballet and TAKE Dance Co.- Fierce experimental dance, Central Park Summerstage, 8pm

Beastie Boys – If you got tickets for this show last week or went to the Summerstage concert earlier this week, now is the time to gloat. Hammerstein ballroom, $51

Cooper-Hewitt Summer Session – You can actually dance at this museum party. Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 6pm, $12

Saturday, August 11th

* Free Wine Tasting- Guess where it’s at? The Wine Room, 1pm

* Rock and Roll Dueling Piano Show- All-request sing-a-long a la drunken dorm room party style. “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a LONELYYYYY WORLD”  Ha! Comedy Club, 10pm (there is also a 3am show),

* Antigone – To get you ready for some more of the core. Abrons Arts Center Amphitheater, 7pm 

* Buckle My Shoe or Terror Firma – Mark Twain characters meet global warming? Tompkins Square Park, 8pm

*BWAC 25th Annual Sculpture Show- Stroll the Brooklyn waterfront and check out sculptures centered around the theme “Still Flying”. Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy


Sunday, August 12th

Water Taxi Beach- No swimming at this beach, but one heck of a view. Map, 1pm on, $3-5.

* Zap Mama and Angelique Kidjo – Last summerstage concert for a while. Central Park Summerstage, 3pm 

* X & Y – Artworks that use the grid as their primary structural element, Westside Art Gallery, 9-7pm

Shape of Space – Speaking of fun grid-like things…the Guggenheim, 10-5:45pm, $15

* Moses Mountain Night Hike – View Staten Island at night from the only natural 360 degree viewpoint. High Rock Park, 7pm


Tip of the week – OMG EVEN MORE SHAKESPEARE. Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest are also playing for FREE around New York this week. One of them is even called “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot”.


  1. Seasoned SiTP goer  

    You might want to mention that while tickets are handed out at 1 pm for Shakespeare in the Park, if you aren't in line before 9 am, you don't really have a prayer of getting one, earlier on weekends. Go early (the park opens at 6 am) to get the best seats. Also, check the weather beforehand- there are no rain checks there, so if you camp out and then there's a downpour, you'll just have to camp out again.


    there ain't no star wars party at tonic! lies!

  3. steph quan

    *with tonic, not at tonic

  4. Lauryn Hill  

    = TOTAL disappointment. Not only were there a SHITLOAD of people there, they closed the gates right when I was in the front of the line. We waited in line for about two hours, but as far as I could tell she wasn't even at the concert yet by the time we left.

    I have a feeling she pulled another Oakland ...

  5. so which

    of these are good after-work date options?

  6. ...

    the benzos are a good live act.

  7. Homer Sekshule

    Dear Bwog,
    I believe you may have made an error. For the Benzo record release party, you said "A reason to party on a Tuesday." I'm assuming what you meant to say is "Yet another reason to party on a Tuesday, in addition to the fact that you just got off work for the first time since you got there Monday morning." While I realize that may or may not apply to all readers, since everyone knows anyone who matters at Columbia is an investment banker (or intern in investment banking), it's safe to say at least most of your readers will find my correction applicable. Please do try and avoid such mistakes in the future.
    (Also, thanks for giving me a bwog to comment on at midnight when I can't bring myself to continue plugging numbers into Excel.)
    Best wishes

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