Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog scheduler Stephanie Quan is back with your weekly dose of fun.
Monday, August 13
* Casablanca – here’s looking at you ki-BLAHHH. Bryant Park, Sunset.
* Breath – illuminating exhibit at Lincoln Center, 8:30pm
Junior Senior – D-d-don’t don’t stop the beat. Highline Ballroom, 7pm, $18.
Tokyo Police Club – because you missed them at South Street Seaport a few weeks ago. Bowery Ballroom, 7:30, $15
Women’s Wrestling/Grappling – Join Team Artemis as they teach you how to safely wrestle and grapple. Fight House, 6:30pm, $15 womyn, $20 asshole men.
Tuesday, August 14th
* Pilates Mat Class – the most massively useful thing you can bring to this is a thick large towel…and a mat. Boardwalk of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6:30pm. Rain Location-Tobacco Warehouse.
* Breakfast at Tiffany’s – And I said, “What about this movie?” and you said “Go to Hell”. Elevated Acre, 8pm
* Jay Leohart and Wycliffe Gordon – some awesome after-work jazz, Lincoln Center, 6-9pm
* Free Cinnabon!- pass by a Cinnabon between 6:30-9:30am and be one of the lucky customers to receive a free latte!
Wednesday, August 15th
* Days in Heaven – the tagline for this movie was “your eyes, your ears, your senses will be overwhelmed”. We’ll see. Pier 1 (70th St. and Riverside Park), 8:30pm
* David Mendell- Meet the author of “Obama: From Promise to Power”. Bryant Park, 12:30.
Last Naumberg Summer Concert – trying to escape the Mostly Mozart Festival? Try some Britten. Naumberg Bandshell, 7:30pm
Thursday, August 16th
* The Natural – magical sports fantasy starring Rob Redford. Get there early and you can rock out to some DJs playing baseball and swing tunes. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm- Music, Sunset- movie.
* Favela Rising – free samba lessons and a Tribeca film festival favorite. Hamilton Lawn, 7pm dancing, 9pm film.
* Sydney White – this shit looks hilariously bad. But since it is geared towards teens, you with your college ID can get into the advanced movie screening before the grown-ups. AMC, 7pm, free with this pass
* Dancing on the Plaza: Salsa- if you haven’t been to a dancing event yet, this one is the one to go to this week. Central Park (110th and Lenox-ish), 6-8:30pm
~*One Day I Will Control The Sun- 11 artists interpret man v. nature. Arsenal Gallery, 9-5 M-F
Friday, August 17th
* Maroon 5 – Maybe at Today they will be loved. Rockefeller Plaza, 7am
Mozart Dances: Mark Morris Dance Company- part of this week’s Mostly Mozart Festival, featuring concertos 11 and 27 as well as sonata in D major. New York State Theater, 8pm, $30+
* Happy Feet- Because you kinda do want to see it. Pier 46, Sunset.
* Lula Washington Dance Theater- afro-caribbean, modern, street, its bound to be amazing Lincoln Center, 7:30pm
* The National – more free music! They supposedly sound like Dylan, Cash and Cohen rolled into one. South Street Seaport, 7pm
~Gerard Depardieu Festival – Watch Cyrano de Begerac, and other movies to your nose’s content. Lincoln Center, all this week, schedule here, $7 each (on Fri.- Cyrano 3:45pm, Mon Oncle D’Amerique 8:45pm)
Saturday, August 18th
* Don Witter Jr. – classical guitar extraordinaire. NYPL Columbus, 2pm
Badass Burlesque – no explanation needed. Bowery Poetry Club, 11:59pm, $15
~Fringe Festival – with over 200 companies, this festival presents dozens of free plays every day this week. Schedule and descriptions here.
Sunday, August 19th
* 8th Annual Blues BBQ – Food from places like Brother Jimmy’s, Dallas, and Dino. Music from places like Mississippi and Chicago. Pier 54, 2-9pm.
* 24th Annual Roots of American Music Festival – it’s a free country concert with Sid Selvidge, Rosemary Woods, Tom Paxton, etc. Whoot. Lincoln Center, starts 1pm.
* Julliard Concert IV- continuing the large classical music theme this week- music for ensembles. MoMA, 7pm
* = FREE
~ = ALL WEEK
Tip of the Week – catch the remnants of the Perseid Meteor Shower between midnight and dawn this week. Just look out to the northeast on a cloudless night.
Also- interested in climbing? For $15 you can climb at City Climbers Club M-F 4:30-8:30, Sat 12-5. To be put on the Columbia climbing club’s list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the message “subscribe climbing”.