Bwog daybook: sunset edition

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Better pack it in, kids. The fun ends next Tuesday.

kjMonday, August 27th

* On the Waterfront – Free Marlon Brando, free popcorn, free water. The Elevated Acre, 8pm (This was supposed to be last week, but they’ve moved it to this day. Get there early.)

* The Rise and Flowering of Coney Island – Or, how the Terhune Brothers forever changed a little place we know as Coney Island. Meet the author. NYPL Mid-Manhattan, 6:30pm

* Harlem Renaissance Orchestra – You won’t have to go far for this performance. Morningside Park, 6pm

* La India – The princess of salsa brings on the “salsaton,” Damrosch Park Bandshell, 8pm

Tuesday, August 28th                   

* The Apartment – A man lends his apartment to his bosses so that the execs can meet their mistresses. Once again- free popcorn and free water with this free film. The Elevated Acre, 8pm (Get there early.)

* Fame Junkies – “…the hidden truth behind America’s favorite addiction”. Meet the author. NYPL Mid-Manhattan, 6:30pm

* Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips – How to look and feel better when you have a tumor. Barnes & Noble at 82nd, 7pm

Wednesday, August 29th

* Crossing the Bridge (directed by Fatih Akin!); This is Bossa Nova (dir. Paulo Thiago)- These are rescheduled from July. And Akin comes highly recommended. Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

* 14th Annual Charlie Parker Festival Block Party – Hungry Marching Band, street fair, and fun all day hosted by the tribes. East 3rd St, between Ave C and D, 11am-9pm

* States and Resemblances – This sounds pretty cool- shadow play, text, and dance in a field of dots. The Elevated Acre, 12:30pm

Thursday, August 30th

* Princess Bride – “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to hear me repeat this a billion times.” Rescheduled from July. Lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 6pm

* TriHarLenium – “A Sound Portrait of Harlem from 1976-2006”. Museum of City of New York, 7pm

* Dan Levinson w/ Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks – Free jazz with your lunch Saint Peter’s Church, 12:30pm


Friday, August 31st 

* Columbia Street Fair- Your yearly (monthly? semesterly?) dose of mozzarepas, $20 dresses and Led Zeppelin posters. Broadway, all day. 

* Richard Serra – If you haven’t seen the exhibit yet, catch up with the films. MoMA, 5pm

* Rock Star Karaoke – Karaoke with a live band- anything from AC/DC to Pixies to Neil Young. Ars Nova, 9pm, (free with ID)


Saturday, September 1st

* NYC Addiction 2007 – Froshies take note. Columbians love their bhangra. Get acquainted at this event. Avery Fisher Hall, 6:30pm (Get tickets at the website linked)

* Stranger than Fiction- Will Ferrell’s life is a novel in progress by Emma Thompson. Seriously trippy and fun location, btw. Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 2pm 

~ * NY Korean Film Festival– 28 films all this week, including a free short film fest on Thursday. Click on the link for more info. (Caveat: other films are $10-11)

* Rock and Roll Dueling Piano Show – If you missed it a few weeks ago, here it is again- more Karaoke to live music  Ha! Comedy Club, 10pm (there is also a 3am show)

Sunday, September 2nd

* Outdoor Art Exhibit – Get some original art for your room. Washington Square Park, noon-6pm. (also on the 1st and 3rd)

* 23rd Annual Brazilian Day Festival – The most delicious barbeque. 6th Ave between 42nd and 56th St, all day

* Vintage DJ – Strange performers, offbeat music to dance to. South Street Seaport, 5pm

~ * Midsummer Night’s Dream – The reviews are in. If you loved Romeo and Juliet, you’ll love this. Delacorte Theater, 8pm. (Tickets go on sale at 1pm, so start waiting in line at 9am at the latest)

As usual:


~=all week

Tip of the week – As the summer movie festivals wrap up, be sure to check out the NYC Noir Film Festival. It’s $10.50 a movie. But for all that moral ambiguity and trenchcoats– who can resist?

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm

    Ben, Bath, and Beyond, eh? Sounds interesting. I'll go pick up some Netanyahu. Or maybe some Franklin.

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