Arts & Entertainment

They are historians of contemporary culture. They are infamous and insightful, funny and profane provocateurs who will resort to fist-fighting if required. They are: Max Blagg, Jim Feast, Susan Scutti, Ron Kolm, Jack Boulware, Chavisa Woods, steve dalachinsky and Clayton Patterson. Hosted by Jody Weiner.

This Summer NURTUREart opens its doors to artists, curators and neighboring galleries, lending them a copy of the gallery keys and allowing them to use the exhibition space (and its roof) for a series of weekly exhibitions, performances, workshops and events. Organized by Gallery Director Marco Antonini, this hybrid between art festival, short-term residency program and neighborhood jamboree is a honest statement of identification with the people that make our community. This round runs September 1st - 5th.  Get ready to be a part of it!

Little Explorers is a drop-in program for children at the Rubin Museum of Art. For the last class in this ongoing series, your little one will complete the jungle collection with jungle animals and passport stamps. You can even print a stamp on a magnet to bring home.

Big City Fishing is an important tradition at Hudson River Park. This free program gives anyone the chance to fish from June to Labor Day, and is appropriate and fun for those as young as five. Also, the program also provides participants with a first hand opportunity to learn about the Hudson River environment.

Looking for a place to rock out?  Look no further than Craigslist!  Posted last week, weekly in Brooklyn and Manhattan Frank Green Eyez is hosting an open mic night.  Finally an oportunity to live out your superstar dreams outside of your usual karayoke lounge.  Underground? Check.

Wanna watch classic films and picnic with fellow New Yorkers? Then head to Bryant Park’s annual Summer Film Festival. Every Monday at sunset (typically between 8 & 9 PM), Bryant Park hosts an iconic film on it’s large Lawn Area. Tonight's feature: Dirty Harry.

Take off on a trip back in time on a journey through the central part of Greenwich Village, and then into the old Italian section of SoHo. As we explore this section of the Village, you will discover a counter cultural paradise once enjoyed by bohemians, beatniks, artists, and folk singers. Relish in the rich and varied history of this vibrant and intriguing neighborhood as the story of its past and present unfolds before you.

“Big Sister” Dr Lesser – the manic, unstoppable clone of the perfect makeover show host (played by all three actresses of Lipshtick) – hunts for the next unsuspecting candidate.

Spanning 1928 to the present, with stops in 1959, 1963, 1976 and 1985, the show opens up a world of people caught between stations as they face a pivotal moment in their life.

Featuring Archie Shepp Quartet, Madeleine Peyroux, Anat Cohen, and The Gerald Clayton Trio, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Thompkins Square Park kicks off Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:00PM.  Check it out!

YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE takes us back to back to the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., when the world’s first salt-eating yeasts float in the brine of the primordial sea. The yeasts’ aging and tyrannical king is unwilling to confront the depletion of their saline food supply. But when the king’s son dares to venture where no yeast has ventured before, the course of existence is changed… forever!  It premieres at the fifteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival, this August 12th – 28th, at the Ellen Stewart Theater at La Mama ETC (Venue #9) .

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