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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) .

Well, Staples is officially having a sale on Miley Cyrus Trapper Keepers. So you know what that's the end of summer. Spend the final summer hours wisely (On August 20th)  by joining Starfish for some improv so good, all the kids will be gossiping about it. Or, you can stay home and finish your "summer reading".

THE END is an end-of-summer group show of painting and sculpture. Four dynamic artists are linked thematically by concepts addressing an “end” of some kind, contemplating weighted elements of the human condition which include: grieving the death of a loved one, or the heartbreak of a relationship ending. The theme also alludes to the zeitgeist of our time, marked with apocalyptic angst.

A hundred vintage Volkswagens will be bumper-to-bumper at picturesque Picnic Point on Governors Island for a colorful car show and picnic that is open to all. Meet classic beetles, buses, Karmann Ghias, dune buggies, and other beloved VDubs circa 1954–1979 from NYC and beyond. “People’s choice” wins this car show…and spectators attend free! For details visit

Gather the kiddies and come out to Pier 46 this Wednesday for a free screening of How to Train Your Dragon.  Part of the Hudson River Park RiverFlicks series, the film is the story of "A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed."

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