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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of July 31-August 6

Week of July 31-August 6

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  • classical
  • August 1, 2 / Tue, Wed

    Garrick Ohlsson
    The eminent pianist is the soloist for Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 26" which will be broadcast live on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center on Wednesday.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz. between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $38-$65

  • August 6 / Sun

    Gidon Kremer
    The talented violinist-conductor offers the complete Mozart "Violin Concertos" over two evening performances with his young chamber ensemble, Kremerata Baltica.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $35-$55

  • concerts

  • August 1 / Tue

    Dixie Chicks
    The country music trio, who famously dissed the president, tour in support of Taking the Long Way, which recently debuted at the top spot on Billboard.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $39.50-$89.50

  • August 2 / Wed

    Hot August Night: A Neil Diamond Celebration
    At this musical tribute to the quintessential crooner, singer Marshall Crenshaw and others will perform hits off his famous 1972 live double-LP and picks from his latest, 12 Songs.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Battery Park, Rockefeller Park, River Terr. near Chambers St.; 212-945-0505
    • Cost: Free

  • August 3 / Thu

    The New Pornographers
    The Canadian supergroup is joined by Irish folk-rock phenomenons The Frames and the Southwest-inspired Calexico.
    • Time: 6pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $30-$35
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • August 4 / Fri

    Pharrell with Kanye West
    The Neptunes' uber-producer has collaborated with practically every top 40 artist this year, but today Pharrell hits the GMA concert stage to promote his recent solo effort, with the help of politically outspoken hip-hop superstar West.
    • Time: 7am
    • Place: Bryant Park, Upper Terrace, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave
    • Cost: Free

  • Hot Chip
    DFA Records' latest signees deliver a fun, funky show for fans of soulful house and kitsch-loving pop.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Pier 17, South Street Seaport, near Fulton St., 212-738-7678
    • Cost: Free

  • August 5 / Sat

    Vans Warped Tour
    You've probably outgrown the mosh pit, but that doesn't lessen the appeal of the post-hardcore of Every Time I Die, the punk of NOFX, and the propulsive rock of Joan Jett.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., between Glenn Curtiss Blvd. and Cunningham Ave.; 516-794-9303
    • Cost: $27

  • dance
  • August 4 / Fri

    Limon Dance Company
    An outdoor performance to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the internationally acclaimed troupe founded by Mexican-American dance star José Limón and fellow choreographer Doris Humphrey.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • festivals

  • August 5 / Sat

    African Festival
    The diverse musical lineup promises Congolese rumba from Kékélé, Afrobeat from the masked Nigerian player Lágbájá, and a fusion of American and African musical styles from Martino Atangana.
    • Time: 2pm-9pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • lectures
  • August 3 / Thu

    Football Preview: Prospectus 2006
    Tweak your fantasy-football strategy, as stats whiz Aaron Schatz discusses Pro Football Prospectus 2006 at the 92nd Street Y.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: 1395 Lexington Ave., between 91st and 92nd Sts.; 212-415-5500
    • Cost: $16

  • movies
  • July 31 / Mon

    A Shot in the Dark
    The hilarious Peter Sellers stars as bumbling detective Jacques Clouseau who gets into all sorts of mischief while trying to solve a murder mystery.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule

  • August 2 / Wed

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    In this colorful Aussie indie, two drag queens and and a transsexual drive through the Outback for their next gig.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, 26 New Dock St., at Water St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Movies with a View schedule

  • Cruel Intentions
    Nineties teen remake of Dangerous Liaisons with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe as private-school brats who can't resist toying with a virginal Reese Witherspoon.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule


  • August 3 / Thu

    Bill Frisell takes on Keaton, Morrison & Woodring
    Jazz guitarist-composer Frisell performs his original scores for film shorts by Buster Keaton, cartoonist Jim Woodring, and artist Bill Morrison.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • August 4 / Fri

    Nanny McPhee
    Emma Thompson stars as a modern day Mary Poppins who uses magic to take control of Colin Firth's seven unruly kids.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • August 5 / Sat

    The Violent Years
    The original Mean Girls, Paula Perkins and her elite group of girlfriends hold up gas stations and violate young boys in this unintentionally funny B-movie, written by Ed Wood.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th St.
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island schedule

  • August 6 / Sun

    4th Annual Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
    A live performance by Latin Grammy-winning singer/composer Lenine follows a screening of This Is Bossa Nova, a documentary tribute to the Brazilian musical form.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • sports
  • August 4 / Fri

    Brooklyn Cyclones
    Already wistful for July 4? Retreat to Coney Island for Friday-night fireworks, then catch the Cyclones battling the Tri-City ValleyCats.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Ave., between W. 17th and W. 19th Sts.; 718-449-8497
    • Cost: $7-$14

  • theater
  • August 5 / Sat

    Big City Blues
    The Puppeteers' Cooperative uses giant puppets to tell the story of two tiny rodents—one a city mouse, one a country one—at the turn of last century.
    • Time: 6pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5108
    • Cost: Free

  • Compiled by Leaya Lee and E. J. Samson
    Contributors: Sara Cardace, Elizabeth Cline, Joe DeLessio, and Kaija Helmetag


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