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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of August 7-August 13

Week of August 7-August 13

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  • classical

  • August 7 / Mon

    Gidon Kremer
    The second night of the talented violinist-conductor's evening of Mozart "Violin Concertos" with his young chamber ensemble, Kremerata Baltica.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $35-$55

  • August 10 / Thu

    Summer Sing
    Join the New York Choral Society foran audience-inclusive sing-along of Haydn and Duruflé at the Liederkranz Club on the Upper East Side.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Liederkranz Foundation, 6 E. 87th St., near Fifth Ave.; 212-534-0880
    • Cost: $12

  • August 11, 12 / Fri, Sat

    Zaide
    Director Peter Sellars (a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, a.k.a. "the genius grant") gives Mozart’s unfinished opera a contemporary staging.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Rose Theater, Time Warner Center,W. 60th St. at Broadway, fifth floor; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $35-$75

  • concerts
  • August 7 / Mon

    Van Morrison
    It’s a marvelous night for Van Morrison, playing at Jones Beach Theater.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., near Wantagh Pkwy. South; 516-221-1000
    • Cost: $21.50-$156.50

  • August 8 / Tue

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    This New Orleans ensemble blends R&B, jazz, gospel, and funk influences for an innovative sound.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5108
    • Cost: Free


  • August 11, 12 / Fri, Sat

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Karen O. and co. perform under the stars with Sonic Youth, who are still packing houses after the release of their 21st album.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St., between Driggs Ave. and Bayard St.
    • Cost: $35

  • August 12 / Sat

    Soul-Soul
    SummerStage's second annual Soul-Soul event benefits the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, a non-profit medical center that aids music-makers who fell victims to Hurricane Katrina.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $30 suggested donation
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • August 13 / Sun

    Asha Puthi, Prefuse 73, Outernational, DJ Spooky
    DJ Spooky brings together an eclectic mix of turntablism, vocals, and live instrumentals in this global mix of musical artists.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • dance
  • August 11 / Fri

    Urban Bush Women, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn
    The all-female, politically minded dance-theater ensemble is paired with an exuberant local dance company.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • August 12 /Sat

    Wire Monkey Dance
    A multimedia dance performance on scaffolding and platforms from the gravity-defying troupe.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: North Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5108
    • Cost: Free

  • festivals
  • August 12 / Sat

    Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
    Make the trip to Flushing’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Added enticement: Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks will be doing kung fu.
    • Time: 9am-5pm
    • Place: Flushing Meadows Park, 11101 Corona Ave., at 55th Ave.; 718-760-6565
    • Cost: Free

  • August 12-13 / Sat-Sun

    Brighton Jubilee
    Celebrate the end of summer in Little Odessa at this 30th annual souped-up Slavic block party. Russian radio station VSE will broadcast each day from one of the festival’s three stages, while the others showcase a mix of rock and old-fashioned Dixieland.
    • Time: 9am
    • Place: Brighton Beach Ave., between Corbin Pl. and Coney Island Ave.; 718-891-0800
    • Cost: Free

  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
    Over a hundred crews from the U.S. and Canada race fiberglass and teak wood boats—decorated with an ornate dragon’s head prow and gold tail—across Meadow Lake to the beat of their on-board drummers.
    • Time: 9am
    • Place: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 1101 Corona Ave. at 55th Ave., Queens, 718-760-6565
    • Cost: Free

  • movies
  • August 7 / Mon

    From Mambo to Hip Hop
    This preview of the PBS documentary chronicling mambo and hip-hop dance in the South Bronx is followed by a Q&A with director Henry Chalfant and producer Elena Martínez.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • The Manchurian Candidate
    Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, and Angela Lansbury star in this Cold War thriller about brainwashing and assassination.
    • 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 9 / Wed

    Goldfinger
    Sean Connery, the true 007, uncovers a plot to raid Fort Knox and destroy the world economy.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • Lunacy
    How strong is your stomach? Find out as Film Forum premieres the gleeful gorefest Lunacy, Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s twisted take on Edgar Allan Poe, the Marquis de Sade, and raw meat.
    • Time: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm
    • Place: 209 W. Houston St., near Varick St.; 212-727-8110
    • Cost: $5-$10

  • August 10 / Thu

    Bonnie and Clyde
    Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty get shot in high style in Arthur Penn's brilliant bio-pic about the notorious gangster couple.
    • 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

  • August 11 / Fri

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
    Three young orphans are taken in by Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who plots to steal their inheritance.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • World Trade Center
    Admit it—you’re a little bit curious about World Trade Center, Oliver Stone’s allegedly conspiracy-free take on the last two survivors found after 9/11.
    Get showtimes

  • August 12 / Sat

    Frankenstein vs. The Creature From Blood Cove
    In this modern-day homage to monster movies, a group of scientists resurrect one aberration then create another, only to have both turn on them and terrorize the town.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th St.
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island schedule

  • theater
  • August 8-September 3 / Tue-Sun

    Shakespeare in the Park: Mother Courage and Her Children
    Meryl Streep headlines this revival of Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece in a new translation by Tony Kushner; George C. Wolfe directs.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: The Delacorte Theater, Central Park; use the 79th Street and Fifth Ave. entrance and follow the footpath; 212-539-8750
    • Cost: Free

  • August 11-27 / Daily

    New York International Fringe Festival
    To celebrates its 10th anniversary, off-off-Broadway's super-festival brings back previous hits like Americana Absurdum, The Bicycle Men, and The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett as Found in an Envelope.
    • Time: Weekdays, 2pm-midnight; weekends, noon-midnight
    • Place: locations vary
    • Cost: $15

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


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