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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of August 21-August 27

Week of August 21-August 27

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  • concerts

  • August 22, 23 / Tue, Wed

    Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
    The sixties greats (reunited with sometimes estranged member Neil Young) bring their mellow sound to one of the city's great beach venues.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., near Wantagh Pkwy. South; 516-221-1000
    • Cost: $46-$251

  • August 23 / Wed

    Mariah Carey
    The R&B diva celebrates her recent comeback to the top of the charts.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $49.50-$154.50


  • August 25 / Fri

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
    One of the local indie scene's most underrated acts plays a sure-to-excite show.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Pier 17, South Street Seaport, nr. Fulton St., 212-835-2789
    • Cost: Free

  • August 27 / Sun

    Sonny Rollins
    The veteran jazz saxophonist, who has recorded with such greats as Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, tours to support his first studio album in five years, Sonny, Please.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, 62nd St., near Amsterdam Ave.; 212-875-5108
    • Cost: Free

  • classical
  • August 22, 23 / Tue, Wed

    Lisa Batiashvili and Lars Vogt
    Violinist Batiashvili gives the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg's violin concerto, while Vogt plays Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 23."
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $35-$55

  • August 24 / Thu

    Emerson String Quartet
    Pianist Leon Fleisher joins the esteemed chamber ensemble in a new arrangement of Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 12."
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $35-$55

  • movies
  • August 21 / Mon

    Rocky
    The Bryant Park Summer Film Fest closes out the season with a 30th-anniversary screening of Sylvester Stallone's boxing crowd pleaser.
    • 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 23 / Wed

    A Clockwork Orange
    RiverFlicks concludes its Wednesday night "One Mean Summer" series with Stanley Kubrick's stylish adaptation of Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • August 24 / Thu

    The Warriors
    Brooklyn Bridge Park wraps up its Movies with a View season with the cult-classic about a street gang's journey from the Bronx to Coney Island.
    • 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 25 / Fri

    ET
    Everyone's favorite alien closes out Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks season.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • August 26 / Sat

    Christmas Evil
    A psycho in a Santa suit goes on a killing spree in this holiday horror flick. Live burlesque dancers take the stage before the screening.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th St.
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island schedule

  • sports

  • August 25 / Fri

    And 1 Mixtape Tour
    Sneaker company And 1's roster of ballers travels the country competing against local talent playground style.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden; 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $15-$104.50

  • Giants vs. Jets
    Not in our house! Er, your house! The Giants and Jets duke it out on their shared home turf in a preseason NFL game.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Giants Stadium, New Jersey.

  • theater
  • August 21-27 / 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: $5

  • theater
  • August 22-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

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


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