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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 26-July 2

Week of June 26-July 2

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  • concerts

  • June 28 / Wed

    Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo
    A sure-to-be-memorable night of blues pairs the lady with the silver lining with the man who sang The West Wing's adieu.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $55
    See complete SummerStage schedule


  • June 28, 29 / Wed, Thu

    Madonna
    The queen of the arena hits the Garden in the wake of her chart-topping Confessions on a Dance Floor.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $64.50-$354.50

  • June 29 / Thu

    An Evening with Audra McDonald
    The four-time Tony Award winner performs everything from Broadway show tunes to opera to pop.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • June 30 / Fri

    Pussycat Dolls
    You'll get an early morning dose of midriffs and booty shakes as The Dolls perform their smash hit “Don't Cha."
    • Time: 7am
    • Place: Bryant Park Upper Terrace; 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free


  • TV on the Radio, matt pond PA, Voxtrot
    Brooklyn's own TV on the Radio (led by vocalist Tunde Adebimpe) and Philadelphians-turned-Brooklynites matt pond PA join Voxtrot of Austin for an evening of eclectic indie rock with smart lyrics.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule


  • July 1 / Sat

    Antibalas, Balkan Beat Box, Ska Cubano
    World music drawing on the rhythms of Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America is sure to get the masses moving.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • Tribute to Brenda Fassi & Miriam Makeba
    Angelique Kidjo is joined by composer Vusi Mahlasela (Tsotsi) to perform songs by two South African music legends.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. and Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • Salsa Saturdays
    High-energy Latin jazz from the twelve-member Alex Torres y su Orquesta.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $15

  • July 2 / Sun

    Seu Jorge, Jose Gonzalez, Alex Cuba Band, DJ Cut Chemist
    Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge (who did Portuguese covers of David Bowie for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) headlines this quadruple bill.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • movies
  • June 26 / Mon

    To Have and Have Not
    Bogart and Bacall make sparks in Howard Hawks's WWII thriller.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule

  • June 28 / Wed

    Strangers With Candy
    Amy Sedaris's long-awaited big-screen version of her Comedy Central sitcom finally hits theaters.
    Get showtimes


  • Superman Returns
    New Man of Steel, same premise: After visiting planet Krypton, Superman (newcomer Brandon Routh) returns to earth to save the world and win back Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth).
    Get showtimes

  • June 30 / Fri

    The Devil Wears Prada
    Lauren Weisberger's novel gets the feature-film treatment; Meryl Streep stars as a "fictional" Anna Wintour while Anne Hathaway plays her minion.
    Get showtimes

  • July 1 / Sat

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
    In Russ Meyer's most beloved B-movie, three strippers hit the road then go on a killing spree. Meow!
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th St.
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island schedule

  • July 2 / Sun

    A Clockwork Orange
    Droog alert: Kubrick's classic screens at the Museum of the Moving Image.
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Place: 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, Queens; 718-784-4520
    • Cost: $5-$10

  • readings

  • June 30 / Fri

    Joan Didion
    Death becomes her: Author Joan Didion reads from her latest The Year of Magical Thinking.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • sports
  • June 30, July 1, 2 / Fri, Sat, Sun

    Subway Series: Mets vs. Yankees
    More than a month after the teams' heated May series at Shea Stadium, the cross-town rivals reconvene at Yankee Stadium for part 2 of the 2006 Subway Series.
    • Time: 6/30 at 1pm; 7/1 at 1:20pm; 7/2 at 8:05pm
    • Place: Yankee Stadium, 161st St. and River Ave., Bronx; 718-293-6000
    • Cost: $12-$115

  • theater
  • June 27-July 9 / Tue-Sun

    Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
    Moisés Kaufman (I Am My Own Wife) directs Liev Schreiber in Shakespeare's political thriller.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • 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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