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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of July 17-July 23

Week of July 17-July 23

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  • classical
  • July 18 / Tue

    Washington Square Chamber Ensemble
    William Schimmel is featured in Andrew Arcari's Accordion Concerto, while Ayssa Lamb provides vocals and plays kazoo.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Washington Square Park, Fifth Ave. at Waverly Pl.; 212-252-3621
    • Cost: Free

  • concerts

  • July 18 / Tue

    Earth, Wind & Fire
    The legendary funk-soul group performs with special-guest trumpeter Chris Botti.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., near Wantagh Pkwy. South; 516-221-1000
    • Cost: $20-$65

  • Big Band Tuesdays
    A chance to jitterbug to the swinging sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, conducted by trombonist Buddy Morrow (who played with Dorsey and Artie Shaw).
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $15

  • July 19 / Wed

    Umphrey's McGee
    The formerly felicitous Chicago-based, funk-infused jam band arrives with a dreamy, darker sound (complete with Moog).
    • Time: 6pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $30-$35
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • July 22 / Sat

    Cheb I Sabbah, Riffat Sultana & Friends
    DJ Cheb I Sabbah joins forces with a Pakistani vocalist who's the daughter of the music legend Ustad Salamat Ali Khan.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • dance
  • July 17 / Mon

    Pilobolus
    The acrobatic dance troup, brings its latest to the Joyce Theater.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: 175 Eighth Ave., at 19th St.; 212-242-0800
    • Cost: $42

  • July 18, 19, 20 / Tue, Wed, Thu

    Blind Date
    The always provocative Bill T. Jones choreographs a dance about patriotism, tolerance, and progress, to a score that spans from Bach to Otis Redding.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: LaGuardia Concert Hall, 100 Amsterdam Ave., at 65th St.; 212-721-6500
    • Cost: $50

  • July 22 / Sat

    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence
    A trilogy of original works originally created for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • movies
  • July 17 / Mon

    The Band Wagon
    Fred Astaire finds inspiration from Cyd Charisse in this musical comedy about a fading star looking to make his Broadway comeback.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule

  • July 19 / Wed

    The Beastmaster
    In this fantasy adventure, 1980s sex symbol Marc Singer dons a leather loincloth and embarks on a quest to avenge his father's death.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • July 20 / Thu

    Strangers on a Train
    A Hitchcock thriller about a perfect murder that somehow goes offtrack.
    • 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


  • July 21 / Fri

    Clerks II
    The convenience store workers that made Kevin Smith famous now punch in at a fast food joint. Jay and Silent Bob also return to provide laughs.
    Get showtimes

  • Chicken Run
    A claymation adventure about a chicken coop's coup d'etat, from the creators of Wallace and Gromit.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule


  • Blackmail with Alloy Orchestra
    The three-member Alloy Orchestra performs an original score to Hitchcock's tale of murder and deceit.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • Lady in the Water
    In the latest mind-bender from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) , Paul Giamatti plays an apartment super who discovers that someone is living in the swimming pool.
    Get showtimes

  • July 22 / Sat

    Industrial Television
    Fans of this Staten Island-based cable access show can see hosts Edmund and Brian (a.k.a "the 2droogies") in the flesh as they screen their favorite underground/uncensored film/video clips from around the world.
    • 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
  • July 22 / Sat

    Grimaldo's Mile Open-Water Swim
    This one-mile race from Brighton Beach to Coney Island draws about 100 contestants per year. (Proof of open-water swimming experience/training is required.)
    • Time: 8:30am
    • Place: Starts at Brighton Beach Boardwalk and 6th St., Brighton Beach, Brooklyn; 917-449-5407
    • Cost: $40 for swimmers; free for land lovers

  • theater
  • July 19, 21, 23 / Wed, Fri, Sun

    DruidSynge
    This unique production combines all six of the late John Millington Synge's plays into one.
    • Time: 2pm
    • Place: Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Ave., between 58th and 59th Sts.; 212-721-6500
    • Cost: $60-$150

  • July 19 / Wed

    UCB Theatre in the Park
    Comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Heubel host stand-up and improv from Aziz Ansari, Todd Barry, Jackie Clarke, David Cross, Demitri Martin, and Amy Poehler.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule


  • The Great White Hope
    Brave New World Repertory Theatre performs Howard Sackler's 1969 drama about African-American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

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


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