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Catch It If You Can

Ten things to check out now before they disappear at summer's end.

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Mark Rylance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem, closing August 21.   

1. Catch Me if You Can
The true story about genuine phony Frank William Abagnale Jr. (which was also made into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio) closes the curtains after 170 non-preview performances and one Tony award for actor Norbert Leo Butz. Closing Sept. 4

2. Sam Taylor-Wood: Ghosts
The director of Nowhere Boy, the new John Lennon biopic, presents ten large-scale color landscapes from her Wuthering Heights–inspired 2008 series exploring Yorkshire Moors. Closing Aug. 14


Eat your sadness away at the final days of M. Wells.   

3. M. Wells
The popular Queens diner is shuttering its doors at the end of the month (to reopen in an alternate location), but until that happens they’ll be offering extra opportunities to eat there in the form of weekend dinners. Thru Aug.

4. Jerusalem
It's the final countdown for Jez Butterworth’s acclaimed play about a charismatic drug dealer living in a mobile home in the woods of southwest England, which won Mark Rylance the Tony for Best Actor. Closing Aug 21

5. Sleep No More
Punchdrunk's site-specific Macbeth mindfreak collaboration with the dudes that brought you the Box and Purgatorio has extended its run a few times, but closes for good on Labor Day. Get bloody while you can. Closing Sept. 5

6. Monster Island Basement
Everyone at the Todd P. indie haven (which includes Secret Project Robot, Mollusk Surf Shop, and more) has to be out by the end of September, so time's running out to catch a show. Might we suggest the annual Monster Island Block Party, which this year will be bigger than ever with twelve bands, open studios, art installations, BBQ, DJs, and anything else their DIY minds can think of. Thru Sept.

7. Mister Sunday
Mister Saturday Night’s Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin's Sunday Gowanus Grove outdoor party continues through September 4, complete with disco dance ball and food from purveyors like Mile End. Kids get free entry, as do dogs (on leashes), and bug spray is highly recommended. Thru Sept. 4

8. Double Crown
The upscale Asian spot is closing, to reopen as the meat-centric Saxon & Parole. Closing Aug 20

9. P.S.1: Warm-Up
Haven't checked out the MoMA outpost's weekly Saturday dance shindig yet? There are still a few more chances, including The Juan MacLean and Solange Knowles on August 20. Thru Sept. 3

10. The High Line Rink
Through September, you can pretend you’re in high school again with roller skating outdoors under the elevated High Line. $12 for adults includes skate rental, and if you’re a little rusty you can sign up for lessons for $5. Thru Sept. 26


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