2006 Summer Guide: Week of August 14-August 20

concertsAugust 16 / WedPapo Vazquez Pirates Troubadours
Composer and trumpeter Papo Vazquez plays Afro-Puerto Rican jazz with his septet, Pirates Troubadours.
• Time: 7pm
• Place: Battery Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Pl. at Broadway; 212-945-0505
• Cost: Free

August 17 / ThuIron and Wine
A stripped-down, unmissable display of Sam Beam’s songwriting prowess under the stars.
• Time: 5pm
• Place: McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. between Driggs Ave. and Bayard St.
• Cost: $32.50

classicalAugust 20 / SunJoshua Bell and Friends
With the Miró Quartet and pianist Frederic Chiu, the dashing violin superstar presents a Mozart piano quartet and premieres a new work by Edgar Meyer.
• Time: 5pm
• Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
• Cost: $38-$65

danceAugust 14 / MonSmuin Ballet
Alt-country fans and dance obsessives converge at the Joyce, where San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet presents the New York premiere of Bluegrass/Slyde.
• Time: 8pm
• Place: 175 Eighth Ave., at 19th St.;212-242-0800
• Cost: $42

August 17, 18, 19 / Thu, Fri, SatMozart Dances
A trio of dances set to two concertos and one sonata choreographed by Mark Morris and accompanied by pianist Emanuel Ax.
• Time: 8pm
• Place: New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. at 63rd St.; 212-875-5766
• Cost: $25-$75

festivalsAugust 19 / SatUptown Saturday Nite
Harlem Week closes out its 32nd anniversary with a blowout weekend of music, fashion, and entertainment.
• Time: 11am
• Place: W. 135th, between St. Nicholas and Lenox Aves.; 212-862-7200
• Cost: Free

August 20 / SunHarlem Day
Uptown couture from the “Flava of New York” runway, an Upper Manhattan Auto Show, and open-air screenings of independent films on the African Diaspora at this day-long series of events.
• Time: 11am
• Place: W. 135th, between St. Nicholas and Fifth Aves.; 212-862-7200
• Cost: Free

moviesAugust 14 / MonCharade
In this romantic thriller, Cary Grant protects Audrey Hepburn during a search for her late husband’s lost fortune.
• Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
• Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
• Cost: Free
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August 16 / WedGoodfellas
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci make their way up the mob chain in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime drama.
• Time: 8:30pm
• Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
• Cost: Free
See complete RiverFlicks schedule

August 17 / ThuRaiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) searches for the Ark of the Covenant and battles the Nazis.
• 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 18 / FriSnakes on a Plane
Embrace the Zeitgeist! Give in and see Samuel L. Jackson’s hissploitation flick.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Before Johnny Depp, Gene Wilder played Roald Dahl’s candy man who invites a group of naughty children (Charlie excluded) to tour his factory.
• Time: 8:30pm
• Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
• Cost: Free
See complete RiverFlicks schedule

August 19 / SatThe Unknown
This silent film features Lon Chaney as an armless sideshow perfomer who goes to extreme lengths to win the affection of a touchy Joan Crawford.
• Time: 8:30pm
• Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th St.
• Cost: $5
See complete Coney Island schedule


August 18, 19 / Fri, SatPaul van Dyk
Superstar (and super cute) DJ Paul van Dyk’s Central Park show is a summer staple for fans of trance music and outdoor dancing.
• Time: 4:30pm
• Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
• Cost: $40

sportsAugust 17 / ThuEntertainers Basketball Classic Men’s Championship Game
This legendary playground tournament culminates with a final game that draws a huge crowd and plenty of celebrities: Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, and NBA commissioner David Stern have attended in the past.
• Time: 6:30pm
• Place: Holcombe Rucker Memorial Park, 155th St. at Eighth Ave.; 212-862-2323
• Cost: Free

August 17-20 / Thu-SunPro Beach Volleyball Brooklyn Open
More than 150 of the world’s top players compete in this four-day AVP tournament.
• Time: Times vary
• Place: Coney Island, Brooklyn; 201-635-3304
• Cost: $18-$375

August 19 / Sat1986 World Champion Mets Celebration
Prior to the game against the Rockies, the Mets celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Amazin’s World Series comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox.
• Time: Ceremony takes place prior to 7:10 pm game
• Place: Shea Stadium, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., near 126th St.; 718-507-6387
• Cost: $16-$60

theaterAugust 14-27 / DailyNew York International Fringe Festival
To celebrate 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

August 15-September 3 / Tue-SunShakespeare 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, Kaija Helmetag, and Nitasha Tiku.

2006 Summer Guide: Week of August 14-August 20