CITITOUR CALENDAR, AUGUST 9-13
Aug 09, 2017
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In honor of National Bowling Day on Saturday August 12th, Bowlmor Times Square and Bowlmor Chelsea Piers is offering a free game of bowling to anyone who downloads its new "Bowlmojis" app. Bowling enthusiasts simply show the app on their phone upon arrival to get their free game. (Saturday, August 12 - All Day - Visit www.bowlmor.com for more information)
Fortunately for us Gothamites, free theater isn’t always restricted to parks and parking lots (as good as those shows can be!). Manhattan’s highly revered Atlantic Theater is presenting its “Asian American Mixtape Festival.” Come hear works by some of our finest living writers, including Qi Nguyen, Lloyd Suh, and Rajiv Joseph – enacted by such top-notch artists as Harriet D. Foy, William Jackson Harper, and former “30 Rock” star Maulik Pancholy. All for free, free for all! (Atlantic Stage 2. Wednesday, April 9-Thursday, April 17. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations)
ON YOUR MARK
Rumor has it that there are people who not only stay up, but actually go out, past everyone else’s usual bedtime. Well, here’s some good news for them! Longtime Upper East Side dining establishment The Beach Café has not only begun presenting cabaret shows, but their late-night attraction is the inimitable, award-winning singer-pianist Mark Nadler, one of the most entertaining men ever to grace a stage! So come on over and get ready for a “beach party” of a totally different sort! (You might not want to wear socks, unless you’re prepared for them to be blown away!) (Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12. 11pm. Visit www.beachcafe.com)
THE ROYAL TREATEMENT
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals, “The King and I” not only survived Hollywood, but was transformed into a lavish and thoroughly entertaining film, with original star Yul Brynner as the titular monarch, the gorgeous Deborah Kerr (with singing dubbed by Marni Nixon) as the prickly yet warm-hearted schoolteacher Anna Leowens, and a young Rita Moreno as the unhappy Tuptim. No need now to wait for its next showing on TCM, since you can see it on the big screen at MoMa as part of a month-long series devoted to Kerr. Even if you’ve seen it, it’s worth “getting to know” this masterpiece all over again. (Friday, August 11. 1:30pm. Visit www.moma.org)
The 27th anniversary Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival NY in Flushing Meadow Park features two days of exciting events for the entire family! There is an opening day parade on Saturday, the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race on Sunday, a variety of other special races including the Health Care Invitational, the Educational Invitational, the Women's Invitational, and the Senior's Invitational, performances from the ever-popular Shaolin Monks abd the CASYM Steel Orchestra, demonstrations of traditional Asian folk arts and crafts, and a newly enhanced food court that offers several different ethnic cuisines. Ready, set, go! (Saturday, August 12-Sunday, August 13. Visit www.hkdbf-ny.org)
HOPS TO IT!
What goes along better with summer than beer? Not much. Tap+Cork’s 5th Annual Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest, held at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, combines the sophistication of grand tastings with the celebratory atmosphere of summer festivals and neighborhood block parties. The day-long event features award-winning selections of craft beers, regional wineries and food tastings, along with live music and entertainment. (Saturday, August 12. 2pm-8pm. Visit www.tapcorknyc.com)
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