There is always an embarrassment of riches in our fair city. So you don’t have to be embarrassed, we want to help you plan out your entertainment. Options abound in the next weeks, too. Warning: they are not in order of date or importance!
1. It’s the early bird that gets the worm: Thursday, June 25, 10:30 a.m
Recess Monkey celebrates the release of their 12th studio album, Hot Air, with a high-flying summer of all-ages shows (see video above), including this one in Madison Square Park. See Seattle’s acclaimed indie rock band for kids for free. Adults welcome.
2. Folk-pop musical MIKE, inspired by a headless chicken, premieres at HERE for a strictly limited engagement, beginning on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7pm.
Throes Theater announces New York premiere of MIKE, written and directed by Alexandra Zelman-Doring. This fanfare event is based on a true story of a headless chicken, and promises to offer plenty of surprises.
3. FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is presenting the first annual Queerly festival June 25-July 3 at The Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks.
A black drag king does karaoke, there’s gay Canadian burlesque and comedy, and a queer sports rom-com in this festival of all things Pride!
4. Thus Spoke the Spectacle plays at The Kraine Theater, June 28th
Thus Spoke the Spectacle is a deconstruction of the media onslaught into an edgy transmedia rock experience. Original live music, spoken word vocals, video and lights combine in a “review” of the news, advertising and hype that fills our world.
Our fears of terrorism affect identity and lengthen the divide between peoples. Tunisian playwright and actress Jalila Baccar’s play gets its first English translaton performance.
Is country singer and superstar, Justin Spears just a big phony, who uses everyone in his life?