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Some things to look forward to in the coming weeks

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.

5.  the wild project, present Men on Boats through June 29th
 Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. A one-armed captain. Men on Boats is the kinda true story of an 1869 expedition to chart the course of the Colorado River.
6.  Horizon Theatre Rep presents Araberlin at the 4th Street Theater, July 2-19
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.
Araberlin is directed by the orizon Theatre Rep’s Artistic Director Rafael De Mussa, who also stars in the production.
7. Mark Roberts’ 8th play, New Country, extends to June 27th at the Cherry Lane
Is country singer and superstar, Justin Spears just a big phony, who uses everyone in his life?
Tomorrow is his wedding day, tonight, he’s gonna party! Fair Trade Productions, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, present New Country, A Comedy in Two Acts by Mark Roberts. Directed by David Harwell, New Country features Jared Culverhouse, Sarah Lemp, David Lind, Malcolm Madera, Stephen Sheffer and Mark Roberts
8. The Qualms at Playwrights Horizons through July 12th
Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park) has written another suburban tale, this one about wife-swapping newbies.





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