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Friday and Saturday at 7, KeySpan Park, Brooklyn


SATURDAY

AUGUST 23


 

Music

CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2003

Two weekend afternoons of bebop splendor with the great drummer and Parker alum Roy Haynes, singer Carla Cook, saxophonist Wessell Anderson, and the 3 Altos—a trio de résistance with Gary Bartz, Sonny Fortune, and Vincent Herring that should rock the park—on Saturday at 3; and two more great altoists, Charles McPherson and the ardent, revived Arthur Blythe, plus drummer Jeff Watts's band, on Sunday at 3. GIDDINS

At 3, Marcus Garvey Park, 124th Street between Madison and Park avenues, 718.622.7035; Sunday at 3, Tompkins Square Park, East 7th Street through East 10th Street, between Avenues A and B, 212.387.7685

R. KELLY

What's the logical career move for a man facing child pornography charges? Write a song for the American Idol, of course—that guy is popular! And so it goes for the besieged R. Kelly, a man who never met an innuendo he couldn't milk. The music is, as always, seductive (in the good way!), but try listening closely to the words without cringing. With Ashanti. CARAMANICA

At 8, Madison Square Garden, 31st Street and Seventh Avenue, 212.465.MSG1


SUNDAY

AUGUST 24


 

Dance

SWING CRASH COURSE

Is it just me, or is everyone going to lots of weddings these days? Here's a chance to bone up on your Lindy Hop, at a four-and-a-half-hour session team-taught by three professional dancers. It happens monthly. See the website for discount coupons and lots of other class options. ZIMMER

At noon, Dance Manhattan, 39 West 19th Street, 212.807.0802, dancemanhattan.com

Music

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND+DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN

Baffling as it may seem, crossover jam potentate-turned-pop star Matthews continues his inexorable rise, despite the latent bwana vibe and the fact that his best work results from collaboration with legends (like the Waters sisters). DM remains but a tadpole compared to the ax-slinging High King of modern improvisational music Dickey Betts, a rock star so cool Billy Crudup played him as a celluloid antihero in Almost Famous. CRAZY HORSE

Sunday and Monday at 7, Continental Airlines Arena, Route 120, Rutherford, New Jersey, 201.935.3900


MONDAY

AUGUST 25


 

Music

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS

There aren't many studio obsessives whose live shows are served up as raw and funny as this hookmonger cavalry's. In person, you also get Neko Case's hell-raising holler, Dan Bejar's brainiac glam redistributed among touring Pornographers, and crate-digging covers (Sweet and the Donner Party last time). With Young and Sexy. WOLK

At 9, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, 212.533.2111

Photo

DREAMING IN PICTURES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEWIS CARROLL

When it comes to Carroll's meticulously staged, late-19th-century photos of little girls, prurience is in the eye of the beholder. Many of these children—dressed up as beggar maids, exotic waifs, and Cinderellas—have a solemn, wise-beyond-their-years aura, but their sulky pouts and challenging stares are far more Alice than Lolita. Like Julia Margaret Carmeron's, Carroll's fantasies of innocence and experience are very much of their time, but shouldn't be missed in ours. ALETTI

Through August 31, International Center of Photography, 1133 Sixth Avenue, 212.857.0000


TUESDAY

AUGUST 26


Photo

CMYK: CONTEMPORARY COLOR PART II

The second installment of this gallery's survey showcases two established talents, Martin Parr and Massimo Vitali, and two newcomers, Karine Laval and Zachary Zavislak. The first two are predictably punchy and engaging, but their professional gloss is smartly matched in Zavislak's trio of classically stylized tabletop still lifes and Laval's handsomely bleached-out, neo-constructivist studies of people intersecting with architecture at public swimming pools. ALETTI

Through September 6, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, 52 East 76th Street, 212.517.3766

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