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Shannon & the Clams

Union Pool : 9:00 p.m. September 9

Summer is almost over but Bay Area boobies Shannon and the Clams are still on their never-ending hunk hunt, winking their way to the Big Creepy Apple for three nights of terrorizing greasy retro rock. Channeling the Shangri-Las and surfy psych rock, the crusty Clams whoop and ooga booga in the... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Sasha Frere-Jones

St. Joseph’s College : 7:30 p.m. September 10

Esteemed author and rock critic Greil Marcus discusses his latest book The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs with The New Yorker’s own current music and culture critic Sasha Frere-Jones. Marcus has previously authored books like Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, but has... More >>

Brooklyn Literary Events

DJ Shadow

Irving Plaza : 8:00 p.m. September 4; 8:00 p.m. September 5

DJ, producer, and master record collector DJ Shadow is an instrumental hip hop legend. The Bay Area native released his first full length album in the mid-nineties and continued to thrive by producing beats and crafting sample based music. This summer, nearly two decades since his first... More >>

East Village Music

7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

Governors Island : 11:00 a.m. every Sat., Sun. from September 6 until September 28

As autumn approaches, visitors of Governors Island edge away from the sufficiently partied-on lawns and gather inside its abandoned military barracks; on September weekends, at least. Artist-run nonprofit 4heads presents the 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, which opens today and features... More >>

Financial District Arts, Art - Galleries

DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival

Joe's Pub : 7:00 p.m. daily from September 3 until September 6

Doris Humphrey, one of the mothers of modern dance, famously declared that all dances are too long. She never saw the DANCENOW Festival, now in its 19th year, which features 10 troupes nightly, performing choice works on a nightclub stage slightly larger than your bathroom. Many of the acts,... More >>

East Village Performing Arts, Festivals, Dance, Arts

'John Zorn's Masada - Angels'

Village Vanguard : 8:30 p.m. daily until September 7

If saxophonist and composer John Zorn is the kabbalistic sage of the downtown scene, his mystical masterpiece, Masada, the foundation of his Radical Jewish Culture aesthetic, is its Zohar. This week-long festival presents Zorn alongside 11 ensembles in the orbit of his Tzadik label. Groups led... More >>

West Village Music

John Waters

Walter Reade Theater : 6:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 5 until September 14

Considering Divine’s unpleasant dietary habits in Pink Flamingos, you might want to give the concession stand a wide berth before settling in to enjoy the career retrospective of Baltimore’s King of Trash. Titled like a dare, the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s “How... More >>

West 60s Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Louis St. Louis

54 Below : 7:00 p.m. September 9; 7:00 p.m. September 10

By this time he’s done everything based on his songwriting, performing, conducting and arranging prowess. Perhaps he’s best known for his work on the Grease flicks, but that’s only by people who haven’t been exposed to his propulsive playing, singing and writing. To... More >>

West 50s Music

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

David H. Koch Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 9 until September 14

A co-production of the National Ballet of Canada and London’s Royal Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland had its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2011; it launches the Joyce Theater’s season at the Chelsea bastion’s uptown annex and... More >>

West 60s Dance

Philip Glass Ensemble+Steve Reich

Howard Gilman Opera House : 7:30 p.m. daily from September 9 until September 11

The fathers of minimalism go big with this three-day retrospective, their first double bill in decades. For the opening night, five seminal pieces that changed the way we perceive western classical are performed: Reich's pressure-cooker "Four Organs," which erupted into chaos in its 1973... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Karen O.

McKittrick Hotel : 11:00 p.m. daily from September 9 until September 11

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, on September 9, the same day she begins a three night run at the McKittrick Hotel. It's a small space for a star of her stature, but Karen has specifically chosen more intimate venues to showcase an album... More >>

Garment District Music

White Denim

Music Hall of Williamsburg : 9:00 p.m. September 10; 9:00 p.m. September 11; 9:00 p.m. September 12

Gripping virtuosity on the edge of anarchy is a compelling rockist strategy, and that’s what you get with White Denim. The Texas-based retro-futurist prog-boogie quartet kick off an unusual (for this venue) three-show run tonight. Jeff Tweedy lent a hand with Denim’s most recent... More >>

Brooklyn Music

The Floating Library

Pier 25 : 2:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 6 until October 3

If you love boats or books or both, this is a great way to spend the day. The Floating Library was conceived by artist Beatrice Glow, who solicited many volunteers and sponsors to get the historic Lilac Steamship refurbished and outfitted as a pop-up, mobile device-free library. (That’s... More >>

Tribeca Literary Events, Sports - Spectator, Arts

"Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness"

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:30 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 2

What do Ritter Sport chocolate bars have in common with a woman wearing a lemon yellow towel wrapped around her head? When photographed by Christopher Williams, they are both completely absent of personality; 100 percent product. In “The Production Line of Happiness,” the MoMa... More >>

West 50s Visual Art, Photography, Museum Exhibits and Events, Multimedia, Arts, Art - Ongoings, Art - Museums

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Brooklyn Museum : 11:00 a.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 10 until February 15

It’s the same argument every Fashion Week, every runway show: “Sure, it’s beautiful. But who would actually wear that?” Wearing high fashion is about as much the point as hanging the Mona Lisa in your rec room or hoisting a Rodin into your five-story walk-up. Such is the... More >>

Prospect Heights Art - Museums, Fashion and Style, Arts
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Matilda: The Musical

Shubert Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

Take a celebrated novel about a tiny tot with telekinesis. Add a cult songwriter and a famously dark playwright. And what do you get? Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story, one of the most spiky, tender, and delightful children’s entertainments to... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing

Kinky Boots

Al Hirschfeld Theatre : 3:00 p.m. every Sun.; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.

Some of us have quite enough trouble 
simply walking in six-inch stilettos. But to sing and dance and act in them? Really, someone should hand out honorary Tonys to the Kinky Boots cast just for trying. This new tuner draws its inspiration from a 
recent British film, itself based... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing

Free Tours by Foot

Central Park : 12:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until October 1

The folks at Free Tours by Foot offer a guide into every wonderful aspect of New York City, including food, history, graffiti and street art, subway art, Central Park, and neighborhoods including Harlem, Brooklyn Heights, and Williamsburg, just to name a few. The best part of all: Each tour is... More >>

East 70s Recreation

Slavic Soul Party!

Barbes : 10:00 p.m. every Tue.

Slavic Soul Party are Eastern Europe's answer to the funk (and "Grunt") of the J.B.'s or, more recently, the Budos Band. On their recordings, and every Tuesday at Barbès, the 10-person brass ensemble pins Gypsy melodies against the sort of jazzy r&b horn collages you hear in movies... More >>

Park Slope Music

“Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today"

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 10:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until October 1

When we think of Latin American art, it’s still Frida and Diego who come to mind. But so much has happened to alter the culture since those two and their star-crossed love. Namely, repressive governments, economic highs and lows, a guy named Borges, and a girl named Shakira. This is why... More >>

East 80s Arts, Art - Museums

Trade Practices

Governors Island : 12:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 21

Opening today, this immersive, site-specific metatheater piece begins with a Lower Manhattan ferry ride to Pershing Hall on Governors Island, where the viewer navigates an interactive trading floor. The nominal story of Trade Practices is that of a fictional currency company’s fast ascent... More >>

Financial District Theater, Festivals

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Belasco Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 12; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 12; 7:00 p.m. every Sat. until October 12

We know you’ve always wondered what Neil Patrick Harris would look like in fishnets and gold platform boots. Now you can see for yourself when he stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s rock musical about an East German transgender singer who... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Opening

The Velocity of Autumn

Booth Theatre : 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 7:30 p.m. every Wed.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

The leafy streets of Park Slope are unlikely to suffer much in the way of bomb threats, but in Eric Coble’s play, a spirited widow threatens to blow up her brownstone rather than leave it. Estelle Parsons stars as the retiree with a penchant for Molotov cocktails and Stephen Spinella as... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Opening

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Walter Kerr Theatre : 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

Any chance to see Tony–winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) on the boards is not to be missed, but his role in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder should be a treat eight times over. In this story, gentleman Monty (played by Bryce Pinkham) has... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing

Pippin

Music Box Theatre : 2:30 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

They’ve got magic to do, just for you. Also tumbling, contortion, acrobatics, trapeze, and silk work. In Diane Paulus’s reimagining of Stephen Schwartz’s echt-‘70s musical, young Pippin (Matthew James Thomas) wanders around a medieval French landscape that looks a lot... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing
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