The Weekend and Week Ahead

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions on what to see, what to do and what not to miss all around town this week.

Happy Friday!

Friday, July 24

GO--> The original piano lady, the great Barbara Carroll will play Feinstein’s Friday and Saturday night.  At 84, she is a force of nature and a true legend.  (Feinstein’s at the Regency, 540 Park Ave at 61st st, call 212-339-4095 for tickets)

Saturday, July 25

swing-dance-classes-lindy-hop-image-1001GO--> Lincoln Center’s annual  Midsummer Night Swing dance party will boogie its last dance on Saturday night.  (Dance lessons start at 6:30pm with live music from the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra starting at 7:30pm, Damrosch Park, 62nd Street Between Columbus and Amsterdam)

Sunday, July 26

BEFORE IT CLOSES--> The acclaimed, Tony Award winning revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests will close this Sunday. (Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway at 50th Street, tickets)

BEFORE IT CLOSES (and opens again)--> The hit, Tony winning show God of Carnage will go on a summer hiatus before returning  September 8th. (Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 W 45th st.,

Monday, July 27

GavinCreelheadshot200GO--> Hair hottie, Gavin Creel, will play back-to-back performances at Joe’s Pub this Monday.  Tickets for the 9:30pm show are already sold out with the 11:30pm not far behind, so get your tickets soon.  (Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street, or call (212) 967-7555)

OPENING-->The Columbine Project moves from LA to 47th street this Monday night.  The play examines the tragedy of what happened at Columbine High School some 10 years ago through the minds of several students including the killers. (8pm, The Actors’ Temple Theatre, 339 W 47th st., for tickets call 212.289.6200)

Tuesday, July 28

OPENING--> Cusi Cram’s A Lifetime Burning will makes its world premiere at Primary Stages on Tuesday.  The play is loosely inspired by the 2008 literary scandal surrounding Margaret B. Jones, who penned a critically acclaimed memoir about her life as a bi-racial former gang member who grew up in a foster family in Southern California.  The world soon found out (through the author’s sister) that she had lied and that Margaret Jones was actually Margaret Seltzer, a white suburbanite who went to private school and was raised by her biological parents in Sherman Oaks.  (7pm, Primary Stages, 59 East 59th St., info)

click_clackOPENING (FREE)--> Gather up the tots and get thee to the theatre! Click, Clack, Moo opens at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Tuesday.  The opening night performance is a benefit for Theatreworks USA, which makes it possible for the rest of this run to be free!  (Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., btwn. 7th Ave. and Hudson, all other performances are free and tickets are available 1 hour prior to curtain, info)

GO-->Gay Single’s night at The Temperamentals is this Tuesday, so if you’re looking to see a great show (and it is a fabulous one)…AND meet someone…kill two birds with one stone!  (info)

Wednesday, July 29

GO--> If you’re a fan of The Daily Show, head to Comix on Wednesday for “The Daily Show & Friends”.  John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac join writers and producers from the show in what promises to be a very funny evening (8pm, Comix, 353 W. 14th St at 9th ave., tickets)

Thursday, July 30

GO--> Lucille’s at B.B Kings boasts great performances to go with the great down-home Southern cooking.   This Thursday is no exception with a performance by Fred Thomas (long time bassist for James Brown).  (8pm, Lucille’s, 237 W. 42nd St btwn. 7th and 8th Ave, schedule)

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