20 awesome things happening in New York this week
Photograph: 2010 Getty Images/Chris Trotman
US Open; USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Tennis. But like the Super Bowl of tennis. Gotta catch 'em all! Oh wait, that's Pokemon. Tennis is exciting, too, though.
Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament; The Diamond
Aching to be an old person? Do you have a friend or partner down to play with you? Then sign up for the Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament. Or just go and watch.
Deep Space: Justin Strauss + Eric Duncan; Cielo
Dance music may be a multi-billion dollar industry these days but there are DJs out there who, y'know, doing it for the love of musis, not the money.
International Playground x Leit Foundation Pop Up; International Playground
Clothes on clothes on clothes. Good ones that'll make you look like a million bucks (except you paid a whole lot less).
Astronomy Live: Life on Other Worlds; Hayden Planetarium
Is there life on other planets? Possibly. You'll have a much better idea after attending this event.
Where are Jess Row and Justin Taylor?; Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Ah, the ol' "event named after a question." We guess you'll have to go to find out where they are. Maybe they're there at the event. Maybe they ain't.
Drake vs. Lil Wayne; PNC Bank Arts Center
This is billed as a music event, but it is actually the battle for the next Highlander, for there can only be one. Will Drake's sleepy-cuddle rap win…or will Lil Wayne's goblin-like style hold strong?
FOIA Love: A Comedy Show About Public Records; The Tank
You can find out just about anything if you know where to look in the public records. This comedy show focuses on just that.
Willkommen Deep House Yoga; Verboten
Yoga, but to house music. Feel the bass in your lower back. Stretch those yoga pants as your mind melts into the rhythmic groove. Feel it. Feel it.
Word for Word Poetry; Bryant Park Reading Room
A lot of poetry gets a bad rap / but this event is anything but / It's at the Bryant Park Reading Room / and you can arrive there by foot.
(Not the best poetry in the world, folks, we can assure you there'll be better stuff at the event)
¡Arriba! Dance Party; Chelsea Market at the High Line
Sway those hips to the beat of timbal drums at this free Latin dance party.
All Jazzed Up Performance Series; Children's Museum of Manhattan
In conjunction with its exhibit "Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street," the Children's Museum of Manhattan—in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem—presents a series of solo tap performances.
Awkward Sex...And The City; Littlefield
Sex is weird, and apparently people can't get enough of it. Thankfully these comedians feel the same way and want to talk about it on stage.
The How I Learned Series; Union Hall
People learn a lot in their lives. The best people like to share their experiences so that others can learn from them. This whole 'How I Learned' series is about that.
Abington House Art Park; Abington House Courtyard
The High Line's very own art show takes place in the Abington's (the up-market residential building) fancy courtyard for free!
New York International Salsa Dance & Salsa Festival; Hilton New York
There is nothing more fun than a dance competition, and salsa is about the best dance to be a spectator of. More booty-shakin' fun than an earthquake in a butt factory.
Drinking Game NYC Presents: The Princess Bride; Union Hall
Get drunk to a children's movie? We'd do that anyway. But at this event at Union Hall you're encouraged to do it in public. God bless America!
"A Night Like This:" A Night in Tribute to the Cure; Le Poisson Rouge
Mopey overgrown teenagers with permanent bed hair unite! This tribute to The Cure will assuredly bring out the city's most melancholy party-goers.
Syfy Movies with a View: Public Vote; Brooklyn Bridge Park
Viewers are going to choose which movie plays at BBP. It could be anything. We at Time Out NY have a $30 bet on "Babe 2: Pig In The City."
Rob Schneider; Carolines on Broadway
That guy from those movies is doing a stand-up set in Midtown. Looks like he made it!