15 best things to do this week
Mon Jun 6 2011
Tue 7--Fri 10Diane Von Furstenberg sale
Tue 7--Fri 10
Diane Von Furstenberg sale
Photograph: Timothy Lee
Tue 7 Sixth Taste of LIC
Sixth Taste of LIC
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Tue 7--Sun 12 The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism...
Photograph: David O'Connor
Tue 7 Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project
Photograph: Gulshan Kirat/Courtesy BBG
Tue 7 Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Spring Gala After Party
Photograph: Luciano Rossetti
Wed 8 Peter Brtzmann
Photograph: Eva Tuerbl
Wed 8 Sandra Bernhard
Wed 8--Sat 11 Sketchfest NYC, featuring the Whitest Kids U'Know
Wed 8--Sat 11
Sketchfest NYC, featuring the Whitest Kids U'Know.
Thu 9--Sat 11 Opening Ceremony
Thu 9--Sat 11
Fri 10--Sun 12 Convent closing-down sale
Fri 10--Sun 12
Convent closing-down sale
Photograph: Courtesy Renegade Craft Fair
Sat 11--Sun 12 Renegade Craft Fair
Sat 11--Sun 12
Renegade Craft Fair
Photograph: Courtesy Big Apple BBQ Block Party
Sat 11--Sun 12 Big Apple BBQ Block Party
Sat 11--Sun 12
Big Apple BBQ Block Party
Photograph: Clay Patrick McBride
Sat 11--Mon 13 Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
Sat 11--Mon 13
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
Photograph: Kate Milford
The Sud de France Festival showcases the Languedoc-Roussillon region's food, wine and culture at a series of events throughout the month, beginning tonight with a free concert of French music at Le Poisson Rouge.
We recommend being first in line for the Diane Von Furstenberg sale, one of the most highly anticipated women's blowouts of the season.
Big ideas are the smoldering core of Tony Kushner's bold domestic drama about the decay of the communist dream, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. It's in its last week at the Public Theater.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project and several hundred NYC school kids kick off the SummerStage 2011 season with the huge musical theater event Night at the Caravanserai: Tales of Wonder.
Hang out in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at their Spring Gala After Party, featuring floral-inspired cocktails and tunes courtesy of the Freedom Party DJs.
Peter Brtzmann, the grandaddy of European free jazz, receives well-deserved Lifetime Achievement honors at the 16th annual Vision Festival.
The always ferocious and brilliant Sandra Bernhard brings her incisive comedy to the Town Hall.
Sketchfest puts sketch comedy back on the map, with shows ranging from IFC's Whitest Kids U'Know to a woman who wants to become the pyramid at a Daft Punk show.
Acne, Alexander Wang, Vena Cava, Rodarte and more will be offered for up to 90 percent off at Opening Ceremony's famous markdownfest.
Convent, one of our favorite indie boutiques, is closing down its physical store. Before they go virtual, snag quirky-cool men's and women's pieces up to 80 percent off.
The Renegade Craft Fair comes to Brooklyn this weekend with hundreds of vendors shilling indie jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home decor, beauty booty and more. Also Sun 12
Make the meat-lover's pilgrimage to Madison Square Park for this annual gut-busting 'cuefest Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Also Sun 12
Beach Boys kingpin Brian Wilson puts on his jazz hat for a series of concerts devoted to the work of George Gershwin. Also Sun 12, Mon 12
Sample from a smorgasbord of Jewish and Chinese culture at the Lower East Side street shindig Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival.