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Mon 6--June 30 Sud de France Festival

Mon 6--June 30
Sud de France Festival

Monday 6
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.

Tuesday 7
We recommend being first in line for the Diane Von Furstenberg sale, one of the most highly anticipated women's blowouts of the season.

Unlimited samples from M. Wells and more are in store at the annual Sixth Taste of LIC.

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.

Wednesday 8
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. 

Thursday 9
Acne, Alexander Wang, Vena Cava, Rodarte and more will be offered for up to 90 percent off at Opening Ceremony's famous markdownfest.

Friday 10
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.

Saturday 11
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

Sunday 12
Sample from a smorgasbord of Jewish and Chinese culture at the Lower East Side street shindig Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival.

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