15 best things to do this week



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Photograph: Evan Rogers

Tuesday 19, Thursday 21

Tuesday 19
The flame-haired, clothes-shunning megastar known as Rihanna hits NYC for two huge shows. Also Thu 21

Country-pop starlet Taylor Swift sings of hopes, dreams and heartbreak in Jersey. Also Wed 20, Sat 23, Sun 24

Wednesday 20
Catch intriguing, droning folk emanating from South Dakota's EMA at one of two shows tonight—at Mecury Lounge or Glasslands Gallery.

Thursday 21
The name of NYC footwear chain Shoegasm expresses how we feel about its of-the-moment, inexpensive stock, and with this sale the prices (ahem) go down on us. Through Aug 15

The formidable new-music pianist Blair McMillen weighs anchor, both literally and figuratively, and sails into Morton Feldman's hushed epic, Triadic Memories, at Bargemusic.

Are you a Jet or a Shark? Pick a side before attending Celebrate Brooklyn's West Side Story Dance & Sing-Along, during which you'll learn some of Jerome Robbins's original choreography.

Finally, we get the Brothers Grimm done right by Storybook Burlesque—with bare flesh and plenty of weirdness.

Friday 22
A young woman's personal tragedy coincides with the discovery of a "parallel" planet in speculative sci-fi Another Earth.

Saturday 23
Find ten of the city's most celebrated sandwiches in one place at Governors Island bash Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival. Enter the code "tonysandfest" at checkout for $10 off all tickets.

Taste the creations of 45 high-profile chefs at red-blooded cookout Meatopia on Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach.

All hail the almighty pig at 3rd Ward's Fourth Annual Pig Out, which is the centerpiece of the Williamsburg art collective's annual outdoor BBQ.

Dig Deeper celebrates its third birthday with another session of vintage funk and soul, with fabled R&B dynamo Lou Pride playing his first Gotham gig in over a decade.

Lucky you—terrific English play Jerusalem's Broadway run has been extended. You'll be remiss if you waste this opportunity to catch Mark Rylance's stunning performance. Tue--Sun, through Aug 21

Need a chromatic blast to combat the summer heat? Stop by D'Amelio Terras and see "Affinities: Painting in Abstraction", which happens to consist entirely of women artists. Tue--Sat, through Aug 19

The three individuals featured in Eleven Rivington's gallery show "Tablet" rely on the power of simple formal compositions and swaths of color. Tue--Sat, through Aug 12

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