15 best things to do this week



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Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Monday 8--August 15
Condor sale. Pictured: DV metallic knotted sandals, $34 (were $48)

Monday 8
Condor boutique, which is known for its globally sourced goods, is offering an extra 10 percent off sale items exclusively for TONY readers. Through Aug 15

Tuesday 9
Drummer boys Mantra Percussion embrace their inner lumberjacks and give a free preview of Timber, Michael Gordon's trance-inducing new sextet played on tuned, wooden boards.

Wednesday 10
This six-week, five-show behemoth at the Park Avenue Armory has been uneven, but the Royal Shakespeare Company goes Roman with aplomb for the bloody political thriller Julius Caesar. Also Sat 13

The inimitable David Greenspan surfs through a dozen characters in the solo tour de force The Patsy and Jonas. Through Sat 13

The Cool Kids, a justly buzzed-about Midwestern rap duo, celebrates its debut studio LP at Brooklyn Bowl.

Friday 12
Get behind the wheel with the new racing documentary Senna, tracing the euphoric and tragic career of a Formula One giant.

Troupes from across the globe honor the mad genius behind long-form improv with three days of nonstop performances at the 13th Annual Del Close Marathon, including Donald Glover's DERRICK and a celeb-studded ASSSSCAT 3000.

Everyone will be kung fu fighting during Tan Dun and the Metropolis Ensemble's free outdoor concert of Dun's Martial Arts Trilogy, based on his film scores to The Banquet, Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Say goodbye to the wacky Radio Happy Hour variety show, which ends a two-year run of murder-mystery--inspired hilarity. Special guests, including Jenny Slate, Mike Doughty and Murray Hill, will help host Sam Osterhout send the series off.

Big Apple art-rock champions Sonic Youth air their damaged jams at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Also Sat 13

Saturday 13
Shutterbugs should sign up for Lomography's Analog in an Instant Workshop on Saturday and the free I'm on a Boat! Staten Island Ferry Lomo-Journey on Sunday.

Hundreds of vintage V-Dubs roll onto Governors Island for the NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam, featuring a Sixpoint beer garden, a bicycle raffle, and a Punch-Buggy scavenger hunt. (No punchbacks!)

Ethel's new violinist Jennifer Choi makes her NYC debut with the quartet at this free Rite of Summer gig on Governors Island.

Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco lends his tripped-out rhymes to Bassnectar's Bass Island bacchanalia at Governors Island.

Sunday 14
Sample an endless supply of seafood—including littleneck clams, fried shrimp dumplings and Blue Island Shellfish Farms' Naked Cowboy oysters—at the briny blowout Shell Shocked.

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