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In a New York Minute: B London Express Rose Facial
Tue May 21
In our new series, we highlight the latest express treatments at NYC salons and spas. This 20-minute floral facial inside Henri Bendel will have you glowing in no time. B London Express Rose FacialAlthough reclining in a leather chair at a beauty counter in the middle of a bustling department store sounds like the least-relaxing way to get a facial, the ayurvedic techniques employed in this 20-minute treatment somehow manage to make the surrounding din—and stress—melt away. The stateside location of London’s Blink Brow Bar is best known for threading, but this gentle express service was designed to showcase the brand’s new skin-care products containing anti-inflammatory rose water. The three-step process begins with the exfoliating rose scrub, which removes makeup and dead skin, followed by a cooling rose-water gel that sinks into and hydrates the epidermis. Finally, the anti-aging rose day cream is applied for a dewy glow. Between the pressure-point massage and intoxicating floral...
Ticket alert: Amanda Palmer headlines Mermaid Parade benefit
Tue May 21
Help give Coney Island’s iconic aquatic promenade a fin up at a fund-raising concert featuring the Dresden Doll and other special guests. The clock is ticking down for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the 30th annual march, after Coney Island USA’s headquarters were decimated by Hurricane Sandy. And with 13 days to go, the organizers are almost $25,000 short of their $100,000 goal. RECOMMENDED: Coney Island and Luna Park guideIf you don’t want this beloved freakfest to sleep with the fishes, there’s one guaranteed fun way to help out: Shell out a very reasonable $25 for a ticket to the Save the Mermaid Parade benefit show this Saturday, May 25, at the Bowery Ballroom, featuring the reigning queen of the sideshow aesthetic, Amanda Palmer. Look for appearances from filmmaker Abel Ferrara, electropop outfit Beautiful Small Machines, local rockers Spanking Charlene and the cast of the Coney Island Sideshow. And even if you can’t make it to the...
Coney Island Strongman Spectacular 2013 (photos & video)
Tue May 21
Twisted bars, punched bricks, smashed bats: It was a bad day to be an inanimate object A little rain didn't stop the participants of the Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular from bending, biting and breaking a variety of objects at the seashore last weekend. The amazing feats of strength included pulling a truck with one's ponytail, punching through a stack of bricks and, most painfully, headbutting a baseball bat clean through. Ouch, but also, wow. Follow Andrew Frisicano on Twitter: @apfpower You might also like See more recent blog posts Ticket alert: The National playing Mercury Lounge TONIGHT The Brooklyn band plays Barclays in a few weeks, but this is your chance to see them in a teeny space. Per Brooklyn Vegan, it looks as though the National will be playing a surprise gig at Mercury Lounge tonight. The band will be back in town in early June to perform at the Barclays Center (and there are still tickets for that show available), but this is a rare opportunity to...
Ticket alert: The National playing Mercury Lounge TONIGHT
Tue May 21
The Brooklyn band plays Barclays in a few weeks, but this is your chance to see them in a teeny space. Per Brooklyn Vegan, it looks as though the National will be playing a surprise gig at Mercury Lounge tonight. The band will be back in town in early June to perform at the Barclays Center (and there are still tickets for that show available), but this is a rare opportunity to see them in a small club. Tickets are on sale at noon, and yeah, these are going to sell out quick. Check out a video for "Sea of Love," from their new album, Trouble Will Find Me (out today!), below. You might also like Summer concerts in NYC: full concert schedule for New York shows We’ve rounded up the top summer concerts of 2013, along with the best free shows, festivals and world-music picks at clubs and outdoor venues all over NYC. Start hoarding sunscreen: Your guide to the best summer concerts of 2013 has arrived. Plan out your summer in New York with our picks for the best warm-weather gigs,...
The first masterpiece of Cannes
Tue May 21
Steven Soderbergh says a great goodbye to cinema. Been having a great time of it at the Cannes Film Festival, and now we've truly got a film to match. Click here to read my thoughts on Steven Soderbergh's purported swan song, Behind the Candelabra. Plus, there's another masterpiece or two where that came from. Check back in the next day or two. Read more of our dispatchesSee more in Film You might also like Review: Star Trek Into Darkness The 50 most classic movie mothers Review: Frances Ha The 100 best films set in New York City