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Photos: The Poetry Brothel: Fleet Week 2011
Thu May 26
The scintillating ladies and gents of the Poetry Brothel paid tribute to Fleet Week with a special USO-themed performance last night. RECOMMENDED: Fleet Week guide You might also like Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future Photos: The Poetry Brothel: Fleet Week 2011 Photos: Fleet Week 2012 in NYC Midshipman and marines flood New York City for Fleet Week 2012. Seeing military and civilian cultures mingle is a rarity in Manhattan. Every now and then, we’ll spot uniformed servicemen and women, but they’re typically not part of our melting-pot demographic. That is, until Fleet Week—the one time of year when sailors flood east from the Hudson River. They take over our tourist hot spots and are welcomed with free rounds of drinks and fist bumps. On the same streets where outlandish outfits and garish costumes aren’t given a second glance, I was struck by the acknowledgment of the young men and women of our armed services. My goal with this series is to present the sailors'...
[SPONSORED] Visit Montral:Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM
Wed May 25
Hey there! I'm Jean-Francois and this is my brother Jean-Christophe. Or maybe it's the other way around, I don't even know. Everyone gets us mixed up so why can't I? We're half-bird and half-cat which makes us the most agile creatures ever. Think about it. You know it's true. We love the circus and we know this much: if you want to see the best circus performers in the world, you need to do it in Montral. It's home to the National Circus School, has a whole festival that revolves around the circus, and is where the greatest circus troupe in the world, Cirque du Soleil, got started. The latest Cirque du Soleil show, TOTEM is going to be amazing. How do we know? It covers the entire evolution of the human species in one of the most amazing eye-popping air and brain defying acrobatic extravaganzas that Cirque has ever done. My brother and I were totally going to be in the show but they cut us after they found out that we can't actually fly that well. Which is true, but...
Five things to do today
Wed May 25
MusicThe CarsPerforming at Roseland Ballroom, the Cars sound fully refurbished and tuned up for speed on their new studio album, Move Like This. EventThe Poetry BrothelThis interactive performance at the Back Room presents a literary cathouse, where male and female "poetry whores" provide private readings behind closed curtains. Things to do todayThe Talent ShowThe theme of tonight's show at Littlefield is "truth or dare." See what John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Ira Glass (This American Life) and others confess. TheaterBare 3.0: The Dark DaysStorytelling champion Peter Aguero tells tales while burlesque artists shake theirs at UNDER St. Marks. NightlifeHigherOne of NYC's premier female DJs, Kamala, takes the reins at 5 Ninth. See all recommended events today
Live photos: Brown Girls Burlesque
Wed May 25
On April 30, the Brown Girls Burlesque troupe took control of Bowery Poetry Club for a show named Raunch and Revolution. As you might expect from the title, the presentation was politically charged, exploring themes of race, gender, imperialism, environmental issues and more. Oh, yeah—there were lots of women taking off their clothes as well. And here are the pictures to prove it! (Photographs: Syd London)
Photo of the day: Rain man relaxing
Wed May 25
This image was submitted by New York Daily Photo: "This man had crafted a very extensive wardrobe that appears to be extremely well-suited for a day of predicted rain during a very wet spring. His possessions were neatly packed in bags, also made from plastic." Got a New York photo to submit? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting, you agree that you are the sole owner of all rights to the photo, and TONY may alter or use it in any way.