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Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts, NSFW ephemera and cat photos.
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.
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
Daily poll: Favorite Bob Dylan album
Tue May 24
As the big guy (or the Z. Man, as he's lovingly known around these parts) turns 70-years-old today, we can't stop listening to his back catalogue. So we're wondering: If you could only hear one of Dylan's records for the rest of your life, which would it be? Yesterday's results: Just over half of you (51 percent) claimed you wouldn't light up in city parks after the new outdoor smoking ban. Daily poll: What is your favorite classic Bob Dylan album?online surveys
Photo of the day: African lion cub triplets
Tue May 24
It's anniversaries galore at the Bronx Zoo: The African Plains exhibit opened 70 years ago this month, and its current stars—triplet lion cubs Nala, Shani and Adamma—made their public debut one year ago. Click here for more Bronx Zoo pictures. Got a New York photo to submit? E-mail email@example.com. 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.
[SPONSORED] Visit Montral: Les FrancoFolies de Montral
Tue May 24
I've spent a ton of time wandering around all of your amazing New York art galleries with an iPod filled with French music—my wife is from France so I've got all the best stuff on there. Do you have French music here? If you're a big fan of it like I am, there's no better place to check it out than Montral's FrancoFolies. FrancoFolies is a music nerd's paradise. I'm not exaggerating. Half a million of them show up for it every year! From June 9-18 there will be over 1,000 French musicians in town (I have 800 of their albums on my 14 iPods), playing everything from rock to rap, pop to world beat, and everything in-between. This year, they've got Alpha Blondy, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Yann Perreau and Erik Lapointe playing with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montral. There are tons of free shows, big concerts and small intimate theatre nights all over town. Basically, I soak up amazing French music and culture (and a fair bit of wine) and my wife finds it charming. Want to win a...