Your perfect Friday

January 11

OutdoorFest

Critics' pick

New Yorkers are spending more time in the open air than we used to (thank you, bike lanes), but it’s still good to have a little push out the door. 

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Various locations Until Sunday June 7 2015

Aloha

It’s been four years since Cameron Crowe, director of sticky, heartwarming all-American comedies like ‘Almost Famous’ and ‘Jerry Maguire’ last made a film – the very nice but forgettable ‘We Bought a Zoo’. 

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Ed Sheeran

Critics' pick

Ed Sheeran's stock has risen just a wee bit during the past few years—a couple of platinum albums here, a sprinkling of Grammy nominations there. 

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Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Until Sunday May 31 2015

Rooftop Films

Critics' pick

For more than fifteen years this outdoor gathering of indoor types (sorry, sorry, film buffs) has hosted screenings in a variety of creative locales—beaches, parks, plazas, farmland and roofs (duh).

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Location TBA Friday June 5 2015 - Friday August 14 2015

Wolf Spirit Live with Tom and Keele

Critics' pick

Keele Howard-Stone (Aspen Comedy Festival) and Time Out New York contributor Tom Brink host this monthly showcase filled with stand-up, sketch, improv, drag and video premieres.

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The Creek and the Cave Friday June 26 2015 - Wednesday August 26 2015 Free

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Critics' pick

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Theater review by Adam Feldman In Derek McLane’s set for Fiasco Theater’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, crumpled pieces of paper are shaped to suggest a grove of flowers bursting into bloom. 

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Theatre for a New Audience Until Saturday June 20 2015

Red Bull Music Academy: Master Mix: Red Hot + Russell

Critics' pick

Celebrate the short life and long résumé of the legendary Arthur Russell over two nights as the Red Hot Organization hosts a “wild combination” of musicians (many of whom appeared on the tribute album of the same name) including members of Arcade Fire, Scissor Sisters, Cults and Blood Orange breathing new life into his compositions at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Until Sunday May 31 2015 Free

Ted Alexandro

Critics' pick

Alexandro’s cool, collected delivery and intelligent perspective have made him popular among a variety of audiences; we love him too. He’s had two specials on Comedy Central and appears regularly on the late-night-talk-show circuit.

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The Creek and the Cave Saturday May 30 2015 Free

Megan Hilty

Critics' pick

Even those who did not care for NBC’s Smash—and Lord knows they were vocal about it—agreed that Hilty rose to the top of the show like cream. Last year, the Broadway leading lady (Wicked, 9 to 5) made a wonderful Carlyle debut; now she returns with a collection of songs from Smash and the Great American Songbook. Let her be your star!

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Café Carlyle (in the Carlyle Hotel) Saturday May 30 2015

San Andreas

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a helicopter pilot on a mission to save his estranged daughter after an earthquake hits LA. Nothing new there, then.

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