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23 awesome things happening in New York this week

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Tolly Wright

Mon 27

Flicks on the Beach: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Coney Island; 7:30pm; free
Head to the beach to watch handsome professor and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) help a remote Indian Village and struggle through booby traps in this violent installment of the popular franchise.

Book(less) Dystopias and Linguistic Armageddons Greenlight Bookstore; 7:30pm; free
Authors Alena Graedon (The Word Exchange), Jonah Kruvant (The Last Book Ever Written) and Jeffrey Rotter (The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering) discuss the importance of books and language in their novels.

Steve Ross on Broadway Birdland; 7pm; $30 plus a $10 minimum
Pianist and singer Steve Ross brings old-school charm as he croons tunes from the Great American Songbook. The cabaret performer is joined with the French chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi.

Tantric Yoga Master Workshop The Rubin Museum of Art; 7pm; $22.50–$25
Tantric yogi Guru Prakash demonstrates the stages of breathing in a relaxing and engaging workshop for practitioners of all skill levels. 

Hold On To Your Butts Peoples Improv Theater; 9:30; $20
The entirety of Jurassic Park, from sexy Jeff Goldblum to thrilling dinosaur attacks, is reenacted by just two actors and a skilled foley artist.

Desperation Tonight with Pat Dixon Carolines on Broadway; 9:30; $17 plus two drink minimum  
Stand-up comic Pat Dixon hosts this live version of a talk show which is complete with comedian guest spots, interviews and audience interactions.

Tue 28

24 NYC Pianists: Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Spectrum; 7pm; $15–$45
In honor of the 265th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s death book one of the the German composer’s Well-Tempered Clavier compositions—which includes pieces in all all 24 major and minor keys—is performed by skilled pianists.

The Party! Kings County Saloon; 9:30pm, free
Michael Lewis hosts this weekly Bushwick shindig that showcases local rising-star stand-up comedians.

Debut Novelists Summer Smash Housing Works Bookstore Cafe; 7pm; free
Grab a cocktail and appreciate readings from new critically-acclaimed literary darlings Angela Flournoy, Rebecca Dinerstein, Julia Pierpont and Caroline Zancan.

Django Django + Beat Connection Webster Hall; 8pm; $25
Groove to the melancholic beats of British Electropop band Django Django as they play music from their most recent LP.

Tory Burch Foundation Sale The Metropolitan Pavilion; 9am
Shop fashionable Tory Burch accessories, swimsuits and clothing for a great price (up to 60 percent off) while raising money for an even better cause: all proceeds go to Tory Burch Foundation, the designer’s non-profit that empowers female entrepreneurs to pursue their ambitions with loans, education and networking.

Wed 29

Stand-up for Charleston The Bell House; 8pm; $20
Hilarious comics—including Aparna Nancherla, Seaton Smith and Guy Granum—come together after the recent tragedy in South Carolina to raise money for the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and Project South.

Salty Brine: I Carried a Watermelon The Red Room; 8pm; $10
The always unconventional performance-artist takes on the soundtrack from the iconic ‘80s film Dirty Dancing as part of his "Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret" series.

Colin Quinn The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America Bryant Park Reading Room; 12:30; free
The seasoned funny man never shied away from political topics when he was on SNL or his own show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, so it's no surprise he's tackling diversity and race in his new book. The stand-up reads from his work and is joined in conversation with New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff.  

54 Sings Tina Turner: Simply the Best 54 Below; 7pm; $35–$75 plus $25 minimum
Singers from the Great White Way and top cabaret clubs ask "What's Love Got To Do With It" as they come together to pay tribute to the legendary diva with renditions of her greatest hits.

Time Out New York Comedy Showcase Carolines on Broadway; 9:30; $25 plus two drink minimum
In this edition of our monthly showcase we’re featuring some of New York’s funniest stand-ups—Gilbert Gottfried, Phi Hanley Chloe Hilliard and Liz Miele—are slated to take the stage.

Thu 30

Macbeth Parking lot behind the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center; 8pm; free
The latest offering from Shakespeare in the Parking Lot opens tonight. Expect plenty of murder, witches, deceit and damned spots from the Bard’s classic tragedy.

Alaska: The Gayest Show You’ve Ever Seen Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe; 7pm; $22, VIP $40 
Runner-up of season 5 of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 proves why she’s always a winner in our book with music from her newest album Anus.

Adam Resnick and Jen Doll BookCourt; 7pm; free
Comedian Dave Hill moderates as authors Adam Resnick (Will Not Attend) and Jen Doll (Save the Date) clash with their opinions of social events.

Chinatown Tompkin Square Park; 7:30pm; free
This week’s Films in Tompkins Square Park was chosen by actor James Franco. Watch the gritty ‘70s thriller starring a young Jack Nicholson who gets caught in a web of sinister deceit.

Calloway’s Salon Threes Brewing; 10pm; $10
As the singing, torture-obsessed Calloway, actor William Popp (Sleep No More) hosts a this sexy—through at times hilariously strange—night of cabaret featuring music, burlesque and comedy.

Good Beer Hudson Mercantile; 6pm; $45–75
Enjoy suds from regional craft breweries expertly paired with dishes from local chefs for a night of truly good beer and food.

Misery Loves Company The Creek and the Cave; 8pm; free
Comedian Rekha Shanker gathers local funny folks to tell stories recounting some of their saddest memories, from sibling quarrels to kidnappings, for a variety show that is surprisingly uplifting and silly.

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