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24 awesome things happening in New York this week

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Mon 29

Fresh Dressed; In theaters.
Charting a dizzying cultural ascendancy from metal-studded gang outfits (The Warriors didn’t make this up) to Fashion Week runway shows and billion-dollar brands, Fresh Dressed considers the aspirational nature of hip-hop through the POV of its fashion.

Hold on to Your ButtsPeoples Improv Theater, Flatiron, 9:30. $20.
The painfully funny, live shot-for-shot reenactment of Jurassic Park returns to the PIT for 13 nights following two sold-out runs that received rave reviews. 

Ingrid Michaelson + Jukebox The Ghost + Secret SomeonesCentral Park SummerStage Mainstage, Central Park, 6pm. $35–$40.
When discussing the quirky songs on her latest disc, Lights Out, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson says she's gone from "the poppy ukulele girl to platforms-and-eye-makeup pop." Well, maybe it's Maybelline, but we get the feeling this talented songstress was born with it.

The KillersBryant Park, Midtown West, 5pm. Free.
The classic film noir based on the Eernest Hemingway story of the same name lights up the night with old Hollywood royalty Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner.

New York Asian Film FestivalThe Film Society of Lincoln Center, Upper West Side, 12pm. $14, three-film package $33.
Over 50 new films premiere at the 14th edition of this 10-day festival.

Imagine Dragons + Metric + Halsey; Prudential Center, New Jersey, 7:30pm. $29.50–$69.50.
Breakout alt-rock outfit Imagine Dragons hits town behind its new LP, Smoke + Mirrors. Come ready to let loose to anthemic hits like "Radioactive" and "It's Time."

Zombie Escape; Bucket List Productions, Midtown West, various times. $28.
Yeah, you thought you were tough until you stood in a room full of 11 other "daredevils" trying to break free from a bloodthirsty zombie attached to a (not-so-strong) chain in just one hour. THIS IS NOT A GAME. Okay, it is a game, but you get what we mean.

DanceBrazil; Joyce Theater, Chelsea, 6:30pm. $10–$49.
Full of life from their outstretched fingers to their bare toes, these performers—who were all trained in capoeira, a Brazilian movement style that combines martial arts with acrobatics and dance—bring the vibrant, urban streets of their home country to New York.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction; Union Hall, Park Slope, 8pm. $10.
Hosted by comedian Bryan Cook, this raunchy humor show (and podcast) may not turn you on, but it sure will arouse your funny bone. Zingers, ya'll.

Gap x Big Gay Ice CreamGap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, Midtown West, 9am. 
This denim chain has teamed up with Big Gay Ice Cream in honor of Pride week for a special collaboration. Purchase a signed copy of Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream or one of the shirts during the first three weekends and you’ll receive a delicious—totally free—ice cream sandwich.

Tue 30

Sondre LercheMusic Hall of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 9pm. $30.
With his tuneful guitar pop, pointed lyrics and winning cheekbones, Norwegian songsmith Sondre Lerche has carved out a troubadour’s niche that rivals those of his older idols—among them Elvis Costello, with whom he has toured twice.

How to Talk to Rockstars with Alli MarshallWORD, Tribeca, 7pm. Free.
If Almost Famous and The History of Love were mashed up to create a novel, it would be this one. Here, the music journalist presents her debut piece of fiction.

The Internet; Baby's All Alright, Brooklyn, 11pm. $15–$22.
Buzzy R&B-gone-psychedelic group the Internet, which features Odd Future DJ Syd tha Kyd and producer Matt Martians, visits Brooklyn.

Uptown ShowdownSymphony Space, Upper West Side, 8pm. $15.
This installment of this comedic debate competition series features Ophira Eisenberg, Jared Logan, Hasan Minhaj and Aparna Nancherla debating vacations vs. staycations.

Shania Twain; Madison Square Garden, Midtown, 7:30pm. $50.50–$151.
The country-pop megastar returns with her first major tour in 11 years. Twain has plans to release a new album (only her fifth) later this year, but you can expect to hear the hits from her monster 1997 smash, Come On Over.

The Taming of the Shrew; Central Park and Prospect Park, 7pm. Free.
New York Classical Theatre visits three NYC parks with its free production of Shakespeare's raucous comedy, a battle of the sexes to which the Geneva Conventions don't apply. Sean Hagerty directs.

Wed 1

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Jurassic Park; Riverside Park, Morningside Heights, 8pm. Free. 
Hold on to your butts, because T. rexes are invading Manhattan. Watch dinosaurs run amok in a science experiment gone horribly wrong as the sun sets over the Hudson, and get excited for the upcoming Jurassic World.

Canada Day: New York Rocks the Great Canadian Songbook!Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Downtown, 7pm and 9:30pm. $25.
Canada’s turning 148 and throwing a sing-along of the Great Canadian Songbook, featuring Broadway’s Jeremy Kushnier, NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg, NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan and more.

Barenaked Ladies + Violent Femmes + Colin HayJBL Live at Pier 97, Hudson River Park, 6pm, $53.
Canada's Barenaked Ladies crank out their irreverent pop with quirky Milwaukee outfit Violent Femmes and Men at Work singer Colin Hay at this outdoor gig.

Midsummer Night SwingDamrosch Park at Lincoln Center, Upper West Side, 6:30pm. $17, season pass $170.
Midsummer Night Swing; Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, Upper West Side, 6:30pm. $17, season pass $170.
Is your Lindy Hop a little rusty? Each evening soiree begins with an open-level lesson (6:30–7:15pm); the live music starts at 7:30 and typically continues until 10pm

BilalHighline Ballroom, Chelsea, 8pm. $25–$65.
He's a super tight live performer, so expect to work up a sweat at this release gig for his latest, In Another Life.

Thu 2

Party in the USA: A Red, White and Miley MusicalThe Cobra Club, Bushwick, 8pm. 
Upright Citizens Brigade veterans Josh Sharp, Jo Firestone and Aaron Jackson are just being Miley in this hastily written musical made up of Cyrus hits.

Fluent City; Videology, Williamsburg, 7pm. Free.
The July edition of the immersive, after-work language school features the Portuguese-language, Brazil-set City of God codirected by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund.

Simpson TriviaBerry Park, Greenpoint, 7pm. Free.
Finally, you can put your elaborate Lisa Simpson knowledge to the test. Pro tip: Spend the most time studying up on the ’90s episodes. The winning team gets free pizza and, you know, all the bragging rights.

International African Arts Festival; Commodore Barry Park, Fort Greene. 10am. $5.
While this four-day festival started as a small community fund-raiser, it now attracts a crowd of 75,000 from around the world. This year’s lineup is as jam-packed as ever including a parade and barber competition fashion show. 

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