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27 awesome things happening in New York this Week (July 14—July 17)

Written by
Jaz Joyner

Mon July 14

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: E.T.Coney Island

Yes, this famed stretch of sand has more to offer than hot dogs and sideshow freaks. It also has adorable aliens who are addicted to chocolate.

French Restaurant Week ; Various Locations

French cuisine is a lot more than frog legs and catty waiters. It's quite FRANCly delicious. See what we did there? Franc? Hey, these captions can't all be home runs, people.

Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Gerard W. Lynch Theater (at John Jay College)

Belgium-based Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker revisits four earlier iconic dance works.

HOT! FestivalDixon Place

This festival will be HOT!, in all caps, with an exclamation point, so you know damn well it's gonna be a good party. Get your groove on with your pants on (or off), as seems appropriate.

Taste of the TerminalGrand Central Terminal

Ever wonder what Grand Central Terminal tastes like? Enjoy free tastings from select Grand Central shops and restaurants every Monday in July.

Kegs & KluckersBrooklyn Brewery

Show your love for local home brewers and chicken keepers at this egg-cellent event. We’re so punny!

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac; Littlefield

This weekly stand-up showcase is hosted with a cool head and a warm heart by former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac.

Bruno Mars + Pharrell Williams; Madison Square Garden (Jul 14-15)

Two singers that you and your mom can agree on will be performing under the same roof. Need we say more?

Tues July 15

Sunset SalsaHudson River Park at Pier 57

Salsa dancing is energetic, fun and sensual, which are also three words that we here at Time Out New York use to pepper our online dating profiles. And what could be more ooh la la than learning how to execute an exotic dance move at sunset?

Bolshoi BalletDavid H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center)

You've heard the name: Bolshoi. It’s synonymous with dance. Well, the Bolshoi Ballet is only gonna be here for six days to perform Swan Lake. This is sort of like the Beatles showing up to play their greatest hits. Get on this. 

Sisters of Comedy; Gotham Comedy Club

This monthly feature showcase stand-up comedy from some of NYC’s funniest women of color (and really funny jokes, obviously).

New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Park; Van Cortlandt Park

Phil Harmonic was one of New York’s best known…wait, wrong blog post. Relax under the stars and watch this award-winning symphony orchestra do what they do best. 

The Moth StorySLAM!; Housing Works

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. The night’s theme is anxiety, and we know you’re anxious to hear what’s in store.

Linda Loves Bingo; Cibar

The delightful drag hostess is the city's undisputed champion ball-puller, and on Tuesdays you can find her doing her thing. Pulling balls.


Wed July 16

Socrates Sculpture Park Spring Show; Socrates Sculpture Park

It’s harder to justify indoor art peeping once the weather is nice, and now you can do all your art-perusin’ outside at this sculpture garden.

Flume; Terminal 5

Are we running out of band names? Yes. But this shouldn't stop you from seeing this DJ do his thing.

Debut novelists Mira Jacob, Courtney Muam, Ted Thompson and Tiphanie Yanique; Bryant Park Reading Room

Four first-time novelists share writing advice and what they learned through the publishing process.

Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival ; Brooklyn Place Plaza (Thru Jul 17)

Blues is many things! This year’s get-down goes a long way to honor the genre that spawned it, while pushing its well-worn boundaries. 

Erin Markey: It's a Girl; Joe's Pub

She's known to sing comedic tunes about leotards, hurricanes and Bible-belt Christians. So you know, the classics.

Here and Elsewhereopening day at New Museum of Contemporary Art

With the reverberations of the Arab Spring still in the air, it may be the perfect time for this survey of contemporary artists from the Arab world, the first of its kind in New York.

Thur July 17 

SyFy Movies with a View: Sharknado; Brooklyn Bridge Park

Let's just say if you played a drinking game that involved taking a shot every time you spotted a supersized shark flailing it's gigantic, fishy body onto a vehicle, you'd end this movie pretty wasted.

H&M is opening its biggest U.S. store on Fifth Ave at 48th St

Can the affordable clothing behemoth H&M can be bigger? Yes, it's possible. And it's happening! We, for one, welcome our new H&M overlords.

Queen plus Adam Lambert; Madison Square Garden

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? The guylinered American Idol runner-up has come a long way. He’ll be paying tribute to the late, great Freddie Mercury as lead vocalist for the iconic classic rock band.

Seeger Fest opening day at Various Venues

Come celebrate the life of folk-singing icon Pete Seeger at this five-day fest, produced by Pete and Toshi Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson.

Broadway in Bryant Park 2014

The July 17 edition includes scheduled performances by the casts of Pippin, Chicago, Les Misérables, Atomic and iLuminate.

The Miracle Mix; Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

Improv is like hip-hop's goofy brother, and at this event hosted by former Chappelle's Show DJ Cipha Sounds, you'll get a look at just how close the hip-hop/improv connection really is.

Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Gravity; Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Here’s your chance to catch the film so epic that many (including us at Time Out) say only a big screen does it justice.

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