The Public Theater and Klong

Catch an indie play then make your way to a sleek Thai eatery.


Klong Photograph: Shani Bar-On

1 Show

Fed-up liberals, economic malaise and a government run by out-of-touch jackasses—sound all too familiar? See these au courant themes play out in 18th-century France via The Civilians’ Paris Commune, the latest musical featured in indie-works series the Public Lab. Since tickets are a mere $10 a pop, you can escort a potential flame and not feel remorseful if you want to guillotine them at the end of the night. The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St between Astor Pl and E 4th St (212-967-7555,

2 Dinner

Toast or obliterate those memories of singing Gallic peasants with a bottle of chilled sake ($16) at sleek Thai spot Klong—just two avenues away. Then nosh on beer-marinated pork chops ($20 for two) while discussing why the French have earned their own kiss. 7 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves (212-505-9955)

—Helen Yun

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