Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beth Orton AND Marc Ribot Tonight - FREE!

Wow. Free summer concerts have officially arrived!!

Tonight, Beth Orton is playing for free tonight at Rockefeller Park. (7 pm, see River to River for more info!) I expect it will be crowded... A perfect night for free outdoor mellow singer-songwriter music!

AND, also close to Williamsburg, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Prostizos will be playing at StuyTown, (entrance at 16th St. and 1st Ave), ALSO free. Also performing will be La Cumbiaba eNeYe. Doors are at 6 pm, with a DJ set until the show starts at 7.

Too many choices...

And, when there is no free outdoor concert, or I feel like staying local in Williamsburg, there is always Zebulon, as well as Spike Hill , which has free music nightly as well! (Spike Hill features Jazz Night on Mondays, something I very much enjoyed this past Monday!)

Free shows here I come!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Night Fun

Ok, so I haven't been writing much because I haven't been drinking much. Nix that. I haven't been drinking at all for a week. Until yesterday, when I was obligated to enjoy both my sister's bridal shower and a good friend's birthday.

So, in the spirit of celebrations, here are some tantalizing options for tonight! And there is no intrinsic pressure to drink.

June 13 | 8 pm

Dirty Martini


Burlesque has evolved from the variety shows of the theaters of Victorian England whence came bawdy slapstick and comedy as dirty as the beer soaked floors. "Neo-burlesque" is much more dazzling: more spice, nakedness, and sheer glamour, although the pay rates are still Victorian. The Abrons will host the New York premiere of Gary Beeber's brilliant documentary Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque, an honest account of the outrageous life and career of Dirty Martini, one of the originators of New York's neo-burlesque scene. The movie's seductiveness comes from its sexy acts as well as its dark exploration of the performers' struggle to pay their bills, quest for stable love relationships, and inability to envision the future after burlesque.

The movie features some of the best that burlesque has to offer: Julie Atlas Muz, World Famous *BOB*, Jo Boobs, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Bunny Love, and Angie Pontani. These prolific figures of the neo-burlesque community will all share the stage for a one-night only performance after the screening, hosted by the inestimable MC Murray Hill. Think variety show with skin and glitter; stripping with tongue firmly in cheek. New York's burlesque is performance art, modern dance, and political satire, while its stars are joyful, bold, and witty cult figures.

This is at the Abron Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement. (466 Grand St, LES)

Also, the weekly outdoor dance party in Carroll Gardens, Sunday Best, is this afternoon. But it's SOLD OUT! Ok, people, I like this summer mindset, but damn.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lil Kim Pics - Irving Plaza Show

Here is Lil Kim in all her glory at Irving Plaza, her New York show on Thursday, June 3!

Saturday Night Picks!!

Damn. I am recovering from seeing Lil' Kim last night at Irving Plaza. Pics for that to come. She was amazing! You have to give female rappers due credit.

So tomorrow, night Saturday, June 5, I am planning either on seeing Yeasayer perform FREE at Governor's Island or on going to the Brooklyn Museum Target First Satuday.

Hmm. tough decision... Both feature free music, good crowds, dancing and good vibes... Too bad I can't be in two places (or more) at once!