Juggling Prodigies and other Excitement

If you haven’t made plans yet for tonight I have a last minute tip- the next generation of variety performers are showing off on the seashore, at Coney Island that is! Sideshows on the Seashore and the Bindlestiff Circus are presenting Cavalcade of Youth:

A special showcase for young variety performers, ranging from amateurs to world-class professionals. Juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats and a host of other moppets and mummers present a full show of vernal vaudeville. Acts range from debuting amateurs to world-class champion performers — all under the age of 21.

On Tuesday at the Joyce Theater a new season of dance is opening with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s new production Orbo Novo. Check out this preview video:

Orbo Novo (excerpts) from Caleb Custer on Vimeo.

This week is also Rioja Restaurant Week:

You already know how well Rioja wines sync with traditional Spanish food, and now you can see how effortlessly they pair with all types of cuisines, including Asian fare (Kittichai and Indochine), seafood (Mermaid Inn and Flex Mussels) and new world Latin (Yerba Buena Perry and Toloache), to name a few. Dozens of top NYC restaurants will flaunt Rioja’s food-friendliness with prix-fixe menus crafted especially for its wines ($25 or $50, including a glass of Rioja wine; click here to see what each restaurant is offering).

Finally, if you’ve been considering seeing Jude Law play a whimpy Hamlet, I have a deal for you. Click HERE and use the code HMTC1014 for tickets as low as $79.

Have a good start to the week, stay dry, and follow me on twitter for the latest updates!