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July 29 + 30 Additions!

What is happening with the weather?! I just had lunch in Midtown with P and got soaked walking back to the train- blech! Well, luckily there are some inside activities to add to the spread for today and tomorrow. First, tonight there are three (indoor) concerts worth checking out:

Dallin Applebaum is playing at Rockwood Music Hall; her sultry tunes haven’t been heard live in ages so don’t miss your chance!

You can see The French Exit up close and personal at Local 269– a bar that usually doesn’t host live shows. Their sound will be easier to appreciate in a more intimate venue so check them out here while you can!
The French Exit – “To Term” – at Goodbye Blue Monday 6/21/09

Finally, for those of you who still haven’t made it out to see my favorite hot girl group Heliotropes, you have another chance tonight- they’ll be playing at Death by Audio!



If you want something a bit more unusual to help you forget all the rain head over to the Daniel Reich Gallery for the latest work from the men who brought you American Dick; Scott and Tyson Reeder are keeping the nature of their latest collaboration secret until tonight- be there to be the first to be surprised/shocked/etc.

American Dick by Scott Reeder

American Dick by Scott Reeder

If you’re willing to run from one boutique to another there will be exciting deals all through Brooklyn today and tomorrow; Brooklyn Boutique Fashion Nights will feature discounts, refreshments and special events (try to convince your boyfriend that it’s worth it for the free eats!).

Stay dry and stay tuned for my weekend post!

June 16-18 What to do?

I am terribly sorry to have neglected you for so long! There are a number of exciting events in the next few days I want to pass along.

I have always been an advocate of NYC tap water but tonight an advocate with much more credibility will be speaking about our H2O:

Scott Chesman PhD will speak about the construction of City Water Tunnel No. 3 and the Moshulu Tunnel, which brings Croton water into the new filtering plant being built under Van Cortland Park; he has worked on both.

The lecture will be held at the Community Center at St. Jeans Baptiste at 7pm.

On Wednesday The Lance Drummonds Experience will be exploding on S.O.B.’s stage in the E. Village. His compositions have been called soulful and ambitious; he certainly looks soulful to me…

Lance Drummonds

Lance Drummonds

Also on Wednesday you can be among the first to discover the new band The French Exit when they play at The Local 269. They’re already getting good buzz so get out to see them while you can still get close enough to introduce yourself!

Wednesday is also a big night for the Mixer Reading and Music Series; the line-up includes Chuck Klosterman, the New York Times bestselling author of ‘Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.’  He will be reading alongside Rivka Galchen and Nick Flynn; the musical talent will be Datus. I love the combination of book readings and musical performances, especially in the context of a great little venue like Cakeshop– you can have your fiction and your vegan cupcake too!

On Thursday Discovery is playing at Public Assembly. I’ve mentioned them to you before; K and I fell in love with the singer New Year’s Eve at the Cameo Art Gallery. She’s quite the fireball so it’s sure to be a high energy show!

Also on Thursday the Raspberry Brothers are having a special early show; they’ll be blasting Garden State out of the water at 10pm at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas!


If you enjoyed the Media That Matters Film Festival, which I directed your attention to earlier this week, you should check out one of the films showing in the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival, now in its 20th year, is presented by the Lincoln Center Film Society. Check out this trailer of one of the films, ‘Good Fortune,’ which explores how international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa can sometimes cause the opposite effect:

I’ll be back with all sorts of fun for this weekend!