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Art Show w/Open Bar, Dance Parties, etc.

If neither of the crazy dance parties I posted appeal to you and you’re not excited by naked girls reading banned books, I have one more exciting event to throw at you for tonight; Webster Hall is hosting a much artier event than their standard fare- “The Art Of Fashion,” Photography & Illustration Exhibition & Designer Runway Show. Enjoy the open bar while checking out sketches by Cojo, created as part of his Sketch365 Project.

Sketch365 Project

Sketch365 Project

Saturday night the party is starting early at Arlene’s Grocery where Detox Retox, fresh from a string of exciting concerts including a piece of the action at Warped Tour, are playing at 8pm sharp.

Detox Retox

Detox Retox

After the show the band is likely to mosey over to Pianos for the Mile High Dance Party; you should follow their lead and dance the night away with the backdrop of Valujet Visuals fabulous images. Here are a couple shots of the action last week:

DJ Samuel Walker aka Hotline

DJ Samuel Walker aka Hotline

VJ Valujet Visuals

VJ Valujet Visuals

Furthermore, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, or checking the sidebar for my tweets, you already know that this weekend you can fill your apartment with Vintage Posters and that on Sunday Orchard Street will be an orchard! Have a great weekend and stay tuned for additions!

Trapeze Artists, Hobbits and much more!

I’ve already mentioned that you can judge the new Met for yourself this weekend, and be part of history at the 10 year anniversary party of NonsenseNYC; and of course you can peek behind closed doors at all sorts of venues during Open House New York. In addition to all that madness there are many more events to consider.

This weekend you have two opportunities to see The Lord of the Rings as you’ve never seen it before:

Howard Shore’s Original Academy Award®-winning score performed live to the epic motion picture by the 21st Century Orchestra, The Collegiate Chorale and Brooklyn Youth Chorus conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Can you imagine that incredible score performed live while the movie is screened on an enormous screen? If not buy your tickets now and experience it in person.

Lord of the Rings at Radio City Music Hall

Lord of the Rings at Radio City Music Hall

For those of you who read my review of The Golden Pasties and have been lusting for burlesque ever since, the show to go to this weekend is Killer Queen Burlesque at Joe’s Pub.

Burlesque stars Anita Cookie and Clams Casino and emcee Neil O’Fortune, the minds behind The Costello Show: A Burlesque Tribute to the Other Elvis, KISS THIS: Burlesque Rock City and more, return to the Joe’s Pub stage with Killer Queen Burlesque!  A burlesque tribute to the music of Queen, Killer Queen Burlesque made it’s debut in early 2008 and has been their most-requested show ever since.  Now it returns with an all new, all-star cast: a night of funny, campy, sexy performances combining striptease with live music and comedy, all unified by Queen’s unstoppable lineup of beloved hits.

I’ve already mentioned the crazy vertical 3-ring circus happening at The Trapeze School of New York this weekend; here’s a trailer to give you a taste:

At the Brooklyn Skillshare this weekend you can learn such useful skills as butter making and how to infuse your own vodka. There is also a free lunch involved; I can only imagine the water-cooler talk potential (so, what did you do this weekend? I learned to make butter!).

The Mile High Dance Party is back for a second week at Pianos; I had a blast last week and I would highly recommend swinging by after other goings on Saturday night. Check out their awesome flyer for this week:

mile high

Get into the Halloween spirit early this October with a trip to Greenwood Cemetery, for extra spookiness check out Angels and Accordions– a very ummm… unique site specific work you have to see to believe.

Finally, quick heads up for next week, in celebration of the release of Where the Wild Things Are, there are a range of events happening in the city; it’s billed as Wild Things Week and it’s going to be (ahem) wild!

That’s all for the moment; have a great weekend and be sure to follow The Big Red Apple on Twitter for the latest news!

Performance and Food and Food Performance

There are quite a range of performances taking place in the Big Apple this weekend. The aforementioned Burlesque Festival is one excellent example (I have my tickets to the Golden Pasties; do you have yours?) and Prelude is sure to be full of surprises as well.

Tomorrow night at The Knitting Factory Girl in a Coma will be putting on their usual high energy performance! Are they hot or what?

Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma

Saturday night at Pianos you can join the Mile High club, well, sort of, you can check out the awesome VJ stylings by Valujet Visuals and dance the night away at the best new dance party in town.

mile high

It might not be exactly a performance act but NY Pickle Day is certain be entertaining (and delicious). Check out this video of last year’s festivities:

Wow. Now I’m hungry. Speaking of hungry, Bar Celona will be opening in Wburg this weekend; Daily Candy says

Former glue factory turned noir tapas lounge dishes braised oxtail, herb- and goat cheese-stuffed piquillo peppers, and crispy codfish bombas with orange garlic marmalade. Gazpacho- and paella-flavored artisanal cocktails from madmen mixologists The Tippling Bros. are worth the trek.

Of course if you’re REALLY hungry you simply must head out to the Lamb Takedown, brought to you by the creators of the Chili Takedown and certain to, umm… take you down.


Sunday night if you feel up to a splurge get tickets to the best tasting event of the fall- The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Preview Gala at New York Public Library’s Astor Hall:

Some of the world’s greatest bartenders will be mixing New York’s most iconic hometown drinks, with jazz greats Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks providing the soundtrack for the appropriate activities (fancy attire and dancing–in addition to lots of drinking–will be encouraged).

One advance notice: I’m also excited about the first-ever Vertical Three Ring Circus at the Trapeze School of New York. You may recall my foray into the aerial arts last spring took place at TSNY. This performance will feature “the aerial performances of Suspended Cirque and Una Mimnaugh, the flying trapeze team from TSNY, and unicycle, juggling and trampoline acts.”

Stay tuned for additions and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter or keep track of the tweets in the sidebar for all the latest news (if you’ve been following you’ll know all about the Ultimate Pole Dancing Championships…)!

June 26-28 Additions

Ladies and gentlemen! Important news! Yours truly has been laid off from her day-job, meaning I will have more time for you (and NYC)! There are likely to be changes and expansions to TheBigRedApple; I will keep you apprised!

As for this weekend, I have additions to my previous spread of fantabulousness… 

First of all, my friend W, aka Valujet Visuals, is VJ-ing at Aces Lounge (above Aces and Eights); SRP Studios will be hosting this private bash– don’t miss out on great music, visuals and booze!

This weekend is also GAY PRIDE! Pull out everything rainbow you own and celebrate sexual diversity in the most diverse city in the world; don’t forget to add some glitter in honor of the dear departed Michael Jackson.

Saturday night is the Stonewall 40th Anniversary Commemorative Concert and the Love Ball; these will be the most star studded events of the weekend so be sure to look your best.

love ball

Of course the biggest event is the Pride March on Sunday:

This year’s Pride March will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday June 28th. Step-off for the nearly 300 groups and 500,000 participants will take place on 52nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The March then follows the Lavender Line to its conclusion at the intersection of Christopher Street and Greenwich Street. Longer than St. Patrick’s green line by many blocks, the Line is an identifying symbol of New York City’s Pride March and will mark all four miles of the March’s route. The route moves south on Fifth Avenue and turns right (west) on 8th Street and proceeds to the top of Christopher Street by the Jefferson Market Library. From here, the March will pass down Stonewall Place and the Stonewall Inn, site of the riots in June of 1969.

If you need to spend some time indoors this weekend I recommend checking out the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim:

[The] exhibition brings together sixty-four projects designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, including privately commissioned residences, civic and government buildings, religious and performance spaces, as well as unrealized urban mega-structures. Presented on the spiral ramps of Wright’s museum through a range of mediums—including more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, as well as newly commissioned models and digital animations—Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward illuminates Wright’s pioneering concepts of space and reveals the architect’s continuing relevance to contemporary design.

Alright, that’s it for the moment, stay tuned for more additions and have a fantastic weekend!