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Midsummer Night Swing: Tango – Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango Meets Cristian Zárate

Damrosch Park

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

Lenardo Suarez Paz, descended from a long line of tangueros (his father was Piazzolla’s last violinist), and innovative pianist Zárate wowed Broadway together as part of Tango Argentino. In this long-awaited reunion, they find fresh ways to turn up the heat. Dance Instructor: Jorge Torres teaches Tango DJ: Ko Tanaka. ...

Word for Word: The National Lampoon with Ellin Stein, Sean Kelly and Chris Cerf

Bryant Park Reading Room

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 12:30 pm

Journalist Ellin Stein (author of That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream), an observer of The National Lampoon scene since the early 1970s, is joined by two former editors of the magazine Sean Kelly and Chris Cerf for a behind-the-scenes look ...

ANT Fest: Ludo’s Broken Bride: A Rock Opera

Ars Nova

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 7:00 pm

Time-travel, dinos, zombies and puppets. This rock opera has it all! Set to a score by the band Ludo, this is the epic adventure of one man’s time-traveling voyage from the Age of Dinosaurs to the Zombie Apocalypse, all to save his true love’s life.

River To River: 1959 with Terri Lyne Carrington, Valerie Simpson and Guests

Rockefeller Park

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 7:00 pm

Hear new arrangements of music from Miles Davis’s "Kind of Blue," John Coltrane’s "Giant Steps," Dave Brubeck’s "Time Out," Charles Mingus’s "Mingus Ah Um," plus music of Billie Holiday and Sidney Bechet, plus spoekn-word works from and reflecting the Beat generation’s influence.

Lunchapalooza Kids! Storytelling

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 11:30 am

Kids can enjoy stories told by professional performers. Flor Bromley tells “Cuentos de mi abuela”: Bilingual stories from my grandma to you! A collection of Flor's favorite stories from Peru and South America.

Lunchapalooza! Isle of Klezbos

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 12:30 pm

Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. This soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and retro tango, and genre-defying originals.

Great Books Discussion Series: Latin American Literature: Fuentes

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 2:00 pm

A discussion on Carlos Fuentes’s novel The Death of Artemio Cruz, which is considered to be a milestone in the Latin American literary movement.

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

This 20-piece band plays authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington among many others.

SummerStage: Tribute to Hector Lavoe

St. Mary's Park

bronx Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 7:00 pm

With the help of fantastic musicians and singers to be announced, SummerStage is proud to celebrate the talent of the one and only Hector Lavoe, the influential Puerto Rican salsa singer who has had a profound impact on salsa.

Conversations with People Who Create in Brooklyn – Design Craft

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic exhibition, "Created in Brooklyn". Learn how their dedication to their craft, shaped their careers and led them to extraordinary accomplishments.

SummerStage: “COMEDY CENTRAL Stars Under the Stars” hosted by Gabriel Iglesias, with Adam DeVine, John Mulaney, Jeff Ross, Amy Schumer

Central Park SummerStage

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 8:00 pm

In April 2013, “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” debuted on COMEDY CENTRAL. Adam DeVine is best known for his role in "Workaholics," and John Mulaney is a "Saturday Night Live" regular. Jeff Ross is the host of COMEDY CENTRAL’s weekly half-hour topical series “The Burn with Jeff Ross.“ Amy Schumer ...

Marina Abramovic with Sir Norman Rosenthal

92nd Street Y

Manhattan Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 8:00 pm

The groundbreaking artist, who has pushed performance art and her body into new and startling realms, joins 92nd Street Y days after the North American premiere of her collaboration with theater director Robert Wilson, "The Life and Death of Marina Abramović," in Toronto.