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Danse Macabre

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

A contemporary tribute to Grand Guginol, a horror-theater that used to operate in Paris, "Danse Macabre" follows the traditional program of horror plays paired with humorous skits and musical vaudevilles. In essence, it provides a modern fusion of theater and dance while acting as an homage to Victoriana.

Down the Garage

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 9:00 pm

"Down the Garage" is an experiment in the art of distraction. It can be argued that we distract ourselves with a multitude of things, so much that we become so physically and mentally exhausted that our purpose and true nature get lost in the shuffle. The play explores the act ...

Sophie’s Sweet 16

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 2:00 pm

"Sophie's Sweet 16" is a story of a woman who dies and comes back to revisit her final moments in order to find peace.

Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 pm

It is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be shown by paronomasia within the conversation, by metatheatre, by the interaction among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings ...

Wilde Tales

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 9:00 pm

"Wilde Tales" was first published in 1888 and described by Oscar Wilde as "not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty." Charming, deeply personal stories of statues and swallows, nightingales and lovers, mermaids and witches from this volume come to life in three unique adaptations by Kevin ...

Electric Zoo

Randall's Island Park

Manhattan Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 12:00 am

The fifth season of Made Event's Electric Zoo brings together electronic dance music's leading lights and superstars-in-the-making over Labor Day weekend.

Back to School Jam

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 11:00 am

Kids starting school again (or for the first time!) can celebrate the occasion with stoop games like hula-hoop, chalk art, bubbles, crafts, storytime and snacks, while parents pick up some healthy tips on how to start the year off right. Stick around for a dance party headed by teen DJ ...

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Manhattan Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 8:00 pm

Every summer, New Yorkers get a taste of what happens when opera meets technology at The Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival. The Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival 2013 projects encore screenings of the Met’s Peabody, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning show Live in HD, which is a series of live opera performances ...

New York City Unicycle Festival 2013

Governors Island

Manhattan Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 3:00 pm

NYC‘s Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City on Labor Day weekend. Last year‘s festival brought over 300 riders to the Big Apple and hundreds of people tried to ride a unicycle. Even more one wheeling is expected at this year‘s event.

Design a Bus

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Aug 31, 2013, 1:30 pm

Use spinning wheels and fun art parts to make your own bus that moves. For ages 3+

Rocks Off and LPR present The Dwarves and The Queers! Together at Last!

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Sat, Aug 31, 2013, 7:00 pm

Rocks Off and LPR present The Dwarves and The Queers, together at last.

Flambeaux, a Caribbean Musical

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Adapted from "Light the Flambeaux," the play is a powerful drama that moves effortlessly between the front porch drama of human relationships to broader considerations of patriarchal colonialism in the 19th Century Caribbean. Set in a gritty settlement called Homer Yard, the gripping events unfold during a time of great ...