Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Shakespeare in Bryant Park, Aliens Coming, Epic Proportions, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Shakespeare in Bryant Park: The Tempest

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 01, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    When providence and sorcery land a treacherous brother and a king on an enchanted island, the exiled Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda get a second chance to reclaim their rightful status. In this production of Shakespeare's beloved farewell to the stage, righteous anger gives way to love and forgiveness. This free run of shows will be set in the famed Bryant Park, easily accessible via public transportation and located in the heart of ...

    Aliens Coming

    People’s Improv Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 - Mon, Sep 18, 2017

    This alien musical comedy chronicles the friendship of high school seniors Brandi Boudoir and Clementine Tweedy as they encounter the dividing forces of graduation. Their friendship is further strained by Brandi’s abduction by the nefarious Zooby Doober, a Flimp from the planet of Flimpton, and Clementine’s tryst with Zooby’s hapless assistant, Smib. Pitted against the Flimps and their plot to harvest the genitals of the entire human race, Clementine and Brandi battle to save both ...

    Black Gotham

    The Black Gotham Experience started in 2010 as a visual and physical intervention in the cityscape combining history and visual storytelling to bring New York’s Black heritage into public consciousness.

    Rosenberg & Co. Presents Tom John

    Rosenberg & Co.

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 26, 2017 - Sat, Sep 23, 2017

    Tom H. John is a polymath who applies his creativity to numerous fields, but is first and foremost a visual artist. Throughout his illustrious career in set design and production, the compulsion to produce fine art persisted.

    Brooklyn Theatre Club: Epic Proportions

    Muchmore’s

    Brooklyn

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017

    A cast of eight, alongside the audience, portrays the difficulties of filming a Biblical epic with a cast of thousands in Larry Coen and David Crane's comedy. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of brothers Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to work as extras in the Biblical epic film Exeunt Omnes, directed by the mysteriously reclusive D.W. Dewitt.

Brooklyn Theatre Club: Epic Proportions

brooklyn NY 11211

A cast of eight, alongside the audience, portrays the difficulties of filming a Biblical epic with a cast of thousands in Larry Coen and David Crane's comedy. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of brothers Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to work as extras ...

Aliens Coming

123 East 24th Street

new york N.Y. 10010

This alien musical comedy chronicles the friendship of high school seniors Brandi Boudoir and Clementine Tweedy as they encounter the dividing forces of graduation. Their friendship is further strained by Brandi’s abduction by the nefarious Zooby Doober, a Flimp from the planet of Flimpton, and Clementine’s tryst with Zooby’s hapless ...

Shakespeare in Bryant Park: The Tempest

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

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When providence and sorcery land a treacherous brother and a king on an enchanted island, the exiled Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda get a second chance to reclaim their rightful status. In this production of Shakespeare's beloved farewell to the stage, righteous anger gives way to love and forgiveness. ...