Every “Single” Weekend: Things to Do in NYC August 11th-12th
The Jacksons, Lyle Lovette, Eric Benet, Salt-N-Pepa, Kenny Latimore and more performing for free! American Beatbox Championship, Artist Showcase and brunch, comedy show, student art show, 31st Downtown Dance Festival… need I say more? This weekend is packed with amazing events. Check them out!
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Saturday August 12, 2012
What: Summer Streets continues. Run, Play, Walk, and Bike, at the 5th annual Summer Streets event. The streets are closed so you could enjoy a zip line, 20 ft rock climbing wall. Ride your bike and roller blades or rent some. There is also a free helmet giveaway, martial arts classes and more.
Where: From Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park
When: 7am – 1pm
For more information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml
What: Meet artist Sophia Domeville as she celebrates many achievements including her feature in Amour Creole Magazine and unveils some new pieces added to her ”Soliloquy of Chaos” complete with a Haitian Jazz brunch.
When: 12pm- 4pm
Where: La Caye Restaurant, 35 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/268539703259095/
What: Lyle Lovett performs with Aoife O’Donovan for the last Celebrate Brooklyn concert of the summer. Enjoy a mixture of country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop.
Where: Prospect Park Band shell
When: Gates open at 6:30pm
Cost: $3 suggested donation
For more information: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/lyle-lovett-and-his-acoustic-group-aoife-o-donovan
What: The Summer Seaside Concert Series brings you the Jackson’s Reunion Tour! Yes the Jackson’s as in Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine.
Where: Coney Island, West 21 st at Surf Avenue
For more information: http://www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html
What: The “If You Build It” Comedy show brings you some of the best up and coming comedians who have been featured on MTV, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, and more. This show features Victor Varnado, Pat Dixon, Barry Rothbart, Joe Machi, Phoebe Robinson and Ben Kissel hosted by Kara Klenk and Nick Turner.
Where: 153 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10009
For more information:http://east.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/2835
Sunday August 12, 2012
What: Eric Benet, Salt-N-Pepa, Kenny Latimore, and more perform at the Annual R&B Fest brought to you by Summerstage, and WBLS
When: Doors open at 2:30pm
Where: Central Park
For more information: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/eric-benet/
What: The Easy Sunday art show presented by Easy Life Art Brigade featuring the paintings, sculptures, mixed, and new media works of artists from Cooper Union, SVA, FIT, and more.
When: 4pm- 7pm
Where: Brecht Forum, 451 West Street
For more information: http://easylifeartbrigade.tumblr.com/upcoming-exhibition
What: This past week many found ways to celebrate the late and great Whitney Houston on her Birthday. Watch her in a screening of The Preacher’s Wife
Where: Habana Outpost
For more information: http://cafehabanablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/movienight_schedule1.jpg for location info: http://www.cafehabana.com/locations/location/habana-outpost
What: some of america’s top beatboxers, including the current champion, show-off their skills at the 3rd annual intergalactic open mic beatbox championship.
Where: Littlefield (Saturday), Le Poisson Rouge ( Sunday)
For more information: http://www.americanbeatboxchampionships.com/the-battle-vocal-begins/event-info/
What: 31st Downtown Dance Festival. From August 11th-18th, The DDF is New York City’s longest-running public dance festival featuring performances and dance styles from all around the world.
When: 1pm- 4pm
Where: Battery Park
For more information: http://www.batterydance.org/ddf_festival.htm
When I’m in a relationship at some point my weekends became “our” weekends. At some point when that guy decides he wants his weekends back or I’m between relationships my weekends become 48 hours of Netflix and take out on my beloved couch. So a while ago I started a website called Every “Single” Weekend (ESW) to make sure that I spent at least 24 hours (not cumulatively) doing anything other than sitting on my couch. Now I’m making it a section here on Say Waugh?! and I’m sharing some of the events I may be checking out this weekend and every weekend until I choose to be on my couch in a Netflix induced coma because there’s a fine guy to enjoy it with. Even if I do acquire a steady man friend “me time” is mandatory.
Every Friday lookout for a listing of some of the coolest events in NYC including events that keep you fit, fed, fantastically buzzed (shout out to my fellow winos), and fundamentally inspired. I’m a fan of day trips outside of the city, so if I happen to be going away for the weekend I’ll post some cool stuff that’s happening abroad too.