Saturday, August 21, 2010

End of Summer: Weekend+Onward!

Isn't it crazy that it's almost end of Summer?  Here are a few things from TimeOutNY and my other favorite blogs to check out through the end of the month, in our summer dresses and shorts, before it's time for Fall jackets!  I'm going to try to go to as many as possible: ).

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  • Thru Aug - Cranford Rose Garden - smell the roses and other late summer blooms like orchids and sunflowers! [BK Botanical Garden, $8 or FREE Sat 10a-12p and Tues]
  • Sat 8/21 - Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island - see my friend Josh's play, as a part of the Fringe Festival NYC (see my recent POST, a few more shows left!]
    • Don't miss it!
  • Sun 8/22
    •  10a-4pVolkswagen Traffic Jam - vintage VW car show (dune buggies and more!) [Governor's Island]
    • 11a-6p: Healthy Food and Green Festival - learn the Japanese healthy way! Try snacks (around $5 each) and hear discussions on different food topics [NY Japan Town, Madison Ave bet 43 and 45]
    • 2-9p: Blues BBQ Festival - jazz and BBQ, the best combo! I've missed it every year, but I'm determined to make it this year [Blues BBQ, Pier 54 @ W 14th St]
      • yes please!
  • Tues 8/24-Sat 8/28 - Central Park Conservatory Film Festival - see FREE "Iconic NY" movies! [CPC Film Fest, 8p (but get there early!), near Sheep Meadow]
    • Tues., Aug. 24: Fame
      Wed., Aug. 25: 
      The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
      Thurs., Aug. 26: 
      Saturday Night Fever
      Fri., Aug. 27: 
      King Kong
      Sat., Aug. 28: 
  • Tues 8/24 - The Story of Sushi - Hear Trevor Corson (Iron Chef America Judge) chat about how sushi got to where it is now.  No promise of a sampling, but you'll be full of new sushi knowledge! [Museum of the City of NY, 630p, $12 adults, $8 students.  Must RSVP]
  • Do ASAP - Berry Picking @ Patty's Berries and Bunches - Head out for a mini-day trip to Long Island for raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries!  Season is almost over, so get picking! [Patty's, 631-298-4679, $5/bunch]
  • Sat 8/28-Sun 8/29 - Pirates and Knights @ The Ren Faire - enough said? Break out your eye patch and take a walk on the high seas....with your local knights and queens, hehe [The Renaissance Faire, $20]
  • Until Sun 8/29
    • Shakespeare on the Run - yay! roaming Shakespeare, this year's play being "Much Ado About Nothing", which is great fun [NYClassical, Central Park (103rd + CPW), Thurs-Sun 7p]
      • Definitely going: )
    • Grand Central Dining Week - try the restaurants in Grand Central Terminal, on the cheap(er)! [GCT Dining Week]
  • Mon 8/30-9/12 - US OPEN Tennis!!  The best of tennis, only 30 min away from Manhattan.  Love-love it like it's my job (because it is haha) [US Open, check out website for sched and tix]
    • Let me know if you go, I'll meet up with you there!  

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Good Good Trouble On Bad Bad Island" by Josh Mikel!

The NY International Fringe Festival is back! Aug 13-29, 2010.

  • What is it? The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. 

I'm especially excited about this year because my awesome pal from GA Josh Mikel (in white, right) wrote a play that's in the festival (info and tix link below!), and I cannot wait to see it.  If it's anything like's going to be amazing: ).  Congrats, Josh!!

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Good Good Trouble On Bad Bad Island
Endstation Theatre Company Writer: Joshua Mikel Director: Chad Larabee
A bad, bad, Idol challenges good, good Rosa with a series of impossible tasks -- but what happens when she starts doing the impossible?! This wildly inventive adventure finds that sometimes family and good goodness can be found in the most unlikely of places.
1h 30m   National   Sweet Briar, VA
Comedy   FringeJR  
Staycation: Fantasy Island Excursion   Absurdly Surrealist Dream   VENUE #9: The Robert Moss Theater       Share/Bookmark    
Mon 16 @ 7  Wed 18 @ 4:30  Sat 21 @ 4:15  Mon 23 @ 1  Sat 28 @ 2