Things to do this week in NYC Aug 22-Aug 29: MusicAugust 22, 2009 - by CG Directory Editor
Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.
Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The 43rd season of the Mostly Mozart Festival includes concerts, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, films, and lectures. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree will conduct ten concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the music of Mozart will be featured in 17 programs this summer, along with 14 by his beloved contemporary, Haydn, whose death 200 years ago will be highlighted during the Festival. The four-week Mostly Mozart Festival will also offer five premieres by composers John Adams and Alberto Grau; choreographer Mark Morris, and film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon. The Festival will feature debuts by nine artists—conductor Robin Ticciati makes his highly-anticipated US debut; pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin make their NY debuts; pianist Yevgeny Sudbin makes his NY orchestral debut; and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nicholas Angelich and Stefan Vladar, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, and acclaimed clarinetist Michael Collins make their Mostly Mozart debuts. The Festival will unfold at five venues on the Lincoln Center campus, including a return to the newly transformed and highly acclaimed Alice Tully Hall. Visit website for tickets and more information.
Grand Opening of Industry Mondays - Prime Nightclub
Come join us for the Grand Opening of Industry Mondays at Prime Nightclub with an all-white linen affair. Hosted by Ed Lover and music by DJ Kut, both of Power 105.1 with special invited celebrity guests. To get on the guest list call (914) 366-7328 or email [email protected] Ladies on the guest list are FREE before midnight!
Taylor Swift - Madison Square Garden
Taylor Swift brings her 2009 Fearless tour to Madison Square Garden with special guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana.
Summer Swing Series/Joe Battaglia - Edison Ballroom
Swing this summer with Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band on Saturday's through August. $45 after 9:45 PM includes dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and open bar. Earlier dinner seating available at 7:00, call for details or visit: http:/www.edisonballroom.com Tickets: telecharge.com
Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - O'Neals' Lincoln Center
Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Pickett. His performances are a combination of "stories behind the music" and a downright blow-the-roof-off-joint execution and technique as a guitarist. Zunno has truly earned his reputation as an outstanding live performer. His mix of soulful singing, guitar mastery and skillful songwriting have captivated and awed audiences for years. Paul Zunno's solo acoustic concert gives audiences an opportunity to see a world class talent in an intimate setting. - Pre-Fixe Menu, Full Menu and Drink Specials available - No Minimum - Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime more info www.zunno.com
The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong: 'In the Cause of Happiness' - Jazz at Lincoln Center
This exhibition features large-scale images of collages created by Armstrong from clips of photographs, news stories, postcards, letters, telegrams and other materials that Armstrong artfully affixed to the boxes of his vast private collection of audio tapes. Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm & 6-11pm; Mon., 6-11pm. Free.
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009 - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
An exhibition that examines the critical role the human figure has played in the Nation's art for the past 189 years. Transcending chronological, stylistic, and generational boundaries the exhibition will present 160 works drawn from the National Academy's important and wide ranging collection of American art, as well as an intriguing selection of works by contemporary artists who are carrying on the figurative tradition in new and adventurous ways.
Midsummer Night's Dream Midnight Cruise - Paddle Wheel Queen
LAST BOAT PARTY OF THE SUMMER- BUY TIX NOW! LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS Invites you to the "2ND ANNUAL MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MIDNIGHT CRUISE" SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2009 Aboard the Multi-Leveled PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN Docking from the SkyPort Marina 23rd Street & FDR Drive East Side of Manhattan Boarding at 11:45pm Sharp / Returning at 4am Arrive on Time – Don’t Miss The Boat! 3 Levels to Party! 1st Floor: URBAN LATINO RADIO & LA NUEVA FIESTA 98.5FM/96.9FM’s WORLD FAMOUS DJ E.M. & HEAVY HITTER DJ PRECISE Hip-Hop : Reggaeton : R&B : Reggae : House 2nd Floor: DJ ISH Salsa : Merengue : Bachata : Classics 3rd Floor: OUTDOORS LOUNGE Smoking Allowed SPECIAL VIP BIRTHDAY BASH FOR NENA OF LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS BLACKOUT PARTY GlowStix will be given away! All Tickets MUST Be Purchased In Advance TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON and are sold on a first come, first serve basis Everyone MUST have a Ticket to Board the Boat Copy & Paste the Link Below into your Browser to Purchase Tickets Online http://www.lowerdeckproductions.com To Purchase Tickets Via Cash, email [email protected] 21 & Over| ID a Must | STRICT Dress Code Jeans OK, in Good Taste Guys MUST Wear a Button Down Shirt No Hats, No Shorts, No Boots, No Athletic or Baggy Attire For Tickets or Info, Call: Lower Deck Productions: 646-210-8044 Email [email protected] Visit www.lowerdeckproductions.com VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #1 (Minimum of 12 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 1 Reserved Table * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email [email protected] for Birthday Package #1 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #2 (Minimum of 20 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 2 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Tickets for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email [email protected] for Birthday Package #2 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #3 (Minimum of 30 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * 1 Complimentary Ticket for your Guest * Complimentary Birthday Cake * Complimentary Appetizers for your Tables * 3 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Ticket for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email [email protected] for Birthday Package #3