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August 27, 2014 - by CG News Desk

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THE BIG EVENT

 

The 2014 US Open is now underway, (through-9/8) where the world's greatest tennis players compete on New York's grandest stage, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

PLUS: Today through Sunday, (8/31) get on your dancing shoes for the New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival. The New York Renaissance Faire continues! Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine. 


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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

 

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is going on now at The Whitney Museum of American Art.

PLUS:  Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans at the New-York Historical Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans, with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks (Through Oct. 19); Submerged, A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit at The Intrepid, makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families; What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, is now at The Museum of The Moving Image, there are cartoon screenings, too!; Ai Weiwei: According to What? at Brooklyn Museum; The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Guggenheim Museum features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries.


COMEDY

Jessica Kirson performs at Gotham Comedy Club (8/29-30)

PLUS: Christian Finnegan, Joe List, Pete Davidson, Sean Donnelly, Damien Lemon and More at The Stand (8/27); Ted Alexandro, Christian Finnegan, Big Jay Oakerson, Adrienne Iapalucci, Aaron Berg, and More at The Stand (8/28); Rob Schneider performs at Caroline's (8/28-8/31);  


KIDS

Front Row Cinema presents a FREE screening of Frozen at South Street Seaport (8/27)

PLUS:  Rev up for the Mario Kart 8 Tournament at Nintendo World (8/30); Reading with the Stars- Captain Underpants at The Scholastic Store (8/30); Kid Around with Hot Peas n Butter at South Street Seaport (8/31); sign up to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square.


SIGHTSEEING

 

Giants fans, book a ticket aboard the NFL Season Kickoff Career Celebration of David Wilson with Circleline Downtown Cruise (8/29)


PLUS: Watson Adventures Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt in Washington Square Park (8/30); Yankee Stadium Tours is a must for baseball and Yankees fans!


NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

 

PLUS: Rebel Diaz at B.B. King Blues Club (8/27); Sing your heart out aboard a Karaoke Dinner Cruise with Spirit Cruises (8/29); Seaport Music Festival with Joanna Gruesome/ Big UPS (8/29) Motley Crue hits Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Friday night for their Final Tour (8/29); Larry Graham & Graham Central Station at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (8/29) Cirque Fridays at Highline Ballroom (8/29); Labor Day Caribbean Concert with Machel Montano & Friends at Resorts World Casino (8/30) Enjoy one of the last DJ sets of the summer at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (8/30); Enjoy a Salsa on the Hudson Cruise with Spirit Cruises (9/1); 


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

 

Get specially priced 2 for 1 tickets to Broadway shows via Broadway Week promotion (9/1-9/14) 

PLUS:  Coco Montoya at B.B. King Blues Club (9/2); Jeff Bridges & The Abiders at City Winery (9/2); Nick & Knight Record Release Party at Highline Ballroom (9/3); Bobby Lee at Gotham Comedy Club (9/4-9/6); The new exhibit, Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Other Mischievous Actions opens at Museo del Barrio (9/4)


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