Volume 79, Number 4 | July 1 - 7, 2009
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Cupcake Kids
July Cooking CampEach day will focus on a different cuisine-Italian, Mexican, Asian, Mediterranean, and American. The child will learn about the region, the foods and cooking techniques. Students will learn about choosing ingredients, menu planning, basic knife skills, and how to work safely in the kitchen. $550 for the 5-day session. Open for children 8-13 years old. Monday to Friday- the week of July 6th. 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. 275 West 12th Street. 646-789-5554 cupcakekids.com.

Kids at Work
NYC-Sun SessionsSun Sessions are fun and high-energy music and movement classes for children ages 0-4. Two teachers, including a live guitarist, will greet your children on our colorful 30-foot parachute under a large shady tree for 45 minutes of music. Drop-in:  $25 per class, 4 - 7 classes:  $20 per class, 8 or more classes:  $18 per class. Regular classes run through August 13. Riverside Park, Hudson River Park and Washington Square Park. 347-933-8293 kidsatworknyc.com.

The Bully
This musical was created specifically for children ages 4-10. The storyline follows a nerd and a bully, both picked on as the “new kids” in a new school. $25. Opens July 6. Through August 2. Saturdays at 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. Sundays at 11 A.M. For tickets call 212-579-0528 or go online to vitaltheatre.org. Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street.


Avedon-A collection of fashion photographs
Shown in memory of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Comfort, this exhibition is an extraordinary tribute to the best in fashion photography. Through August 28. Stanley & Wise Gallery, 560 Broadway. 212-966-6223 stanleywise.com.

Basically Human
Students from the School of Visual Arts and the American University of Dubai explore cultural and individual identity. July 6-21. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23 Street 212.592.2145 schoolofvisualarts.edu.

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
(America at the turn of the century) by Leo FitzpatrickThe deterioration of America at the turn of the century is documented by this extraordinary exhibition. The artist traveled across the country 8 times to complete his documentation of landscapes, street corners and aging architecture. Through July 4th. Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave. (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F) 212-777-7988 or fusegallerynyc.com.

Am I by Will Lemon
Presenting conceptual modern mysticism through icons, symbols and objects, the artist treats art as an alchemical device. July 11 through August 8. Opening reception July 11, 7-10 P.M- free and open to the public. Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave. (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F) 212-777-7988 or fusegallerynyc.com.

Singing Her To
Sleep The exhibition will present new art by Jack Long- monumental castles built from flowers and other creations of the artist’s imagination. Through July 15. Giant Robot New York, 437 E. 9th Street (between Ave A and 1st Ave) 212-674-GRNY grny.net.

Claire Sherman, Maria E. Piñeres at DCKT Contemporary
Two solo exhibitions: new paintings by Claire Sherman and new needlepoint works by Maria E. Pineres. Through August 22. DCKT Contemporary, 195 Bowery. 212.741.9955 dcktcontemporary.com.

Mid-19th Century Underwear
Take a peek at rarely seen ‘unmentionables’ of the 1850s and 60s, including a lady’s chemise, corset, drawers, stockings, and cage crinoline. $8 General, $5 Students & Over 65. Exhibition opens July 9th. Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street. merchantshouse.com.

The Global
Polis-Interactive InfrastructuresAre you interested in how today’s giant cities came into existence? This exhibition is for you. It addresses the ideas of architecture, planning and design. Entrance to the Galleries is free. Through August 29. Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm, Saturday, 11am to 5pm. AIA The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place(between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts), 212-683-0023 cfa.aiany.org.


Tamur Lenk
In this play, a group of occultists attempts to channel the spirit of Tamburlaine, the great Turkish warrior “Tamur Lenk” $12. Through July 12. Thursday-Saturday 8 P.M. Sunday 3 P.M. Theater For The New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) 212-254-1109 theaterforthenewcity.net/tamur.

The longest running off-off Broadway show in NYC history-now in its 35th year. The plots centers around 5 people waiting in line…The line of life.$20 (seniors and students with ID: $15.00) Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30pm.13th Street Repertory Company 50 W 13 St 212-675-6677, 13thstreetrep.org.

Things of Dry Hours
Set in Depression-era Alabama, the play tells the story of an African American out-of-work Sunday school teacher and member of the Communist Party, who life gets turned upside down when he takes in a mysterious white factory worker on the run. $65. CheapTix Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm; tickets are available in advance and must be purchased in person.) Student tickets, $20.00. New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street www.nytw.org 212-780-9037.

Comic Book Club
Weekly comic book talk show featuring the best comedians in New York talking shop with industry professionals from all corners of the comic book world. $5, July 7. 8 P.M. People’s Improv Theater, 154 W 29th St. 212-563-7488 thepit-nyc.com.

Radio Happy Hour with Michael Showalter
An interactive, live variety show featuring your favorite guest stars from film and music. Hosted by Sam Osterhout, the show engages its guests in a wildly conversations, interviews, performances, and trivia. Adv $5, day $8. July 11, doors 1.30 P.M. Shows begins at 2 P.M. Minimum age 18. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street. lepoissonrouge.com.


Beautiful Small Machines with Red Wire Black Wire
An electro-pop duo with a sprinkle of the 70s and 80s musical flavor in concert at Le Poisson Rouge. $8 adv, $10 day. July 14, 10 P.M. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, lepoissonrouge.com.

Sunday Brunch at the Blue Note Jazz Club
Enjoy a jazz performance and a Sunday brunch at the same time. $24.50 includes brunch, the show and a drink. Sundays, 12.30 and 2:30P.M, The Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 E. 3rd St 212-475-8592 bluenote.net/newyork.

Music on the Oval
This unique outdoor summer concert series will bring the sweet sounds of rock, funk, reggae, and soul to the famed Stuyvesant Town Oval every Wednesday night from through July 15. Free. 7 P.M. pre-show 6 P.M. The Stuyvesant Town Oval- between 16th and 18th Streets and Avenues A & B (the entrance is off First Avenue and 16th Street) 212-598-5296 stuytown.com.

Madou Sidiki Diabate
A lunchtime performance of an artist highly respected for his command of the traditional kora repertoire, combining jazz sensibilities and foreign influences with the Malian sound. Free. July 8. 12.30-1.30 P.M. Zucotti Park – formerly the Liberty Plaza Park (Broadway and Liberty St) artsworldfinancialcenter.com.

Late Night Groove Series at the Blue Note
Every Friday & Saturday Nights - 12:30 A.M. July 4: Revive Da Live Presents: THE CYPHER, July 10: Deborah Davis, July 11: Scotty Barnhart Quintet. The Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 E. 3rd St 212-475-8592 bluenote.net/newyork.


Like2Laugh’s Sunday
Soiree Comics new to the scene are given the opportunity to showcase their talent. Free. Every Sunday, 7 P.M. Botanica, 47 E Houston St. 212-343-7251.

Rob Plath and Tony O’Neill- A Night of Anarchy
It’s a night dedicated to two authors, whose own lives have influenced their writings. July 8, 7-9 P.M. KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, 212-505-3360 kgbbar.com.

Free Hearing Screenings at the League for the Hard of Hearing
Every Wed. from 12-2 P.M. and every Thurs. from 4-6 P.M. Call or email to schedule an appointment. LEAGUE FOR THE HARD OF HEARING, 50 Broadway, 6th Fl. 917-305-7766, appointments@llh.org.

Adult Dodgeball
This recreational event takes place every Monday, 7 P.M. Registration may be required. Phone: (212) 242-5228, Phone 2: (212) 242-5418. Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson Street @ 7th Avenue South. nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters.

Cine-Brunch-The Bicycle Thief ( Vittorio De Sica)
The Poisson Rouge puts a new spin on a free afternoon screening of cinema classics. Kicking off the series is The Bicycle Thief. Free. July 5. Doors open 12.30 P.M. Show starts 1 P.M. Minimum age 18+. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, lepoissonrouge.com.

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