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7/18/11
NYC-ARTS.org Top Picks, Week of July 18, 2011
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Death Takes a Holiday
Roundabout Theatre Company
THIRTEEN membercard pick: $10 off day-of-performance tickets
Opens July 21

Based on the eponymous play, this world premiere musical is a chance to see a cast of Broadway performers in an intimate Off-Broadway theater. Just after World War I, the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young prince. When he falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death. With Matt Cavenaugh, Alexandra Socha and Max von Essen.

Brownsville Bred - Photo: Ron Marotta

Brownsville Bred
59E59 Theaters
Thurs, July 14–Sun, July 31

A true and inspiring journey out of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Set in the 1980s it follows a Latino family you’ll love to laugh with, have to cry with and need to root for. The extraordinary Elaine Del Valle will win your heart with her powerful story.

Christopher Baker: Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise
Museum of the Moving Image
Started Mon, July 18

The artist stitches more than 5,000 video diaries gathered from MySpace, YouTube and Facebook into a massive, panoramic crowd of individual talking heads. It is simultaneously a critical look at the growing cacophony of participatory media and an optimistic meditation on its democratizing potential.

Courtesy of the Seaside Summer Concert Series

An Evening with The Monkees / Guest MC Jay Black
Seaside Summer Concert Series
Thurs, July 21

Formed in 1966, the Monkees were one of the original “boy bands”—a made-for-TV pop group that appealed to teenie boppers and didn’t offend their parents. The Monkees’ hit songs include “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer.” The free, Brooklyn-based Seaside Summer Concert Series and Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series both began last week.

Milk Not Jails Ice Cream Social Photo: Sam Wilson

HOT! Festival

Dixon Place
Fri, June 24–Sat, Aug 6

The 20th Annual Dixon Place HOT! Festival is a pioneering festival of queer performance and culture. The festival brings the best in LBGTQ performance, dance and literature to Dixon Place’s 120-seat mainstage theater and the intimate Lounge. Events this week include Drag Show Video Vérité V (Sat) and Milk Not Jails Ice Cream Social (Sun).

New Museum Block Party 2011
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Sat, July 23

Join the New Museum for art activities and performances in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Engage in interactive educator- and artist-led projects. All Block Party guests will receive complementary admission to the New Museum on the day of the event. Two days earlier, on Thursday, July 21, the New Museum welcomes the re-formed industrial noise-rock band Gray, a heavy hitter in New York’s No Wave scene in the 1980s, minus a founding member, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.