Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Friday, July 8th- Saturday, July 9th- Tonight, head to the Altman building on 18th Street for Get Real NY’s Belgian Festival NYC. Sip all you can from over 100 Belgian beers and taste food from Petite Abeille, Luke’s Lobster, Café d’Alsace and many more. They’ll have oysters, live music, tasting seminars, meet and greets and so much more. Tickets remain, but not for long. Make sure you jump on them now. The value is phenomenal and we’ll be there with full coverage from tonight’s festivities! (Get Real NY’s Belgian Festival)
Sunday, July 10th- From 12-5pm on Sunday, check out 60th Street at Lexington Avenue as Manhattan celebrates Bastille Day. The outdoor street fair will offer a ton of French themed booths serving food, information booths of travel and tourism, shopping and more. Add Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more to the Bastille Day celebration as well. (Bastille Day)
Friday, July 8th- The Beacon Theatre gets a little bit outside it’s comfort zone tonight for some good ole fashioned muay thai fighting as they present “Battle at the Beacon.” Full contact fights showcasing representatives from the top sixteen New York area gyms. Tickets start at just $35 and with MMA not yet sanctioned by New York state, this is as close as you’ll get in Manhattan! (Battle at the Beacon)
Friday, July 8th- Sunday, July 10- You may have heard that a certain shortstop is close to 3,000 hits. As of press, Derek Jeter sits just 2 hits from 3,000 with 3 upcoming home games remaining before the All Star Break against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets might be going for a small fortune, but give the Yankees site a try and see history in person.(Yankees Tickets)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, July 8th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out some releases coming out today- If you haven’t read our review of “Zookeeper” (PG), what’s wrong with you? Kevin James and Rosario Dawson star in a quasi-romantic comedy, built for kids, about a Zookeeper that can converse with animals. Also, “Horrible Bosses” (R), with a big time cast- Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman- about disgruntled workers aiming to kill each other’s bosses. Looks funny. Is it? Let us know. Don’t blame us if you hate them both.
Friday, July 8th- Head across the river to Newark’s Prudential Center tonight. The Rock hosts the reformed Soundgarden with all 4 original members with support from Coheed and Cambria in the band’s only area performance. The path ride is fast and the show will be awesome as Chris Cornell and company rumble through Soundgarden’s many hits. (Soundgarden Tickets)
Friday, July 8th- Saturday, July 9th- With the pending return of HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” this weekend, trek it on over to Caroline’s and catch Jeff Garlin’s standup act. He’s got two shows each night, so you’ve got plenty of chances to see the funny fat man do his thing. (Jeff Garlin Tickets)
Friday, July 8th- The smash hit 80’s rock show “Rock of Ages” will be kicking off Summer Fridays at the Village Pourhouse on Restaurant Row. The bar will be transformed into a Bourbon Room for the evening, complete with 80s music and appearances from the Rock of Ages cast. The 2 for 1 drinks specials include:Rocktinis, Wine Coolers, Lonny’s Hard Lemonade and Stacee Jaxx and Coke. The best dressed person decked out in 80’s gear will win a prize pack. (Summer Fridays at the Pourhouse)
Friday, July 8th – Saturday, July 9th- Club it up all weekend long. Tonight, Greenhouse plays host to Serge Devant with a live drummer and saxophone set. Tomorrow, Danny Tenaglia returns to the Pacha booth for a very special Saturday night set. The legend of New York will fire his usual rocket of past, present and future house, techno, trance, and everything else. Explosive results are guaranteed. Dancing included. Blowouts optional.
Friday, July 8th- Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to a free, public screening of the 1980′s classic “The Goonies.” Watch as this motley crew of kids featuring a young Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin, put their friendship to the test as they embark on a thrilling adventure to discover the secrets of One-Eyed Willie’s treasure. Seating at the screening will be on a first-come, first-served basis at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. (The Goonies at The Intrepid)
Sunday, July 10th- Brooklyn’s McCarren Park hosts a Red Bull Creation Challenge. Witness top teams of inventors to create the future. All competitors will be given a theme and 72 hours to build something useful, imaginative, and inspiring. Witness the remarkable results in a fun and interesting afternoon. (Red Bull Creation)
- Jane Van Arsdale & Alan Smithee