Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. Itâ€™s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that weâ€™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
Saturday, July 23rd â€“ It’s a grand opening when the Dekalb Market finally opens this Saturday! The market, which is housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers, will bring together Brooklynâ€™s creative entrepreneurs in a community setting that will include an incubator farm, food market, events and performance venue, and a collection of eateries and work-sell spaces. Get out there and show â€˜em some love! (DeKalb Market)
Sunday, July 24th â€“ The MoMa presents: Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects. “Talk to Me” focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, like interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Living here in NYC we have to deal with these objects on a daily basis- be it in the subway while purchasing a Metrocard, or standing at the ATM. The exhibit runs through November 7th. (MoMa Talk to Me)
Sunday, July 24th – Hudson Terrace will host the 10th Annual, Belgian National Day from 1pm until late! Sponsored by Duvel and La Petite Abeille, for just $25 bucks enjoy great weather, live music, and best of all, a Miss Belgium contest. Thereâ€™s also a raffle, auction, and music by ARNO and Soul of Anubis! Make sure to drop in and check out all the festivities. (Belgian National Day)
Friday, July 22nd- Sunday, July 24th- The Yankees try to get back on track this weekend, hosting the Athletics of Oakland in a three game set. The trade deadline is fast approaching. Will they add, will they subtract, will they remain in tact? See for yourself in the Bronx. (Yankees Tickets)
Sunday, July 24th- Canâ€™t catch the real thing? Catch the younger guys as the Staten Island Yankees play host to the Tri City ValleyCats on Sunday at 4pm. Youâ€™ll get home nice and early for a decent dinner, so come out to the ballgame and see the Yanks of tomorrow, today. Well, Sunday anyway. (Staten Island Yankees Tickets)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, July 23rd- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out some releases coming out today- â€œCaptain America: The First Avengerâ€ (PG) opens today in 3D. Chris Evans makes his debut as the experimental super soldier. Also, â€œFriends with Benefitsâ€ (R) starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake If you want to watch good looking people hooking up, here you go. If youâ€™re like me though, youâ€™ll catch Bill Maher on demand instead. Donâ€™t blame us if you hate them both.
Saturday, July 23rd- Sunday, July 24th- Taylor Swift! Oh my G-d, Taylor Swift! Sheâ€™ll be at The Rock tomorrow night and on Sunday performing songs from her new album and her debut. Thatâ€™s the big local concert news for this weekend, unfortunately. (Taylor Swift Tickets)
Sunday, July 24th â€“ Black Francis is the stage name for Charles Thompson, former singer for the college rock band the Pixies, a band you may remember that ran from their formation in Boston during 1986 until 1993. This is your chance to hear his brilliant solo work, while hoping he busts out Pixies classic’s like, “Monkey Goes To Heaven,” and “Where Is My Mindâ€. (Black Francis)
Friday, July 22nd â€“ Saturday, July 23rd- This weekend is gonna be a scorcher, so club it up all weekend long. Tonight, itâ€™s a Luau Beach Party at the Hudson River Cafe. DJ Prostyle and DJ Flipstar are working the mix and girls with bikinis get in free til 12:30. Tomorrow night at La Vie, theyâ€™ve got a belly dancer, live instrumentalist, and resident DJ on the wheels of steel. Why go anywhere else? Dancing included. Blowouts optional.
Saturday, July 23rd- Tomorrow it is your duty to head over to Brooklyn’s Kelso Brewery and eat hot dogs for a good cause. Yes, you read that right. Saturday’s 6th Annual Hot Dog Cookoff will directly benefit the Food Bank For NYC. Tickets are $45 and cover an afternoon of pimped out Applegate Organic hot dogs, Kelso beer, SoCo Creamery ice cream, Sodastream and P&H fizzy drinks, tunes by DJ Rabbi Darkside, and more. The event is rain or shine, but don’t worry itâ€™s going to be 102 degrees! (The Great Hot Dog Cookoff)
Saturday, July 23rd- Food tastings galore all weekend. Governorâ€™s Island hosts the All Star Sandwich Festival presented by Serious Eats. You may have heard of Gramercy Tavern, Torrisi, and Locanda Verdeâ€¦ Theyâ€™ll join the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, and a Maggie Hoffman assembled beer fridge of craft brews! Tickets are just $65 for general admission and the 4 hour extravaganza starts at noon! So much to eat! (Serious Eats All Star Sandwich Festival)
Saturday, July 23rd- And it doesnâ€™t even stop there! Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts Meatopia 2011! Presented by Whole Foods Market celebrating all things meat! Live music, a natural butcher contest, and some of the most exciting, experimental meat dishes youâ€™ve ever tasted by some of the biggest restaurants in Manhattan. Quail, whole sheep, mulefoot hog, pig foot and oxtail stew, foie gras, baby goat, and so much more from restaurants like The Breslin, Abe & Arthurâ€™s, Rub, Baohaus, Bar Basque, Seersucker, Osteria Morini, and so much more. LocalBozo.com will be at all 3 of these food events, so make sure to seek us out. (Meatopia 2011)
- Jane Van Arsdale & Alan Smithee