NY Life Weekender — 12 August 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 08/12/11

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 August 12th – LocalBozo.com is a huge supporter of the emerging art scene within our fair city- especially with work that reflects New York life. Starting today check out “Moments On 35.” ‘Moments,’ is a debut exhibit featuring works from emerging photographer Adrian Miles. Adrian will show a selection of photos captured on 35mm film, from his self-published photography book depicting urban city life. The exhibition begins at 6pm sharp at the Shrine World Music venue, and admission is free. (Shrine NYC)


Friday, August 12th – Sunday, August 14th – The summer classic continues as the boys from the Bronx take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a three game stand at the stadium. Tonights 7:05 match up pits Yankee’s wonder boy C.C. Sabathia against Rays pitcher David Price. (New York Yankees Tickets)

Saturday, August 13th – The Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars and the Wall Street Traitors each separately host visiting squads in an exciting inter-league doubleheader. The whole event is preceded by a men’s roller derby bout between the New York Shock Exchange and the Harm City Homicide. This high impact event is being held at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, located in Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue, just south of the Belt Parkway. Doors open at 1, with the first match kicking off at 2pm.  (Gotham Girl Roller Derby Tickets)

Music & Entertainment

Friday, August 12th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out this release coming out today- “30 Minutes Or Less” stars everyone’s favorite “Little Woody Allen,” Jesse Eisenberg who plays a slacker pizza delivery boy. After a run in with two bumbling thieves (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) Eisenberg  has a bomb strapped to his chest and must find a way to defuse it.  With help from his buddy played by Aziz Ansari, the two are launched into a high energy romp, which may prove to be the funniest film of the summer.

Saturday, August 13th – Brooklyn’s own Woods take the Bowery Ballroom stage this Saturday evening. Forming in 2005, this “freak folk band” has become indie music darlings both stunning and confusing audiences with their hard to label sound. Are they psychedelic or noise-rock? Find out for yourself. Tickets are $15, and doors open at 8pm. (Bowery Ballroom)


Saturday, August 13,10:30 pm – 4:00 am -  The party never ends at Marquee. And this Saturday night you will find out why. It’s “FLASH” Saturdays at Marquee. Head on over to pump your fist to well known guest DJs who will be spinning hip-hop, house music, reggae, rock, old school and more. It’s FREE admission on the “Cris A.C. Guest List” (Ladies FREE til 12 & Gents reduced admission). Dress code is to impress and fashionable. (Cris A.C.)


Friday, August 12th – The 5th Annual Surfers’ Environmental Alliance SEA Paddle NYC Beach Party At the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club. Come on out at 2pm this Saturday to benefit SEA (Surfers’ Environmental Alliance) & Autism Awareness! Watch paddlers & racers finish as you enjoy live music, food, & beverages. Tickets are $35.00 which includes open bar of Dos Equis & a food voucher. (Sea Paddle NYC)

Saturday, August 13th – Grab your helmet, and goggles! It’s time for Open Source Gallery’s annual Soap Box Derby. This Saturday race on over to 17th street, between 5th and 6th Avenue in Brooklyn to see which child fashioned the winning contraption during the kids race at 11am. Then stick around to see what the big kids have built during the adult race at 1pm. Yes you read that correct- adults will have the chance to relive all their childhood glory out on the makeshift race track! (Open Source Gallery)

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