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, September 9th- Calling all you rockers! Tonight is the opening reception of Rolling Stone: The Art of the Record Review. The exhibition will feature over 80 original illustrations commissioned for the Record Review column of Rolling Stone magazine and rock legends. All of this will be on view in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators until October 22nd.(Rolling Stone Exhibit)
Saturday, September 10th- The good people at L&L Holding Company and the New-York Historical Society have partnered to present Here is New York , a memorial installation of more than 500 images from the acclaimed exhibition Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs, in the historic lobby of 195 Broadway – a block from the World Trade Center site – to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The free exhibition will be open to the public through Sunday, September 18, from 10am to 6pm daily. (Here is New York)
Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th- Head out to Flushing as the Mets host the Chicago cubbies in a battle of also-rans. Hey, at least the weather should be good. (Mets-Cubs Tickets)
Saturday, September 10th- Ever so often we will tell you to leave Manhattan, and this is one of them. The Harriman Cup is a charity polo match and social event commemorating the life of diplomat, polo player, and former New York governor Averell Harriman. Alumni of all schools are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a ticketed event. (Harriman Cup)
Sunday, September 11th- Head across the pond to the newly dubbed MetLife Stadium and join LocalBozo.com as we cheer on Gang Green in the New York Jets home opener against the hated Dallas Cowboys. Sanchez. Revis. Rex. Football is back and the Jets head back to the playoffs for the 3rd straight year. (Jets Home Opener)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, September 9th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today-“Warrior” (PG-13) is a fictitious MMA tournament in Atlantic City featuring two brothers more different than alike, as they both vie for the purse money. It’s a tale of two Rockys. Make sure to check our review of Warrior and listen in to our interview with Kurt Angle, Koba from the film. Also, all we need during a historic weekend commemorating a horrible attack- “Contagion” (PG-13) about a global pandemic. I’m terrified of this film and am thus staying away. Don’t blame us if you hate them both.
Friday, September 9th- Sunday, September 11th- Celebrate the “Fueled by Ramen” 15th Anniversary tonight with a huge bill- Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship explode into Terminal 5. (Fueled by Ramen) Also catch the electrifying vocals of Doro as she takes on the Gramercy Theatre tonight! (Doro Tickets) Finally- tomorrow, catch Within Temptation at Terminal 5 for just $29, a fantastic value for a great weekend rock show! (Within Temptation Tickets)
Friday, September 9th- Enjoy an open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres with the chance to network and socialize with young professionals who are actively seeking to make a difference in the world. The venue for this year’s Toast for a Cause is Studio 450. Located in the new Hudson Yards District of Manhattan, Studio 450 includes a huge wraparound outdoor roof top space and amazing views throughout. (2011 Toast for a Cause)
Saturday, September 10th- Tomorrow night, Santos Party House hosts the Discovery Two Year Anniversary Party For $20 catch, big tent disco and house music on both floors with DJ Harvey and Rong Music along with Kyle Hall and The Achievers. Should be a rager. Check it out. (Discovery Party)
Saturday, September 10th- Head out to Governor’s Island tomorrow and embrace All That Is Pig as we convert Governor’s Island to Pig Island! The second iteration brings 80 hogs prepared by 20 NY chefs from places like Print, Nuela, Delicatessen, Cleaver & Co, Kuma Inn and much more. Pair that pork with unlimited craft beer selections for just $70 bucks! (Pig Island)