Critical 5 things to do in NYC: in limbo, September 7-9
For this limbo between summer and fall, we have a little outdoor stuff and a little indoor stuff to ease the transition.
Time to face it--summer is coming to an end, and so is PS1's alfresco art-meets-music party. As part of the Warm Up series, every Saturday PS1's courtyard is transformed into an arena for a whole spectrum of music, sound, and performing arts with the goal of exposing the audience to a unique cross-genre experience. This Saturday check out Atoms For Peace's DJ set and Scottish EDM-er Rustie, among others.
So not everyone's a born athlete. With that in mind, the annual NYC Century Bike Tour lets you pump your pedals and see the city at your own pace, offering a variety of levels, including novice (15 miles), intermediate (35 to 55 miles) or advanced (75 to 100 miles). Designed specifically to show off New York's neighborhoods, the tour starts both in Central Park and Prospect Park and ends back in Manhattan.
Every Saturday, eight of New York's funniest improvisers tease the audience and America one town at a time at this staple comedy club. Interviewing one audience member each show, the improv team generates material based entirely off that town's landmarks and hangouts. Members of the group have appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, and Late Night and have gone viral on sites like the Onion News Network, Funny or Die, and College Humor--in other words, you're gonna laugh.
Jam and/or bowl your heart out at Brooklyn Bowl's Pop Club Night. Performers this weekend include baroque/synth pop Berkeley-ites Pop Etc., L.A.-based downtempo disco songsmith Josh Legg as Goldroom, and from the Windy City, electro-dance trio Gemini Club. There will be dancing and music -- there might be strikes.
In case you missed it at Rooftop Films' Summer Series, the harrowing documentary about America's Motor City opens at the IFC this weekend. From the directors of Jesus Camp and 12th and Delaware comes the story of Detroit's rise and fall told in an unpretentious but in-your-face voice that's become their trademark. If that doesn't sell you, the filmmakers will both be in attendance at the weekend screenings.
Culture News By Avram Finkelstein
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