Knowing how to pass your evenings when traveling is hard, obviously. But native New Yorkers feel this confusion too, even as locals. With hundreds of intriguing happenings on any given night, how can one possibly decide how to spend that precious free time? The answer: let someone else do the leg work for you. This is New York City, after all.
We're teaming up with DoNYC - one of our go-to events aggregators - to share the things we're most deeply digging each month. First up: hot, sweaty July:
(*Internal Note: if end up embedding calendar, would only highlight maybe 5 events and add line like, "The below is a sampling of our ultra-faves, but peek at our calendar for a full run-down." And could add in more links back to our DoNYC page, etc once set up.)
- July 1: PINS and Beverly at Mercury Lounge. It's all 'bout dem leading ladies with Manchester foursome PINS and Brooklyn duo Beverly.
- July 3: The Growlers at Surf Lodge. If you find yourself in Montauk this weekend with the rest of the city-skippers, hit up this show. And St. Lucia if you stay thru Sunday evening, because really, how much can work expect from you on a post-holiday-weekend Monday?
- July 6 - 11: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival at 50 Kent. You KNOW we're all about this.
- July 8: Helado Negro at Central Park Summerstage. There are a few other people performing too, but I stopped reading after "Helado Negro" and "free."
- July 9: The Beach Boys at Ridgefield Playhouse. If you have a car and an extra $155, def do this.
- July 11: The New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell. Catch the indie-rock favorite after Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, fo' free.
- July 12: G. Love at Surf Lodge. Because sometimes, every once in a while, New Yorkers want to smile and feel good too.
- July 19: Aphex Twin at Good Room. A chance to watch the experimental contemporary music master work? Yes please.
- July 23: Son Lux at Rough Trade. Fun and easy. Landlady is also on the lineup.
- July 23: Mr Twin Sister at Bowery Ballroom. Put on whatever sneakers you're digging these days and go dance. Also on the ticket: Toronto duo Moon King.
- July 26: Sylvan Esso and Porches at Prospect Park Bandshell. Loving that SE are seeing quick success; we're big fans. And Porches are dope too. And the show is free. Cool.
- Thru August 6: BAM R&B Festival. Consider Thursday nights officially accounted for.
- July 2: Forty Minutes in the Style of Wes Anderson - Underground at People's Improv Theater. I'll totally pay to see someone reimagine Silence of the Lambs à la Wes.
- July 15: Wet Hot American Summer in McCarren Park. One of our favorites on the SummerScreen lineup.
Food & Drink
- July 20 - August 14: NYC Restaurant Week. It's baaaaack.