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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC This Weekend (Aug. 17-19)

August 17, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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Wow, OK, where did the summer go? It’s already the end of August so your time for weird summertime vibes is dwindling quickly. Good thing we have a strong roster of Weird & Wonderful events for you this weekend. Whether you want to head up to Hudson Valley and get your classical music on in an ideal setting (Bard SummerScape, duh!), jazz it up at Birdland, or get a sneak preview of a new immersive installation, there’s plenty to do so let’s get doin’!

Birdland Latin Jazz Orchestra
Manhattan, Midtown
Concert, Jazz

Birdland is legendary for good reason, so get your legendary butt movin’ to some classic Mambo, cha-cha, and salsa beats this weekend.


Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties
Manhattan, Midtown
Theater, Play

Honestly, the play’s own description says it all: “Do You Remember When You Were In Middle School And You Read About Shackleton And How He Explored The Antarctic? Imagine The Antarctic As A Pussy And It’s Sort Of Like That”. Damn. We’ll be there.


The Tsar’s Bride
New York, Hudson Valley
Concert, Classical

Leave it to experimental AF Bard SummerScape to bring us a rarely-produced opera that’s too hot to handle. This opera is high drama complete with love triangles, potions, madness, death and more.


Your Love, Our Musical
Manhattan, Downtown
Comedy, Improv, Musical

Here’s how it works: Rebecca and Evan interview a real couple from the audience and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical. Also, if you purchase a Comedy Pass, wine’s on the house!

D.S. DestiNY: A 360 Multimedia Voyage
Manhattan, Financial District
Installation, Immersive

Hot tip: This new amazing multimedia-immersive-exhibit-palooza opens next week and we’ll be first in line to check it out. Take a wild ride through NYC with this fantastical 360 voyage in the heart New York’s Wall Street District and have your mind blown.