Holy squirrels it's hot! You can either use the heat as an excuse to drink mojitos and put out like a fire-truck, or you can channel all that steam a bit more...creatively. Here are some tips.
Death from Above 1979
What: The rad electro-noise-rock band is back together, and workin' it out.
Why: They sound like The Clash had a sleepover at Daft Punk's house and got frisky. Yusss...
When: Friday, 5:30 PM (buy tickets)
Where: The Williamsburg Waterfront (E. River Park, i.e. N 8th & Kent)
Opening: Dekalb Market
What: They turned an abandoned lot into a cozy hive of converted shipping containers, nesting local vendors, chefs, and artists inside.
Why: It's the perfect collaboration of dirty hipster-ism and pinstriped suit-dom. Sustainable, local, tasty bliss.
When: Every day. 11AM-5PM
Where: Corner of Flatbush and Willoughby in BK.
Tabloid @ IFC Center
What: Errol Morris' latest documentary. A beauty-queen (with the IQ of a genius) "kidnaps" her lover to save him from his brainwashed captivity by the Mormons. Wait--did you say "documentary"?
Why: Free air-conditioning. Oh, and a hilarious, spine-chilling film too.
When: Lots of times. Check out the schedule.
Where: IFC Center; 323 6th Ave.; 212-924-7771
Jim Henson's Fantastic World @ Museum of the Moving Image
What: Puppets, film projections and other artifacts from Henson's wonder-factory.
Why: Alexander McWho? Henson was also a genius of the cloth, and you don't have to wait eight million hours to see him.
When: Friday, 10:30 AM--8:00 PM; Saturday, Sunday 10:30 AM--7 PM
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, 718-777-6888
Gansevoort Summer Series
What: DJ's and a rooftop pool!!! It's free but there's a bouncer. First come, first served.
Why: Okay, so the promotion film suggests a high score of nouveau-douche, but it's a pool! on a roof!
When: Sunday, 3-9PM
Where: Gansevoort Park Hotel, 420 Park Ave. S.; 212-317-2900