Notable New York, This Week 7/26 – 8/1


In New York this week Rick Moody kicks off his book tour, BOMB Magazine hosts its Summer Bash at Glasslands, Black Keys perform at Summer Stage, hosts Anderbo Indoors, Sandra Bernhard in Shel Silverstein’s Hamlet, Joseph O’Neill, Nicholas Christopher and Rachel Shukert read, and Paul Dano and Kevin Kline in The Extra Man.

MONDAY 7/26: No Impact Man Colin Beaven explains how liberals can save the planet with fellow idealists Fran Hawthorne (The Overloaded Liberal) and Justin Krebs (538 Ways to Live, Work and Play Like a Liberal). Greenlight Bookstore. 7:30PM. Free.

TUESDAY 7/27: If you were among the unfortunate that missed last weeks Flaming Lips and Black Keys show, wish upon your lucky stars that are fortunate enough to score a ticket to tonight’s Black Keys show at Summer Stage in Central Park. 6:30PM.

If “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Woody Allen’s humor bring you to tears you’ll love Rachel Shukert reading from her latest Everything Is Going to Be Great. McNally Jackson Books. 7PM. Free.

WEDNESDAY 7/28: is hosting a rare indoor reading entitled Anderbo Indoors, featuring Carolyn Silveira, Adam Gallarai, and Anna Lisa McClelland. KGB Bar. 7-9PM. Free.

Rick Moody kicks off book tour
. Are you aware that it is National Rick Moody Month here at The Rumpus? Rick Moody is back and better than ever with The Four Fingers of Death, considered by Moody himself to be somewhat of a sequel to The Ice Storm. Hear Moody read and ask him for yourself. Book Court. 7PM. Free.

THURSDAY 7/29: Sip wine in celebration of Granta’s new issue, Going Back. Joseph O’Neill (Netherland) and Nicholas Christopher (The Bestiary) will read their contributions. McNally Jackson Books. 7-8PM. Free.

FRIDAY 7/30:
Gary Shteyngart reads from his latest, Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel. Greenlight Bookstore. 7:00PM. Free.

SATURDAY 7/31: Razor Boy Music Inc. presents some awesome indie bands in their concert series at The Bitter End. Check out The Defending Champions, Late Night Machine and Professional Victims. The Bitter End. $10. 8PM.

The Extra Man
Watch a Rumpus favorite, The Extra Man, brought to life. Jonathan Ames’s novel turned Hollywood features Paul Dano and  Kevin Kline escorting the wealthy and John C. Reilly cycling off his sexual urges.

SUNDAY 8/1: BOMB Magazine hosts its Summer Bash with Gunn Truscinski Duo, LA Big Vic, Noveller and Title TK a “super secret art world supergroup.” We can’t tell you more, but we’ve been told they aren’t at liberty to disclose the super huge names involved. Glasslands Gallery. 289 Kent (bet. 1st and Gran).  21+. 8:00pm. $10.

Sandra Bernhard, David Johansen and a live rendition of Shel Silverstein’s Hamlet: The Street Chant? Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me over at Out of Doors 27th Annual Roots of American Music installment of Dig: Their Royal Hipness. Damrosch Park Bandshell. 6PM. Free.
Heat Waves in a Swamp. Browse over a hundred watercolors, drawings, and oils on canvas of Charles Burchfield’s most visionary works. Even though he past away in 1967, you may swear he felt the heat we are feeling this summer. Whitney Museum of American Art. Through October 10th.

Caitlin Colford is a New York City based actress and writer. She blogs short stories over at and is currently hard at work on her first novel "The Obituary Hunter." More from this author →