Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Ride the 50-foot Ferris wheel, play balloon darts and chow down on some chicken “lips” and thunder pickles. You may even want to bring a kid.
The Park Avenue Armory’s four-day carnival kicks off at 3 p.m. today, with traditional midway rides and games. Plus jugglers, stilt-walkers, contortionists and magicians.
You’ll be able to equip yourself with a balloon dachshund - -or even learn to make one yourself.
At 643 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-616-3930; http://www.armoryonpark.org/
Head over to Terminal 5, where rock instrumentalist duo Ratatat are bringing their slick swagger. Composed of Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, Ratatat creates hook-heavy knockers that have a strong melodic backbone.
After cutting their hip-hop teeth on a couple of tracks for Kid Cudi’s album, the pair focused on their own music and are now touring for their newest work, LP4.
Also playing are Massachusetts party animals, DOM, who trade in fuzzy rock-pop too good to be entirely ironic. Expect Dom to bring out the sun and surf while Ratatat ices it right down.
Terminal 5 is at 610 W. 56 St. Information: +1-212-582-6600; http://www.terminal5nyc.com/
Jeff Koons now prefers business suits, but once upon a time he spent many hours wearing nothing at all. Relive those happy days at “Made in Heaven” which features his more X-rated work.
First exhibited two decades ago at the Venice Biennale, the monumental paintings show Koons and his then-wife, porn star Ilona Staller, known as “La Cicciolina,” performing all kinds of explicit sexual acrobatics. Ah youth.
Our beloved narcissist would probably have a stroke repeating some of these scenes featuring spiky heels, extreme nails, bottomless lingerie, and opportune nakedness everywhere.
Take one home. Prices range from $1 million to $3 million.
You’ll need to make an appointment at Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, 64 E. 77th St. Information: +1-212-452-4646; http://www.luxembourgdayan.com
New York City is throwing its 8th Annual Open House weekend, so put on a pair of walking shoes and explore some of the 350 available sites around town.
Check out the grandly designed mausoleums at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, tour the city’s oldest home, now the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, or visit Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, housed in exotic buildings evoking a mountain monastery, complete with a fish and lotus pond.
In Manhattan, the selection is a diverse mix, ranging from the studio of Diane von Furstenberg and Murray’s underground cheese caves in Greenwich Village, to the Centurion, I.M. Pei’s luxury midtown condominiums.
Free, but reservations are required for many of the sites.
Information: +1-212-991-OHNY; http://www.ohny.org/weekend/listings.cfm
Hit Rebel Bingo, but shhh, don’t be followed to the secret venue. Started in London, now state-side in Brooklyn, the Underground Rebel Bingo Club is guaranteed to be loud and sweaty as sultry Bingo wenches deliver expletive-laced number calls.
The lucky few will win stellar prizes, which in the past have included a vuvuzela, a full-body panda costume and an inflatable swimming pool.
The evening’s ringleader, James Flames, stirs the crowd into a fevered dancing mass. Among the U.R.B.C. rules: “No Boring People, No Wankers,” so self-select.
The secret door opens at 9 p.m. with no admittance past 10 p.m.
Catch “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” both parts of Tony Kushner’s seven-hour epic “Angels in America” at the Signature Theater.
Set during the first wave of the AIDS crisis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning work takes on politics, culture, generational conflict, homophobia, Mormonism and plenty of other issues with wit and dramatic intelligence.
Making appearances are the funny/vicious right-wing lawyer Roy Cohn, the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, the world’s oldest rabbi, and, inevitably, a prophetic angel.
Zachary Quinto, Zoe Kazan and Christian Borle lead an all-star cast. Prepare to be astonished.
In previews now at the Signature Theatre, 555 W. 42 St. Information: +1-212-244-7529; http://www.signaturetheatre.org
(With assistance from Katya Kazakina, Jeremy Gerard, and Lili Rosboch. Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)
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