NYC Weekend: Jay-Z, Timberlake, Stockhausen, Beer, Tango
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s Legends tour, Stockhausen’s blue-themed Thursday and the NYC Craft Beer Festival are among Muse highlights this weekend.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake bring their Legends of Summer tour to Yankee Stadium on Friday and Saturday. Expect to hear tracks from the rapper’s already platinum “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and “The 20/20 Experience,” Timberlake’s third album. At 1 E. 161st St., Bronx. Information: +1-718-293-4300; http://justintimberlake.com/news/2013/legends-of-the-summer-tour-with-jay-z.
Head out to Jones Beach Theater on Friday for the America’s Most Wanted Tour, with Lil Wayne headlining. Hear Weezy perform songs from his inventive “I Am Not a Human Being II.” He’s joined by 2 Chainz, T.I. and Future. At 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, New York. Information: http://www.jonesbeach.com.
Jump at this rare chance to hear Stockhausen’s “Michaels Reise um die Erde” (Michael’s Journey Around the World) in its U.S. premiere. Ensemble musikFabrik brings the second act of the opera “Donnerstag” (Thursday), featuring Michael’s dynamite trumpet solo, to Avery Fisher Hall. Wear bright blue clothing per the composer’s vision. Runs through July 20 as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Information: +1-212-721-6500; http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org.
Grab a spot in the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Friday for an installment of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Rising stars Erin Morley, Isabel Leonard and Stephen Costello sing arias by Rossini, Strauss and Mozart. The series runs through Aug. 1 in all five boroughs. Information: +1-212-362-6000; http://www.metoperafamily.org.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing contemporary photographs from its collection which display extraordinary revelations in ordinary events. Represented are John Baldessari, Nan Goldin and William Wegman, among others. “Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969” runs through Jan. 26 at 1000 Fifth. Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.
Take in “Something About a Tree” at the Flag Art Foundation to see artists including Tacita Dean, Charles Ray and Michael Stipe riffing on leaves, bark and grandeur. Runs through Sept. 7 at 545 W. 25th St. Information: +1-212-206-0220; http://www.flagartfoundation.org.
Summer Shorts offers one-act plays from top writers including Neil LaBute, Tina Howe and Alan Zweibel that explore love, dating and competition. See three plays in two nights at 59E59. Runs through Aug. 31 at 59 E. 59 St. Information: +1-212-279-4200; http://www.59e59.org.
“Forever Tango” features dancers and singers, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, who trace the evolution of the sexy moves. Plus there are on-stage musicians, some playing the melancholy bandoneon. Runs through Sept. 15 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St. Information: +1-800-901-4092; http://forevertango.us.
DINING & DRINKING
Paul Liebrandt of Corton fame has opened The Elm in Williamburg’s King & Grove Hotel. Choose among raw, sea, land and shared dishes; there’s foie gras with spice plum gelee and Swiss chard agnolotti with lobster. At 160 North 12th St. Information: +1-718-218-1088.
Have a cold one at the NYC Craft Beer Festival, where you can choose from 150 selections brought by 75 brewers. Snacks are available from Stone Street Tavern, Rosamunde Sausage Grill and others, while the Blue Note Jazz Club provides musicians. The event takes place on Saturday at Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. Information: http://nyccraftbeerfest.com.
(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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