Shamelessly people-watch from your favorite outdoor dining spot or listen in on other people’s conversations at Joe’s. This weekend calls for a bit of mischievous voyeurism.
Settle into your favorite local bar and watch the scene unfold, as several improv actors blend in with the crowd, strike up a discussion, and create an immersive performance unlike anything you’ve experienced before. At Overheard at Joe’s, the bartender initiates an engaging and topical conversation based on that night’s audience—so you’ll never see the same show twice. Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7; 9 p.m.; McHale’s Bar & Grill, 251 West 51st Street (between Eighth Avenue and Broadway), Midtown
Eating + Drinking
From sprawling gardens and hidden courtyards to chic sidewalk spots and sleek terraces with a view, you’ll bear the July heat for a seat at these alfresco dining spots.
They say first love never lasts, but Edith and Harold attempt to defy the odds. Each in their mid-60s, the couple find love unexpectedly—for the first time ever—and try not to let their hectic lives get in the way of what they’re afraid will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Friday, July 6–Sunday, July 8; Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street (between Hudson and Bedford Streets), Greenwich Village
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Or so we thought. Curators Nikki Maloof and Louis Fratino show that the simple flower is anything but at their group exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the Jack Hanley Gallery. Through Friday, August 3; 327 Broome Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street), Lower East Side
Age is just a number—simply ask music legend Randy Weston. Better yet, see him perform. At 92, the famed pianist and composer is still going strong with his African-centric jazz style. Saturday, July 7; 7 p.m; Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
Independence Day weekend shenanigans call for some relaxing pregaming in the form of meditation and yoga. Instructors from Harriet’s Apothecary, a healing collective led by “black cis women, queer and trans healers, artists, magicians, activists, and ancestors,” will guide you through a practice focused on “release and softness.” A little softness sounds good to us right now. Friday, July 6; 1–2 p.m.; Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene