Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: June 28–30, 2019

“It’s the summer of soccer.”

Photo courtesy of Hester Street Fair

After you’re all paraded out (you’re waving your rainbow flag at Pride, right?), show your pride in the U.S. women’s soccer team, too!

Eating + Drinking

Round out Negroni Week (as if you needed a reason to sip the classic Italian cocktail) by trying one of the 10 new and refreshing concepts found at Antica Pesa. Through Sunday, June 30; 115 Berry Street, Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Antica Pesa
Theater

It was just a matter of time before someone adapted Baz Luhrmann’s supersplashy 2001 movie musical Moulin Rouge! for the stage. Well, here it is, petticoats whirling, mustaches waxed, all the manic and stylish energy of Belle Époque decadence via MTV. Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice) directs this retro jukebox spectacle, with previews beginning today! Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Theater District

Photo courtesy of Moulin Rouge The Musical/Facebook
Live Music

Both Raul Midón, whose beautifully fluid playing style leans toward blues rock, and Herbie Hancock disciple Lionel Loueke, whose approach blends unconventional syncopation with free-form jazz, are guitar giants and entrancing vocalists. Their genius reaches full flower best on a live stage. For this exciting duo’s show, as part of the France Rocks Summerfest, each will play a full set of original material, culminating in a two-man jam session you’re not likely to soon forget. Friday, June 28; 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Iridium, 1650 Broadway (between West 50th and 51st Streets), Midtown

Photo courtesy of Iridium/Facebook
Sports

Goooooooooooal! Hopefully, you’ll be shouting this multiple times this Friday, as the U.S. women’s national soccer team takes on the French in the quarterfinal round of the World Cup. Cheer on the red, white, and blue (in that order!) under the Dumbo Archway, where you can watch the game on an 80-inch screen and enjoy bites from concessions like El Super, Chef Katsu, and Rice and Miso Everyday. Friday, June 28; 3 p.m.; Manhattan Bridge Archway (across from Pearl Street Triangle)

Photo courtesy of Dumbo, Brooklyn‎/Facebook
Pride

Tarot readings! Live music! Vintage shops! Head to Hester Street Fair’s World Pride Market, an all-day event where you can eat, dance, and shop more than 60 queer-owned businesses. Saturday, June 29; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; corner of Hester and Essex Streets, Lower East Side

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