This weekend, go see one of New York’s most-talked-about musicals: The one that hasn’t been written yet…
The Upright Citizens Brigade closes out its annual Del Close Marathon with an improv-theater mashup. Just try not to laugh as the troupe attempts to create an entire musical on the spot (the songs, the dances, the works). Tony Award–worthy? Probably not. Hilarious? You bet. Friday, June 29; 7 p.m.; 543 West 42nd Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen
Rooftop Films presents Family, a comedy about a socially awkward workaholic (Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling) forced to babysit her 12-year-old niece for a week. Everything goes as planned…until the young charge runs away from home to become a juggalo. An excellent way to celebrate al fresco cinema season! Friday, June 29; The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Bushwick; 7 p.m.
When your two music experts put the same show at the top of their lists, you listen. The Toronto indie pop collective Broken Social Scene celebrates Canada Day in Central Park alongside Haitian-Canadian singing tour de force Mélissa Laveaux and folk group the East Pointers. Sunday, July 1; 3–7 p.m.; Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Eating + Drinking
Sometimes the best meals come on wheels. Take to the streets on your lunch break this Friday to help support some incredible entrepreneurs and small businesses (and that guy who gives you a free hot dog every so often) on National Food Truck Day. Find the trucks near you that are offering special deals here. Friday, June 29
“It’s here! The gay takeover we’ve been plotting all this time!” It’s 2015: Same-sex couples are now prosperous, happy, and legal, but these two married gay and lesbian pairs are quickly discovering that entering the mainstream still has its issues. Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars in Jordan Harrison’s satire Log Cabin. Through July 15; 416 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and Ninth Avenues), Midtown
Brooklyn-based artist Leah Guadagnoli makes her solo exhibition debut with “I Just Want to See You Underwater,” a series of three-dimensional, wall-based constructions inspired by patterns found in waiting rooms, airports, carpets, and anything that sparks nostalgic thoughts. Through July 22; Victori + Mo, 56 Bogart Street, East Williamsburg