Go underwater with mermaids, puppets or down a rabbit hole with the hottest dancers of Broadway. At the same time, remember the refugees around the world! Fantasy is all fun and fine, especially if it benefits a great cause.
Mutiny on West 54th Street?
Jollyship The Whiz-Bang
Through Saturday, June 28
Creepy pirate puppets. The high seas. A rum-soaked rock musical. Put this all together and you get Jollyship the Whiz Bang, created by Brooklyn-based indie rock stars Nick Jones and Raja Azar. Rape, murder, and treachery are rocking the boat as Captain Clamp and his crew sail their way to party island. All that and, blimey!, the ship is sinking, the captain is wasted, and scurvy is in the air. Sounds just like last Friday night!
Through Saturday, June 28
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Ars Nova, 511 West 54th Street
A Toast to Hope
World Refugee Day 2008
Friday, June 20, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hope is the only thing that connects the millions of the refugees around the globe. And what better way to celebrate hope than with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres? Salute their strength, learn their plight and find out what you can do to help. Speakers include the Director of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and Angelina Jolie. Ok, maybe not Angelina, but go anyway.
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 946-7123
Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter
Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Saturday, June 21, parade begins at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the sand, the sea, and starfish bras! Coney Island hosts the nation’s largest “art” parade, and the art is homemade. Who knew mermaids hung out in the back of pick up trucks? For wholesome trashy fun, you don’t have to spend much to fit in. Grab your flippers and parade with mermaids, mermen, sea horses, and everything else under the sea. Just stay away from crabs!
2008 Mermaid Parade
Parade Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Take the D, F, N or Q subway to Stillwell Avenue
West 15th Street, South of Surf Avenue
See Tweedle’s Bum
Broadway Bares 18
Sunday, June 22, 9:30 p.m. & Midnight
Watch the mad (hot) hatter as he takes a trip (strip?) down the Rabbit Hole at Broadway Bares – the 18th annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The hottest male and female stars of Broadway put on a sexy razzle-dazzle routine as they pull out all the stops to raise money to fight AIDS. Year after year, nearly naked dancers do us proud!
Tickets: $55 and up
239 West 52nd Street
Purchase tickets by calling (212) 840-0770, ext 268
Or online at www.broadwaycares.org/events/bares.cfm