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NYC Weekend: Porno Snow White, Alabama Shakes, Cocktails

June 21, 2013

Alabama Shakes

Singer/guitarist Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. Photographer: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Rockers Alabama Shakes, cruising on a water-spraying fireboat and (maybe) Paul McCarthy’s X-rated riff on Disney’s Snow White are highlights of the weekend.


Head up to the Capitol Theatre Sunday to hear Alabama Shakes rock the house. Lead-singer and guitarist Brittany Howard croons and whoops through material from the band’s first full-length album “Boys & Girls.” Jonny Fritz and Houndmouth open. At 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY. Information: +1-914-937-4126;

See the sun set by the Statue of Liberty and the moon rise over Manhattan’s skyline on Saturday while listening to bands including Miami Horror, Wild Belle and the Dolls. The Full Moon Festival takes place at the Beach on Governor’s Island Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. Information:


Poor Snow White! Things don’t end well for the Disney beauty in “WS,” Paul McCarthy’s lewd installation at the Park Avenue Armory. Not for the faint-hearted, or kids under 17. The installation includes a creepy forest in the center hall and little dwellings in which horror unfolds, often involving horny big-nosed dwarfs and, in one case, a broomstick.

“WS” runs through Aug. 4 at 643 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-744-8180;

For something more ethereal, go to James Turrell’s “Aten Reign” which fills the Guggenheim rotunda with shifting artificial and natural light. Through Sept. 25 at 1071 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-423-3587;


Take part in Make Music New York today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. as hundreds of musicians pop up all around town to celebrate the first day of summer. Beck’s “Song Reader” is performed at Joe’s Pub. You can also grab an instrument and join one of the Mass Appeal concerts -- accordions in Central Park and cellos at the Flatiron Building Plaza. Don’t play? Just hum in the DUMBO ConEd Farragut Substation. Information:

“She Loves Me” is a charmer about two lonely hearts who fall in love by mail (mail!) only to make a startling workplace discovery. Beautiful, bosky Caramoor, up in Katonah, kicks off its 68th season with semi-staged concerts of the 1963 musical from the team that gave us “Fiddler on the Roof.” Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and the indomitable John Cullum star. Information: +1-914-232-1252;


Wallace Shawn’s 1996 “The Designated Mourner,” about artists chilled by the toxic political climate in which they increasingly must live, gets a revival starring the writer and directed by Andre Gregory. It’s part of the Wallace Shawn-Andre Gregory Project co-presented by Theatre for a New Audience and the Public Theater. Previews begin June 21 at the Public, 425 Lafayette St., for a July 14 opening. Information: +1-212-229-2819;

Clubbed Thumb produces an annual Summerworks Festival of new works. One of this year’s Wild Project plays is “La Brea,” by Gregory Moss, about two siblings trying to make it in Hollywood. Runs through June 29 at 195 E. 3rd St. Information: +1-212-352-3101;


Drop by Estela, which opened in Nolita earlier this week, for clever small plates and exceptional wine. The restaurant features Uruguayan chef Ignacio Mattos and beverage director Thomas Carter, late of Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At 47 East Houston. Information: +1-212-219-7693;

While the weather holds, sit on Distilled’s terrace and feast on country fried duck and waffles. Enjoy a lavender infused Smuggle n’ Rum or the Mystic Mead wildflower blend. At 211 West Broadway. Information: +1-212-601-9514;


Take a trip on the John J. Harvey, a retired water-spraying fireboat, the 106-year-old tug Pegasus or the historic schooner Pioneer during the Fifth Annual North River Historic Ship Festival this weekend. There are circus performances, a river-critter touch tank and rope tying demos. Runs through June 23 at Pier 25, Hudson River Park, N. Moore St. Information:

(Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

Muse highlights include Lewis Lapham’s podcast and Greg Evans on movies.

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