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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. She’s vegan and supports the military. Now that’s rock ’n’ roll. Pier 54,  Hudson River Park (West & 13th Sts.), no phone; 7, free. Wet & Wild Night Swimming. Get all wet with open wine and beer bar, finger food, entertainment, swimming under the stars. The Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 [&hellip
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NYC Firefighter Calendar signing. Meet the hunks, take pics, have calendar “signed” by New York’s bravest and cutest. The Original Fire Store, 17 Greenwich Ave. (betw. 8th St. & 6th Ave.), 212-226-3142; 4-7, free. Reading For Filth. Queer writers read about queer sex w/ Wayne Hoffman, Aaron Hamberger & host Dean Johnson. Rapture Café, 200 [&hellip
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Martha Wainwright, Chris Thile, Jim Campilongo, Ari Hest. Who knew she could follow up a record called Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole? World Financial Center Plaza, Battery Park (betw. Vesey & Liberty Sts.) 212-533-735; 7, free. This Single Night of Summer. Ancient Finnish folklore, dance, music. The Living Room at The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th [&hellip
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Hawkwind, The Phantom Family Halo, Titan. Almost 40 years later, and it just keeps getting weirder. Europa, 104 Meserole Ave. (at Manhattan Ave.), B’klyn, 718-383-5723; 6:30, $25. Apostle of Hustle, Home Video, Brighton, MA. Broken Social Scene sideproject, or blacksploitation version of the new testament. You make the call. Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. [&hellip
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Comedy Central Park. Comedy Central’s Insomniac Dave Attell with five stand-up wiseguys: John Mulaney, Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Amy Schumer and Kurt Metzger. SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, enter park at 69th St. and 5th Ave. or 72nd St. and CPW, 212-360-2756; 7:30-10, free. Matt & Kim, Parts and Labor, Deathset, The Golden Error. [&hellip
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The Richard Thompson Band, Ollabelle. Brit blues into the night for all those sad, sad Brooklynites. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), 718-855-7882; 7, free ($3 donation). Make Music NY! New music/art quintet jamming things up on the sidewalk, Stephanos Tsigrimanis, Sarah Willis, Sarah Finer, Paul Pinto, Jeffrey Young. Streetcorner of 112th [&hellip
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The Giraffes, Dragons of Zynth, Beat the Devil. Mustache rock—with mustaches. Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 9, $8. In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series. Celebrate queerness of all tastes and colors with Radclyffe, Jolie du Pre, J.D. Glass, Michael Luongo, Jay Lygon, Peggy Munson, host Rachel Kramer Bussel. Happy Ending Lounge, [&hellip
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Sneak preview of Michael Moore’s film Sicko. Crappy American health care, discussion with Michael Moore in person. Sponsored by Variety and Museum of the Moving Image, location TBA, call 718-784-4520; 7, $14/$20. Tribeca Drive-In at Rockefeller Center. Summer series of drive-in flicks on huge 30’x 50’ screen, Lucy Liu in Watching the Detectives. 30 Rockefeller [&hellip
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Albert Hammond Jr., The Dead Trees, Medium Cool. Man, everyone sounds like The Strokes these days. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600; 8, $20/$23. Speakeasy Cinema. Host Matt Kohn invites film artists who bring surprise fave film, afterward everyone talks. The Collective Unconscious, 279 Church St. (at White St.), [&hellip
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