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Outdoor Eats & Drinks

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop Café 1000 5th Ave. (at E. 82nd St.), 212-535-7710 Jeff Koons will be your backdrop as you’re sipping cocktails. The metallic sculptures resemble whimsical balloon animals—just make sure you don’t mount one after you’ve had the third vodka gimlet. Oh, and need we mention the incredible views of the park? [&hellip
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Theater Events

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Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death July 25-Aug. 16, various locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org/ The Classical Theater of Harlem presents Melvin Van Peebles’ musical about junkies, crooked cops, prisoners, lovers and dreamers. After it premiered on Broadway, it ended up influencing the choreo-poem, spoken word and rap music, and now [&hellip
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Film Events

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Brooklyn International Film Festival May 30-June 8 Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Brooklyn Central Library, Lumenhouse, East Coast Aliens (Greenpoint), and Studio B. www.wbff.org/events/2008/festival.asp Brooklyn celebrates independent filmmakers, beginning with the U.S. premiere of director Paul Krik’s Able Danger, a feature about 9/11 conspiracy theorists (Krik will be fielding questions after the screening.) The festival [&hellip
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Theater Listings

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Boeing-Boeing Broadway has traditionally been unfriendly to farce, but with director Matthew Warchus’ new, pure-genius revival of Boeing-Boeing transferred from the West End, a sea change in attitude is in order. The subtitle—“a nonstop comedy”—may be a bit misleading, but the play is a caterwauling scream of insanity. I wish it a first-class, smooth flight. [&hellip
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5 Shows Not To Miss

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May 14 For some dirty punk infected with a terminal case of garage rock nostalgia, go see Love or Perish and The Old Haunts at Cake Shop 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $7. May 15 If you need a quasi-Bjork fix, then there’s always Bell, and with a song called [&hellip
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Theater Listings

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Boeing-Boeing Broadway has traditionally been unfriendly to farce, but with director Matthew Warchus’ new, pure-genius revival of this West End, a sea change in attitude is in order. The subtitle—“a nonstop comedy”—may be a bit misleading, but the play is a caterwauling scream of insanity. I wish it a first-class, smooth flight. (Leonard Jacobs) Open [&hellip
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5 Shows Not To Miss

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Thursday, May 8 If you want to take the creepiest Texas acid trip since the Butthole Surfers, check out Indian Jewelry tonight. Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-253-0036; 8, $6. Saturday, May 10 If you want to go to a hip-hop show with big words, indecipherable accents and virtuosic flows, [&hellip
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Theater Listings

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle The Hipgnosis Theatre Company revives Bertolt Brecht’s parable about a young servant girl who raises a noblewoman’s son, only to have him snatched from her. The multi-ethnic cast of talented male and female actors cleverly highlight issues of wealth, class and property, but it’s John Kevin Jones as the wily Azdak [&hellip
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