Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Events to Keep You From Shooting Up In The Alley...

Hey New Yorkers (and those who want to BE us)! I got more FREE events for you, because I know you like your fun FREE and FABULOUS.

And thanks to The F$%K It List for providing the info on some of these- good lookin' out, girl! And no, I won't hold missing John Legend in concert against you, in case you were wondering... I should've kept checking the site like I meant to...

If you want to know where to find me over the next few weeks, I'll be here:

Wingate Field (BK):
Erykah Badu Aug 4th
Jill Scott Aug 11
Caribbean Night Aug 18

East River Park (NYC)
Willie Colon July 31st

Jackie Robinson Park (NYC)
Slick Rick Aug 13

Marcus Garvey Park (NYC)
Big Daddy Kane Aug 14th

Mahoney Playground (SI)
Chubb Rock Aug 6th

Red Hook Park (BK)
Jungle Brothers Aug 5th

Now, this one ain't free:

Marc Anthony, Aventura, Alejandro Fernandez, @MSG Aug 21st

...but I DESPERATELY need to see Marc Anthony live in concert, because his voice is so damn good- I have have have to hear it live for myself! And Alejandro is quickly becoming one of my favorites- his voice is almost as good as his dad's- no lie! Aventura, eh, I could take 'em or leave 'em, but I'm sure they put on a good show.

So... WHO'S COMING WITH ME??? Preferably someone cute, who can dance and will not be embarrassed when I sing along... off key...

Also of note, Bangs and a Bun informed me that West Side Story is coming back to Broadway in 2009!!! YEE-HAW!!!!

(If you weren't aware of how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this play/movie, go here. Then visit Bangs and a Bun where she also wrote of her complete love for the same film! It's like we were separated at birth or something!)

Arthur Laurents, the writer of the original book, is working on it and get this: IT WILL BE BI-LINGUAL!! Dare I hope that this time around Maria will be played by an actual Puerto Rican? I'll even take a Colombian or a Venezuelan, hell ANYONE who's parents came from a Spanish-speaking country would make me feel good! And according to this NY Times article, it looks like I will get my wish. No offense to the movie cast because I do love the movie, but those accents were a little janky... I'm just sayin...

So come 2009, us lovely ladies will kindly carry our chorus-girl-wannabe selves to The Great White Way and ogle at that masterpiece in person. I. CAN'T. WAIT.

*smooches...loving NYC more and more every day*
and can I just say how SICK I am over the fact that I missed Johnny Pacheco on July 9th in a free outdoor concert? And then John Legend on Monday!!! *sigh*