Our picks for what to see and do in the city.
Plainview-raised rapper Hoodie Allen is readying his "Hanging With Hoodie" tour.
Pay tribute at the 'Utterly Winona' film series
A retrospective on Winona Ryder, whose intelligence and slightly Goth sensibility made her an unusual Hollywood star during the late 1980s and '90s. Highlights include her breakout film "Lucas," the Tim Burton classic "Edward Scissorhands" and her career-defining, anti-teen-flick "Heathers" (pictured).
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 1 at Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., Manhattan
INFO $16, 212-255-2243; quadcinema.com
Join in an indie-rock singalong at South Street Seaport
The bands All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional turn the South Street Seaport into a giant indie-rock singalong as they make some summer memories. All Time Low, pictured, has rolled out the new singles "Everything Is Fine" and "Birthday" for the summer, and Dashboard is still promoting the underappreciated "Crooked Shadows" album, including the anthemic "We Fight."
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South St., Manhattan
INFO $45, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
Dance to Mura Masa in Central Park
The 22-year-old British producer Mura Masa has added yet another tropical-tinged electronic dance hit to his ever-growing, floor-filling arsenal with the new single "Complicated," featuring Nao. Mura Masa's collaboration with Skrillex is likely to figure into his set, along with the dance smash "1 Night" with Charli XCX and his hip-hop collaborations with A$AP Rocky and Desiigner.
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan
INFO Free, 212-360-1399, summerstage.org
Get your cosplay on at Flame Con 2018
Billed as the world's largest LGBTQ comic con, the fourth edition of this annual family-friendly event is a two-day celebration of art, entertainment and related subjects. The schedule of events includes live performances, workshops and screenings -- and cosplay is absolutely part of the fabric.
WHEN | WHERE Starts at noon, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25-$65, flamecon.org
See the 'Pretty Woman' musical
It's opening weekend for this long-awaited musical, taken from the hit 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Andy Karl and Samantha Barks, pictured, take on those roles in the updated Cinderella story about a hooker with a heart of gold and the businessman who falls for her.
WHERE | WHEN Through March 2019 at Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., Manhattan
INFO From $99, 877-250-2929, ticketmaster.com
Catch a one-act play in 'Summer Shorts' at 59E59
Six one-act plays make up Summer Shorts, being performed in repertory by Throughline Artists. The works include "Sparring Partner" by Neil LaBute, in which a flirtation between coworkers (Joanna Christie and KeiLyn Durrel Jones, pictured) threatens to take a dangerous turn.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 1 at 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St., Manhattan
INFO $35, 212-279-4200, 59e59.org
Cue up the barbecue and blues along the Hudson
Back for its 19th year, Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ Festival combines delicious food with the soulful sounds of the blues. This year's concert lineup includes such artists as the Slam Allen Band, Welch-Ledbetter Connection and Vieux Farka Toure. Several city barbecue-focused restaurants will be serving the grub; craft beer and desserts will also be available.
WHEN | WHERE Starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18; Hudson River Park's Pier 97 (at West 57th Street), Manhattan
INFO Free to attend, 212-242-6427, hudsonriverpark.org
Take in the annual India Day Parade in Manhattan
Organized by the Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the 2018 edition of this annual procession will once again pay homage to the Asian-Indian community as performers and others march down Madison Avenue with actor/politician Kamal Haasan serving as grand marshal.
WHEN | WHERE Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, along Madison Avenue from 25th to 38th streets, Manhattan
INFO Free, 732-325-7891, fianynjct.org
Make zoetropes and flip books at NYSCI in Corona
Visit the STEM-intensive New York Hall of Science to try your hand at creating animation by putting together a zoetrope, giving it a spin to create a moving image, then turning your images into a flip book to take home.
WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26; 47-01 111th St., Corona, Queens
INFO Free with general admission ($16, $13 ages 2-17); 718-699-0005, nysci.org
Don a costume at Liberty City Anime Con
Billed as the largest convention of its kind in New York City, the Liberty City Anime Con is a lively three-day event that goes beyond film screenings and artist panels to include glowstick-waving dance parties each evening. Attendees also can try their luck in a video game arcade or check out live music that matches the anime attitude. Scheduled acts include electro-pop musician Reni Mimura, rockers LeetStreet Boys and J-pop duo 2UNE, pictured. Cosplay also will be a major portion of the proceedings; check
libertycityanimecon.com/cosplay for rules on what can be included in an outfit.
WHEN | WHERE Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, hours vary daily; Marriott Marquis Times Square, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan
INFO $60 for three-day ticket; register at libertycityanimecon.com
Pedestrians rule during Summer Streets event
Summer Streets are no-car parties, presented by the Department of Transportation, that turn roads normally perilous to pedestrians into walkable public spaces on two August Saturdays. A path of roadway will be shut down from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, and five family-friendly interactive workshops will be set up at stops between Foley Square to 52nd Street.
WHEN | WHERE 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, along Park Avenue, Union Square East, Fourth Avenue, Lafayette Street and Centre Street between East 72nd and Chambers streets, Manhattan
INFO Free, 212-639-9675, nyc.gov
Investigate Lower Manhattan street art
Not all graffiti is artistic, but lower Manhattan -- the place that nurtured such singular talents as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat -- boasts both street art cred and artistic importance. Take this tour, which includes both a visit to Basquiat's old studio and the largest street mural in Manhattan, learning along the way about the birth and progression of graffiti culture.
WHEN | WHERE 1 p.m. daily through 2018; 1.5-mile walk from East Houston and Lafayette streets to 109 Mulberry St. (about two hours)
INFO Public tour $15-$20, private tour $150-$250, 646-450-6831, grafftours.com
See Renée Taylor in 'My Life on a Diet' at the Theatre at St. Clement's
This was the last collaboration between Renée Taylor and her husband, the late Joseph Bologna, after 22 plays, four films and nine TV movies and series. She stars in what's billed as autobiographical comedy.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 W. 46th St., Manhattan
INFO $65, 212-239-6200, telecharge.com
See experimental PixelVision films at Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
In 1987, the Fisher-Price PXL-2000, a plastic camcorder that could make sound movies using a standard audio cassette, proved a dud with children but a hit with artists. Experimental filmmakers loved the camera, also called PixelVision, for its grainy image-production and affordable recording medium. "Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision" includes many PixelVision shorts and features, including Sadie Benning's "Flat Is Beautiful" (1998), pictured.
WHEN | WHERE Through Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St., Manhattan
INFO $15, 212-875-5601, filmlinc.org
Snack at Brooklyn's Smorgasburg
The Smorgasburg NYC Outdoor Food Market calls itself the largest weekly open-air market in the nation, and it takes place in Brooklyn -- in Williamsburg on Saturdays, Prospect Park on Sundays. More than 100 area vendors will be selling all sorts of food and drink; bring Fido on Sundays when the event goes pet-friendly.
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave.; Sunday at Prospect Park, Breeze Hill East Drive at Lincoln Road (until October).
INFO Admission is free; smorgasburg.com
See 'Inside You' at AMNH
Don't get nervous -- but there are about 100 trillion bacteria inside your gastrointestinal tract at any given moment. "Inside You" is a curated exhibition at AMNH offering information about the viruses, fungi, bacteria and other teeny critters that call our bodies home.
WHEN | WHERE Through June 16, 2019, in the Akeley Gallery of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan
INFO $13-$23, 212-769-5100, amnh.org
See 'The Originalist' at 59E59 Theaters
John Strand's play looks at a liberal Harvard law grad who ends up clerking for Antonin Scalia (Edward Gero, above). Tickets for the July 29 matinee are sold out; no surprise, since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is scheduled to do a talkback with director Molly Smith. (You can hope for a cancellation.)
WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 19 at 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St., Manhattan
INFO From $25, 212-279-4200, 59e59.org
HIT SONG "Hound Dog"
BEST MOVIE "Viva Las Vegas," 1964
WORST MOVIE "Clambake," 1967
Presley made more than 30 feature films, but does he count as a movie star? In fact, do those even count as movies? Presley's low-concept musicals often barely qualified as camp, but they're also valuable documents of a magnetic, mesmerizing performer.
MOVIE STARDOM (2.5 stars) In the photo: Presley and Ann Margaret in a 1964 promotion for "Viva Las Vegas."
'The New Genres: Video in the Internet Age' at Queens museum
This exhibition looks at the history and appeal of new forms of video that have emerged on the internet. The more prominent ones include vlog (blogging through video), Let's Play (a user-narrated video game demonstration), Unboxing (unwrapping a consumer product or object), and autonomous sensory meridian response (a pleasurable tingling that begins in the head and scalp).
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 2, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Queens
INFO $9-$15 (free Fridays 4-8 p.m.), 718-777-6800, movingimage.us
MoMA exhibit features 'the patriarch of modern sculpture'
Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer Constantin Brancusi's use of bronze, stone and wood is showcased in this 11-sculpture exhibition that also includes drawings, photographs and films. On display are select archival materials that shed light on relationships the sculptor had with friends and patrons.
WHEN | WHERE Sunday, July 22 through Feb. 18, Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.
INFO $14-$25, 212-708-9400, moma.org
Whitney showcases the art of activist David Wojnarowicz
This comprehensive presentation of work by the artist, writer and activist, "David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night," includes photography, paintings, music, film, sculpture, writing and performances. Whitney curator David Breslin says, "Present throughout his work and this exhibition is the will to show the desires, dreams and politics of outsiders - like him - queer, economically marginalized, sick, vulnerable and vibrantly idiosyncratic."
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 30, The Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan
INFO $18-$25, 212-570-3600, whitney.org
Peek at posh architecture at the Museum of the City of New York
Architect Rosario Candela, pioneer of 20th century luxury New York City high-rise apartment buildings, is the subject of "Elegance in the Sky." The Sicilian-American has some 75 buildings to his credit, and occupancy in many of his Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue buildings is still in demand today, 100 years later. Browse photographs, ephemera, graphics, furnishings and digital animation to learn how his work changed the landscape of New York City.
WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 28, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $18, 212-534-1672, mcny.org
Take a jazz cruise of New York Harbor
Enjoy live jazz music aboard a 1920s-style yacht while sailing New York Harbor and sipping vintage maritime cocktails. The 100-foot-long Manhattan I and Manhattan II sail twice a week and have a climate-controlled enclosed glass observatory in the stern and an open-air deck in the bow. The jazz trio "The Sound Waves" plays classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Porter and Ellington as well as contemporary Motown and R&B sounds. See website for advance ticketing for this rain-or-shine sail.
WHEN | WHERE 7:15 p.m. Sundays (through Sept. 30), 7:30 p.m. Fridays (through Sept. 28), Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), W. 22nd and Hudson River (specific location provided at ticketing)
INFO $64, 212-627-1825, sail-nyc.com
Delve into the theater of Reza Abdoh at PS1
Get a glimpse into the life and work of trailblazing director and playwright Reza Abdoh. The Iranian-American's work centered on the AIDS epidemic, social issues and the culture wars of the Reagan era. Browse a collection of scripts, notebooks, photographs, video works and a large scale multimedia timeline presentation.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 3, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
INFO $10, 718-784-2084, moma.org, https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3929
Get stumped during an 'Evening of Wonder'
After successfully stumping magicians Penn & Teller, illusionist Vitaly Beckman is making his Off-Broadway debut with his own blend of art and illusion for a limited engagement. Penn Jillette characterizes the performer as "an ingenious inventor, full of charming surprises."
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 30, Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St., Manhattan
INFO $89, 212-315-2302, eveningofwonders.com
See Giacometti's works the Guggenheim
The Guggenheim Museum will be home to about 175 sculptures, paintings and drawings by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti this summer, including some drawings never before exhibited in the United States.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 12, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,1071 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25, 212-423-3575 , guggenheim.org
See Stuart Weitzman's collection at New-York Historical Society
Step into this exhibit featuring the shoe collection of footwear designer Stuart Weitzman at "Walk This Way: Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes." The breadth of the exhibition spans collections, consumption, presentation and production with spotlights on the consumer culture and women's contributions and includes 100 pairs of shoes.
WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 8, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
INFO $6-$21, 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org
See 'RFK Funeral Train' exhibit at ICP
Fifty years ago, on June 8, 1968, thousands of people stood along the route of the train carrying the body of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from New York to Washington, D.C. Dutch visual artist, photographer and filmmaker Rein Jelle Terpstra contacted bystanders and captured their images and perspectives and created a multiscreen video projection that includes iconic images by Paul Fusco. This exhibition, "RFK Funeral Train: The People's View," is the product of his work.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 2, International Center of Photography Museum, 250 Bowery
INFO $10-$14, 212-857-0000, icp.org
See Norman Rockwell exhibit at New-York Historical Society
A traveling exhibition dedicated to Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms -- Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want -- comes to Manhattan. This 150-piece exhibition, "Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms," includes other works, historical documents, photographs, videos, artifacts and interactive displays.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, May 25, through Sept. 2, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
INFO $6-$21, 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org
Enjoy a champagne brunch as you sail around New York Harbor
Kick off summer with a two-hour champagne brunch sail in and around New York Harbor aboard the 82-foot schooner Shearwater. The menu includes quiche, yogurt parfaits, muffins, bagels, croissants, smoked salmon, seasonal fruit and an open Champagne bar. And don't be shy about asking to help raise the sails. See website for tickets and additional information on this rain-or-shine event.
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, South End Avenue and Liberty Street, Manhattan.
INFO $45-$98, 212-660-0312, manhattanbysail.com
Sit amid Diana Al-Hadid's sculptures in Madison Square Park
Wander through Madison Square Park and check out six new, temporary sculptures, part of a public art project by Syrian-born artist Diana Al-Hadid. Look at the giant, porous walls she's built along the hedges, the three reclining female figures placed on the lawns and the site-specific sculpture in the reflecting pool.
WHEN | WHERE Monday, May 14, through Sept. 3 at Madison Square Park
INFO Free, 212-520-7600, madisonsquarepark.org
See Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i at New York Botanical Garden
In 1939, O'Keeffe spent two months in Hawaii, where she was being commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole) to produce images for an ad campaign. The New York Botanical Garden is showing more than 15 paintings she created during her visit, along with a display of Hawaiian flora.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday, May 19, through Oct. 28 at The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., the Bronx
INFO $23-$28, 718-817-8700, nybg.org
Marvel at 'Heavenly Bodies' at the Met Costume Institute
"Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another," says Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of The Costume Institute. "Heavenly Bodies" explores these connections, with papal robes and accessories from the Vatican and more than 150 ensembles from designers, including works by Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin and John Galliano, pictured.
WHEN | WHERE Thursday, May 10, through Oct. 8 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.; and at The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., Fort Tryon Park
INFO $25 (New York State residents pay as you wish with ID), 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org
Experience the art of Chaim Soutine at The Jewish Museum
These paintings aren't for the faint of heart. The Russian-born, Paris-based artist (1893-1943) was known for still life works that are dense and full of emotion, depicting hanging fowl, beef carcasses and rayfish, which he painted from real subjects in his studio.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, May 4, through Sept. 16 at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave.
INFO $18, 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org
See LI native Dan Lauria in 'The Stone Witch'
Lindenhurst High School grad Dan Lauria ("Lombardi") plays an illustrator of children's books in the Off-Broadway premiere of Shem Bitterman's play. Interesting, in part, because Lauria himself has written two children's books.
WHEN | WHERE Through July 15 at the Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St.
INFO $89, 212-239-6200, stonewitchplay.com
Check out Bowie's changes at the Brooklyn Museum
Fans of the late music icon won't want to miss the final stop of the exhibit David Bowie Is, now in Brooklyn. Immerse yourself in an audio experience, which uses high-end technology, as well as a visual one. You'll learn about the artist from more than 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material.
WHEN | WHERE Through July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn
INFO $20-$25 (advance purchase strongly recommended, tickets separate from museum admission), $16 seniors and 13 and older; $10 ages 4-12, free younger than 4; 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org
Be a 'Visitor to Versailles' at the Met
What was it like to visit Versailles, the gilded palace outside Paris, during the century or so between Louis XIV moving in and Louis XVI being forced out? This show, Visitors to Versailles features paintings, portraits, furniture, tapestries, costumes and other objects (such as this bejeweled snuffbox) that tell the stories of those who came through the stunning court.
WHEN | WHERE Through July 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.
INFO $25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org
Stroll 'Public Parks, Private Gardens' at the Met
Imagine yourself in France from the late 18th to early 20th centuries -- a period that saw the arrival of new varieties of plants and flowers and the rise of parks and gardens. That's the subject of this exhibit, with more than 150 works by a roll call of greats including Cézanne, van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Seurat and Monet. (Monet's "The Parc Monceau," from 1878, is pictured.)
WHEN | WHERE Through July 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd Street
INFO $25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org
Saturday suppers at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
You won't find a dish that costs more than $6 at this annual event celebrating the diverse cuisines of Queens. Vendors include Arepalicious, Moffle Bar, Bliss Street Creamery, Caribbean Street Eats, Parantha Alley and Taste of Ukraine.
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. to midnight every Saturday, from April 21 through Aug. 18, at the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens
INFO Dishes $5-$6, queensnightmarket.com