11 things to do this week in NYC, May 21-27 - Metro US

11 things to do this week in NYC, May 21-27

Shakespeare in the Park presents: "The Tempest"
Tammy Shell

‘The Way We Get By’
Through June 14
Tony Kiser Theatre,305 W. 43rd St.

We’ve all been there: a splitting headache, a strange bed, a vague recollection of last night. In the modern dating world, what kind of expectations come with a drunken one-night-stand, and how much shame are we supposed to feel – or is ambivalence finally OK? Neil LaBute’s newest play, which opened this week, explores these themes at Second Stage. “The Way We Get By” stars Amanda Seyfried (“Les Miserables”), making her stage debut, and Thomas Sadoski (“The Newsroom”).

Bryant Park Yoga
Through Sept. 24

Taking your workout back to nature is one of the best parts of spring, but at Bryant Park you can also get back into your sun saluting for the low price of free every Tuesday and Thursday. Styles of yoga will vary as trainers from boutique studios and gyms around the city take turns leading the classes. Not only that, activewear brand Athleta is offering a Frequent Yogi Card: For every 12 classes you attend, you earn a $25 gift card. No more coveting thy neighbor’s stylish mat.

Craig Robinson
May 21-24
Carolines on Broadway,1626 Broadway

You know him best from “The Office,” for expressing without words exactly how you feel every day at work. But you love him best for “Hot Tub Time Machine.” See a blend of these equally potent comedy styles in his stand-up show, which is taking a weekend residency at Carolines on Broadway (with two shows each on Friday and Saturday nights).

The Whitney ISP’s ‘S/N’
May 22-June 18
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St.
Prices vary

Reminiscent of the title of a horror film, “S/N” is the annual exhibit from the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Named for radio’s “signal-to-noise” ratio, the project examines how static and background noises can interfere with one’s message. This study in communication contains multiple parts, most of which are hosted at The Kitchen, including performances and a “sound walk” outside. “Last—Words?” – about how to talk about your own death – takes place at the Whitney’s new home.

‘An Evening of Words, Wine & Music’
May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tenri Cultural Institute,43A W. 13th St.

Usually when you’re paying to hear live music from the likes of the Met Orchestra, not to mention having some wine with the performance, it’s going to cost you. But Voice Afire makes it much more affordable, starting with a reception stocked by Wines of Chile, followed by performances from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s Milan Milisavljevic on viola and Juilliard’s Jennifer Chu on piano.

‘Top Gun’
May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86

See “Top Gun” where it could’ve been filmed, on the deck of the Intrepid aircraft carrier. This year, each of the museum’s Summer Movie Series films will be introduced by an expert, and as a former NASA astronaut and Navy pilot, Scott D. Altman is so qualified that he actually served as Tom Cruise’s flight double. The movie begins at sunset, but you’ll want to line up earlier to ensure you get in – tickets are distributed one per person beginning at 6:15; BYO food, blankets and drinks.

May 22-25
BAM Rose Cinemas,30 Lafayette Ave.
Prices vary

BAM’s 22nd annual film series will screen feature-length movies from across the African continent; highlights include the Oscar-winning “Black Orpheus” and the animated fairy tale “Kirikou and the Sorceress,” in which an infant sets out to save his village. There will also be dance workshops and a bazaar.

World Turtle Day
May 23, noon-3 p.m.
Staten Island Zoo,614 Broadway, Staten Island
Free with admission

The most adorable of all reptiles (and tortoises, too, of course) get their day with presentations and activities, but also fun stuff like turtle races.

Grand Procession
May 23, 6 p.m.
Green-Wood Cemetery,25th St. at Fifth Ave., Brooklyn

This spring marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and Green-Wood Cemetery is commemorating it beginning Saturday through July 12 with “To Bid You All Goodbye: Civil War Stories,” an exhibit in affiliation with the Brooklyn Historical Society. It all kicks off with the Grand Procession, a mile-long trek through 5,000 veterans’ graves marked with candles. It culminates after sunset with Civil War games, music and reenactments. Admission to the exhibit is free all night with admission to the candlelight vigil.

Horse Meat Disco
May 24, 10 p.m.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St.
$20 advance, $30 door

Make the absolute most of your Sunday night, because you can. Join London-based DJ collective Horse Meat Disco for a special late-night party at Cielo. Whether you’ve always had a deep-down, groovy love of disco or you’re ready to break new ground in your pop-and-lock repertoire, these are the guys to expose you to the best of the genre, blending new releases with underground classics. DJs Honey Dijon and Will Automagic will also spin.

Shakespeare in the Park
May 27-July 5
Delacorte Theatre,81st & Central Park West

The Public Theatre’s Free Shakespeare in the Park returns to the Delacorte Theatre next week with “The Tempest,” which might be the last play written by the Bardbut it’s the first of the repertory season that will be followed by “Cymbeline” starting on July 23. “The Tempest” is the one where a storm strands everyoneon an island until theyfallin love, starring Sam Waterston as Prospero and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as the clown Trinculo.

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