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What to do this week in NYC: Aug. 4-8

the offspring 2012 concert The Offspring are storming back into your life this week, NYC.
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HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Karate Kid
Aug. 4, 5 p.m.
Bryant Park
40 W. 40th St.
Free,212-768-4242
www.bryantpark.org

“Wax on, wax off.” The wise words of Mr. Miyagi had Daniel-san crane kicking all over town in this classic Ralph Macchio ‘80s flick. Honk! See it free in the park as the sun goes down.

The Final Episode of CNN's The Sixties: Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll
Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
The Paley Center
25 W. 52nd St.
$35,212-621-6600
www.paleycenter.org

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Explore how the Baby Boom generation transformed politics, culture and the way we live with a panel of musicians and experts following a preview of the CNN series’ final episode.

Sound + Vision
Through Aug. 6
Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 W. 65th St.
$13,212- 875-5367
www.filmlinc.com

The music documentary festival, now in its second year, features films covering the careers of some of the most beloved bands of all time – The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pulp, My Bloody Valentine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, GOMA – as well as the cultural, social and political influence of music. Plus performances by Dragons of Zynth and Glass Ghost.

Liam McEneaney’s 29th Birthday Bash
Aug. 5, 8 p.m.
The Bell House
149 Seventh St., Gowanus
$20,718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com

Comedian Liam McEneaney is celebrating the last year of his 20s with music and laughter, inviting Gilbert Gottfried, former Soul Coughing lead singer Mike Doughty, guitarist Kaki King and local act Hand Job Academy to entertain him and attendees.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals
Aug. 5,6:30 p.m.
Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St.
$45-$50,212-582-6600
www.terminal5nyc.com

So much for keeping the 21st-century boys separated. This event is bringing you Bad Religion AND The Offspring, along with classic pop-punk acts Pennywise and The Vandals. This may not be the ’90s, but it’s sure going to sound like the ’90s. Still got a pair of JNCOs?

Battle of the Burger NYC
Aug. 7, 7 p.m.
South Street Seaport
19 Fulton St.
$40,www.timeout.com/newyork/battleoftheburger

Revolt against the tyranny of restaurant critics and food bloggers — at Battle of the Burger, you choose the winner. The top 20 finalists will have it out for your mouth's amusement this Thursday night, and the Amstel is flowing free. Moderate your intake of one or both accordingly.

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Seafood Soirée
Aug. 13, 6 p.m.
The Water Club
500 E. 30th St.
$75,212-683-3333
www.ediblemanhattan.com

What else would you expect to do at a joint called The Water Club? Join Edible Manhattan for this rooftop feast benefitting the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. Admission includes all food and drink.

 
 
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