National Lemonade Day
Prohibition Bakery,9 Clinton St.
Novelty “holidays” may be silly, but that’s fine by us when they come with specials like the Blueberi Lemonade cupcakes at Prohibition Bakery, helmed by two bakers as passionate about dessert as cocktails. The cupcakes, featuring Stoli Bluberi, run $2 apiece or $20 for a dozen Aug. 20-23. But the best deal is on Day 1, National Lemonade Day, when buying a cupcake also gets you a drink ticket for the Stoli Lemonade cocktail at Bourbon & Watt(5 Ave. A).
Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m.
54 Below,254 W. 54th St.
If you missed the debut of actor Joshua Warr’s cabaret show in April, good news: The star of FX’s “The Americans” and LOGO’s “Hunting Season” returns Thursday with an encore performance. In “Love & Warr,” the television star sings pop hits and Broadway tunes with the aim of getting to the heart of, well, the heart. (Note: There’s a $25 food and drink minimum.)
Aug. 21-Sept. 21
Pearlfisher New York,455 Broadway, Fifth Floor
$5 suggested donation
Remember when those colorful plastic ball pits from your childhood seemed endless and were more fun than any iPad? You can now experience that joy as an adult thanks to JumpIn! The worldwide phenomenon, an adult-sized interactive art installation with 81,000 all-white balls, is making its way to SoHo next week. It’s free to play, but you should RSVP (and a $5 donation is welcome). JumpIn! offers grown men and women a nostalgic outlet for stress and might just be the comeback of playtime.
Charlie ParkerJazz Festival
Marcus Gavey Park &Thompkins Square Park
That’s right, Charlie Parker is such a big deal (in jazz and beyond) that it takes three days to do him justice. The Charlie Parker Jazz Fest is now in its 22nd year and still entirely free to see acts like the Oliver Lakes Big Band and 95-year-old Queen of Swing Norma Miller, plus master swing classes with the Alvin Ailey School’s Samuel Coleman.
Seafood & Music Beach Party
Aug. 22, 2 p.m.
Governors Club,89 South St., Governors Island
Sing about love and marijuana, and your music will live forever. Such is the appeal of Sublime, who get an all-hits tribute set from played by Badfish at the second annual Seafood & Music Beach Party. That’s followed by a Bob Marley tribute from the Cannabis Cup Band, plus other performances. Admission is $40, but $60 also gets you a loaded seafood platter. Remember kids, you can’t live on beer alone.
Rooftop Shots: Closing Night
Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Industry City,220 36th St., Brooklyn
This is the last weekend ofRooftop Shots, the short film arm of Rooftop Films, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting indie films. The shorts being shown at Industry City on Saturday all follow the theme of saying goodbye. If that sounds super depressing, relax: The event kicks off with live music and closes with an after-party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Brewery Ommegang, with music by DJ Conor C.
Stand-Up Comedy Boat Ride
Aug. 23, 1-4:30 p.m.
New York Skyport Marina,2430 FDR Drive
It’s a dream come true for stand-up comedians: a venue where the audience can’t just walk out if you’re bombing. And it’s perfect for the audience, too, because there’s plenty of cocktails onboard. And if nothing else, you get a three-hour boat ride down the East River for $30, which is an absolute bargain. The lineup is TBD, but will include acts from Comedy Central, HBO and BET.
Misty Copeland:‘On the Town’
Aug. 25-Sept. 6
Lyric Theatre,216 W. 42nd St.
Broadway’s dance-heavy musical revival about sailors making the most of shore leave in NYC is closing its doors after Sept. 6. But audiences catching the show before then are in for a treat, as American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland — recently named the world’s first African-American principal ballerina — takes on the role of Ivy Smith for the final 12 performances, starting Aug. 25. It’s Copeland’s Broadway debut, fittingly in the show that boasted one of the first-ever racially integrated casts in 1944.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Aug. 25-30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
The Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St.
Obviously, the most important goal in life is to know about hot musicians before your friends do. You can get mega points for being among the first to get behind Cecile McLorin Salvant, a 25-year-old feminist jazz singer whose debut album, “WomanChild,” earned her a Grammy nomination. She performs next week at The Jazz Standard alongside the Aaron Diehl Trio. In addition to tracks from her debut album, she’ll also be previewing songs from “For One to Love,” which comes out Sept. 4.
Taste of Tennis
Some people get all the talent, and you can see the Williams sisters showcase another one of theirs at a cooking demo. The 16th annual Taste of Tennis fest is a chance to taste gourmet food and cocktails prepared by headlining chef Marc Murphy and other top chefs in the city while mingling with top tennis talent, plus a Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge (with Jonathan Waxman and Kerry Heffernan, among others) and a Party with the Pros.