'Spamilton,' History's Greatest Hits and more things to do in NYC - Metro US

‘Spamilton,’ History’s Greatest Hits and more things to do in NYC

Carol Rosegg



Earlier this summer, “Hamilton” fans had the chance to laugh at themselves and their beloved rap musical with “Spamilton,” a parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit. Written by Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of “Forbidden Broadway,” “Spamilton” has been given an extended run beginning Sept. 8. The show will continue at The Triad, its off-Broadway home on the Upper West Side, through Oct. 30.$59-$84.90, Sept. 8-Oct. 30, 158 W. 72nd St.



Fashion and performance cross over at DKNY SoHo when Emilie Baltz kicks off her new eight-part talk show, “Wrap: An Underground Show, Above Ground.” Part of a collaboration between DKNY and New Inc., the New Museum’s art incubator, the series will take place live each week in the store’s window display. Each interview will feature a female artist who will talk about her process and inspiration. Free, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., 420 W. Broadway


“From Doodles to Pixels”

Spanish artists and animators have contributed significantly to the genre of 2-D art, including cartoons, computer generation, stop-motion and claymation. The Museum of Modern Art celebrates 100 years of Spanish art with “From Doodles to Pixels,” now on display through MoMA’s Department of Film. The exhibit restores classics, unearths academic works and spans genres from political satire to children’s shows. $25, through Sept. 15, 11 W. 53rd St.


PopRally Presents: TEN

Ten is too young for late-night parties, but when the MoMA’s PopRally series turns 10, it’s definitely worth a crazy celebration. The museum’s kicking after-hours series marks a decade with DJs, open bars, snacks, interactive games and special artistic surprises across all of the galleries and gardens this Saturday. $40, Sept. 10, 8-11 p.m., 11 W. 53rd St.


Wanderlust 108

Take care of your body and your mind at Wanderlust 108, which combines the physical thrill of a 5K with a full day of mindful practices, including yoga, meditation, dance (with DJ Sol Rising) and more in Prospect Park. You can participate in the healthy affair for free by attending the group workshops and guided sessions with MC Yogi and Faith Hunter in Prospect Park. Tickets get you a place in the 5K and priority access to the free events. Free-$54, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Nethermead, Prospect Park, Brooklyn


SASS: History’s Greatest Hits

Once a month, the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies meets for a history lecture. Sound a little boring? Well, what if they call themselves SASS and meet at a bar with themed drink specials? Yeah, that’s more like it. SASS marks its fifth anniversary on Tuesday, and it’s celebrating by revisiting three of its most popular lectures: “LSD and the CIA,” “The History of the NYCGrid System” and “Prohibition: The Drinking Game.” Best of all, it’s totally free to attend at The Bedford. Free, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., 110 Bedford Ave., getsaucedatsass.tumblr.com


“Where Am I Now?”

Mara Wilson became a child star thanks to “Matilda,” but she’s done a lot more since then. Wilson will host the launch party for her memoir, cheekily titled “Where Am I Now?,” with readings and a talk about her experiences on movie sets (hopefully with some doozies from “Mrs. Doubtfire”). She’ll also sign copies of the book bought during the event. The event shares its date with Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday — there might be cake! $15, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 20 E. 29th St.


“An Occupation of Loss”

How do you convey the bond between the living and the dead? A new large-scale installation at the Park Avenue Armory reflects on the nature of grief and how we process it. During the day, see the artwork for $10. At night, professional mourners bring the piece to life by playing its building-size pipes ($45). Each experience stands on its own. Sept. 13-25, 643 Park Ave., armoryonpark.org


“Beyond Words”

The closest you’ll get to knowing what animals are really thinking is award-winning ecologist Carl Safina’s new book, “Beyond Words,” which is about animal emotions and how we all communicate. Whether it’s discussing elephant families or how whale pods travel the oceans, the book explains their language and emotions beyond our comprehension. Free, Sept. 13, 6:20-8 p.m., Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 E. Seventh St.


“Blame the Elites for the Trump Phenomenon”

How did Donald Trump become not just the Republican nominee, but larger than life? Whoever wins in November, the repercussions will last long beyond this year’s election cycle. Intelligence Squared kicks off its new debate season with this timely forum, taking place at the Kaufman Center just days before the first Trump/Clinton debate. Debaters on both sides will be members from The Federalist, Washington Examiner, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. There will be a pre-debate reception at 5:45 p.m. $40, Sept. 13, 6:45-8:15 p.m., 129 W. 67th St.

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