Richies (if you've got disposable income you'd care to spend; this includes the middle-class, really):
1. Tanglewood is on. I was once among the spoiled and enjoyed an afternoon of incredible chamber music. Everyone who can possibly do so should attend at least once. I plan to have a second go at it when I am elderly and have presumably paid off my loans.
2. Happen to have 100 fucking dollars just lying around? Then, you are enabled to do a good deed, while enjoying yourself.
Richard Giles and Holley White, owners and farmers of Lucky Dog Organic Farm, lost their entire crop due to the recent flooding the Upper Delaware River Valley. Lucky Dog is one of the few local farms that is family-owned and operated and 100% organic. Applewood restaurant will be hosting a cocktail party benefit for Lucky Dog Farm. They will be featuring as much product from the farm as possible, but will be getting help from other local farms to help make the event a success. ... 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., $100 per person (cash or check only, please) includes: beer, wine and passed hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, featuring donations by local artists, authors and businesses (All beverages and food items are being donated by local farms and purveyors). Call 718.768.2044 for reservations. 501 11th Street, Brooklyn. If you cannot attend, please send donations to: Lucky Dog Farm, c/o applewood, 501 11th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215. From Gothamist of course.
1. Half Nelson comes out this weekend and it seems to me a must-see.
2. As the New Yorker describes it:
Twenty-five years ago, a break-dancing battle staged at Lincoln Center Out of Doors was a landmark event in the mainstream recognition of hip-hop culture. Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper, the organizers of that legendary contest, have put together an anniversary re-creation spotlighting a signal development in the past quarter century: the rise of women. The 2006 competition is for ladies only, gathering together an international roster of contending m.c.s, d.j.s, graffiti artists, and B-girl crews. (Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center. 212-546-2656. Aug. 10 at 5:30.)
1. Pier 46 is showing a kids movie for free, Nanny Mcfee. You can diss it if you want to, but it stars Emma Thompson so ...
2. Read Alternet's There's No Such Thing As An Old Girls Network.
Stay cool, darlings!