Among our picks for this weekend’s best eating, drinking, and merrymaking events are opera outdoors, a blues and BBQ festival, and a celebration of jazz great Charlie Parker, some of them free, all of them fun.
Jewish groups this week were trying to get the Metropolitan Opera to cancel an opera based on the cruise ship murder of a Jewish businessman by pro-Palestinian terrorists.
The opera depicts the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of disabled Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
The 25-year-old green and yellow Amazon parrot named Captain flew off the shoulder of his owner, Allen Kirson, as the two biked along Ocean Parkway in Kensington on Friday.
Most nights from about 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., we get serenaded. Not by cats in heat, not by noisy drunks, not by emergency vehicle sirens (or, not in this case). We’re lucky enough to be within echoing distance of someone who I have to assume is a professional opera singer.
The Metropolitan Opera is showing its high-tech, high definition performances for free outdoors at Lincoln Center this weekend.