Tonight in New York City: Listen to Angela Johnson perform live at Blue Note, relive all the moments of Dirty Dancing on Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, or watch a very drunken rendition of Romeo and Juliet. By Carly Petrone.
Books Beneath the Bridge: Sackett Street Writers’ Shop
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Stop by Brooklyn Bridge Park and meet authors from the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Books Beneath the Bridge is a free summer literary series that features outdoor readings curated by local, independent bookstores. Tonight, listen to excerpts from Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Robin Black, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, and Julia Fierro. Event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
Flicks on the Beach: Dirty Dancing
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
Spend your Monday evening on the beach! Watch a screening of Dirty Dancing along Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk tonight as part of the Flicks on the Beach series. This classic love story between summer guest Frances “Baby” Houseman and camp dance instructor Johnny Castle will leave you believing in a happy ending. This movie danced into our hearts back in 1987 and tonight you can relive all the greatest moments – like when “nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Live entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. and screening begins at dusk.
Ladies of Laughter Finale
Gotham Comedy Club
Find out who will walk away with the Ladies of Laughter title tonight at Gotham Comedy Club. Cheer on America’s funniest women as they compete in front of network television and comedy industry executives for close to $10,000 in prizes and bookings. Last year’s winner, Robin Fox, will host tonight’s finale starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Shotspeare presents Romeo and Juliet
The Slipper Room
Get ready to watch a performance of Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen before. Find out what happens when five sword-wielding actors and one drunken audience member come together on stage to present an entire work of Shakespeare in one hour. Shotspeare incorporates a drinking-game sensibility and a drunkard’s attention span into the staging of Shakespearean verse. Sounds fun right? Come find out for yourself. Tickets are $15 and show starts at 8 p.m.
Angela Johnson performs live at the Blue Note tonight at 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter is back with her sixth studio album entitled Naturally Me. The title says it all since Johnson wrote, composed, and produced all ten tracks on the record. After 20 years in the music industry, she’s proven to have a magical voice that carries both power and impact to the world. Tickets are $10 for bar seats, $15 for table seats. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.