Tonight in New York City: Find out about other peoples’ issues, take part in a pickup soccer game with some seriously famous athletes, or celebrate the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. By Carly Petrone.
The How I Learned Series: There Might Be Some Issues: Stories about Therapy
This month’s How I Learned Series is all about therapy. As always, creator and host Blaise Allysen Kearsley is excited to bring some of the funniest and best storytellers to the stage. Listen to Mike Albo, Bridey Elliott, Selena Coppock, Steve Heisler, and Robin Gelfenbein share their issues with complete strangers. That’s therapeutic, right? Show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $6 in advance, $10 at the door.
Tomorrow’s World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Have you ever wondered what went on at the World’s Fair? Celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of this majestic event with the opening Tomorrow’s World. This exhibition includes vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City’s fourth largest park – Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The show will also include memorabilia as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair. Learn more tonight starting at 6 p.m.
The Steve Nash Foundation’s 7th Annual Showdown
Show off your soccer skills during The Steve Nash Foundation’s 7th Annual Showdown in Chinatown. Starting at 6:30 p.m. you can join some of the biggest names in the NBA and prominent soccer leagues in a pick-up futbol game. Help raise funds for critical needs services for kids while enjoying a friendly competition. Cheer from the bleachers or put on your cleats! Admission is free.
30th Anniversary of Purple Rain
It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Purple Rain first hit the big screen. Tonight, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will show the film to diehard Prince fans with a panel discussion to follow. Stick around for a garden party where plenty of special guests will also be mingling. Make sure to register here to secure your seat. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Summer Recital Series
The Met’s Summer Recital Series is back with six performances across all five boroughs. Tonight, make your way over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for a live performance by opera stars Amber Wagner (soprano), Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), and Russell Thomas (tenor), accompanied by Dan Saunders (pianist). Is there a better way to spend a Wednesday evening? We think not. Concert starts at 7 p.m.