Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • Boom Goes the Dynamite: Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

    The 40,000-firework show plays out over the Hudson this year, with a soundtrack created by Usher (who knew?).

    Get the view: Don't want to deal with the street crowd? Check out our Fourth of July guide for where to watch.

    Thu 8p. Hudson River, 24th St. to 40th St, West Side

  • Cube, Steak: Monkeytown 3

    Eyebeam's resurrected this W-burg staple, showing arty and/or funny videos while you destroy some excellent grub.

    Get high: Unlike the old grounded Monkeytown, the cube-shaped space is suspended off the floor.

    Thru Aug 11, 7p & 9p. Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. (11th Ave.), Chelsea. $45-80 prix fixe here.

    Nearby: Gallow Green; Bathtub Gin; The Park

  • America the Nude-iful: Wasabassco Burlesque — America F*** Yeah!

    This Fourth of July-themed party promises barbecue, beer, and burlesque — all in the name of freedom.

    Good deal: Beforehand, stop by nearby Littleneck for happy hour with $1 oysters and $5 draft beers.

    Fri 8p. The Bell House, 149 7th St. (2nd Ave.), Gowanus (718-643-6510). $20 here.

    Nearby: Littleneck; Mission Dolores; Brooklyn Local

  • Light Afternoon: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

    Get in line to hang out under Turrell's Aten Reign, a massive light-show-dome in the Guggenheim's rotunda.

    Turrell fact: Dude owns his own volcano. Truth.

    Thru Sep 25. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), Upper East Side. $22 here.

    Nearby: Sarabeth's East; Shake Shack; Café Sabarsky

  • Bodhi Double: Point Break

    Before Zero Dark Thirty, there was this Kathryn Bigelow tale of surfing cops (er, FBI agents) and robbers.

    Masterpiece theater: Watch for a cameo by Anthony Kiedis and choice lines like "Vaya con dios, Brah."

    Sun 4p & 9p. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (E. 2nd St.), East Village. $10 at box office.

    Nearby: Botanica; Prima; The Meatball Shop

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