Weekend Recommender: July 13-15

July 12, 2012 | by —Jessica Ferri | Homepage


The Paris Opera Ballet

Crime Photography Exhibit
Friday, July 13, 10 AM–8 PM
Catch the exhibit of America's first crime photographer, Weegee, at the International Center of Photography. Between 1935 and 1946, Weegee pioneered what is now known as tabloid journalism, focusing mainly on violent crimes and accidents. In addition to his photographs he was also a writer and exhibitor.1133 Avenue of the Americas, 212-857-0000; icp.org

4Knots Festival"
Saturday, July 14, 1–8 PM

The South Street Seaport hosts the annual 4Knots Festival, sponsored by the Village Voice, with a full day of music from your favorite indie bands. Archers of Loaf are the headliners, but expect performances from ten other bands all day, and The Black Lips will play the afterparty. The event is free but you must reserve at ticket at villagevoice.com.19 Fulton St., 212-732-8257

Bastille Day Brunch at Beaumarchias
Saturday, July 14, from 11:30 AM
The Meatpacking District’s Brasserie Beaumarchais will host a Bastille Day Brunch promising plenty of Champagne, foie gras, and revelry. Sponsored by Pernod Ricard, the brunch will spill onto the patio as games of petanque get underway. 409 W. 13th St., 212-675-2400; reservations@beaumarchaisny.com

The Americano Bastille Day Prix Fixe
Saturday, July 14, from 6 PM
The Americano Restaurant will celebrate Bastille Day with a four-course prix fixe dinner paired with luxurious Billecart-Salmon Champagne. The menu prepared by Michelin-starred French chef Thomas Boullault includes pressé de homard (lobster with mousse) with ponzu sauce and diced avocado drizzled with a mango and passion fruit vinaigrette; wonderfully breaded sea bass with green asparagus and a citrus reduction; roasted chicken oysters with mushrooms and chives over a creamy risotto; and pistachio Napoleon. $120 per person.518 W. 27th St., 212-525-0000; hotel-americano.com

The Paris Opera Ballet
Sunday, June 15, 3 PM
The critically acclaimed company from Paris will close out its week of performances (beginning July 11) with Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, Petit’s L’Arlésienne, and Maurice Bejart’s’s Boléro as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Tickets $25-$150. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Sq., 212-870-5500; lincolncenterfestival.org

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