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CULTURE CLUB
Lincoln Center 'Out of Doors' Music Festival is BACK

For its 42nd season, Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival is back in action! Until August 12th, attendees can enjoy outdoor music and dancing for FREE.

While enjoying over 100 performances and events throughout Lincoln Center’s plazas, refreshments are available to keep you energized at the Street Food BBQ Stand. Don’t worry, beer, wine, and cocktails will also be sold in the Damrosch Park area.

Broaden your horizons and relish the talents of diverse musical acts. From folk to Irish rock, there is bound to be a performance that appeals to everyone. To learn more about the festival and see the full lineup, click here!

DAILY BITES
Ew: Creepy NYC Rat Feast Turns Heads (and Stomachs)

When we think of a feast, we usually hope that rodents are nowhere in site, especially not on the table. Artist Laura Ginn disagrees. This past Wednesday at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Ginn brought New Yorkers together to display a hunter-gatherer themed presentation that concluded with eating cooked rats.

The event, titled “Tomorrow We Will Feast Again On What We Catch” was priced at $100 per person. To raise funds for the occasion, Ginn created a Kickstarter page on which she shockingly, but successfully raised the $2,000 she had requested.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Chills & Thrills: Minus5 Ice Bar to Open in November

When it comes to unique bar experiences, there is only so much variation from one to the next. An ice bar is the exception… and we are thrilled that Minus5’s new location will be right here in the Big Apple.

Grub Street reported that the spectacle will be welcomed to its new home at the Hilton Hotel midtown this coming November. In this wonderful creation, EVERYTHING is made of ice: the walls, seating, glasses, and intricate decorations.

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Philly: Weekend Hotspots

From concerts to themed parties, Philly has it all!

When: 9pm-2am

Where: McFadden’s 3rd street, 461 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia

When: 6:30pm-12am

Where: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

When: 8pm-2am

Where: Warehouse 24, 1936 Macdade Blvd., Woodlyn

Where: Bamboo Bar, 939 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia

When: 5pm-2am

Where: XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

When: 10pm-3:30am

Where: Lit Ultrabar, 460 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

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NJ Weekend Revelry

When: 10pm-4am

Where: HQ Nightclub at Revel, 500 Boardwalk Avenue, Atlantic City

When: 10pm-4am

Where: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrahs Blvd., Atlantic City

When: 4pm-11pm

Where: The Deck at Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd, Atlantic City

When: 10pm-party's over

Where: MIXX at The Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City

When: 3pm-8pm

Where: Teplitzky’s, 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City

When: 10:30pm-4am

Where: C5 at The Chelsea Hotel, 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City

THE HOT SPOT
The Best Bars to Catch All The Olympics Action

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
In preparation for USA’s wins, head over to Brother Jimmy’s for their Gold Medal Special. For only $25, you are entitled to two hours of all-you-can-drink Bud/Bud Lights Drafts, Cuervo “Gold” Margaritas, “Gold” n Screwdriver and 1 appetizer. What a deal!

Fully committed to providing the ultimate experience, Smithfield will open each day at 10:30am or earlier to ensure that full Olympics coverage is provided. This three-floor tavern will keep everyone satisfied with its 21 LED HDTVs.

HAPPENINGS
A Charitable Romance: The “Children Around the World” Date Auction

The Anthem Group is pleased to announce its third annual “Children Around the World” Charity Date Auction. The event will take place on August 10th at Down Ultra Lounge where ten of Boston’s most eligible bachelors will be auctioned off for a touching cause.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Children of South Africa (CHOSA), an organization focused on providing aid to orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa. In addition, the money will also benefit internally by going toward Boston’s Police Department’s community outreach program.

DO-GOODERS
Swagg For A Cause: Marvel US Management’s Jimmy Swagg Showcase

This past Saturday we were delighted to attend Marvel US Management’s first “Fashionably Marvel US” Showcase at Glo Ultra Lounge in New Brunswick, NJ. Every other Thursday, the management company will put on a different event showcasing the outstanding talent they represent. This week, we were lucky enough to see the AMAZING styles of Jimmy Swagg, Inc.

Jimmy Swagg is an up and coming sunglass phenomenon with the unforgettable motto “Health, Sex, and SwaGG." Each pair is reasonably priced (in the $50-80 range) and each style is associated with a different charity. When that style is purchased, a certain amount of the proceeds are sent to the respective charity. The philanthropy does not stop there: As a goal for the future, they also hope to involve the Long Island high school systems in their mission to give back.

CULTURE CLUB
The Ultimate Super Car Track Event

Dreamt of driving a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, but could never afford one? Well now you can! On August 4th, The Ultimate Super Car Track Event at Homestead Miami Speedway is offering an array of opportunities for avid driving fans.

Participants that are at least 21 years of age will have the chance to get behind the wheel of an exotic sports car of their choice around 2 laps of the 2.25 mile professional racetrack. Don’t worry, those who aren’t 21 can ride shotgun with an expert instructor. Not too shabby.

This exhilarating experience will allow you to accelerate at your own leisure and reach speeds over 100 mph without worrying about getting a ticket! Click here to purchase tickets for this epic event that you do NOT want to miss!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Gallow Green: The New Rooftop Bar Above Sleep No More

If per chance you’re in search of a rooftop experience equipped with cobblestone, a firepit, an antique car, and a 14th Century vibe, boy do we have the place for you. Above the interactive Shakespearian production, Sleep No More is the company’s newest addition, Gallow Green.

For those who aren’t familiar, Sleep No More is a performance inspired by Romeo and Juliet/Macbeth/Alfred Hitchcock and takes place in its intricately designed 100-room building, the fictitious “McKittrick Hotel.” In hopes of providing a more relaxed environment for before shows, after shows, or just in general, Gallow Green supplies a unique setting to enjoy some fruity cocktails.