Sitar Master Anoushka Shankar and an International Fireworks Documentary at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival This Week

Food, Drinks, & Events

By Lucas Perez Head to the Prospect Park Bandshell this weekend to enjoy several free performances as part of the summer-long BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, including the first Music & Movies presentation of the summer. Melding Indian raga with other world music influences and electronica beats, the sitar master Anoushka Shankar’s sound honors tradition while […]

July 16, 2018

Your Week in Culture: Essence Festival, ‘Leave No Trace,’ Caramoor


The R&B event returns to New Orleans, Debra Granik’s new film arrives and “Inuksuit” comes to Caramoor. ImageMary J. Blige will headline this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans.CreditRebecca Smeyne for The New York Times Pop Music: Mary J. Blige at the Essence Festival July 5-8; The 2017 blockbuster comedy “Girl’s Trip” made obvious […]

June 29, 2018

A Festival Where Refugees Cook for New York

Food, Drinks, & Events

Before she was displaced, Nasrin worked for several years as the chef of an upscale gym back in Tehran, cooking traditional Iranian fare like rich eggplant dips and saucy meatballs filled with hard-boiled egg and apricot, and serving it all poolside. “People were going to the gym to get skinny, but the food I made […]

June 15, 2018

The 31st annual Loisaida Festival is Sunday

Fashion & Style

This year’s Loisaida Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday (rain or no rain) in its usual place — along Avenue C from Sixth Street to 12th Street. Here’s more about this year’s edition, via the EVG inbox… This year’s Loisaida Festival aims to connect local community-based and led efforts in Loisaida’s […]

May 25, 2018

Farrah Abraham Goes Commando at Cannes Film Festival


Farrah Abraham at Cannes Don’t Get Your Panties in a Bunch … I Definitely Won’t 5/15/2018 6:57 AM PDT Even for Farrah Abraham, the revered Cannes Film Festival is just another day at the office — as in, a place to flash her fully exposed crotch to the masses. The ex-‘Teen Mom’ and porn star not […]

May 16, 2018
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