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Get Ready to Samba at the Seaport: Brasil SummerFest Starts Tomorrow

(photo: Brasil SummerFest Facebook page)

(photo: Brasil SummerFest Facebook page)

Yep, it’s official. New York has once again become an urban swamp, with the muggy, mosquito-filled realities of the tropics blending seamlessly with the stinking sidewalks of the city. It’s like a caipirinha with no cachaça. But fear not, for the key ingredient arrives tomorrow in the form of Brasil SummerFest.

Now in its fifth year, Brasil SummerFest claims to be the “largest and most important international Brazilian music festival in the world.” With last year’s attendance peaking at 22,000 and this year’s event extended to 10 days and spread out across the city from Lincoln Center to the South Street Seaport, it’s become a hard fact to argue.

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Asteroids Didn’t Land on the Meatpacking District, It’s Just José Parlá’s Latest

(Photo courtesy of The Standard, High Line)

(Photo courtesy of The Standard, High Line)

The Standard, High Line — last seen getting a nifty rooftop paint job from Romon “Rostarr” Kimin — has teamed up with another one of our favorite artists, José Parlá.

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Nitehawk Teams With Tribeca Film Fest to Celebrate Local Yokels

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If you missed Applesauce when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, here’s your second chance to watch Onur Tukel’s film involving sex and dismembered body parts (not together). The Aug. 18 screening will kick off Nitehawk’s newly announced series, Local Color, featuring shorts, animated features, documentaries and narrative films from up-and-coming NYC filmmakers (naturally, there will also be Q&As).

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There Will Be ‘Witchy, Wonderful Things’ at These Magick Gatherings

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Wednesday, July 29 at 5pm, X Marks the Lot, 39 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick; $7 suggested donation
The invite to this mini retreat in JunXion’s new “summertime space” promises tarot readings, gem crystal healing, a circle ceremony aimed at “healing with sounds and words,” and sessions on “Finding Your Spirit Animal” and “How to Be a Superhero.” Oh, there will also be “body-melting massages,” though in today’s weather, pretty much anything is body-melting.

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Homeless Shelter Sells For $26M; Heavy Metal Yoga in Greenpoint

Larry Clark, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Jonny Abrahams (Photo: PepKim)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

In Williamsburg, a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg Thursday while en route to his grandmother’s home on Bushwick Avenue. [DNA Info]

A manhole fire caused a four-hour power outage yesterday on the Lower East Side. [NY1]

Recently released paperwork revealed that last fall developer Aby Rosen purchased the homeless women’s shelter on Lafayette Street for $26 million. [The Real Deal]

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The Kids Will Revisit the Kids of Kids, Released 20 Years Ago Today

Larry Clark, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Jonny Abrahams (Photo: PepKim)

Larry Clark, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Jonny Abrahams (Photo: PepKim)

Kids celebrated its anniversary at BAM last month, but it was actually 20 years ago today that it hit the big screen at Angelika Film Center. So it makes sense that on July 16, director Larry Clark and his star Leo Fitzpatrick reconvened at Angelika for another anniversary screening of Clark’s personal 35-mm print. This time, they were accompanied not by Chloe and Rosario, but by Hamilton Harris (you’ll remember him as the guy who taught everyone in Washington Square Park how to roll a blunt), who premiered a sizzle reel for his in-the-works documentary about the kids of Kids.

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Beating the Heat: City Cooling Centers vs. Muji’s Chill-Out Area

Muji Rest Stop

Muji Rest Stop

Man, it is hot today (it’s hot, too). With temps hitting the high 90s, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon until 6pm tomorrow. In light of what Mayor De Blasio calls “extremely dangerous” conditions, the city is opening dozens of “cooling centers” for those at risk of heat stroke. We stopped into a couple of them and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 fans — and, just for good measure, we also tried Muji’s new chill-out area to see if we were bigger fans of that. 

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Bar Goto Is About to Be Your New Go-To For Japanese-Style Cocktails and Tapas

(Photo Credit: Gabi Porter)

(Photo Credit: Gabi Porter)

The rapidly upscaling Lower Lower East Side — which recently got a new nightspot and French bistro — adds a cocktail destination to its ranks tonight. Bar Goto, a Japanese tapas spot, was envisioned by master mixologist Kenta Goto, who spent seven years at Houston Street drinks mecca Pegu Club.

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Shows: Gaze at Synth-Psych Legends and Dance to the Sound of Crack Recovery

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We’ve got quite a week in music ahead of us, with no shortage of neuron-twisting, brain ‘sploding variety. A week in shows wouldn’t be the same without that post-punk sound that’s so very now. This time around, two (very different) bands of this persuasion are sharing a bill as well as a genre, demonstrating these constraints are as fluid as their riffs. But best of all, a legendary psych band that perhaps you took for extinct will light up the stage at one of our favorite lil’ DIY venues. Hope that’s enough flavor to get you scrolling.

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Talks and Readings: Letterman Writer, Iranian Women, and the Quest For 78s

Time again for Word Up, our weekly roundup of talks and readings.

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Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has educated in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California’s San Quentin State Prison, and his work in Rikers Island was covered by the New York Times. Don’t miss the New York City release of his new book of poems, Someone’s Dead AlreadyTuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd Street (East Village). Admission $10 at the door, $7 with student ID.

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Watch Alex Karpovsky Slip into a Gown For ‘Actor Seeking Role’

Why settle for catching glimpses of Alex Karpovsky on the set of Girls when you can see him in a genu-whine short film? “Actor Seeking Role” kicked off the Rooftop Films Summer Series not long ago, and now it has descended onto your humble small screen. As of this week, it’s available on Vimeo.

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