Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find our top picks below.
Samini/Efya in Concert
Crotona Park, Bronx
Aug. 1; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
As one of Ghana’s most accomplished pop artists, Samini has been delivering inspiring performances since his debut album “Dankwasere” dropped in 2004. Check out this free performance, which features a sampling of songs from his latest LP, “Untamed.”
Painting from Taiwan
Eli Klein Gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception: Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Exhibition through Oct. 6
This group exhibition features nine rising and established artists working in varied styles and mediums. The presentation features work from: Chou Tai-Chun, Liu Chih-Hung, Ho Kan, Su Wong-Shen, Hsiao Chin, Wang Liang-Yin, Huang Hai-Hsin, Yang Mao-Lin and Hu Chau-Tsung
SummerStage: Corinne Bailey Rae, Jose James, Ruth B., DJ Natasha Diggs
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan
Aug. 4, 2019; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Girl, put your records on hold and listen to Corrine Bailey Rae live at one of the most anticipated concerts of the SummerStage season. American singer Jose James will also be on hand to play a delightful medley of contemporary and traditional jazz.
Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: “A Star is Born”
Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn
Aug. 5; 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Curl up with a blanket and watch this Oscar-winning remake of the classic love story between a rising star and her troubled country crooner. Pro tip: arrive early if you’d like to snag a good seat!
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park and other locations, Manhattan
Through Aug. 11
If you’re pinching pennies, Lincoln Center’s annual Out of Doors celebration might be the best way to keep to your budget while still enjoying the city’s cultural offerings. Spread over three weeks, the roster of events includes comedy shows, talks, concerts and cultural celebrations. See a full calendar here.
Top Image: "A Star is Born," Warner Bros.