5 Free Events: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ‘You Are Here’ and more

5 Free Events: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ‘You Are Here’ and more
GALLIM dancers rehearse for Andrea Miller's "You Are Here." Photo: Ben Stamper.

Looking for something to do this week? Here is a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and online.

Wednesday

“But Still, It Turns” Conversations
When: July 14 at 6 p.m. Eastern
Where: Online; link sent with registration

Presented as part of the International Center of Photography’s exhibition “But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World,” this conversation brings together photographer Richard Choi and filmmaker and photographer RaMell Ross to chat about their artistic practices and their projects on view as part of the installation. David Campany, managing director of programs at ICP, will moderate.

If you haven’t checked out the exhibition, “But Still It Turns” will be on view through Aug. 29.

“You Are Here”
When: July 14 through July 30
Where: Lincoln Center; Manhattan

A public sculpture and sound installation opens the first portion of choreographer Andrea Miller’s two-part presentation “You Are Here.” Located at Lincoln Center and designed by artist Mimi Lien, the sculptural works house “audio portraits” from New Yorkers, who share stories, sing and reflect on the past year. The installation will also feature an “aural garden” created by composer and sound artist Justin Hicks.

"You Are Here" participants.
“You Are Here” participants.

Visitors can catch the first part of the installation through July 23, after which the second-half of the program kicks in with live performances from GALLIM dancers. Tickets for the live performances, which take place July 24 through July 30, are free and available through the TodayTix Lottery. Entry for the lottery closes three days prior to the performance date.


Thursday

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: “Two Noble Kinsmen”
When: July 15 through July 30
Where: The Lower East Side and Bryant Park

The Drilling Company’s Shakespeare in the Park series returns with a fresh take on the play “Two Noble Kinsmen.” Reimagined by director Hamilton Clancy as a “modern spy caper complete with two Russian spies, a corporate magnate and an Interpol spycatcher,” the production will be performed both at the Clemente parking lot (107 Suffolk St. in Manhattan) and Bryant Park. More information about when and where to catch the troupe can be found on the Shakespeare in the Parking Lot website.

Saturday

“The Invisible Sculpture”
When: July 17, starting at 12 p.m. Eastern
Where: The Six Foot Platform in DUMBO; Brooklyn

Backdropped by a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Six Foot Platform pop-up residency treats passersby to a performance from a different artist each Saturday through Sept. 4. This week’s entry comes from Yeseul Song, who will present “Invisible Sculpture on Wheels,” a multi-sensory work that invites audiences to use sound to create the form of the sculpture in their minds. Participants will also be invited to physically recreate their perception with clay.

The Six Foot Platform is located at the intersection of Washington St. and Water St. in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.


Sunday

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
When: July 18; 2 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Museum Plaza; Brooklyn

Fancy an orchestral performance this weekend? The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will take the stage outdoors at the Brooklyn Museum Plaza to present a concert of Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland and Tchaikovsky.

Top Image: GALLIM dancers rehearse for Andrea Miller's "You Are Here." Photo: Ben Stamper.