Enjoy free musical acts and entertainment by local performers outdoors on 3rd Street & #TheOther5th!
3:00 pm: Drilling Company Shakespeare
Ingenious and irreverent, the enterprising Drilling Company brings together a talented troupe of actors to produce what The New York Times calls “perfectly executed” outdoor theater in Bryant Park and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, including the recently staged Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare’s last known work.
4:00 pm: Opera On Tap
Taking opera out of the concert hall and into alternative venues, the innovative Brooklyn-born OOT makes sure that new audiences throughout the country experience the drama, beauty, and exhilaration of opera while promoting it as a viable, living, progressive and FUN art form. Inspired by the Zoltar machine at Coney Island, OOT’s OperaCade is an approachable performance venue and mobile public art installation.
5:00 pm: Mitch Marcus Quintet
MMQ is 21st century jazz that plays “adventurous music that swings with all the muscularity and verve of (jazz) pioneers like Mingus, Monk, and Rollins, but pays tribute to that glorious past by daring to advance the sweet science of collective improvisation into the future.” (Wired Magazine)
6:00 pm: Bombay Rickey
With a unique sound evocative of 1960’s movie soundscapes, Bombay Rickey plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals.
With clowning by SarahBesque and Bethford
Collaborative clown and dance partners Sarah Pope and Beth Leonard are dancers, improvisers, choreographers, administrators, and teachers who have worked interactively together with enthusiastic audiences at arts venues and festivals throughout the city.