8/16: Opera Elvis, Spanglish Fly, Jonas!

…and can bad emotions actually do good? Discuss.

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Friday, Aug 13, 2010  |  Updated 10:36 AM EDT
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8/16: Opera Elvis, Spanglish Fly, Jonas!

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Elvis Presley + opera + dance numbers = why you live in NYC.

HAUTE PRESLEY: City Winery describes their unique event Opera Elvis: A Lament for the King as “a contemporary classically-influenced look at the lives and works of Elvis Presley replete with opera singers, impersonators, costumes, re-orchestrations, and peanut butter sandwiches.” Short version: A night of Elvis reimagined as opera. Bonus: Dance numbers! Opera on Tap and punk-chamber orchestra Anti-Social Music are behind the mischief. 8PM.

BAD IS GOOD: Macalester Bell, Professor of Ethics at Columbia and haver of one of the best names we’ve heard in a while, presents the talk In Defense of Negative Emotions as part of the Café Humanities series at PicNic Market & Café. She’ll argue that contempt, revenge, resentment, and so on are actually useful, and we shouldn’t try so hard to be such *&%*!! Pollyannas all the time. What? I am calm. 6PM.   

BUZZY: Brooklyn collective Spanglish Fly are single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC. Their August Monday night residency at Barbès continues tonight: Go soak up a full measure of their brass-heavy Latin funk, pretty much guaranteed to juice your workweek. 9:30PM.  

…oh, and that high-pitched shrieking you hear in the distance? The Jonas Brothers are at the PNC Bank Arts Center. 7PM.

 

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