LIP SERVICE: The Summerstage Mainstage in Central Park welcomes the trippy, psychedelically-influenced Flaming Lips for a benefit show, in association with The Bowery Presents. The Lips have been known to turn a simple concert into a multimedia smorgasbord, so don’t be surprised if there’s puppets, confetti, or frontman Wayne Coyne in a giant plastic bubble. .
HARD EDGED: If, while you’ve been watching one of Neil LaBute’s excruciatingly real dramas, usually having to do with how humans are nasty and brutish in a world that’s trying to be civilized (In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty)—you’ve ever wondered, “What was this guy thinking?”, here’s your chance to ask him: He’ll be at The Drama Bookshop in Hell’s Kitchen for the release of his collection of (new and old) dramas, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: And Other Plays. .
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