7/26: Beer to Benefit the Gulf, the Flaming Lips in Central Park…

…and Neil LaBute debuts his new collection of plays

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Saturday, Jul 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:43 AM EDT
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7/26: Beer to Benefit the Gulf, the Flaming Lips in Central Park…

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Sip Cap'n Lawrence to benefit Gulf fisheries.

GOOD BEER/GOOD CAUSE: Good Beer Month continues with a New Orleans-style cocktail party to benefit the Gulf Coast Fishing Community at 632Below in the West Village. Sip cold pints of Captain Lawrence or icy Maker’s Mark mint juleps as you nibble on eats from Brent Sims of The Green Table, along with Emilio Fujimoto and Gabi Ladson of The Cleaver Company and listen to Dixieland from the Ear Regulars. The veent kicks off the Food for Thought series, aimed at raising cash for (and awareness of) groups working to improve the health of our food supply. 6:30PM.

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. 7PM.

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. 6PM

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