Takeru Kobayashi at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, 2009.
HORNY: Louis Armstrong was born on the 4th of August, but the all-American jazzman preferred to celebrate on the 4th of July. His house-cum-museum in Corona, Queens will stage a birthday party, complete a live garden concert by Brit entertainer Gwyn Jay Allen—whose album I Love Louis flags his clear debt to Satchmo—and cake for all. Sunday, .
WARMER: We’ve missed you, PS1 Warm-Ups! Returning for its 12th season, the summer 2010 series of outdoors art-dance extravaganzas kicks off today, with live music and DJs from points far-flung (Spain, Sierra Leone, Sweden), and a new courtyard installation, Pole Dance, created by the architectural firm Solid – Objectives Idenburg Liu (SO – IL). Look for names like Animal Collective and ?uestlove later on in the summer, which runs every Saturday through September 4 at PS1. Saturday .
SECOND HELPINGS: In case you weren’t quite full after gorging on foodie screenings at last week’s NYC Food Film Festival, Rooftop Films teams up with Gowanus’ Old American Can Factory, whose topper comes alive with screenings of Umami Festival indies on the power of food. Stay after the screenings for live folk-rock from Railbird. Saturday, .
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