8/1-2: Chinatown's Biggest Summer Street Fest

Plus a Downeast cooking class (lobster rolls!), polar ice caps in Union Square, an all-metal Michael Jackson tribute and more

DANCING IN THE STREET: Think Chinatown is crowded and chaotic on an average day? Try swinging by for the AAFE Chinatown Summer Street Festival, when you and 20,000 others jockey for position at the food carts and Chinese opera demos. In other words, crazy fun for all. Columbus Park, Sunday, 11AM-5PM.

AYUH: Chef Carl Raymond hails from Maine, so it’s not surprising that he wants to spend Saturday teaching you the finer points of a Downeast smorgasbord: learn to make things like Cape Cod crab cakes, clam chowder, mini lobster rolls, and blueberry pie (à la mode, natch) at his Downeast Feast class at the Astor Center. There’ll even be icy shte wines to wash it all down. Saturday, 12-4PM.

ICE, ICE, BABY: For his interactive installation Burning Ice, artist Chin Chih Yang’s will turn a big swath of Union Square Park into a mini-Arctic -- with the help of 21,000 lbs of frozen water -- and then invite you to hang out on the ice caps. The whole melting mess is meant to mirror global warming, in case you were wondering. Saturday, 11AM-7PM.

TAKE THE CANNOLI: Listen, we’re family. And as such, we take it as a sign of some disrespect that you have yet to see “The Godfather” on the big screen. So leave the gun. Take the D train. Coppola’s classic screens ay BAM Rose Cinemas as part of the John Cazale retrospective on Saturday at 3 and 7PM.

“BAD” TO THE BONE: Yes, there have been a lot of MJ tribute events in the last few weeks. But none holds a candle to “Dangerous: All-Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson,” set to rock the icon’s oeuvre with a whole lot of extra guitars, screaming, and big hair. The appeal of this awesome event is self-explanatory. Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, 8PM.

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