GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Jul. 18-Monday, Jul. 25

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Gogobot is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes”.

Gogobot’s ‘GoGo This Week’ feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week. Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

 

1. Art Keepers
New Museum (Lower East Side)
Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm; Thursday 11am-9pm

The multi-floor exhibition The Keeper takes a close look at our impulse to collect, save and preserve objects, artworks, and images. One of the summer’s most interesting exhibitions, The Keeper will challenge the viewer’s notion of what it means to keep things very close, both on a personal and global level… $16

 

2. Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
The Parking Lot behind The Clemente (Lower East Side)
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm

Nothing beats Shakespeare in the Park, but we think Shakespeare in the Parking Lot from The Drilling Company comes pretty close. We are partial to this neighborhood performance for its scrappy, old-school Lower East Side creative energy and fun re-stagings of the Bard. Staged in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente, A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs through July 24th, with Merchant of Venice starting on July 28th. FREE

 

3. New Chinese Street Food
Bing Kitchen (Lower East Side)
Daily from 11am-12am

The Lower East Side’s newest specialty food joint is Bing Kitchen. Serving jianbing, a super popular Chinese street food that is like a crispy, savory crepe spread with egg and spices, Bing’s doesn’t boast a huge menu, but the dishes pack some serious savory flavor. Go for the Beijing Burrito, Southern Comfort or the Taiwanese Fried Chicken.

 

4. Up Late at the High Line
The High Line (Chelsea)
Thursday, Jul. 21 from 10pm-12am

One of our favorite High Line features, the Up Late event is special because it offers visitors the chance to roam the High Line past visiting hours and enjoy late night performances from dancers, musicians, and visual artists. FREE

 

5. The Great Nerd Debate
The PIT (Flatiron)
Friday, Jul. 22 at 9pm

We love the quirky, witty, smarty-pants nerds (we might even be a bit nerdy ourselves), so we would not miss the Great Nerd Debate. Expect passionate and heated debates about weird, obscure, useless and yet fascinating topics, as well as “character pieces, panel debates, prizes, monologues and blood.” $10

 

If you know of great events happening in your neck of the woods that might be a fit for a future GoGo This Week column, please feel free to email details about the event to events@gogobot.com

-Courtesy of Gogobot