Days of Summer Calendar
By Jason Lamphier
JUNE 11: In a 2005 survey, 88 percent of physicians said that high blood pressure increased a man's risk of developing erectile dysfunction. The good news: It's the first day of National Men's Health Week, the perfect opportunity for you to get off your arse and get to the gym'or at least take Krispy Kreme off your food pyramid. Check out MensHealthNetwork.org for the skinny on men's health'related events in your area.
JUNE 12: This summer's a scorcher for music, and the True Colors tour, which supports the Human Rights Campaign, is no exception. The five-hour concert'boasting acts like Cyndi Lauper, the Cliks, Erasure, Deborah Harry, and the Dresden Dolls'rolls into Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. Yeah, it sounds a bit long, but Margaret Cho's irreverent wisecracks between sets should hold your attention. Hit up TrueColorsTour.com for more info.
JUNE 13: Willkommen and bienvenue, stranger. Whoever said cabaret is dead hasn't been blessed enough to witness the wryly intelligent and absurdly hilarious antics of Kiki & Herb. The Tony-nominated duo, made up of drag torch singer Kiki DuRane (played by Justin Bond) and her shadowed accompanist Herb, kick off their campy Year of Magical Drinking tour for the Huntington Theatre Company at Boston's Wimberly Theatre. The show only runs through June 30, so grab your tix at KikiandHerb.com.
JUNE 14: If progressive beats and multimedia arts are more your style, then catch an exclusive evening show from veteran rappers the Beastie Boys (in their instrumental guise) as they blast through Barcelona for the Sonar Festival. Also performing is Ricardo Villalobos's improvised techno project Narod Niki. Get the gala's complete weekend schedule at Sonar.es.
JUNE 15: There's nothing hotter this summer than the Human Torch, played by heartthrob Chris Evans. Feel the burn yourself as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer opens in theaters. A scathing review on Ain't It Cool called the original Fantastic Four film a 'massive turd,' but we're hoping this one's the s**t.
JUNE 16: If you can't get your own body in shape for Men's Health Week, head to Los Angeles to marvel at Ernest Lacy's multi-hued male nude paintings featured in the Lev Moross Gallery. Lacy's been churning out art for 50 years, and this retrospective collection of more than 100 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and monoprints'dating from 1952 to 2006'is at once rich, intricate, and sensual. Head to LevMorossGallery.com for details.
JUNE 17: In case you still haven't gotten your fix of undressed men, Broadway Bares XVII: Myth Behavior, the burlesque f'te in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, offers up some of Broadway's hottest male and female dancers. Spin over to the Roseland Ballroom in New York City for this delightfully naughty night of singing and stripping. Tickets available at BroadwayCares.org.