Hot Summer Calendar


By Jason Lamphier

Your agenda for next week: sorority brats, a gypsy, and a little nudity.

JULY 9: A gay frat boy? Thank you, sir, may I have another! Yes, it's ABC Family, but you'll be relieved to know that the new series Greek is chockful of bitchy quips, drunken brawls, and old-fashioned duplicity. The show, created by Patrick Sean Smith, chronicles the highs and lows of Greek life at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University and features a smooth-talking, closeted queer frat boy named Calvin (played by Paul James). Think of it as your new guilty pleasure. The series premieres at 9 PM EST.

JULY 10: Cutting-edge arty folks should head to the Lincoln Center Festival for the world premiere of 'Slow Dancing,' an outdoor installation of mammoth, hyper-slow-mo video portraits of international dancers and choreographers. Each subject's movement was shot with a high-speed, high-definition camera at 1,000 frames per second to create images of extreme slow movement, revealing the nuances of a body in motion. Throw the scenes on three large screens hung on the fa'ade of the New York State Theater and you've got a darling little night out on the town. Skip over to for more info.

JULY 11: Mama's gettin' hot. After a kick-ass performance in Sweeney Todd, Broadway heroine and Tony winner Patti LuPone is gracing the New York City Center in a limited-time-only performance of Gyspy, where she'll play indomitable stage mom Rose. The show, part of the Center's new Encores! Summer Stars Series, is slated to run through July 29, so hurry to for your tix.