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 LincolnCenter.org 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 NY-City-Center.com for your tix.