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Ever wanted to be surrounded by thousands of sparkling, soapy bubbles? Look no further than the Gazillion Bubble Show. A few weeks ago, I headed to a performance of this Off-Broadway spectacular where a bubble artist creates amazing special effects out of bubbles, lasers and a fog machine.

America’s Got Talent finalist iLuminate comes to Off-Broadway with iLuminate: Artist of Light, a dance show that also features the group’s signature light-up suits. While I was initially hesitant about watching an hour-long performance that doesn’t include dialogue, iLuminate proved you don’t need words to entertain and even told a story of good versus evil all through dance.

Last night, I went to an event at SD26—a contemporary Italian restaurant right across the street from Madison Square Park. I had walked by the eatery several times in the past, but once I entered the space, I was very surprised by its size.

Tucked away below street-level in Greenwich Village, Zinc Bar offers a candlelit spot to consume cocktails and enjoy nightly performances by a variety of jazz musicians. The low-ceilinged bar also plays jazz tunes throughout the night, but if you head to the back of the space, you can see a live show as well.

If you want to see artists from the city’s top record labels battle it out for the ultimate street cred this summer, check out W Hotels of New York’s Sunday summer music series ‘W Gangs of NY.’ Inspired by the cult classic New York film The Warriors, the summer music series invites the city’s finest and most credible record labels to compete against each other through a mixture of live music and DJ sets to determine who is the ultimate (musical) gang of New York.

This past week, I took a trip to the Upper East Side to Alexandre de Paris, the hair accessory store of famed French hairdresser Louis Alexandre Raimon. The store, which recently moved from Madison to Lexington Avenue, is the perfect place to find the finishing touches for any hairdo.

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango returned to Broadway this month with a star-studded production. The show includes group dances and duets, as well as performances by the accordion-and-string orchestra and five-time Grammy Award winning singer Gilberto Santa Rosa.

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