Program: What We Love This Week (May 25 – May 31)

The entertainment of yore haunts Manhattan this week: Sex and the City 2 hobbles into theaters Thursday. This spectacle has nothing to do with our lives and so we plan to avoid it. As a general principle, though, we feel you can never go wrong with people or things of the past. On Wednesday the 27th, the Bowery Ballroom hosts a celebration of Bob Dylan’s 69th birthday, featuring some Black Keys, some Strokes and Sean Lennon. Tickets are $13 ($15 at the door), and the show starts at 9 p.m., leaving plenty of time to go home, fall asleep at a decent hour and wake up early with some fiber-rich breakfast foods. We suggest Kashi Go-Lean Crunch, which tastes like sweetened gravel and is currently on special at our C-Town. Then spend the weekend at Coney Island’s Luna Park, which reopens the 29th; and hit Gowanus’ revived Score! swap meet for old clothes and old-fashioned bartering. Or stay home with the second season of True Blood, out on DVD this week. At least now HBO is in on the joke when they make shows about sex among the undead.