TUESDAY, MAY 29TH: It’s officially summer, and now we can all wear ridiculous see-through white pants and $600 white sandals with abandon. Tonight, people who describe themselves as “cosmopolitan” show up at the Oak Room in the lovely Algonquin Hotel for the start of the U.K.-based Puppini Sisters’ two-week run. “Puppini” frankly makes us think of some sort of puppet pasta, but in fact the group was inspired to form thanks to the animated French film The Triplets of Belleville (formidable!) They dress in 40’s attire and sing classics such as “Mr. Sandman,” “In the Mood” and “Jeepers Creepers” (you said it), as well as modern fare like songs by Blondie, Kate Bush and the Smiths. The British royal family are apparently big fans—a fact which the Puppini Sisters might want to keep quiet, actually. (Oh, raaather!) Further north, pianist and composer Stuart Isacoff lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on “The Musical Imagination: How Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Others Changed Musical History Through Their Innovations.” Our money’s on the Puppini Sisters—mostly because “Puppini Sisters” is so much fun to say ….
[Puppini Sisters, Algonquin Hotel, Oak Room, 59 West 44th Street, www.algonquinhotel.com; Stuart Isacoff lecture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 11 a.m., www.metmuseum.org]