Thursday, August 30th

The awful truth: Everyone is out of town, there is nary a rooftop cocktail party in sight and those of us who are left behind will have to settle for Kenny Chesney (the former Mr. Renée Zellweger, author of memorable hits such as “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”), who’s bringing his Nascar-approved, prepackaged country tunes—and, all right, respectable biceps—to Madison Square Garden today. But we certainly will not be caught dead watching him. Instead, we’ll be speeding in a Zipcar to somewhere far, far away—O.K., the Jersey shore—not to return until at least … well, Monday.

[Kenny Chesney at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m., www.ticketmaster.com]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 30th