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Daily 5: Lady Bunny, Chain and the Gang, More

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for July 29’s best events, from Lady Bunny: Clowns Syndrome at La Escuelita to Chain and the Gang at Baby’s All Right.


Ian Svenonius hits the stage at Baby's All Right with Chain and the Gang (Photo: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Ian Svenonius hits the stage at Baby’s All Right with Chain and the Gang (Photo: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

1. DRAG: Lady Bunny: Clowns Syndrome at La Escuelita

Widely hailed as one of New York’s finest drag queens, Lady Bunny is blessed with a lovely singing voice, a quick and dirty wit and a glamorous sense of style. See the legendary female impersonator in her latest solo show, Clowns Syndrome (get it?) when she hams it up at gay club La Escuelita. Her song parodies take on Prince, Adele, Katy Perry, Daft Punk and more. Basically, she’s a very filthy Weird Al in heels.

DETAILS: 8pm; $20 plus one-drink minimum; 301 W. 39th St.;

2. MUSIC: Chain and the Gang and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at Baby’s All Right

Ian Svenonius is one of the smoothest talking (and dressing) rabble rousers in rock and roll today. From his time in D.C. cult faves Nation of Ulysses and The Makeup to his subversive essay collection, the mod icon has been using music to slyly critique capitalism since the late ’80s. See Sassy magazine’s Sassiest Boy in America do some thoughtful ranting in his latest project Chain and the Gang, which also features the electric Katie Alice Greer (of Priests) on vocals. With intense Baltimore art-punk outfit Ed Schrader’s Music Beat.

DETAILS: 8pm; $10-$12; 146 Broadway, Brooklyn;

3. COMEDY: Josh Gondelman and People He Admires at Union Hall

Gather ’round the mic for a good old-fashioned Tuesday comedy night hosted by Josh Gondelman, the man behind the @ModernSeinfeld Twitter account (not to be confused with the more feral @Seinfeld2000). For performers, he’s got Gary Gulman (a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Taiwanese-Texan absurdist Sheng Wang, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell alum Aparna Nancherla, comic about town Nore Davis (Inside Amy Schumer, CollegeHumor Originals) and actor/writer Greg Johnson. Should be a good one.

DETAILS: 8pm; $10; 702 Union St., Brooklyn;

4. TRIVIA: Pat Kiernan’s Trivia Food Fight

So you think you know things about food? Put your knowledge to the test at this lively trivia night — the largest in NYC! — hosted by Pat Kiernan, of NY1, WABC radio and formerly of VH1’s The World Series of Pop Culture. In this delicious battle of brains, you’ll answer questions about famous food scenes in movies and TV shows, celebrity chefs, NYC specialties, etc. Prizes include food tours, vouchers for actual food and more.

DETAILS: 7:30pm; $26; 149 7th St., Brooklyn;

5. TOUR: Citysights NY Downtown Tour

See all the sights of downtown New York on this hop-on, hop-off double decker bus tour. You’ll start in Times Square, then make your way to places like Macy’s, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Tribeca. With 41 different stops, you’ll be an expert by the end of the tour, especially if you take advantage of your ability to hop on and off the bus for up to 48 hours.

DETAILS: frequent departures between 8am and 6pm; $44 (get tickets!); 42nd St. and 7th Ave.


Want even more fun? Check out 15 Things to Do in July50 Free Things to Do This Summer and 10 NYC Summer Music Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss

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