8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

We've flipped the pages of our calendars and we're ready to accept that August has arrived in full force. This week, we're hitting up pop-up shops, book readings, ping pong tournaments, and more to start the last month of summer off with a bang.

Slurp up that ramen.
Tonight, Chef David Santos of Louro is throwing a one-night only collaboration with Sun Noodle. The $55 six-course meal will include ramen nigiri sushi, Cavala tartare, a summer chilled ramen, roasted corn ice cream and more. Plus, the pop-up is BYOB. Just call to make a reservation at one of the four seating times listed below.
When: Monday, August 4 with seatings at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
Where: Louro, 142 West Tenth Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Waverly Place; 212-206-0606.


See art everywhere.
Starting today, Times Square's digital billboards will display 58 classic and contemporary works of American art, officially marking the launch of Art Everywhere, the world's largest outdoor art exhibition. These images, drawn from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Whitney Museum here in New York, will be on display until the end of the month.
When: Today through Sunday, August 31.
Where: Times Square, at 42nd Street and Broadway.

Up your ping pong game.
The Standard Biergarten is kicking off its weekly Tisch Tennis Ping Pong Tournament tonight. Every Monday evening, The Standard, High Line spot will boast live music from The Adlers, spiked Ping Pong Popsicles and gingerbread Trophy Cookies from pastry chef Frederick Aquino, and of course, serious bragging rights for the champions. All are invited to participate. RSVP via email or sign up the day of.

When: Mondays from August 4 to September 29.
Where: The Standard Biergarten, 848 Washington Street (at West 13th Street).

Meet the author.
Mark Chiusano will be in Soho this Tuesday to read from his debut story collection, which hit shelves last week. Joined by editor-in-chief Dave Daley, Chiusano will share Marine Park's tales of life and love on the edge of Brooklyn at the highly-anticipated Manhattan launch of this well-loved book.

When: Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry streets); 212-274-1160.


Stop by this German brand's first U.S. shop-in-shop.
Personnel of New York will be hosting its first pop-up with iconic German brand Closed. This will be the largest selection of fall menswear and womenswear from Closed in NYC. So if you're tired of converting Euros to USD, be sure to check out the Greenwich Avenue store this month.
When: Tuesday, August 5 through Sunday, September 28.
Where: Personnel of New York, 9 Greenwich Avenue (between Christopher and West Tenth streets); 212-924-0604.

See The Dude.
SummerScreen is back this week with a '90s classic: The Big Lebowski. This is the last scheduled showing before the audience pick next week. Visit Rekorderlig's vintage van for a free cider tasting, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
When: Wednesday, August 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. Film begins at sundown.
Where: McCarren Park, at North Twelfth Street and Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.

Party on!
Forte Greene resto Martha is celebrating its first birthday and it wants YOU to join the party. Enjoy a perfect summer evening with dollar Narragansett Tall Boys and General Tso glazed chicken wings. Celebrate good times, come on!
When: Wednesday, August 6 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Martha, 184 Dekalb Avenue (between Carlton Avenue and Cumberland Street); 718-596-4147.

Sing out, Louise!
Let the Broadway lights inspire you as you belt out your favorite tunes (show tunes, even?) at this Times Square spot. Sounds to us like the perfect way to wrap up the weekend...or kick start the week.
When: Sundays from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Tonic Times Square, 727 Seventh Avenue (between 48th and 49th streets); 212-382-1059.