Location: Midtown West, NYC
Theater: The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Show time: See website for schedule; Through July 3
Venue: Playwrights Horizons
Food: Barking Dog Luncheonette
Drink: The Auction House
Miscellaneous: Uptown Lounge
In The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, picture it, Fremont, NH, the late ’60s. A working class dad has a vision of rock n’ roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they’re his family’s one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own — and as their father’s ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear. With all original music inspired by the stranger-than-fiction true story of The Shaggs. If you love dogs, not hot dogs but real doggies, then you’ll really love the Barking Dog Luncheonette, as the décor features everything with a dog on it. The food, is your regular diner fare with plenty of burger, sandwich, and hot plate options. Grab a drink and feel like you were transported to the late 1800’s at The Auction House. With ornamental red velvet couches, exposed brick walls, and vintage chandeliers, this hidden gem of a bar is cozy. Beautifully designed, Uptown Lounge is a bar and restaurant serving American fare like Apple Peppercorn Pork Chops ($18), while being big enough to stick around afterwards for drinks.