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Thursday, July 11

¥Super 70s Fest, featuring Electric Light Orchestra Part II and Three Dog Night Revisited. Seaside Summer Concert Series, Asser Levy Seaside Park, Brooklyn, 7:30 pm. CenterStage seats, $5; Preferred Concert Attendee section, $2; all other seats free. (718) 469-1912.

¥"Music Under the Trees," Manhattan Brass Quintet. The NY Times Co. Foundation's Battery Park Young Performers Series, The Great Lawn of Battery Park, Manhattan, 12:30-1:30 pm. (212) 566-6700.

¥Patricia Shih (children's music) and Paul Kendall (jazz), BACA's 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, Pierrepont Street Playground, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, 7 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥The Naumberg Orchestra, Gould, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, 7 pm. (212) 875-5400.

¥"The Color of Justice" (preview), Theatreworks/USA's free summer theatre for New York children, about Thurgood Marshall and the Brown vs. Board of Education case, The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (west of 7th Ave.), Manhattan, 11 am. Tickets are available at box office at 10 am the day of the show. (212) 642-6754.

¥Danilo Perez Trio, contemporary jazz, Bryant Park's "New Work New York" Series, Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th Ave., Manhattan, 6 pm. (212) 922-9393.

¥South Cove Soundz-Jazz, Battery Park City Parks Corporation, South Cove, Manhattan, 7 pm. (212) 267-9700.

¥"King Lear," by Shakespeare, dir. by Robert Spahr, Expanded Arts/Free Shakespeare in the Municipal Parking Lot, 85 Ludlow St., Manhattan, 8 pm. (212) 253-1813.

¥"Hecuba," by Euripides, dir. by John Wuchte, RAKKA-THAMM!!! Theater Company, Washington Square Park (southwest corner), Manhattan, 8 pm. (212) 603-9987.

¥"Henry V," by Shakespeare, dir. by Douglas Hughes, NYSF, Central Park Delacorte Theater (enter at W. 81st St./Central Park West), Manhattan, 8 pm. (Tickets are available starting at 1 pm at Delacorte Theater and The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan. Two tickets per person.) (212) 539-8650.

Friday, July 12

¥Pat Cisarano (reggae), BACA's 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, Cuyler Gore Park, Fulton St. and Cumberland Ave., Brooklyn, 7 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Marlies Yearby's Movin' Spirits Dance Theater, Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (enter at 72nd St. and 5th Ave.), Manhattan, 8:30 pm. (212) 360-2777.

¥Young Dancers in Repertory, JASA, Starrett at Spring Creek, Van Siclen Ave., Brooklyn, 10 am. (718) 567-9620.

¥Music From China, 34th Street Partnership's Free Lunchtime Concert Series, Herald Sq., Manhattan, 12:30 pm. (212) 922-9393.

¥Sunset Music Series '96, music and visual arts, Hudson Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St., Pier 45, Red Hook, Brooklyn. (718) 624-4719.

¥Goldman Memorial Band, Classics for Band: The Goldman Legacy, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, 7:30 pm. (212) 875-5400.

¥"The Color of Justice" (preview), The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (west of 7th Ave.), Manhattan, 11 am. See Thursday.

¥Red Clay Ramblers, with George Wurzbach, Dixie blue-grass music. Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West and 9 St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7 pm. (718) 855-7882, ext. 52.

¥"King Lear," 85 Ludlow St., Manhattan, 8 pm. See Thursday.

¥"Hecuba," Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Thursday.

¥"Henry V," Central Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Wednesday. (Additional tickets will be distributed this day in the Bronx starting at 1 pm at the following locations: at New York Botanical Garden, at South Bronx Community Action Theater, and at Pregones Theater.)

Saturday, July 13

¥Bill Laswell with Praxis, Jah Wobbie, Nicky Skopelitis, et al., American Music program, Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (enter at 72nd St. and 5th Ave.), Manhattan, 3 pm. (212) 360-2777.

¥Roberta Piket, jazz/pop. BACA's 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, Linden Park, Linden Blvd. and Vermont St., Brooklyn, 2 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Goldman Memorial Band, Grand Finale: Audience Favorites and Requests, Seaside Park Bandshell, Asher Levy Park, Brooklyn, 8 pm. (212) 886-9887.

¥"The Color of Justice" (preview), The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (west of 7th Ave.), Manhattan, 11 am. See Thursday.

¥The Subdudes, with Geno Delefose & French Rockin' Boogie, synthesis of blues, rock, gospel, and New Orleans R&B. Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West and 9 St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7 pm. (718) 855-7882, ext. 52.

¥Tour de Park (Children's Bike Tour), Battery Park City Parks Corporation, Esplanade Plaza to Wagner Park, Manhattan, 10:30 am-12 pm. (212) 267-9700.

¥"King Lear," 85 Ludlow St., Manhattan, 8 pm. See Thursday.

¥"Hecuba," Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Thursday.

¥"Henry V," Central Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Wednesday.

Sunday, July 14

¥Johnny Clegg and Juluka and Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens, South African music, Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (enter at 72nd St. and 5th Ave.), Manhattan, 3 pm. (212) 360-2777.

¥Upright Citizens Brigade, long-form improvisation sketch comedy, Solo Arts Group, 36 W. 17th St., Manhattan, 8 pm. (212) 463-8732.

¥Peter Srubinski (blues/pop) and Mary Ellen Bernard (blues), BACA's 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, John Paul Jones Park, 4th Ave. and 101st St., Brooklyn, 6:30 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Goldman Memorial Band, Grand Finale: Audience Favorites and Requests, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, 7:30 pm. (212) 875-5400.

¥Queens Symphony Orchestra, Forest Park, Seuffert Band Shell, Glendale, Queens, 5 pm. (718) 520-5900.

¥"Hecuba," Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Thursday.

¥"Henry V," Central Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. See Wednesday.

Monday, July 15

¥Jerry Butler, the Impressions, and the Delfonics, MLK Jr. Summer Concert Series, a Tribute to Curtis Mayfield. Wingate Field, Brooklyn, 7:30 pm. (718) 469-1912.

¥Asante the Clown, storytelling, BACA's "Adventures in the Arts," Carroll Park, Carroll St. (between Smith and Court Sts.), Brooklyn, 1:30 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Play With Your Food, Voice & Vision Theater's Monday night dinner and reading series, featuring "Firedance" by Chiori Miyagawa, dir. by Marya Mazor. The Cornelia Connelly Center, 220 E. 4th St. (between Aves. A & B), Manhattan. Dinner (optional), $6, at 7 pm. Curtain, 7:30 pm. (212) 502-1151.

¥"The Seven Year Itch," Tom Ewell falls for his upstairs neighbor, Marilyn Monroe, in this 1955 classic comedy. Contains the famous skirt scene. HBO's 4th Annual Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th Ave., Manhattan, sunset. (212) 512-5700.

Tuesday, July 16

¥New York Philharmonic, Eiji Oue, conductor. Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, R. Strauss, and Respighi. North Meadow, Central Park, Manhattan, 8 pm. (212) 875-5709.

¥"Music Under the Trees," Verdi, Fathers & Daughters. The Great Lawn of Battery Park, Manhattan, 12:30-1:30 pm. See Thursday.

¥Asante the Clown, storytelling, BACA's "Adventures in the Arts," Red Hook Community Center, 71 Sullivan St., Brooklyn, 1:30 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Summer Punch '96: Below the Belt, Packawallop Production's staged reading series showcasing the new works of Latin American and Caribbean writers. El Rey Del Sol, 232 W. 14th St. (between 7th & 8th Aves.), Manhattan, 6:30 pm. (This is the correct address. Back Stage was given an incorrect one for last week's feature.) (212) 979-6792, ext. 2.

¥"The Color of Justice," The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (west of 7th Ave.), Manhattan, 11 am and 2 pm. See Thursday.

¥Juan Carlos Formell & Cubalibre and Jose Fajardo y Sus Estrellas, Sounds on the Hudson concert, Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 6 pm. (212) 416-5354.

Wednesday, July 17

¥New York Grand Opera, Verdi's "Attila." Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (enter at 72nd St. and 5th Ave.), Manhattan, 7:30 pm. (212) 360-2777.

¥Music Masters with Rick Mascarinas, BACA's "Adventures in the Arts," Carroll Park, Carroll St. (between Smith and Court Sts.), Brooklyn, 1:30 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Arnie Mig Band, swing. BACA's 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, Bensonhurst Park, Cropsy Ave. at Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, 7 pm. (718) 625-0080.

¥Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, R&B-flavored Zydeco. The World Financial Center's Dance Along the Waterfront, WFC Plaza, Battery Park City, Manhattan, 7 pm. (212) 945-0505.

¥"The Color of Justice," The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (west of 7th Ave.), Manhattan, 11 am and 2 pm. See Thursday.

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