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August 1-13:

Take part in NYC Restaurant Week to affordably make all of your foodie dreams come true.

August 1:

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang comes out (being published in conjunction with Lenny – Lena Dunham’s book imprint). It delves into the the experience of an immigrant living in NYC (book release August 1).

August 2-6:

Get your seafood fix at the five-day-long Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine.

August 6:

You can find a free summer movie just about any night of the week in New York City, but don’t miss the feel-good girl power of A League of Their Own at Field 81 on Randall’s Island.

August 10:

Participate (by eating, of course) in the Battle of the Burger competition at Pier 26 in NYC.

August 12:

Imbibe at the best block party of the summer—the 5th Annual Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

August 18:

Celebrate two of the world’s most wonderful enjoyments at the Chocolate and Art Show in Downtown LA.

August 18-20:

Spend the weekend at the Evanstown Art & Big Fork Festival, just 12 miles north of Chicago. Enjoy live music, a wide range of artists, and local food.

August 19:

Catch a showing of Jaws with Beachfront Cinema on Huntington State Beach in Orange County. Be sure to get a seat in one of the colorful, oversized beanbags.

August 21:

Look up today: For the first time in nearly four decades (and not to be seen again until 2024), a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental US—best viewed from the Oregon coast all the way to South Carolina. (Don’t forget your welder’s glasses.)

August 24:

Prince of Broadway comes to Broadway in NYC at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre. Songs by Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name a few.

August 25:

Catch Father John Misty in his natural habitat, performing at the awesomely scenic open-air Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

August 26-27:

Sip on Prohibition-era cocktails and prepare to perfect your fox-trot at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island.

August 27:

Journey to Nevada’s temporary metropolis, Black Rock City—better known as Burning Man—and up your camping game.

August: 28 

Break out your best tennis skirt: the US Open kicks off in New York City through September 10.

August 30:

Drink up those last days of August at Flowershop in San Francisco, the much-anticipated bar/resto from craft cocktail guru David Barzelay of Lazy Bear fame.

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