Village Voice May 16, 2012 : Page 20 and 19 at Penn Pavilion in midtown (401 Seventh Avenue, From 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., ride starts on the George Washington Bridge, then moves up to Bear Mountain, for complete information, go to ALLEN BARRA MON. MUSIC 5/21 VOICE CHOICES SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL Jack White returns for two nights Shut out of Jack White ’s packed Web-ster Hall gig last month? This week, the garage-rock star returns to New York for a two-night stand at the roomier Roseland Ballroom; what’s more, he does it with a new feather in his cap, as Blunderbuss , White’s deeply cranky solo debut, just became his first album to hit the top spot on the Billboard 200. Show up early either evening for an opening set by the Alabama Shakes, whose own roots-rock disc, Boys & Girls , recently snuck into the Top 10—proof that sometimes hype pays off. At 8, also Tuesday, Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street, 1-800-745-3000, $50–$63 MIKAEL WOOD address where literary editor George Davis set up a commune for artists and writers in the 1940s, including W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Benjamin Britten. Dubbed “February House” because several of its residents had birthdays in that month, the house, which was torn down to make way for the BQE, gets a new life onstage, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and book by Seth Bockley. Davis McCallum, who staged Quiara Alegría Hudes’s Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (a Pulitzer finalist in 2007), directs. In previews, opens tonight, through June 10, Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, 212-967-7555, $80–$90 ANGELA ASHMAN | | MUSIC | FILM | BARS | EATS | BOOKS | DANCE | THEATER | ART | WED. PARTY 5/23 ALL HAIL PRINCE A night devoted to the Purple One Tonight, slip into some skinny jeans and button up a white puffy shirt in homage to Prince, not in celebration of his birthday (that’s next month), but because Prince is rock royalty and should be honored every day. The Prince Sing-Along includes subtitled songs from Purple Rain, includ-ing “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” and music videos such as “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “1999.” Arrive early to catch hilarious and rare Prince-related clips from televi-sion, movies, interviews, live concerts, and more. Later, prove that “U got the look” by entering the Prince costume contest and sexy dance off. At 8, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400,, $8 ARACELI CRUZ TUES. 5/22 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY The Public reconstructs 7 Middagh Street Looking to live a more artistic existence? The Public Theater’s new musical, Febru-ary House , should be a good place to find inspiration. The story takes place at 7 Mid-dagh Street, the famous Brooklyn Heights THEATER SLOWPOKE BY JEN SORENSEN 20 M ay 16–M ay 22 , 2012 VILLAGE VOICE

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