7 Days & 7 Nights

THU. JULY 15

A Shining Love

This musical romance, part of the Midtown International Theatre Arts Festival, is a love story about John Fremont, who opposed slavery and lost his race to become president, and Jessie Fremont, who championed her beau’s place in history until her dying day. Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Jewel Box Theatre, 312 W. 36 St. Call 212 868 4444 or visit smartix.com for complete listing of shows and ticket prices.

Board, Not Bored

Escape the infamous New York heat while playing some of your favorite board games with other LGBT people. Enjoy the games provided by the Jewish Community Center or BYOG (bring your own game) to share. 7 p.m. at The Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.For information call 646 505 5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org

Scandalous!

One contender for song of summer is “Scandalous” by Mis-Tee Q, already tearing up the dance floors. Get copies of the new Warner Brothers debut CD, out this week, only at Pop Rocks! at Plaid, 132 Fourth Ave., starting at 10 p.m. Admission is $5.

Soulive

Create a Vibe presents “Soulive” at Mexicali Blues Café. Recording exclusively as a trio for the first time in years, Soulive shines on their new album’s nine tracks, incorporating elements of soul, funk, and hip-hop. On a range of new material the group continues to push boundaries, never losing their trademark chicken-shack grittiness. $20 at 10 p.m. at 1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, N.J. Call 201 833 0011for more information .

FRI. JULY 16

Cul De Sac Rock

This play, part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, is about a gay Jewish kid in Cleveland in the 1980s who struggles to survive his dysfunctional family by creating a world of rock music fantasies. The show runs through July 31 at The Workingspace Theatre, 312 W. 36 St. Call 212 868 4444 for show times and ticket prices. Tonight’s curtain comes up at 8 p.m.

Live From Home

The Silos, Amelia  and Kevin Montgomery to play “live from home,” an acoustic music series at Housing Works Used Book Café at 7:30 p.m. 126 Crosby St. Call 212-334-3324 for more series information. $25

Women Center Stage

The Culture Project presents an 8-week festival of established and emerging women writers, directors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, comedians and actresses. Shows feature Rain Pryor, Precious Chong, Mercedes Ruehl and others. Visit theatermania.com or call 212 352 0255 for complete schedule.

SAT. JULY 17

Fire Island Dance Festival

“Decade” is the tenth annual dance party of Dancers Responding to AIDS. Hosted by Alan Cumming, this year’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Pines at the home of Beau Clarke and Tony Moran. Tickets start at $100. Call 212 840 0770 for more information.

Dance Theatre Workshop

 A musical without song…a play without words…a dance performance that tells a story. “Thin Line” intertwines the lives of eight present day New Yorkers in their 20s and what they experience in the course of one powerful and cathartic night- New Year’s Eve. Thin Line explores the complex relationships between friends, lovers, family as well as oneself, while tackling such socially-aware issues as AIDS,  homophobia, addiction, violence, love and death. Performances run through July 24 at Dance Theater Workshop 219 W. 19th St. Tickets are $25. Call 212 924 0077 or visit dtw.org for more information.

Hip-Hop Festival

In conjunction with the annual International Hip-Hop Festival running through tomorrow, check out a screening of “The Ski Trip,” directed by Maurice Jamal, a romantic comedy set in black and Latino gay NYC. Session includes Q&A with the director & cast members at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. at 1 p.m. $5

Elvis Costello in Concert

Appearing with The Brooklyn Philharmonic, conducted by Brad Ludman, Costello presents the North American premiere of “Il Sogno,” his first full-length symphonic work. $50-65 at Avery Fisher Hall, 65th St. and Broadway at 8 p.m. Call 212 721 6500 or visit lincolncenter.org for more information.

Posteritati Movie Posters

Posteritati presents an exhibition of Fassbinder and Ozu movie posters through August 8, sponsored by the Brooklyn Academy of Music repertory film program. Over 12,000 posters are on display in downtown Manhattan at 239 Centre St., Tue.-Sat. from 11 a.m. and Sun. from noon – 6 p.m. Call 212 226 2207 or visit posteritati.com for more information.

SUN. JULY 18

Lower East Arts Festival

All Out Arts and New Village Productions present the 2004 Fresh Fruit LGBT arts festival through July 27 featuring plays, performances, exhibits and readings at the Clemente Soto Velez Educational and Cultural center at 107 Suffolk St. and other downtown venues. Visit freshfruitfectival.com or call 212 868 4444 for complete schedule.

Art at the Pier

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents this free “Water Show” of artists from Brooklyn at a scenic former warehouse in Red Hook at 499 Van Brunt St. The show is open weekends from noon to 6 p.m. through August 22 and includes many gay and lesbian artists. Many musicians and other performing artists also provide entertainment. Visit bwac.org or call 718 596 2507 for more information.

MON. JULY 19

Starting Your Own Business?

Out Professionals presents “Start-Up Success Strategies,” a summer roundtable for present and potential entrepreneurs. What makes a business unique? What constitutes a viable business plan? D.G. Neary Real Estate’s Gil Neary welcomes attorney Ruth Gursky, a planned giving and fundraising consultant to small to midsize nonprofit organizations; Marshall Mays, founder and artistic director of the Kaleidoscope Theatre Company; Gilles Mesbrobian, executive director of Miracle House, which provides Manhattan housing and support services to the families and friends of those living with AIDS or cancer; Alex Nicholas, owner of the The Place, who has owned and operated businesses in London, Paris, and Marbella; and Louis Olivieri, creator of Laso Group, a premium ticket broker that offers full concierge services. The roundtable is followed by an audience Q&A. Non-members $12, members $9. Visit OutProfessionals.org or phone 212 462-9255. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St., 8 p.m.

East Village Short Film Festival

“Cole Grey,” “Murder Crimes Unsolved,” “An Apple a Day” and “A Walk in the Dark” are among the offerings presented through August. Great martinis and Asian Fusion cuisine are also served at 211 Avenue A and hosted by Walt Frasier. Visit fpny.org/fusion for more complete schedule.

WED. JULY 21

Love Scenes

Tonight and July 30 are the final performances of “Love Scenes,” directed by Donna Jean Fogel and written by David Pumo, starring Moe Betran, part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Where Eagles Dare Theater at 8:30 p.m. Call 212 868 4444 for tickets or visit smarttix.com.

Peter Salett

Brooklyn-based Peter Salett creates music “rife with infectious pop melodies and sticky choruses.” He has earned widespread recognition through independent releases, inclusion in several film soundtracks, participation in four of the last six Sundance Film Festivals, and performances supporting artists such as David Gray, Rufus Wainwright, and John Wesley Harding. His songs range from lonesome, country refrains to pieces landing on the pop end of the spectrum, akin to the work of the Smiths. His new album, titled “After a While” (Dusty Shoes/RYKO) includes two songs featured in Salma Hayek’s directorial debut, “The Maldonado Miracle.” 10 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. at Great Jones. Call 212-533-7000 for tickets.

Heat at Makor

“Heat: Sexy Stories & Burlesque” is a monthly series with steamy readings, naughty giveaways, and buxom new burlesque. Bump and grind to the Fisherman’s Burlesque Orchestra, feel the edge of erotic performance and enjoy giveaways from Toys in Babeland, MOSEX and The Duckley Condom Carrier. Join host Christen Clifford for a hot night in July that will leave you breathless. 8 p.m. at Makor, a program of the 92nd Street Y, at 35 W. 67th St. Call 212 .413.8841 or visit 92y.org for more information.

SAT. JULY 24

New Photography from China

The International Center of Photography presents “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China,” the first comprehensive, interpretive survey with an emphasis on the outpouring of material presented since 1985 featuring 60 artists. The show runs through September 5 at 1133 Ave. of the Americas at 43rd St. Call 212 857 0000 or visit icp.org for complete schedule and information.

Community Center Benefit

Kim Cattrall of “Sex and the City” hosts an East Hampton fund-raiser for the LGBT Community Center at the home of Ken Kuchin and Bruce Anderson, board member at the Center. Tickets are $85 in advance, $100 at Anderson’s door at 41 Two Mile Hollow Road. Call 212 620 7310 for more information.

SUN. JULY 25

Democracy for America

Gather with Democrats in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to build momentum for the Democratic National Convention. The event, being organized by an advocacy group called My Vote is My Voice, will bring together progressive-minded people for two days of speakers, workshops and entertainment. DFA grassroots supporters from across the country will be on hand. Learn more and sign up to attend at:

http://www.democracyforamerica.com/democracyfest

Protest the Democrats in Boston

Protest this summer at the Democratic National Convention and insist that U.S troops leave Haiti and Iraq. This event is sponsored by the International Action Center. Today at noon at the Boston Common. For more information, call 617 522-6626 or e-mail: info@answerboston.org. To have your union or organization endorse this event, visit: answerboston.org/2004dnc/endorse

Tea Dance Fund-raiser

Dynastea 7, a benefit for Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York, starts at 5 p.m. at Opaline, 85 Ave. A, near East 5th St. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Call 212 802 RICE for more information.

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