City Pulse

By Tallulah Dumonde

Everyone knows that Barielle is all about gorgeous nails. Over the past 30 years, the company has made its mark with a unique approach to nail treatment and protection. They use safe, natural ingredients like Keratin, Protein, Vitamins and Plant Extracts (you wont find formaldehyde or other irritants in their products). The line even boasts an amazing deodorizing foot spray gel that cools and energizes feet while eliminating odor, because they know a girl can’t go around with stanky feet!

Of course, with all the attention to pretty toes and fingers, color is essential. Just this year, Barielle released their first comprehensive color line, Shades by Barielle. With a philosophy that “there’s nothing more positive than a product that lets you look and feel good,” the collection, which includes 22 fabulously fashionable colors, was created with a vibe of “Positive Emotion,” your own personal digital mojo. Now you can literally color yourself happy with shades like Elated – a deep coral, Ecstasy – a fire engine red, Blissful – a sheer beige or any of the other 19 rockin feel-good shades.

Shades by Barielle is also enriched with vitamins that treat your nails while providing gorgeous full coverage color and a glossy finish.

Available at http://www.barielle.com.

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In the city this weekend and looking for something to do?

Fantasia
Fresh from her first solo tour, the American Idol champ performs.
7 a.m.; Bryant Park, Upper Terrace, 42nd St. at Ave. of the Americas
http://www.bryantpark.org

Phantom of the Opera with Alloy Orchestra and Kaiku Alloy
Orchestra’s latest work is an original score to the restored-print of the 1925 silent classic Phantom of the Opera. Brooklyn-based Finnish folksters Kaiku start the evening off with some spooky harmonies.
7:30 p.m.; Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
http://www.celebratebrooklyn.org

Rodney Crowell
The Texas legend heads up North to play hits like “Ashes by Now” and “I Couldn’t Leave You if I Tried.”
7 p.m.; South Street Seaport, Pier 17, Fulton St. at South St.; 212-SEA-PORT
http://www.seaportmusicfestival.com

Back to the Future
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is in for the ride of his life when his plutonium-fueled DeLorean reaches 88 mph. Free popcorn available.
Dusk, aprox. 8:30 p.m.; Hudson River Park, Pier 25, at N. Moore St.; 212-627-2020
http://www.hudsonriverpark.org

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
The company returns for their fifth Summer Stage performance. This year, they’re performing Another Evening, a multi-media collage that incorporates new and old movement, original and traditional music, and even text.
8:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.; Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; 212-360-CPSS
http://www.summerstage.org

Gavin DeGraw
The up-and-coming singer-songwriter gears up for his August tour with Avril Lavigne.
7 a.m.; Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan
http://www.nbc.com

Twist of Fate
Dayna Reist and her husband Adam lead this steel drum-based band that takes its inspiration from the islands of the Caribbean while it tours the island of Manhattan.
Noon-4 p.m..; Chelsea Piers, Main Plaza, Pier 62, 23rd St. at Hudson River; 212-336-6881
http://www.chelseapiers.com

Boricula Festival!
Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II, William Cepeda Bombashe, and more
Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri headlines this daylong celebration of Puerto Rican music and culture.
2-9 p.m.; Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
http://www.celebratebrooklyn.org

Dance for Peace
DJs from the Middle East come together at this event to transcend national and religious differences with their music. Egypt’s DJ Amir spins on the ones and twos, as does Israel’s Astral Projection and Skazi.
3 p.m.; doors open at 1:30 p.m.; Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; 212-360-CPSS
http://www.summerstage.org

St. Bartholomew’s Choir with Orchestra
The series of Bach’s complete masses continues at St. Bart’s with the Missa in G-Minor, perhaps his most serious mass. William K. Trafka conducts.
11 a.m.; 109 E. 50th St.; 212-378-0200
http://www.stbarts.org

BuzzUniverse
BuzzUniverse mixes sounds from a variety of genre’s with four-part harmonies. Their set is sure to include tracks from their most recent album, Musik for Abstract Citizens.
Noon-4 p.m.; Chelsea Piers, Main Plaza, Pier 62, 23rd St. at Hudson River; 212-336-6881
http://www.chelseapiers.com

Global Family Day
Dan Zanes’s unique musical stylings, a mix of folk tunes, sea shanties, nursery rhymes and even some good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, appeals to both children and their parents. Dance troupe Batoto Yato, founded in Harlem in 1990, also performs.
3 p.m.; doors open at 1:30 p.m.; Rumsey Playfield,, Central Park, enter at 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; 212-360-CPSS
http://www.summerstage.org

Salsa Night with Mo’Guajiro
Influenced by Cuban folkloric music and the beat of New York City life, this group embraces its city roots and has assembled its members from some unlikely spots, such as the subways and Central Park. Free dance lessons courtesy of Dance Manhattan are offered before the live music begins.
6:30 p.m. (dance lessons), 7 p.m. (live music); Hudson River Park, Pier 25, at N. Moore St.; 212-627-2020
http://www.hudsonriverpark.org

Originally published July 2005
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