St. John the Divine
, up at Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street, has its Summer Solstice celebration tonight and tomorrow. The audience will "sit in concentric circles surrounding a revolving stage, beneath the domed center of the Cathedral." So cool. The Paul Winter Consort will be performing, with special guests Brazilian singer-songwriter Renato Braz, hand percussionist Glen Velez and Brazilian percussionist Cafe. There are performances tonight, Sunset 7:30-9:30PM, tomorrow, Sunrise 4:30-6:30AM, and tomorrow night, Sunset 7:30-9:30PM. If you don't make it to St. John the Divine for the concerts, Gothamist strongly recommends that you visit the world's largest cathedral (St. Peter's Basilica is larger, but it's a basilica). Started in 1892, the Cathedral is still being worked on, using bother native American and immigrant artisans. It's a truly beautiful and breathtaking space - just see from the virtual tour.
The Summer Solstice, according to infoplease, is the longest day and shortest night of the year; it occurs on Sunday, June 20. There are some free Summer Solstice Events in Times Square on Sunday - Gothamist will post more about them this weekend, so keep your calendars open. More pictures of St. John the Divine at Bluejake.
And more for musical events this weekend, check out Coolfer's Music Picks.