The Seaport is transformed into a decadent fantasy world with the sultry “Absinth,” at Spiegelworld. Through Sept. 29. speigelworld.com
On Aug. 10, River Flicks presents a kid-friendly sundown screening of the “Wizard of Oz.” hudsonriverpark.org
On Aug. 9, Chris Robinson and the Black Crowes rock Central Park SummerStage, for a benefit concert featuring the band’s first brand new material in six years. summerstage.org
Enjoy alfresco opera at lunch, when the New York City Opera presents “Afternoon Arias,” a selection of favorites from Puccini, Rossini and Gershwin in Bryant Park, Aug. 14, 16 and 17. nycopera.com
Join the Public Theater – and the Bard – for their second Shakespeare in the Park summer production. “A Midsummers Night’s Dream” opens Aug. 7, with Martha Plimpton in the starring role of Helena. Through Sept. 9.