DETAILS: Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group performs in the 300-seat Astor Place Theatre (434 Lafayette St., between Fourth Street and Astor Place) in New York's East Village, across from the Public Theater.
GETTING THERE: The nearest subway station to the theater is Astor Place, served by the No. 6 train; walk south one block on Lafayette Street to the theater. Other stations include Eighth Street (N and R trains late nights and weekends, R and W trains at other times) and Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F and V trains).
SEEING THE NYC SHOW: BMG generally performs every day but Monday. Shows are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 7 and 10 p.m. Fridays; 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $68 and are available at the box office, via Ticketmaster ( http:/
MORE BLUE MAN: The group performs in other cities, including Las Vegas, Berlin and Tokyo; ticket prices vary. Check out http:/
WHERE TO EAT: The streets around the theater are packed with restaurants, though Blue Man co-founder Chris Wink is particularly fond of the fried bananas at Indochine (430 Lafayette St.), the French-Vietnamese joint that's been around forever and still draws a crowd. Dinner for two can easily run more than $100.
If you don't want to spend that much, there's a wide array of choices on nearby St. Mark's Place, include falafel stands, pizza places, Thai and Indian restaurants, sushi bars and Bamn! (No. 37), a pink-hued automat where food is displayed behind glass doors. Two bucks gets you such items as a salad wrap, grilled cheese and crudites with hummus. Bull McCabe's (No. 29) is the street's everybar, a good place to grab a beer and watch the interesting crowd stroll by.
INFORMATION: East Village.com ( http:/