Wil' Out with Whiskey & the Artsy Fartsy: 10 Incredible Things Going Down in NYC This Weekend

Another long, long week, right?

Thank god we have this weekend to unwind and relax and– oh, a lot of you are still really pissed. We still got you.

Whether you need to let loose and party, laugh it up, or do something that makes you feel useful before you go insane, you should get out this weekend– seriously, get the f*ck off of Facebook.

We know the Joe Biden memes are funny, but they'll be there when you come back. 

A few of these events, however, are probably your only chance to experience anything like it (#1. We're talking about #1.)

Also, drink your face off this weekend at Whiskey Feast. Like, it's unlimited whiskey tastings. What the hell could be better (or go wrong?!)?

Thursday, November 17th


Looking for something different? Carefully curated by the artist Abby Hertz, this will be the third LUST with a Thanksgiving twist. What is LUST? One, it's not a sex party. In their words, "Consider this event an extended foreplay, a kinky, tantric exploration of senses and sensuality."

To elaborate, you will start the night with dinner, which will be served off of nude models, accompanied by freely flowing champagne.

Then, guests will immerse themselves in erotic art installations and sensual performances, including an interactive human candelabra (google it), a nude interactive paint performance, a Shibari installation, and a cuddle puddle.


Still, this literally doesn't even begin to explain the experience– you can check out the full details, including their non-negotiable rules about consent (snaps), on their website. Also, the dress code doesn't allow street wear but they have a handy Pinterest board to help you with inspo.

VIP tickets are already sold out, so no priority entrance to the private dungeon for you, but you can still purchase general admission right here.

Friday, November 18th

2. The Flourish Party 

Check out this incredible soiree at Kinfolk in Williamsburg featuring artwork from Chuck Marcus's beautiful gallery "Awkward Spaces," with whom we had the wonderful privilege of chatting with. 

Enjoy an evening of music from DJ Greedy and Fab Roc, stupidly beautiful art, and tastes from D'USSÉ Cognac. 

The art party goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., but then stay for the afterparty that rolls out until 4 a.m. Oh, and there'll be nice little giveaways too featuring clothing from By Bing and Kinfolk. Check it out! Because, well, it's free! RSVP right here.

3. Vice Verse


Reflecting on how technology and the population tests racial, cultural, economic, and physical boundaries, "Vice Verse" is a dual medium show comprised of drawing and sculpture. 

The artist, Tanda Francis, is a New York based multimedia artist and designer. The opening reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. at the Brooklyn Arts Fellowship. RSVP right here!

Saturday, November 19th

4. Whiskey Feast NYC


Your favorite NYC distillers, bars, and restaurants have been brought together for THE tasting event of the season.

There will be cocktails, autumn-inspired dishes like cranberry Old Fashioneds and pumpkin spice cannolis, and of course, dozens of whiskies for you to taste (don't forget to hydrate, kids). There will also be live music, games, and more entertainment for you to enjoy all day.

Whiskey Feast NYC will be hosted at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street. Purchase your tickets here. Bottoms up!

5. The BLACK MADONNA Project


This mixed medium showcase includes performing artists, live body art, and culinary arts. There will be a professional chef creative appetizers, cocktails to enjoy while you discuss the art, an open bar, and a set by DJ Rubadub.

The BLACK MADONNA project is an event series introducing Black Matriarchal philosophy on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Using different mediums of art, they illustrate the black matrifocal philosophy's ability to change the world.

The event begins at 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. and will be hosted by Floating Lotus in Midtown. Get your tickets here.

6. Cranksgiving NYC


Held annually since 1999, Cranksgiving provides hundreds of families with food for Thanksgiving week every year.

They're "part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt." To participate, all you need is a bike, a bag, a lock, and $15-$20 to buy food that will be donated to the Bowery Mission.

Registration is free and starts at 1 p.m. at Hudson Yards. The ride starts at 2 p.m. You can get all the information on their website.

7. Night at the Museum 

MoMA PS1 will be hosting a late night celebration to debut their new exhibition, Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers.

You can check out the full details on their website; it’s supposed to be one of NYC’s most anticipated art events– don’t miss out! Visitors will also be granted special access to three new exhibitions.

This will be the largest exhibition of British artist Mark Leckey’s work to date. He came to prominence in the late ’90s, his art delves into the effects of technology on pop culture and explores the transition from analog to digital culture.

Highlights of the exhibition will include Leckey’s film Fiorucci Made me Hardcore which traces dance subcultures in British nightclubs from the 70s to the ’90s, a selection of his Sound System sculptures, and footage from his pedagogical lecture performances. 

If you can’t make it to this opening celebration, you can still catch the exhibition through March 5th, 2017. Unless you’re a MoMA PS1 member, tickets are $15 and you can grab yours here.

8. Gotham Groove



New York City’s history is so rich that the Museum of New York‘s newest exhibition, chronicling the city’s development, took five years to create. New York at Its Core will be opening on November 18th and will be followed by a free opening weekend celebration on Saturday and Sunday.

From a Dutch village to the modern “Capital of the World” (we New Yorkers are known for our modesty), the exhibit traces NYC’s progress through over 400 objects that are complemented by interactives that invite visitors to engage with the rich stories being presented.

Gotham Groove, the celebration, will feature 32 hours of fun and surprises, including musical and spoken word performances, films, dance, and family friendly activities. General admission is again, completely free but you must register on their website.

There are also a bunch of ticketed special performances and events that include a storytelling slam with The Moth, a silent disco dance party featuring ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s dance hits, morning yoga classes, and an NYC trivia hour.

Sunday, November 20th

9. Jokes For Haiti 

Just a few months ago, Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, took several hundred lives and communities away from Haiti. In partnership with Stark White Entertainment, Haitian comedian Tanael Joachim put together a comedy show to raise as much money as possible.

The incredible lineup of comedians include Tanael Joachim, Nathan, McIntosh, Michelle Buteau, Sasheer Zamata, Michelle Wolf, and Kareem Green.


All the proceeds will go to Nova Hope For Haiti, a trustworthy non-profit that will provide medical help to the most affected areas in Haiti. You can purchase your tickets here.

10. Transgender Day of Remembrance


This will be the Harlem Bronx LGBT Task Force's 4th annual Trans Day of Remembrance Silent March and Vigil. 

There is an alarming percentage of the trans community that is targeted by ignorant people and this event is an opportunity to bring awareness to transphobia, the violence against their community, and their need of support.

It will begin at 1 p.m., they will assemble at Colonel Charles Young Triangle and march to the Bronx Trans Collective. Then, there will be a vigil to honor the trans people who were murdered in 2016, followed by a reception.

You can read through the full details and locations here.

[Feature Image Courtesy Pulsd] 

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