Under the Panoramic Heat Dome: 7 Best Things to Do This Weekend Instead of Melting

This weekend's gonna be a scorcher. Not just because of the insane heat dome of doom that's going to envelop New York City in hella hot temperatures this weekend, but also because this weekend is jam packed with lit events.

Plus, National Tequila Day is this Sunday. Any weekend that celebrates one of the most dangerous of hard liquors is bound to be bouncin' all day and night.

From Panorama Fest to bar crawls galore, you definitely can't let FOMO get the best of you this weekend.

Pack up your portable water bottle, slap on some sunscreen, and hit those hot as all hell streets. At the very least try to cook an egg on the sidewalk. You gotta do it for, y'know, science.

But if you're up for more than just cooking a street egg, hit up any of the dope events below.

Friday, July 22nd 

1. Panorama 

We've been talking about Panorama for weeks now. In case you somehow haven't heard of it, Panorama is NYC's take on Coachella - from the actual creators of Coachella.

The music lineup includes the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Sia, ASAP Rocky, and DJ Khaled, just to name a few. Plus, the food lineup is just as incredible.


Panorama runs all weekend long, from Friday the 22nd until Sunday the 24th, so it goes without saying that Panorama is this weekends major key.

July 23rd

2. Blacklight Run


More into aesthetics than actual running? This is the run for you. The Blacklight Run is a three-mile run that starts at 9 p.m in Brooklyn, and ends with you covered in UV neon glow powder. 

Finishing the race grants you access to the Blacklight Run After Party, where you'll shine bright in all of your glowing colors, and snag a whole bunch of free swags. Tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime run, so get yours here, before it's too late.

3. Lincoln Center Block Party


If you're all about dance, or all about block parties, this is the event for you. Even better, it's also free! Kicking off at 11 a.m, this massive block party outside of Lincoln Center will feature Philadelphia dance collective, Illstyle & Peace Productions.

They'll be leading one of the coolest dance parties around, and they'll be exploring every kind of dance. Dust off your childhood tap shoes, and dance your heart out in the heart of Lincoln Center.

4. NYC Pokemon Go Bar Crawls 

Alright, PokeMasters, this is the event for you. Not only are there one, but two(!), Pokemon Go bar crawls going down this Saturday night. What a time to be alive, am I right?

The first bar crawl kicks off in Greenpoint in Brooklyn at Spritzenhaus, which is conveniently located next to a Pokemon Gym, at 1 p.m, for all of you early drinkers out there. From there, this bar crawl will take you all throughout Northern Brooklyn, drinking the afternoon away with your fellow trainers.

The second bar crawl is for those who do their best Pokemon catching in the evening hours, starting at the Barcade in Williamsburg at 7 p.m. This bar crawl travels along Metropolitan Ave, and finishes off on North 3rd Street at 10 p.m.

Both bar crawls feature giveaways, contests, and plenty of opportunities to meet new Pokemon Go players. Bond with your fellow players at one, or both of these bar crawls, who knows who you'll meet!

July 24th

5. National Tequila Day

What better way to spend the last day of your sweaty weekend than with tequila? Your favorite bar is likely to have some hot deals going on to celebrate this national holiday, so why not head down to your local bar and have an end of the week cocktail before you face your dreaded Monday?

If you're feeling up for adventure, why not check out one of these spots that are known for having the tastiest tequila this side of the city. You can thank us later.

6. Pancake and Cocktails Brunch

Sweet, sweet booze, and sweet, sweet brunch, the best of both worlds. This one of a kind event brings you the bougie boozy brunch you've always dreamed of.


Dress up in your all white ensemble and enjoy free mimosas and bellinis until 5 p.m, along with dancing and mingling with your brunch buds, or maybe some new friends you've picked up along the way. Make sure you grab a ticket if you want to celebrate your last day of the weekend in style.

7. Phantom Sings Sondheim

Don't think we've forgotten about all of you Broadway fans. Lovers of Phantom of the Opera, or just Sondheim in general, can check out the current Phantom cast singing the music of Sondheim at the Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan.

Want a guilt free way to end your weekend? This is the stop for you, since all proceeds from the event go to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This is a one night only event, so make sure you get your tickets while you can.

Check out 5 Legit Reasons Pokemon Go Is Amazing.

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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