Skooooooo! It's Thursday! Which means it's almost Friday! Which, and we're not sure if you know this, but we figured we'd be thorough AF, FRIDAY MEANS IT'S THE WEEKEND.
This week has been absurdly perfect when it comes to the weather. And sure, maybe it'll get a little rainy tonight and Saturday, but like, isn't that a million times better than melting on the subway?
Especially when this weekend's going to be jam-packed with dope things?!
Maybe this week sucked. Maybe next week's not looking any better. And the week after that? We'll be right in the thick of August and that means summer's almost over.
But this weekend—this weekend?! It's still the weekend. Use it wisely. Use it for an insane music festival, a throwback dance party, or hey, if that's what you're into, check out some great beards.
Here's what's going down.
Friday, July 28th
We told you about the 2017 Panorama Music Festival but we're telling you again because it's just that cool. This three-day festival's lineup is outstanding, featuring artists like Frank Ocean, MGMT, Isaiah Rashad, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, and SO MUCH MORE.
2. Saved By the 90s Party (Webster Hall)
If you're a 90s music fan AND want to soak up all that Webster Hall has to offer before they begin renovation, then you need to come to the Saved By the 90s Party this Friday July 28th. This nostalgic party will be everything you need to celebrate everything great about Webster Hall, with some killer 90s vibes.
If you ever doubted folk rock for a second, take that doubt back NOW. Andrew Bird is an orchestral genius when it comes to sounds and rhythms.
The melodies he produces on stage are beautiful indeed, but when bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding joins in on the magic, it's a whole other ball game. Make sure you check out this festival featuring these two badass musicians, this Friday July 28th at 6:30 in Brooklyn!
Saturday, July 29th
4. Midsummer Night's Dream Party (230 Fifth)
If you're itching for something lavish and remarkable to do this Saturday, try this upscale NYC penthouse lounge party. This weekend at 230 Fifth Penthouse, you can catch some of the best NYC views while sipping on 2 for 1 cocktails. Along with some free light apps, live DJ, and endless dancing, this night is sure to be a stunner. Like you.
5. NYC Poetry Festival (Governors Island - July 29th & 30th)
Poetry is too often underrated, and the NYC Poetry Festival wants to change that. This weekend is going to be lyrically insane as Govs Island becomes filled with some pretty amazing acts like Abstract Voices and Brooklyn Poets, just to name two of MANY.
You're gonna wanna be here this weekend and feel the pulse of poetic words travel within you.
6. Must Love Beards (Stage 48)
Do you love beards so much that you dream about being surrounded by them at all times?! No? Just me? Well if you do agree with me here, there is actually a beard festival happening this weekend at Stage 48.
This party is free for men with or without beards, and costs ladies $20. So, if you love beards, check it out.
Sunday, July 30th
7. Harlem Week (July 30th)
Harlem Week kicks off on July 30th with a day of concerts, theater, an outdoor festival, and even a fashion show!
Stop by the International Gospel Showcase at U.S. Grant National Memorial Park, grab a tasty treat from local vendors, and close out your day with the Concert Under the Stars, featuring Ray Chew & Harlem Music Festival All-Stars!
8. The NY Best Wings Fest (July 30th)
WAAAAAANGS!!!! Check out this championship competition for the best wings in NY. Tickets are cheap, ranging from $15- $18. You'll get to enjoy the second-to-last day of July with award-winning wings, some of the best beer around, and of course, music. But hurry up, the event is almost sold out and you do NOT want to miss this![Feature Image Courtesy OhMyRockness]