9 Amazing Things Going Down This Weekend in NYC

Aight, so since it's 70 degrees outside and last time we checked, it's still f*cking February, we've come to the conclusion that the world was officially ending.

Unrelated to any other recent events, of course.

So it's time to start making the most of these potential last couple of months/years/days (if we're gonna be reeaall extra), and start living like the crazy, entitled mofos every think piece in the Economist says we are.

What's going on this weekend in NYC? Just the usual slew of dance parties, live music, and some srsly dope cultural events, for all y'all intellectual-type-peeps.

And don't forget to watch the Oscars on Sunday night! It's still anyone's race! Who knows what might happen!

Aight, you know what, f*ck Best Picture. I literally do not even care anymore. BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE IS WHERE IT'S AT NOW Y'ALL.


Friday, February 24th

1. Emo Night Brooklyn


Party like it's 2009! Relive your emo phase, but without that fringe you deeply regret at Brooklyn Bowl’s “Emo Night Brooklyn,” which is bringing back your grade school headbangers (and their pop-punk bastard offspring).

They’ll be blasting all your late- 2000s faves like Fall Out Boy, Brand New, and Taking Back Sunday’s greatest hits until 4 in the morning, when you won’t be able to tell whether the circles under your eyes are from dancing your ass off or your blacker-than-your-soul eyeliner (or guyliner).

Snag those tix here!

2. The Library After Hours 


Everyone knows all the cool kids hang out at the library. And ICYMI, the New York Public Library is hosting an edgy, adults only party to celebrate their newest exhibition Love in Venice. Head to the main branch (476 Fifth Avenue) to join the fun.

The party runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and like we said, it's 21+, so bring an ID! Space is also limited, so register here.

3. The Hair Tales: An Appropriation Conversation


As one of Afropunk's final Black History Month events, this panel hosted by Mad Free & Afropunk is a must see. They'll be at Harlem Stage (150 Convent Avenue) starting at 7:30 p.m.

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey, and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis will be engaging in what's certainly going to be a thought-provoking conversation about #BlackGirlMagic, #BlackLivesMatter, and their connection with black women's hair culture.

Saturday, February 25th

4. Galactic Gala


Dance it out at this outer space-themed Planned Parenthood fundraiser, featuring the bands Jukebox the Ghost, Rubblebucket, and pronoun– if you judge the groups by their names (as we all do sometimes, don't lie), aren't you kinda intrigued?

It's going down at LightBox-NY, which you might recognize as the home to music videos by Beyonce and Lady Gaga– speaking of the Mother Monster, "semi-formal attire with a splash of outer space flair" is suggested, so we recommend channeling her. Grab your tickets on eventbrite.

5. Brunch With Bey


Spoiler Alert: Bey will not be at this brunch. But if you're still seething over how our queen was viciously ROBBED at the Grammys (we get it, Adele is nice, good for you), get in formation with the rest of the Beyhive at Angel of Harlem (2272 Frederick Douglass).

There will be brunch, bottomless cocktails, and of course, a Yonce- inspired soundrack. Register here!

6. Black Panther Woman


If you're burning in all this ridiculous winter sunlight, escape to a screening of this documentary about the little known Australian Chapter of the Black Panthers in the '70s.

The film is being played at Columbia University's Teachers College (525 West 12th Street). Get your tickets in advance here.

7. Toasty-Warm Rooftop Party 


Rooftop season isn't over until we say it's over! And that's pretty much never, because lucky for us, the best clubs, like Stage 48, are heated– and of course, it really only matters how cold it is when you're sober, anyway.

This quiet party will feature 3 live DJs spinning Top 40 Dance Hits (Green), 80's/90's/2000s Throwbacks (Red), and Hip Hop/Reggae/Soca (Blue). Quiet Events will provide you twith headphones, and all you have to do is fight for the best 'Grammable view of the NYC night sky. Snag your tix here.

Sunday, February 26th

8. Between 0 and 1: Remixing Gender, Technology and Music @ MoMA PS1


Don't miss the third and final installment of MoMa PS1's unique series. This week's programming includes an exploration of the connection between electronic music and dissolving typical gender constructs.

At 3 and 4 p.m., there will be live musical performances, followed by the lecture at 5 p.m. Don't forget your tickets!

9. The Academy Awards


It's Christmas Day in Hollywood folks. Who's ready to watch Adele beat Beyonce– but like in 8 different categories, this time? Yay!

Who are we kidding, we're all suckers for award shows. Even the pre-show on the red carpet. Especially the red carpet. Snag your tickets now for one of NYC's dopest Oscar watch parties.

[Feature Image Courtesy DailyDot.com] 

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