This was an emotional, eventful week for us all.
We said goodbye to President Obama, and had a preview of what the next four years will look like once we welcome (word choice open for debate) a decomposing yam into our highest office.
This weekend, live it up like it's your last weekend on Earth– well, maybe scale back a bit, because who knows what's gonna happen to your healthcare soon!
The future has endless possibilities. Gotta love some impending doom.
More than that, we get to look forward to Monday—Martin Luther King Day, where Seaters is helpin' us get sweet seats at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks' 18th consecutive MLK matinee game.
Seaters is the only ticket aggregator dedicated to true transparency with a unique algorithm dedicated to helping fans actually get into sold-out events.
Oh, and they hate ticket re-sellers and bots—or really anybody who’s trying to take advantage of you, the fan. And fandom can mean anything. If this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you (which might be depending on whether or not Melo chooses to play defense), you should have the best experience possible without breaking the bank on sneak-thief scalpers.
How do they do this? They work on both sides of the table. They recognize that venues and artists want to sell out shows and sporting events just as much as you want to go to them.
Check out Seaters right here. Get into it this weekend. Mix it up. Get out there.
Friday, January 13th
1. Nasty Women Art Exhibition NYC
Make 2017 the year of action. This group exhibition serves to demonstrate solidarity amongst artists who are NASTY women. Nasty women here, meaning, ready to protect individual and women's rights, specifically abortion rights.
The event will also be a pre-inauguration organizing platform, and proceeds will also go towards organizations defending these rights.
They'll be setting up at Knockdown Center in Queens from January 12th at 7 p.m. until January 15th at 11 p.m.
2. Sunshine at Midnight
Catch a midnight showing of the beloved Studio Ghibli film, Kiki's Delivery Service, at Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston).
They’ll be showing the original Japanese version of the film with subtitles because who do you think we are?
They’re selling advanced tickets here.
3. Glow in the Dark Madness
This latest quiet clubbing event will be going down at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
You'll get a pair of special quiet events headphones, and 3 DJs will be spinning Top 40 Dance Hits, 80's, 90's, and 2K Throwbacks, and Hip-Hop and R&B. This party will also be Glow in the Dark themed, so there will be blacklights– make sure to wear something that glows!
...Not sure what would work? Stick white white and neon, guys. Get your tickets here or at the door for $15.
4. The F*ck Donald Trump Marathon
Head to the Experiment Comedy Gallery in Brooklyn for 33 straight hours of comedy goodness– there will be standup, storytelling, improv, and more. We're pretty sure the name of the marathon gives away the theme.
Tickets for individual shows are just $10 each, and the proceeds will go towards the Center for Reproductive Rights, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the Trevor Project.
Saturday, January 14th
5. Lunar New Year Bronx Museum
Enjoy the Lunar New Year at the Bronx Museum with costumed folk dances, authentic music, and a Lion Dance, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
At 2 p.m., there will be traditional paper cutting and calligraphy lessons, and performances begin at 3 p.m.
Admission is FREE! You can find the Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse.
6. Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil Series
Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn at this epic crawfish boil. There will be a happy hour from 6-7 p.m. with amazing drink specials, NOLA beer, and Craft Cocktails.
The seating is first come, first served, but there will be standing room for dancing all over the place for everyone else! Check out the schedule of performers and get your tickets here.
Sunday, January 15th
7. Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
Guys, the window to make your profile picture a shot of you inside Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest is closing. Your last chance to visit this insanely 'Grammable exhibit is this Sunday, so get to it!
Plan your visit here.
8. Trivia For a Cause Q.E.D.
Attention all trivia nerds, head out to Q.E.D. in Astoria for another installment of their do-gooder trivia parties, this time in support of ChickTech. There will be drink specials from Sixpoint, and raffle prizes from SoulCycle and The Astoria Bookshop.
It's free to play, but you can reserve a ticket here.
Monday, January 16th
9. Hawks vs. Knicks at Madison Square Garden
We know what you're thinking: a basketball game, really? Y'all don't write sh*t about sports ever, really. Why this? Oft-overlooked factoid: NBA and Martin Luther King Day are basically like football on Thanksgiving.
And actually, it's even bigger for the Knicks who will play a matinee game on MLK Day at MSG for the 18th consecutive year.
The NBA scheduled nine games, four of them nationally televised (sorry, Knicks). Notably absent from this year's action: the annual MLK Day game in Memphis—the city in which King was assassinated in 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, what now serves as the National Civil Rights Museum.
At any rate, MLK Day is not a normal day for the NBA—and that's the point. It's not a normal day. It shouldn't be a normal day.
It's not just a day where banks are closed and the commute might be a little wonky with holiday scheduling.
It's a momentous day in the scope of human and civil rights progress.
Shout out to the NBA for recognizing that. And since it's not nationally televised, you should switch it up by heading to MSG for matinee game as they face down Dwight Howard and the Atlanta Hawks with a little help from our friends at Seaters.
Check out Seaters and see what they've got in store for the Knicks game this Monday.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]