Easter weekend is here, and for you lucky Spoiled readers, that means another guide to help make yours the best Easter weekend it can be!
You can check out comedy at Caveat, music from Lil Xan, or movies at IFC. Learn about magic or beekeeping, tour the Met or a historic campus, or get into the holiday spirit with a sporty “eggstravaganza” or adventurous egg hunt!
Friday, March 30
1. Midnights : Step Up Drinking Game (308 Bedford Ave, 11:59 PM)
Whether you’re already a devotee of this 2006 Channing Tatum rom-com classic or looking for a fun way to see it for the first time, Brooklyn’s Videology is here to help you step up your enjoyment ofStep Up by turning it into a drinking game!
Guidelines will be announced at the event, and a $5 beer and shot special available throughout the night will help you keep up!
2. Lil Xan (319 Frost St, 8 PM)
Lil Xan, the 21-year-old Youtube sensation best known for his breakout hit Betrayed, will be bringing his trending tunes to the Brooklyn Steel tonight, with help from opening acts $teven Cannon and Lil Gnar.
If you’re a Xan fan but already got planz, he’s performing again tomorrow night at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom if you’re willing to make the trek!
3. Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum (1000 5th Ave, 6:15 PM)
Whether you’re a Met veteran or seeing it for the first time, we bet you’ve never seen it quite so queerly as you will on this LGBTQ-themed tour!
Professor and historian Andrew Lear will lead participants on a fun and informative 2-hour journey that reveals the hidden, sexy backstories of some of the museum’s masterpieces.
Be ready for Greek nudes, Gertrude Stein, and a few steamy love stories!
4. Exploring the Abandoned Buildings & Tunnels @ Former NYU Campus (2155 University Ave, 3 PM)
Did you know that what is now Bronx Community College was New York University’s campus from 1894-1973?
Along with being one of the highest points in New York City, it’s filled with hidden tunnels, secret balconies, and abandoned rooms that will definitely bring out your inner adventurer.
A campus historian will lead attendees through attractions like The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Gould Memorial Library, and buildings designed by architect Marcel Breuer.
Saturday, March 31
5. Beekeeping 101 Intensive - New York City Beekeepers Association (Columbus Circle, 9 AM)
We know New York is full of busy bees, but have you ever dreamed of having a hive full of busy bees of your own?
If you can already taste that sweet sweet honey, it may be worth your while to attend the twelfth year of this annual comprehensive beekeeping intensive, which will delve into topics like basic bee biology, safe hive placement, dealing with neighbors and landlords, and so much more!
So will you bee there or bee square?
6. Women's Health and Activism Summit (647 Fulton St, 10 AM)
Celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with this awesome summit, aiming to “provide a space for women to recharge, renew, and relax while participating in panel conversations on HIV prevention, treatment, wellness, and self-care”.
Breakfast and lunch for participants are included, along with tons of extras like professional headshots, chair massages, beauty samples, and makeovers!
7. Adult Eggstravagnaza (575 Degraw Street, 11 am)
Want to recapture the competitive magic of easter egg hunts, grown-up style?
Head to Gowanus’s Brooklyn Boulders for a boot-camp-inspired egg-and-spoon race, a Randori augmented reality climbing challenge, and an anti-gravity climbing and agility challenge “Lava Monster course.”
Brunchy snacks and beverages will be served, and the participant with the fastest time at each station will receive some “eggcellent prizes”!
8. What the Fest!? Ghost Stories (323 6th Ave, 7 PM)
In the mood for a scare?
Get spooked at Greenwich Village’s IFC Center with the NYC premiere of Ghost Stories, a British horror film from Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson already acclaimed as one of the best ever.
Expert speaker Sukhdev Sandhu will kick off the night, and the fun will continue afterward with an afterparty at Vol De Nuit. Your ticket stub will even get you free drinks!
Sunday, April 1
9. Candle Magic Workshop ( 56 Jewel St, 5 PM)
Need some help finding your sorcerer side?
Join “modern witch and lifetime magic enthusiast” Cat Cabral for this primer on "practical magic skills" that will teach participants to “create rituals for the manifestation of their intentions.”
You’ll leave this magical gathering with an instruction booklet, tools, and everything else you need to keep on casting spells!
10. Scratch Paper: A Caveat Open Mic (21A Clinton Street, 3:30 PM)
If you want to laugh and learn all in one awesome event, check out this special Open Mic designed for researchers and stand up comedians alike to try out their “comedy based in research” and “research with a little something extra.”
Sign up to perform yourself or just enjoy from the audience, and be sure to hit the bar to top off your “intelligent nightlife” adventure!
11. The Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (8 East 36th Street, 1:30 PM)
If you thought growing up meant the days of Easter egg hunts were behind you, think again. Relive your childhood on an epic three-hour jaunt through NYC where you'll follow clues and perform physical and mental challenges to unearth those precious hidden eggs.
The winning team gets some swanky prizes, but everyone has tons of fun![Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]