We get it, you're tired after your long work week.
But hey, when was the last time you treated yourself to something spontaneous? How 'bout we just let you scroll down and read what we suggest for the weekend?
Friday, July 20, 2018
Art Battle (158 Bleecker St, Manhattan @ 7 PM)
Art Battle is a live, international, competitive painting series (ad a 21+ event).
Similar to Pitch Perfect’s “Riff-Off,” the battle brings together 12 artists competing with each other in timed rounds of live painting; truly a creative and energetic night to never forget!
The winners are chosen by the audience and can have the opportunity to further move on to New York City, National, and International finals.
Eighth Grade Movie Showing (445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn @ 1:15 PM)
Straight from Sundance 2018’s competition, Bo Burham’s debut feature film, Eighth Grade, has everyone raving.
The film highlights Eighth Grade, a generally a complex and confusing time, showing the reality of millennial angst.
A true coming-of-age story, taking a look at the next generation of kids who grew up in the social media age. If you’re a movie-goer, or just searching for an interesting thing to do with your Friday night, this film will definitely enrich your night out on the town.
Summer Shorts Festival (59 East 59th St, Manhattan @ 7:15 PM)
Where are all our theatre kids at?
With its start in 2007, Summer Shorts Festival presents new American plays from some of the country’s best playwrights!
Starting on July 20th lasting until September 1st, the festival is split into two series: A & B. It premieres six new short plays in total, each one 20-30 minutes in length.
Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund (11 W 53rd St, Manhattan)
Ending this weekend, the exhibit celebrates Agnes Gund’s contributions to the arts as a collector and trustee of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
Gund a prolific patron of arts to a variety of artists, the exhibit showcases more than 800 art pieces that she has funded over the past half the century. This short-term time exhibit is only on display through July 22nd on Floor 2.
Saturday July 21, 2018
Fairway Market Ultimate Picnic Day (Madison Square Park, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
Free giveaways and picnics #forthewin
Fairway is sharing their passion for food and New York by handing out free picnic baskets to New Yorkers on their “Ultimate Picnic Day” in Madison Square Park.
Grab a bag full of Fairway Market’s favorite picnic snacks and a picnic blanket, and take the opportunity to enjoy one of New York’s quintessential summer activities. Picnic kits are available while supplies last.
MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2018 (22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City @ 12-9 PM)
Good music always equals a good time!
In its 21st season, Warm Up has returned for another summer of Saturday’s filled with live and electronic music.
Cashmere Cat, Kelsey Lu, Maxo Kream, Lizzo, A-Trak, Gang Gang Dance, Josey Rebelle, Starchild + The New Romantic, Discwoman, and DJ Kass have all been slated to perform this summer.
This Saturday’s lineup includes Maurice Fulton, Josey Rebelle, Innov Gnawa, Antal, rRoxymore, and Emily A. Sprague.
Come Out & Play (155 Water St, Brooklyn @ 7 PM)
Reminiscing those times when we all played Pac-Man at a local arcade?
Under the Brooklyn Bridge, Come Out & Play is showcasing new social and physical games for people of all ages.
The connect to each other in a storyline about Time Travel, After Dark turns the city streets of Brooklyn into an arcade with party games, large physical video games, and crazy new street games.
New York Beer Fest (Citi Field, Queens @ All day)
Drinks all around!
Come and enjoy the offerings of more than 80 craft breweries at New York’s annual Beer Fest. This year will feature plenty of favorites such as Evil Twin, Mikkeller, and Ommegang amongst the selection of 200 beers.
Enjoy the drinks, live music, and views of Queens' favorite stadium.
Sunday July 22, 2018
Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence (The MET, 1000 Fifth Ave, Manhattan)
Explore your inner artistic appreciation, and follow where nineteenth-century Impressionist, Naturalism, and Art Nouveau artists found their inspiration: their love for leisurely roaming gardens, lakes and the outdoors.
The exhibit features 150 works from over 70 artists, spanning from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century.
Only on display through July 29th in Galleries 964-965.
International Food Pop-Up (100 West 77th St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
Travel the world, without leaving the city.
Discover new cultures and foods at the International Food Pop-Up featuring authentic cuisine and food products.
100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.
Accomplice (Lower Manhattan & Greenwich Village, Manhattan)