Tryin' to Do More Than Just Make It Through the Winter: 8 Ways to Make This Weekend in NYC Incredible

We're ready to help you make your weekend incredible. Does that sound good to you?

We thought it might. Here's the thing: winter is waning, and slipping into its place will soon be the melty-sort-of-warm days of spring.

We're not there yet, though. We've still got a couple weeks left of winter, and we want you to make them the best you can.

So check out the weekend events below. There are cooking classes and dance parties, out-of-the-city ski trips and comedy shows.

Pretty much, it's everything you could hope for to have a great weekend in New York City. Read on to find out more.

Friday, February 19th

1. Emo Night Brooklyn (149 7th Street - Brooklyn)

sometimesjamiee Nailed it 🙆🏼. #EmoNightBrooklyn

What did you listen to in middle school? Was it Something Corporate, Elliott Smith, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, or even Dashboard Confessional?

Are you flawed, but cleaning up so well? Well, if that's your situation, this event is for you. Emo Night Brooklyn is where you should be on Friday if your goal is to down a cold Brooklyn Lager, dance, and scream your heart out to all your favorite emo and pop punk of the early 2000's.


Come on, back then you didn't have to worry about taxes or rent or your job. Back then, your biggest worries were whose lockers were near yours and who you were going to sit next to at lunch.

Still, you vibed with all these angsty songs. Still, the lyrics to all these songs are somewhere in your subconscious. Come out to this event, it'll be great. Tickets cost $8 at the door.

2. Drunk Shakespeare (300 West 43rd Street)


It's about time for you to get some culture, isn't it?

Great. Whether or not you loved Shakespeare in high school, we've got some news for you. Shakespeare is profound, and Drunk Shakespeare is profound and hilarious in the best possible way.

At this show, four talented actors will be acting in the familiar roles, except, one of them will be completely wasted.

It's a genius idea, and there's a bar at the theater, so you can get pretty schwifty too. Grab your culture-loving pals who love laughing, and get your tickets here.

Saturday, February 20th

3. Eat, Drink, and Bloody Mary (13 East 1st Street)

whythestevenot 2013 Eat, Drink, Bloody Mary Judge's Choice! #eatdrinkandbloodymary

Who's the bloody Mary obsessive in your life? Is it you? Do you have that one friend who orders blood Marys every time you go out to drink?

Well, if that's the case for you or your close pals, you should probably be at Eat, Drink, and Bloody Mary at L'Apicio on February 20th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


You'll get to sample bloody Marys from 18 different restaurants, and you'll also get to munch on brunch snacks.

Plus, once you're done tasting bloody Marys to your heart's content, you'll get to vote for the People's Choice Award for best bloody Mary. That sounds fun, doesn't it? If you agree, grab your tickets here, and get ready to get majorly twisted.

4. Ski/Snowboard Day Trip to Hunter Mountain

huntermountain You arrive at the crossroads...which way would you go? Comment with the trail names below. #huntermountain

Your chances to ski and snowboard this winter season are sadly diminishing.

What should we do in the case of a sadly diminishing winter season? Well, taking a day trip to Hunter Mountain for a day of hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboard sounds good to us. Does it sound good to you?

Hunter Mountain is one of the most beautiful slopes in the Northern Catskills and your ticket to this trip will buy you ski and snowboard rental, roundtrip transportation to and from the city, and hot drinks to keep you cozy afterward.

So, yeah, it's definitely going to be a lovely day of fresh air, and reveling in the small amount of winter we've got left. Get your tickets here.


5. Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (45 Bleecker Street)

erinlhinkle #mikebirbiglia killing in #thankgodforjokes If you see true meaning in comedy, which I most definitely do, go check this out in NYC asap. Great comedian, great perspective.

Everyone, Mike Birbiglia wrote a play. Yes, he's the guy who played Amy Schumer's sister's husband in Trainwreck. Yes, he's also been in a bunch of other things too. Basically, he's a pretty famous, exceedingly brilliant comedian, and if you're into it, you should come check out his play.

The play is a solo show, and it's filled to the brim with stories about situations Birbiglia's comedy, as you might've expected, has gotten him into trouble.


The show is directed by Birbiglia's longtime collaborator Seth Barrish, and is being staged at The Lynn Regrave Theater all month long.

If you want to come out on Saturday, you're in luck. There are two shows: one at 4:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Grab tickets here.

Sunday, February 21st

6. Futura Noir (239 Malcolm X Blvd)

paradimeonline [Culture] @paradimeonline #paradimenyc would like to invite you to @theculturelp 's Futura Noir Series - As we Celebrate #BHM through Art , Festivities and Music for more info check out their page. - #paradimenyc #allblvck #AllBlvckNYC #paradimenyc #bhm #futuranoir #blackgirlmagic

Okay, let us lay it out for you. Futura Noir, which is set to take place on Sunday, February 21st at Boulevard Bistro in West Harlem from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be the event of the weekend.

This transformative evening will include incredible art work, a decadent three-course dinner, and the chance to met and mingle with Futura Noir artists. Plus, you'll also get to experience a poetry reading by The Delta, the poetry collaboration project between poets Paula Remirex and Kleaver Cruz.

What kind of three-course meal, you're wondering? Well, there will be jumbo shrimp grits, seven cheese macaroni, pan fried chicken, filet mignon, and banana pudding. It'll all be created by Chef Carlos Swepson.

There will also be some really great wine. You'll definitely get buzzed. If you're into everything we've laid down, get your tickets here. Do it soon.

7. Sasheer Zamata at The Bell House (149 7th Street - Brooklyn)

thesheertruth I'm doing an hour of stand up at @bellhouseny, and @matteolane and @glittercheese will be performing too! I'd really like you to come! Sunday Feb 21st 7:30pm doors/8pm show Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door Link in bio! Poster by the amazing @matteolane ❤️

We love The Bell House in Brooklyn. We think it's one of the most fabulous venues in the city; chock full of events and featuring artists who are all doing their thing.

Among these artists is SNL's Sasheer Zamata, who will be in the building on Sunday, February 21st at 8 p.m. 


Sasheer Zamata is a current SNL cast member, she performs improv at UCB, and stand up at clubs and colleges across the country. She's a pretty famous comedian, and the chance to see her standup should not be taken lightly.

She'll be performing alongside Matteo Lane and Liza Treyger. Yeah, we know. It sounds awesome to us also. Grab your tickets here.

8. The Heavenly Broth, Dashi: Japanese Soup Stock Cooking Class (41-26 27th Street - Queens)

resobox After a long day at work, it feels good to have some #sake and otsumami at the #RESOBOX Cafe! You can enjoy sake (real and crocheted) at the World Amigurumi Exhibit this Friday! #worldamiexhibit15 #worldamigurumiexhibition #queens #nyc #longislandcity #amigurumi #crochet #knitting

Have you just been meaning to take a cooking class, but everything keeps getting in your way? 

Well, now your chance has finally come. If you come to this class on Sunday, February 21st at RESOBOX in Long Island City, you'll have the opportunity to learn from the best about how to make this simple and savory broth, that's so essential to many Japanese dishes.

The workshop will be led by instructor Mitsuru Kita, and after you've been taught the basic dashi recipe, you'll use dashi to make miso soup and green pea rice.

Have fun learning and get to taste the fruits of your labor? Yeah, we're pretty hungry thinking about it. Get tickets here.

Check out 6 Must-Do Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List This Winter in NYC.  

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