This week's warm weather has certainly got us itching for Spring...
Oh, so that might be our allergies. Nope, we're definitely ready for Spring.
There's no way we're sitting in our boring old apartments catching up on season one of Girls for the third time in a row. Spoiler alert: Lena Dunham is the least interesting part of the series.
Instead, we're getting rid of our cabin fever with the incredible events happening in NYC this weekend.
Between the warm weather and the fact that it's appropriate to start drinking in preparation for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, we're going to have a banging weekend.
Here are the 7 best ways to make this weekend incredible in NYC.
Thursday, March 10th
1. Hotsy Totsy Tribute to The Game of Thrones (167 Orchid Street)
Anyone who has ever seen any episode of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, knows that the characters certainly aren't prude. So what better way to experience your favorite show than by watching a burlesque tribute to a decidedly raunchy series?
Head over to the Slipper Room for a Hotsy Toddy Tribute to the Game of Thrones, aptly titled, Game of Tassels.
2. Japan Week (Grand Central Terminal)
Ever wanted to travel to Japan but never knew where to start? Check out Japan Week, happening from Thursday until Saturday at Grand Central Terminal. Experience artwork, food, and even enter to win a trip to... you guessed it: Japan.
This year, Japan Week will focus on the areas of Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku, publicizing the area's natural and manmade treasures. Better yet? It's free!
3. College basketball (various locations)
It just wouldn't be March without March Madness, and before the brackets get busted next week, it's Championship Week right here in NYC with the Big East and Atlantic 10 Conference Tournaments going down all weekend.
The Big East will take over Madison Square Garden until Saturday, with games between storied programs such as Villanova, Xavier, St. John's, Georgetown and even Seton Hall looking for bids into the big dance.
The Atlantic 10, one of the underrated mid-major conferences to keep an eye on before Selection Sunday, includes under-the-radar, bracket-busting-danger-zone teams like Dayton, VCU, St. Bonaventure, Fordham, Richmond and Davidson.
They'll be posting up at the Barclays Center from Thursday until Sunday. We could launch into a long diatribe on how the A10 has some of the more dangerous teams to look out for when filling out your bracket, but let's just say that conference tournaments are dope, and this one's cheaper than MSG.
4. Saint Paddy's Day Pub Crawl (various locations)
It's time to kickoff Saint Patrick's Day festivities with some amazing bar crawls happening in the city.
Looking for a cheap deal? Check out the Happy Hour Saint Paddy's Pub Crawl starting Friday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are under $5. Plus, with deals at participating venues, you'll certainly be feeling the luck of the Irish by the end of the crawl.
Can't make it Friday? Hit up the aptly named, Saint Paddy's Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl NYC on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets range around $8, so you'll have plenty left over to buy a round of shots or a couple pints of Guinness. Just be sure to count us in.
5. LGBT Expo (Javits Center)
Did you know that the largest and longest running LGBT Expo in the world is right here in NYC? It's being held at the Javits Center on Saturday and Sunday, offering a diverse array of topics such as business, education, politics, arts, media, and non-profit to name a few.
It will also feature over 300 company exhibits, many of which are owned by LGBT members. You can purchase either a general admission ticket or a VIP ticket ($20 and $40 respectively), to have access to the entire convention.
Saturday, March 12th
6. Wingasm 2016 (210 Merrick Road - Rockville Centre, NY)
Do you consider yourself a wing-aficionado? Then you seriously cannot miss out on Wingasm 2016. Happening Parlay's Gastropub in Rockville Centre, NY, Wingasm will feature some of the best wings and craft brews on Long Island.
For $40 or $60, you can purchase a General Admission or VIP ticket to have access to unlimited wings... though the VIP ticket comes with unlimited beer, so we'd probably recommend that.
Sunday, March 13th
7. Irish Comedy Tour (222-05 56th Avenue - Queens)
How about spending your Sunday at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, listening to a group of five hooligans put on a hysterical show slamming Irish stereotypes with a stand-up performance.
The entertainers include Derick Richards, Mike McCarthy, Damon Leibert, and Derrick Keane. The show starts at 8 p.m., and costs $40 a ticket for all seats. Be prepared for a night of hysterical fun.[Feature Image Courtesy Meetup.com]