It's March, time to celebrate all the ladies and femme identifying individuals in your life!
Brave the cold, or stay indoors. From art shows to all night parties, check out our weekend guide for a good time.
All Weekend Long
Armory Show (Piers 90,92, & 94)
Art on Paper Art Show (Pier 36, Manhattan)
Independent Art Show (50 Varick St, Manhattan)
Scope Art Show (125 W. 18th St, Manhattan)
Spring/Break Art Show (866 United Nations Plz, Manhattan)
Armory week brings the best of the creatives, curators, and artists to New York City, do display and sell art. Explore the various art fairs above for experience spanning the exploration of fact and fiction (Spring/Break) to a new vision of contemporary emerging artists (Scope).
Friday, March 8
Jaime Hernandez: Is This How You See Me? (828 Broadway, Manhattan @ 7 PM)
The acclaimed Jaime Hernandez, comics artist behind the long-running Love and Rockets series, will be here in the Rare Book Room to discuss Is This How You See Me?, his latest graphic novel, with Assistant Books Editor at Oprah Magazine Michelle Hart!
Road to Elements: Air + Alchemy ft. Modd (2 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn @ 9 PM)
Elements returns to the House of Yes for the next stop on the Road to Elements, bringing our elegant sounds and vibes of the Air + Alchemy stage out of the Lost Forest and into the Brooklyn wild. Drape in darkness and drift away to the melodic music of Modd featuring Amy Jor, Dirty Looks, and more.
GROOVY GROOVY Renick Bell, Kiki Kudo & Color Plus (1090 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn @ 11 PM)
Renick Bell aka Algorave papi is a live coding beat generator, algorithmic composer, programmer, and teacher. His records on labels listed below sure to make you rethink this whole electronic music shit. Kiki Kudo is a chef, avant garde pop novelist and arts writer who's responsible for putting out one of my favorite records of 2018. Dumb excited to bring her world of nanotech pop and kitchen wave electronic magic to Planet Groovy. Motherfucking Color Plus New York's hottest producer in my very strong opinion. Just peep the record on Paxico mate. Man is one on his own level + been at it since the golden era of Swim Team. Can't reveal any details about DJ Temporar, just prepare yourself for sonic goodness.
Saturday, March 9
Barbie 60th Anniversary Pop-up Experience (505 Broadway, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
Equal parts inspiring tribute and art installation, take a journey through the past, present and future of Barbie breaking plastic ceilings.
Discover an immersive, hands-on space designed for families and fans to explore the history of Barbie firsts and sneak a peek at her future, with powerful messages and fun photo opportunities.
Brooklyn Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival (72 Noble St, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)
Enjoy Chocolate in a multitude of decadent presentations from sweet hand-rolled truffles to oooey goooey melted chocolate fondue and an amazing selection of bean-to-bar artisan chocolates. Quench your thirst with Champagne, Prosecco and premium wines and a sip of fine whiskeys! Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, candies, Macarons, cake pops, bean-to-bar chocolates, popcorn, donuts.
Plus other savory items like pretzels, artisan cheeses, charcuterie delight your taste buds! More than just a Chocolate Festival, included in your ticket price is a tasting glass to enjoy unlimited wine and whiskey we'll have a nice selection of craft beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages as well.
The King of New York: Through the Lens of Barron Claiborne (916 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)
The Bishop Gallery and acclaimed photographer Barron Claiborne are proud to present, The King Of New York: Through The Lens of Barron Claiborne, a tribute the Christopher Wallace (aka) Notorious BIG. In addition to the namesake pieceThe Notorious B.I.G. as the King Of New York, or the K.O.N.Y., this exhibition includes a collection of B.I.G. photos that have never been shown publicly. Mr. Claiborne's iconic photograph The K.O.N.Y. is the last studio photograph taken of the late Christopher Wallace.
001: A Spicy Celebration (327 Canal St, Manhattan @ 8 PM)
001: A SPICY CELEBRATION celebrates the one year anniversary of SPICY ZINE, and the release of the first print edition, on sale along with other goodies.
There will also be a showcase of art by WOC+QTPOC creators, drinking, dancing, making friends, and filling the room with nothing but gratitude and love.
Performances by @crys_cr0ss, @fiveboi, @ushamamii, and @raver.aunty.
Sunday, March 10
Big Apple ComicCon (401 7th Ave, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
Big Apple Comic Con is New York's most entertaining community comic and pop culture convention. The NYC community's outrageously fun and longest-running comic book, toy, art and pop culture convention is back at Penn Plaza Pavilion.
Grand Bazaar NYC Vintage Pop-Up (100 W 77th Street @ 10 AM)
Head to Grand Bazaar NYC to browse the racks of everything old-that's-new again across all of the eras, like funky '70s faux fur and all the styles you love (and love to hate!) about the '80s and '90s. Mid century furniture, rugs, antiques, vinyl, collectible cameras, and more are ready and wanting to go home with you. Jewels, handbags, denim, accessories, posters, tees and all the vintage oddities you love to joyfully discover will be here, too.
Between channeling your favorite superstar of a bygone era (be it the outfit, the home, or just the tunes), enjoy a yummy meal from Grand Bazaar's artisanal food court from salty, sweet and savory delights. This rare vintage-only event happens but only a few times yearly.