First Weekend of April Guide ☔️🌸🍻

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It's the first weekend of April.

Say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer nights out. From dance parties to variety comedy shoes, we have plans for you to get the most out of your weekend. 

Friday, April 5th

Japan Society Museum: Free Fridays (333 E 47th Street, Manhattan @ 6 PM)

japansociety_nyc "In the exhibition, the practices of these artists [Matsuzawa Yutaka, GUN, The Play] were situated alongside mentions of other notable artists and movements of the time, from YayoiKusama to Yves Klein’s immaterialism. 'Radicalism in the Wilderness' celebrate[s] a unique period not only in Japanese contemporary art but also within a global context."- @ArtAsiaPacific⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Visit RADICALISM IN THE WILDERNESS today to learn more! Did you know? - Docent tours are available for free with admission: Thurs – Fri at 2:30pm and Fri at 7pm (English) and Fri at 6pm(Japanese).⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Photo: © Richard P. Goodbody⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #radicalism #japansociety #1960s #1960sjapan #japaneseart #radicalart #mailart #landart #performanceart #yutakamatsuzawa #matsuzawayutaka #GUN #groupultraniigata #theplay #nyc

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If you’re looking to get your art fix with friends or solo, you’re welcomed at the Japan Art Society Gallery. From 6 pm to 9 pm, the gallery is open to visitors for free. 

The gallery is one of the most prestigious for the presentation of Japanese art in such a diverse and expansive manner. Art like classical Buddhist Scripture, contemporary ceramics, porcelain, paintings, and samurai swords are among some of the amazing things to observe.

Diva Royale Drag Queen Show (268 W 47th St, Manhattan @ 7:30 PM)

divaroyaleusa We are the best Drag Queen Show in NYC ! Come to see us Tonight @copacabananyc Call (917) 633-4943 to buy tickets. #dragqueen #divaroyale #nyc #nycnightlife #nycpromoter #gaybachelorpartynyc #bacheloretteparty #night #girlsnightout #instagood #fashion #photographers #photography #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #fashionblogger

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The Copacabana is hosting the Diva Royale Drag Queen show. Diva Royale’s troupe of performers are full of character and talent, waiting to give the audience the performance of a lifetime. 

Get up close and personal with professional performers impersonating legends like Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Madonna, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce. The night is sure to be filled with fun, ferocity, and flavor!

Dinner And Belly Dancing at Le Reve (125 E 54th St, Manhattan @ 10 PM)

raidirysrivas Dance as if no one is watching 💃🏽 and be fearless in your pursuit of happiness . . . Next fundraiser for @sammydance Will be April 4 @lerevenyc Come support and watch a wonderful show for a great cause 💃🏽✨ . . . .

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Hip shimmies and hookah! Le Reve is presenting a live belly dancing show, featuring charming performances and music echoing tradition. The fun and professional dancers are some of the best NYC has to offer, carrying on a long-standing dancing art. 

Visitors will enjoy mediterranean food and smooth hookah after the show, as well as great music seeing as it’s one of the best nightlife destinations. Tickets are available now and priced at $49.

Detroit Love Feature Moody Man & Dj Minx (848 Washington St, Manhattan @ 10 PM)

lebainnyc Detroit Strong. Detroit Love. Come early dance late tonight. Music by @moodymann313 and @djminxwomenonwax. Doors 10pm #lebain

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Le Bain is welcoming those eager to dance and vibe to enjoy the first night of the ‘Detroit Love’ part series, a collection of sounds highlighting Detroit’s musical excellence.

The mesh of jazz, blues, techno, hip-hop, and Motown are a signature part of the listening and dancing experience. Tickets are free, but space is sure to fill up quickly so early arrival is encouraged.


Saturday, April 6th

A Taste Of Italy Wine Event ( 108th E 16th St, Manhattan @ 1 PM)

thecheeseschool Don't worry... there's wine!!! 🎉 🍷We are thrilled to announce that we have added cheese's best friend to our catering platter menu! Enjoy velvety reds, crisp whites, and all around food-friendly wines with your platters for that upcoming after-work happy hour, housewarming, or any other excuse you've got to eat great cheese and drink delicious wine! Cheers to one very happy Friday, folks! . . https://thecheeseschool.com/pages/platters . . #thecheeseschool #catering #sfcatering #sanfranciscocaterers #winelovers #cheeselovers #winetogo #wineweekend #winenot #butfirstwine #datenightwine #sanfrandrinks #sanfransocial #sfdrinks #happyhour #winedelivery #winetime #5oclocksomewhere #friyay #cheeseschoolSF #yesthereswine #winetasting #winespread

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Learn the differences between the northern and southern Italian wines with an experienced sommelier! Guests will be guided through the differences in numerous Italian wines paired with cheese, meats, and grapes originating from Italy. Learn about the iconic qualities of certain varieties and how Italy’s geographic features helped them develop.

“Fast Food Voices” The Play (350 E 85th St @ 3 PM)

americanrenaissancetheaterco “Fast Food Voices” by Mark Levine opens tomorrow night (4/4)! Get your tickets now! https://bit.ly/2HUMYT1 . . #theater #theatre #newplays #plays #sitespecific #sitespecifictheatre #ryansdaughter #artc #fastfoodvoices #americanrenaissancetheatercompany #nyc

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An immersive play written by Mark Levine, seeks to materialize some of New York’s most eclectic and memorable characters. Fast Food Voices highlights an ageless cast, from some Broadway veterans to new talent. The production team at the American Renaissance Theatre Company is excited to present the premiere at  Ryan’s Daughter tavern.

Whiskey Wars And Tasting (63rd Flushing Ave, Brooklyn @ 4:30 PM)

kingscountydistillery 318 gallons of #brandnew #bourbon. Ready for a multi-year #nap. 🌽😴🥃

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Join Kings County Distillery and BLDG 92 for a tour of the distillery and an informative history of whiskey.

Kings County is famous for handmade moonshine and bourbon. While tasting different whiskey, you’ll receive a rundown of the crackdown on whiskey and it’s rising popularity today. Tickets start are $20 and a two-hour session.


Sunday, April 7th

Opera Brunch At Zavo (1011 3rd Ave, Manhattan  @ 1 PM)

zavonyc Tik-Tok, Tic-Tok. Our cocktails and drinks are ready for you. Are you ready to party? Photo: @feedthebae. #ZavoNYC #ZavoStyle

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David Serero is hosting Opera Brunch at Zavo, an upscale restaurant, and lounge. Guests will enjoy a 3-course meal with performances from international soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and major European Opera Houses. The event begins with food service and ends with dessert! Tickets are fixed at $55 and on sale now.

Afro Beats & Brunch (510 LaGuardia Pl, Manhattan @ 6 PM)

lesoukny No better sight that eggs benedict on a Sunday morning. Enjoy ours today by calling 212-777-5454 for reservations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #brunch #brunchboys #brunchnyc #brunchtime #weekendwarrior #weekend #WeAreLeSouk #nightclub #lesoukny #lesouknyc #nightlifenyc #nycnightlife #dj #morocco #hookah #eastvillage #nyceats #hookahbar #bottlegirls #bottles

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Le Souk creates new events often, but they all share the same qualities; delicious food and amazing music. The Moroccan restaurant serves dishes like eggs a la Espanola, Moroccan chakchouka, Norwegian eggs, and strawberry french toast.

The event will feature music from Dj’s K-Dawg, T- Mings, RB Nice and EZ Pass.

THE SHOW! Variety Acts & Drinks (84 Central Ave, Brooklyn @ 9 PM)

clarissamarieligon We’re back with another badass show! See you on April 7th! . . . . . #announcement #march #april #spring #springshow #theshowbk #theshow #freeshows #bushwick #brooklyn #bushwickbars #bushwickbarlife #livemusic #standup #comedy #drag #burlesque #nightlife #nyc #nycart #nyccomedy #nycmusic #finetime #finetimebar #finetimebarbk #friday #bushwickdaily #artsandculture

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Chubbi Bunni Sinclair is hosting THE SHOW! The singer and burlesque performer has collected all the talent one night can handle, with performers like The Foxy Johnstons and Elle Baez on the lineup. Aside from cheap drinks, guests will enjoy comedy performers and drag stars. 

RSVP now to secure your spot ringing spring in the right way! 

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