Weekend Guide: Pub Crawls, Bachata, and Fantastic Mr. Fox 💃🍀😍

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Spring is officially springing! But whether it's rain or shine this weekend, there's no reason not to go out on the town. Check out some live music, laugh it up with Sup or Fantastic Mr. Fox, or just hit the bars with help from Quiet Clubbing or a pub crawl! 

No excuses, folks!

Friday, March 16th

Cellular Songs (651 Fulton St @ 7:30 PM)

meredithmonk Tonight is the night! We are so excited for the opening night of “Cellular Songs” at @bam_brooklyn ! See you there! (Photos courtesy of Julieta Cervantes)

Start off your Friday right and head down to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to enjoy the “fearless” and “uncompromising” talents of legendary vocalist Meredith Monk and her accompanying four-woman ensemble. 

Her innovative show pairs movement, instrumentation, and a site-specific video installation and “contemplates the fundamental unit of life and its relation to the universe.” 

She’s spent 5 decades exploring the power of the human voice and leading critics are certain she’ll go down in history, so if you can make it you’re in for a truly unforgettable night. If you can’t make it today, she’ll also be performing Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM!

Can NYC Survive the Sea? A Talk by Ted Steinberg (68th Street and Lexington Avenue @ 7 PM)

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Ever wondered whether a Day After Tomorrow-style disaster could happen in real life? 

We all hope not, but the fact that nearly half of New York City currently constitutes a hurricane evacuation zone, sea levels are rising, and we lack a solid response plan to coastal flooding should it occur all sound like major red flags. 

Hear Ted Steinberg, author of Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York, give his thoughts on how we might be able to weather the next storm.

Subway Silent Disco Mobile Dance Party (225 E 44th St @ 7 PM)

quietevents This happened today! Party all over NYC in the subway! #subway #nyc #party

Maybe by now you’ve heard of “Quiet Clubbing,” which provides party-goers with headphones so that they can enjoy a poppin' musical atmosphere but keep the tunes entirely under their control. 

However, their latest event — limited to 100 people — takes the groove up a notch by taking attendees on a tour-guide led journey through “several iconic NYC subway platforms and terminals” as well as to some bomb bars!

Japan Week (89 E 42nd  St @ 9 AM)

japanweek As Spring approaches, wouldn’t you want to walk under the beautiful Cherry Blossoms of Japan? The “Three Famous Cherry Blossom Sights in Tohoku” owns cherry blossom parks in the northern part of Japan. “Hirosaki Park” in the Aomori prefecture boasts 2,600 cherry trees and holds an annual festival. This year, they will be celebrating their 100th anniversary! The park offers spectacular, Instagram-worthy scenery, including a carpet of cherry blossom petals that at times covers the castle moat. #hirosaki #tsugaru #aomori #michinoku #tohoku #japan #japanweek #hirosakipark #hirosakicastle #hirosakicherryblossom #mtiwaki #tsugarufuji

Want to get a taste of Japan without leaving the Big Apple? These are the last two days you can check out this annual offering from the Japan National Tourism Organization conveniently located in Grand Central Terminal’s illustrious Vanderbilt Hall. 

Explore arts, crafts, and food from their rich culture, and don’t miss popping into the 3D trick art featured in this year’s exhibition to get an epic pic for your Instagram!

Saturday, March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (5th Ave between 44th St and 79th St @ 11 AM)

missconciergenyc We’re on the parade route for Day 2 of our St. Patty’s Day celebration! The annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade is a HUGE deal and the best way to celebrate the holiday! It can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th & 79th streets from 11am to 5pm on Saturday (or watched live on NBC 4 New York)! Join the 2 million expected to line up, and tell them Miss Concierge NYC sent you! #newyork #ny #newyorkcity #nyc🗽#newyorker #thebigapple🍎#ilovenewyork #iloveny #ilovenewyorkcity #ilovenyc #concierge #personalconcierge #stpatricksdayparade #stpatricksdayparadenewyork #stpatricksdayparadeny #stpatricksdayparadenewyorkcity #stpatricksdayparadenyc #parade #parades #fifthavenue #irish #luckoftheirish #stpatricksday #stpattysday

Looking for St. Paddy’s day plans a little more interesting than just hitting the bars? 

Start off the celebration at the oldest and largest holiday parade in the world, dating all the way back to 1762 and yearly drawing approximately 150,000 marchers and 2 million spectators. 

Loretta Brennan Glucksman, co-founder of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University and Chair Emeritus of the American Ireland Fund, will serve as Grand Marshal and will be joined by a cohort of aides from all over New York state.

The ‘SUP Show: A Comedy Showcase for Female, Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming Voices (21A Clinton St @ 9 PM)

supopenmic Blimey! (That’s what they say right?) here’s the lineup for our next show!!! We’ve got your St. Patty’s Day plans pretty much covered I’d say! 😏🍀💰🌈

Enjoy the best and the brightest acts to emerge from the weekly SUP open mic! Attendees are in for the talents of Aparna Nancherla, Aaron Jackson, Karolena Theresa, and so many more of these unique, hilarious voices at swanky Lower East Side venue Caveat. 

Tickets are a chill $8 in advance or $10 at the door and seats are first-come first serve, and save room for a few drinks!

Pub Crawl (Various Times and Addresses)

amsterdambilliards Feelin' lucky cause the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl starts tomorrow 🙌

What better way to welcome spring and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day than with a good old-fashioned pub crawl? Luckily, PubCrawls.com is offering an array of exciting options to help you indulge in the quintessential Irish pastime on Saturday and Sunday and in various NYC neighborhoods. 

Drink responsibly guys! For those who would prefer to celebrate the holiday a little drier head over to the parade or check out our alternative St. Paddy's Day Guide. 

WoMarch (4 PM, 224 Manhattan Ave)

samiraagibson As we MARCH strong into women's history month we are getting ready for our first annual WOMARCH taking place on March 17th. WOMARCH - a creative networking platform that aims to build a unified front for future generations. HERstory is NOW! . . Link in bio for TIX (limited space)

The go-getter gals among us may want to join the creative networking platform Womarch to get inspired at an “electrifying night of healing, commemoration, and community empowerment.”

Enjoy Elliot Ashby’s MC skills, music by Olivia Dope, and performances by Samira Gibson, Cynthia Amoah, Riki Stevens, and Saba Jenga at this 21+ night to remember!

Sunday, March 18th

Mac and Cheese Smackdown Fest (Various Times, 72 Noble St)

butterfunkkitchen Mac and Cheese all night long. . Come and give it a taste, and then you'll know why we won @timeoutnewyork Mac and Cheese Smackdown a few months ago. . . Once you go MAC, you wont go back!! Its butterfunkylicious!!!! #windsorterrace,#macandcheese,#cheesy,#creamy,#garlicy,#crunchy,#macandcheesesmackdown,#thewinner,#bergn,#timeoutny,#foodgasm,#feedfeed

War is never a good thing…. unless it’s a war of the mac and cheeses! This Sunday, Murray's Cheese, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Harlem Public and a ton more of the city’s best restaurants will compete to fight for the title of New York’s top version of the dish. 

A ticket to this blowout will get you a chance to taste them all and beer to make things even more fun!

Bachata With Joan Soriano (137-35 Northern Blvd @ 3 PM lesson, 4 PM show)

dancindre This Sunday! Join @brianelmatatan and myself for some Bachata dancing at @flushing_town_hall at 3pm, followed by a live concert by Joan Soriano at 4pm. Get your tickets at flushingtownhall.org! . . . #sundayfunday #bachata #bachatadancing #joansoriano #dance #dancer #teacher #danceinstructor #dancelife #danceislife #lifeofadancer #danceweekend

Want to enjoy some tunes that are a little outside of your comfort zone? 

Get a taste of Dominican culture with Bachata from a renowned practitioner of the form Joan Soriano, who blends modern music with the traditional.

Fantastic Mr. Fox + Bean’s Alcoholic Cider (308 Bedford Ave @ 4:30 PM)

elinprintables DIY your own jug of Bean's! It burns your throat, boils in your stomach, tastes almost exactly like pure, melted gold.Decals available in my etsy store. (Link in bio.) #wesanderson #wesandersonstyle #fantasticmrfox #beansalcoholiccider #alcoholiccider #puremeltedgold #roalddahl #ifwhatithinkishappeningishappeningitbetternotbe #areyoucussingwithme #whatthecuss

Most people don't want to spend their nights for alone in their living room with Netflix and beer.

But if you still feel like vegging out and drinking up,  enjoy Wes Anderson's acclaimed animated masterpiece on the high tech screens of Brooklyn's Videology Bar and Cinema and washed down with a good old glass of cider? 

They also offer a full bar and food and beverage service during the screening, so may as well come hungry!

Peace Bike Ride (1 Bowling Green @ 2 PM)


If you think you'll need to detox after your St Patrick's day partying, you may want to join the Peace Museum NY for an idyllic ride through some of downtown Manhattan's most peaceful sites, including  Tibet House, Anthroposophical Society, former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, and more! 

If you can't make it today, you'll have your second chance on the 3rd Sunday of every month!

Bonus: Monday 3/19

More Life Monday (206 Avenue A @ 6 PM)

paradimeonline #MORELIFEMONDAY #Good Food #GoodVibes #Good Folk "more life": to live better longer; to wish someone a long successful life meet us at the Garret East to celebrate the end of pisces season, and the beginning of spring. Most happy hours in manhattan, either have good drinks, food, or music. rarely do you get all three. #morelifemonday is an attempt to change that. @theculturelp x @spoilednyc x @mikey718_

So this may not technically be taking place during the “weekend,” but who says that the good times have to come to a stop just because a work day has come around?

Keep the party going with More Life Monday, featuring great food, great drinks, and the musical talents of DJ AustinMillz. And to celebrate the changing season, Pisces’ get their first drink free!

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