Weekend Guide: Art Week Edition 🎨🖌🖼

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Aren’t we so ready for winter to be over? Enough is enough!

Another snow storm hit this week, but it’s okay. We are giving you the list of awesome things to do this weekend to warm you guys up!

All Weekend

SPRING/BREAK Art Fair (4 Times Square)

ronan_o_buadhaigh Another happy five year old signing up for a stateless passport in @elektrakb multidisciplinary solo installation @springbreakartshow

“Spring Break is just too long, and I miss class dearly,” said no one ever!

Spring break is finally here, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show is returning for its seventh annual art fair during Armory Arts Week. This a curator-driven art fair is offering eye-popping installations for everyone.

Located in two abandoned floors of the Conde Nast building in Times Square, and at $15 per ticket, this art fair is not only affordable but super easy to get to. Check out our guide of booths to stop by this weekend.

ShakesCon 2018 (The Center at West Park, 165 West 86th Street)

shakescon The 2018 New York Shakespeare Convention soft opens tomorrow with Combined Auditions! Join us Thursday at our opening night party: Shakespeare Trivia, Short Plays & Scenes, and Happy Hour! Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14233

William Shakespeare once said, “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

This spring, ShakesCon is bringing you a four-day series event of Shakespeare Convention.

This innovative convention uses Shakespeare as a source of creativity to engage entertainment by NYC artists and companies.

Friday, March 9th

StarTalk at BAM: Science is Everywhere (BAM Howard Gilman Opera House @ 7:30 PM)

firefly_nola Watching Star Talk with host renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson today he has a special guest Stephen Hawking 🙌🏻

Science isn’t about why. It’s about why not.

So why don’t you visit BAM this Friday night? Born and raised in NYC, famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (yes, that guy) is coming to BAM to demonstrate how science is more a part of our lives than we realize.

Also, neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Olympic medalist figure skater Sasha Cohen will join this event as well.

NIght at the Museum: Closing Party (MoMA PS1 @ 8 PM)

Go and celebrate the final weekend of Carolee Schneemann’s spectacle closing part at the Museum closing party in Queens.

This event is the last chance to explore Schneemann's epochal performance “Meet Joy,” “Cathy Wilkes,” and “Naeem Mohaieman.”

Also, the galleries will be open until Friday midnight with DJ sets, cocktails & drinks, and bites by La Newyorkina and Pies ‘n’ Thighs and a lot more impressive works.

Plan your visit, and do not miss your last chance to see all of MoMA PS1’s winter exhibitions.

Tune-Yards (319 Frost Street @ 9 PM)

tuneyards If you want a wee preview of our live show before tour next week, this @mbekcrw on @kcrw is a version we are wicked proud of (link in comments) See @hamiracles and @naytronix shred in the early morning. #impressive

Brooklyn Steel is hosting another awesome concert this weekend.

The Indie-Pop sensation Tune-Yards is coming to town. Tune-Yards fuses pop and global elements into the dynamic music. Furthermore, the band always surprises their fans and audience with an explosive performance style as well.

If you’re looking for something funky this week, you should definitely go to Brooklyn Steel and feel the vibes Tune-Yards will undoubtedly deliver

Saturday, March 10th

Court Watch NYC Volunteer Training (40 Washington Sq S @ 1 PM)

jujubuds Meet the ladies (and Carl) behind Court Watch NYC! Follow us on twitter @courtwatchnyc. Learn more about this community-driven movement at courtwatchnyc.org #courtwatchnyc #womenlead

Are you interested in a law or legal profession?

Join Court Watch NYC and become their eyes and ears of accountability in New York City courtrooms.

You will be collecting real-time data, and the narratives of what’s actually go down in the courtrooms. Both Manhattan DA Cy Vance and Brooklyn Eric Gonzales will be there to introduce and teach you all these awesome community-driven movement and platforms.

Knowledge has a beginning but no end. So learn and help our community and criminal legal system.

Super Muslim Comedy Tour - New York (NYU Global Center, 238 Thompson St @ 6 PM)

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This Saturday, the league of super funny Muslims are reassembling the Super Muslim Comedy Tour at NYU Global Center.

This laughter-event will have Aman Ali, Feraz Ozel, Azeem Muhammad, Moses the Comic, and Yasmin Elhady in the line-up. This event will also have complimentary snacks and drinks so that you could stay hydrated, boozed, and full!

They are also raising money to build a sustainable OrphanKind Village in Pakistan. This event is perfect to laugh your butt off and at the same time help to building a better future!

Midnights: The Fifth Element Drinking Game (308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, 12 AM)

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Love science-fiction action films? Then, come out to Videology Bar & Cinema this Saturday to drink and watch “The Fifth Element” which is the most outlandish sci-fi action movie ever made.

“The Fifth Element” is a 1997 classic directed by Luc Besson featuring a breakout acting performance by Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. There is going to be midnight specials such as $5 beer and shot combos.

So, go drink along to the movie! You can’t save humanity like Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), but you can save your Saturday!

Sunday, March 11th

Taste of Science New York | Consciousness: The Power and Vulnerability of the Brain (85 Avenue A)

tasteofscience We'll be introducing you to your local scientists in cities across the US #SciComm #science #scientists #outreach #tasteofsci

Do you ever wonder why we are awake and aware of our surroundings?

Join Drs. Jean-Remi King (NYU) and Mark Baxter (Mt. Sinai), they will teach you how neuroscientists identify the brain architecture that underpins our consciousness and awareness.

Discover how drugs and substances could affect the conscious experience and play neuroscience-inspired interactive games as well.

FarePlate (Houston Hall)

fareplate 2WK Countdown! Celebration of Irish food and drink in NYC. Taking place at @houstonhallnyc on Sunday March 11 from 2PM - 8PM. Ticket link in bio.

Celebrate Irish food and drinks this Sunday! FarePlate is returning to offer tastings featuring Irish products and recipes.

There will be Irish food and drink rands inclusive Irish whiskey, vodka, beer, cream liqueur, peat wine as well as cheese, butter and bread, and potato.

Also, multiple prizes will be given away, and there will be presentations from MashDirect and Chef McMeel of Lough Erne Resorts in Northern Ireland.

St. Patrick’s day is next weekend, and FarePlate is the perfect way to get ready for it.

Armory Live (Pier 92)

thearmoryshow News | The Armory Show is pleased to announce a new multi-year partnership with Athena Art Finance . Following a successful partnership in 2016 and 2017, @athena_art_finance will expand its support for The Armory Show as Lead Partner for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions. • • Read more here: http://ow.ly/zcIQ30fzIgZ

The Armory Show has served as a connection for the art world, dialogues, discovery and innovation in the visual arts.

This year, this premier art fair came back for its 24th time on Pier 92 & 94, and it’s much artsier than ever before. It is featuring presentations by over 200 leading international galleries, adding 66 new exhibitors, and expecting more than 65,000 visitors.

The Armory Show ends on Sunday, March 11th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Artists Connect: New York City (Whitney Museum of American Art @ 3 PM)

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Join and network with your local artists, connect with NHIA (New Hampshire Institute of Art), and learn about their Fine Arts program and Master of Arts in Teaching program at the Whitney Museum of American Art this Sunday.

Second Saturdays: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer Street @ 4 PM)

pioneerworks We're ready to take it all in during tonight's Four Simultaneous Soloists featuring MV Carbon, Che Chen, Miya Masaoka, and Ben Vida. @mvcarbon #chechen @miya.masaoka #benvida @anthonymccallstudio #foursimultaneoussoloists #solidlightworks

gPioneer Works is a cultural center that strives to make culture accessible to all. Every second Sunday of the month, Pioneer Works presents a free event series.

The program features open studios with talented artists in residence, live music, programs, and exhibitions that explore trending art, science, and technology, and beyond.

Go mingle!

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