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!
SPRING/BREAK Art Fair (4 Times Square)
“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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.