What's Going On This Weekend? 🎨🎶

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Now that we're all fully settled in into the New Year, let's get to it.

We got comic book festivals, yoga, music, and comedy for you experiencing pleasure.

Friday, January 12

1. Black Comic Book Festival

laborinquenacomics @SchomburgBlackComics this Friday and Saturday January 12/13 catch #LaBorinqueña's writer and creator @MrEdgardoNYC! Comics, posters, pins, and vinyl figures available! 515 Malcolm X Blvd, NYC 10037 #BlackComicBookFestival #AfroLatina #AfroBoricua #PuertoRico

The Schomburg Center’s celebrates comic book diversity with its sixth annual Black Comic Book Festival. Enjoy film screenings, a cosplay show, and exhibit tables with premiere independent Black comic creators.

This year’s highlights include panels and discussion on topics including diversity and social justice in comics, black comics in digital spaces, and black masculinity in comic books.

2. OSHUN’s Exclusive NY Album Preview & Single Release Show

oshun we’re hitting up some of our favorite cities in the world this week for a special preview of our upcoming album #bittersweetvol1 🍯😊🔥🚀 first, we’re performing in our home city WASHINGTON,DC this Wednesday Jan. 10th at @unionstage with @kelowlatesha & @winzdaylove 😍🌻🤩 then we’re hitting up the borough that birthed the OSHUN movement, BROOOOOKLYN, NY this Friday Jan. 12th with @highclasshoodlums🌻🤘🏿🖖🏾 & lastly we’re closing the week out right in the beautiful, magnificent, and hella melanated Philadelphia with @masieblu 🙏🏾✨🌻 get your tickets nowwwww before they sell out! we can’t wait to see y’all 🌟🤘🏿🚀 oshuniverse.com/tour photo & look by @f2f_studios #sunflowersquad #oshuniverse #bittersweettourvol1

Known for their heavy basslines and ambient harmonies, Brooklyn hip-hop/soul duo OSHUN have already been recognized by media heavyweights Rolling Stones, Vogue, and Viceland, and all before the release of their debut album.

Don’t miss the exclusive preview of their debut album and the chance to dance to some “sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism.”

3. Trevor Noah at Radio City Music Hall (Friday & Saturday)

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Trevor Noah, the comedian, writer, producer, and actor—best known for making us laugh while hosting The Daily Show—is heading on tour.

Known for his controversial sense of humor and quick quips, this show won’t be one to miss. Grab your tickets for a chance to see your favorite tv show host live.

Saturday, January 13

4. Art & Yoga at the Brooklyn Museum

brooklynmuseum Start the year treating yourself to mindful meditation and art, courtesy of @adidasnyc. Enjoy an hour of yoga and then explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Tickets available at bit.ly/bkmadidasyogaW17


Get your mind and body right at the Brooklyn Museum with Adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore the galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects.

Yoga mats are provided.

5. Be Cute Brooklyn

becutebk #tbt @willsheridanworld killing the be cute stage ❤💋photo by @santiagraphy

Matty Horrorchata, the founder of famed Bushwig Festival, presents Be Cute, a night for all to come and be who they are while dancing to Christina and Whitney.

So all unicorns, bears, fairies, aliens, report for boogie duty on the dance floor.

Sunday, January 14

6. Brunch at Mom’s Kitchen

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I’m a big fan of good food and warm environments, and that’s what made Mom’s Kitchen’s so fantastic.

The Shrimp & Cheesy Grits, Return of the Mac, and Chicken and Waffle are patron favorites. Sweet tooth? Make sure to order one of the bigger-than-your-face shakes.

7. Poetry and Yoga

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Have a desire to brush up on your poses and prose?

The New York Public Library partners with poet Ricardo Alberto Maldonado to bring you Poetry and Yoga. A yoga class guided not only by the soothing words of your instructor but by poetry read live by its author.

Maldonado poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boston Review, Guernica, Denver Quarterly. He is also the recipient of poetry fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. With lines like “And yet expansive, the things made by the things I made. And a supervisor hovering behind me. The heaviness of being,” you won’t wanna mess bending to this.

(excerpt from Morning is Morning by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado)

Make sure to bring a mat!

8. Global Fest

globalfest_nyc Can't wait for the NY debut of #IberiChoir at #gf2018! 📷 #repost @k_lopezow

Travel the world by sound at the 15th-annual globalFest. This year’s festival is set in Midtown, adding a new collection of sounds in the world stomping ground that is Times Square.

Make sure to catch Iberyi Choir from Georgia in their American debut. (dancing and chanting above) 

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