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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - March 29-March 31

March 25, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr 

There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking - The Bell House
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you're totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? Not this show. The Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings – sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and sometimes both at once. Terrible, Thanks for Asking LIVE is a spectacular, theatrical presentation of the podcast with live music and multimedia storytelling of an unpublished episode. Live narration from Nora, audio clips and beautiful, bold visuals bring the audience through the signature Terrible, Thanks for Asking emotional journey. Nora will also present a selection from her newest book, No Happy Endings and sign your copy! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you won't want to miss the human connection. Or the sack of rare coins secretly placed under one seat in the auditorium. Is that a real thing??? YOU'LL NEED TO BE THERE TO FIND OUT.

Vicente Amigo - The Town Hall
March 29, 2019 - New York

One of the most innovative Flamenco guitarists of his generation, Spain's multi-Latin Grammy winning Vicente Amigo has toured the world and been honored with many of his native country's most important awards. A transcendent performer, composer and producer, Amigo burst onto the major stages of amenco while still a teenager and set out early on to explore the possibilities of fusions in his recordings and collaborations. He has returned to his traditional flamenco roots with his latest studio album, Memoria de los Sentidos. For this concert, Amigo will perform pure Flamenco accompanied by guitarist Anil Fernandez, with Paquito Gonzalez on cajon and Rafael de Utrera on vocals.

Maggie Rogers - Manhattan Center
March 29, 2019 - New York

Maggie Rogers

Buckcherry - Irving Plaza
March 29, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Rr: Vanisha Gould Trio - KGB Bar
March 29, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Vanisha Gould Trio

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 30, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Mueller, She Wrote - The Bell House
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Mueller, She Wrote is a binder full of women unraveling the mysteries of the Mueller investigation. Join us each week as your hosts simplify the absurd amount of Mueller news and wrap it up into informative, hilarious bites. MSW is committed to separating the facts from conjecture with just the right amount of snark.

Music of Bob Marley for Kids Ft. David Langlois - The Capitol Theatre
March 30, 2019 - Port Chester

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, Industry City, Ardmore Music Hall, The Sinclair, Boulder Theater, and Thalia Music Hall, allows kids to "move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon" (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. Children Under 1 Free!

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 30, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Storytime with Mika Song: A Friend for Harry - Books are Magic
March 30, 2019 - Cobble Hill

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend—or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship. Mika Song is a children's author/illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She draws much inspiration from her childhood in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the author and illustrator of Tea with Oliver and Picnic with Oliver. Currently she is working on a graphic novel for young readers coming in 2020 from Random House Graphic.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 30, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Cybornetics with Hugh Herr - Pioneer Works
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

A prodigious teenage climber, one of the best in the world, is overwhelmed by a storm after a technically difficult ascent. He loses both of his legs below the knees to frostbite. There are few events that define any of us so starkly. Hugh Herr, 17 at the time of the amputations, recovers and strives and comes to lead the Biomechatronics group at MIT's Media Lab where he designs his own legs. He can be shorter or taller. He can climb again. He builds prosthetics that can be controlled by thought alone. Herr's Biomechatronics aims to eradicate disability and to redefine what it means to be human in the wake of cybornetics. Our director of sciences, Janna Levin, invites Professor Hugh Herr to consider if it is better to be a cyborg than to be an ordinary human.

Perfume World Tour 4th Future Pop - Manhattan Center
March 30, 2019 - New York

Perfume WORLD TOUR 4th FUTURE POP

Rr: Amir Segall Quartet - KGB Bar
March 30, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Amir Segall Quartet

Rr: Toftemark and Friends - KGB Bar
March 30, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Toftemark and Friends

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 30, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Desert Road - Arlene's Grocery
March 30, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over

Tilt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 30, 2019 - Manhattan

Imagine your head is a pinball machine. But who's playing? Racoco Productions presents TILT, a live performance/construction site swirling movement, wood, live music, tap dance, pinball, and the story of Don Quixote into a visceral experience of a delusional brain. *Interactive pre-show experience begins 45 minutes before curtain. Follow Racoco's journey in the making of TILT, build your own "set," and play pinball!

Passageways: Songs of Connections, Abnormal and Sublime - The Triad Theatre
March 31, 2019 - New York

A song cycle with mixed media artwork projections and original compositions, all created by the performer. Storytelling, humor, and art interwoven with compelling narrative - and highly entertaining as the creativity of the artist becomes an unexpected "passageway" through profound crisis. Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

2019 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts—Converging Movements at the 92nd Street Y - 92Y
March 31, 2019 - Upper East Side

The 7th biennial Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, in collaboration with 92nd Street, celebrates 15 years since its founding. Keynote Speaker Dr. Naomi Jackson, author, Converging Movements Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at 92Y. The 2019 conference will be framed within the historical context of the 92Y and will address the practices, histories and current state of the Jewish Arts across a diverse spectrum of genres and experience. For more information, please visit: conneyproject.wisc.edu. Deadline for receipt of Proposals: December 21, 2018 Notifications and scheduling of accepted proposals will begin January 1, 2019 Who should apply: Artists, scholars and performers across the arts, including but not limited to: Visual Art, Dance, Literature, Theater, Poetry, Music and Architecture as seen through the lens of Jewish identity.

Jewish Film Festival - JCC Rockland
March 31, 2019 - West Nyack

The rise of Golda Meir from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th century. In Golda's Balcony, The Film, her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph. Tovah Feldshuh recreates her award-winning stage performance as Golda Meir in this filmed performance.

Swan Lake - Lehman Center For The Performing Arts
March 31, 2019 - New York

The Russian National Ballet brings the world's most beloved ballet gloriously to life with Tchaikovsky classic score! Swan Lake is one of the most popular and beloved of all ballets. Presented by a vibrant company deeply dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, this full-length fantasy ballet tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
March 31, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Terese Svoboda - KGB Bar
March 31, 2019 - New York

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.

Family Workshop – Blue Skies And Bluebirds - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

When subways emerge from underground to travel on elevated tracks, it's so much fun to look out the window and see the sky. Sketch out your blue-sky visions of New York City and we'll share our art by posting them along the windows of the Museum's Bluebird subway car. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Brick Fest Live! at the New York Hall of Science - Eventbrite
Through March 31, 2019 - Queens

LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain all with LEGO® bricks. Combine this with the interactive engineering and science exhibits of the New York Hall of Science and you've got an entire weekend of STEM (STEAM) inspiration for a wide range of interests and ages.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical - Beacon Theater
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an "electrifying" (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will play the Beacon Theatre March 28 – 31. With more than 100 million copies of the book series sold worldwide, this global phenomenon has found a new home on the live stage in a "mesmerizing" theatrical event that proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania). Following a sold out run in New York City, where it garnered 3 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical, this "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) is coming to rock New York City. As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL is an action-packed theatrical adventure that has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike. THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL has a Drama Desk nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is di... (read more)

Exhibit: Celebrating The Creativity Of The Spillman Engineering Company Workers - Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Through April 01, 2019 - North Tonawanda

Exhibit interpreting the designs and engineering of the company worker as well as the history of one 1924 Spillman menagerie carousel. Sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.

Faust 2.0 - Mabou Mines Theater
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

Faust 2.0 re-imagines Part II of Goethe's 19th-century masterwork by exploring contemporary themes of globalization, economics, the environment, and gender politics. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guillaume Bresson Momentum - FIAF Gallery
Through April 17, 2019 - New York

In richly layered paintings, New York–based French artist Guillaume Bresson uses classical techniques to elevate contemporary subjects and imaginary landscapes—carnivals, breaker waves, and woodland scenes—to profound statements. In collaboration with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, FIAF presents Momentum, Bresson's first solo show in the US. The show will feature recent paintings that address current divisions in a globalized world—class struggles, migrations, and gender inequalities—echoing the writings of socially conscious French novelist Édouard Louis. Drawing upon influences going from Caravaggio to Jeff Wall, Bresson inserts modern-day figures into timeless grisailles, eschewing anachronism to merge past and present.

Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker's Perspective - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2019 - New York

Artist Mort Gerberg grew up with a pencil in his hand, creating cartoons from the time he was a young boy in his native Brooklyn. Illustrated with a sensitivity and humor that have made him beloved by his audiences, his work has been featured in major publications, including the New Yorker and Saturday Review. The 100 cartoons on view in this exhibition cover a range of topics, such as life in New York City, women, youth, old age, and politics. Curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

 

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