scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including hudson yards opening, new york city ballet at moma, public art installations, and more.


updated: fri 6:30pm: new york public library for the performing arts opens the lou reed archive to the public today, celebrating with a birthday toast tonight, highlighted items on display thru 3/28, a listening room event 3/28, and the release of a limited-edition lou reed library card. new york public library for the performing arts (uws). >>

fri 7pm: literary journal mcsweeney’s launches its 55th issue with a night of readings from contributors lisa taddeo, joseph osmundson, asali solomon, and josé orduña at mcnally jackson books (williamsburg). free. >>

fri 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by aliya babul on ‘fast radio bursts: alien life or distant neutron stars?’ followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by jay jurden (nbc), veronica garza (mtv), rosa escandón (buzzfeed), carolyn bergier (dyking out), and ryan mclandon. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (+ 3/16): culturehub’s annual refest brings artists, activists, and technologists together to envision our role in re-shaping the future. over the course of three nights of exhibitions, performances, and discussions, this year’s focus will be how we create, resist, and redefine gender within an evolving technological landscape. culturehub studio (noho), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm + 9pm: some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians will present original interpretations inspired by the songs of aretha franklin. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts a people’s choice salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight’s lineup: youngmi mayer, lillian devane, melissa aquiles, madeline smith, anita flores, and improv group gem. the pit (flatiron), $11 ($1 of each ticket sold will go to the pad project). >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: tribute band i get wild plays the music of talking heads with support from actor michael shannon’s corporal and dirty cosmos. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by peter wong (tosh.0), kc arora (espn), raanan hershberg (laughs), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), shelby taylor, and jake head. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 11pm (monthly): just in time for st. patty’s day, comedians live-riff over a screening of leprechaun at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>


🍀 sat 11am: manhattan’s st. patrick’s day parade takes place one day earlier this year, with 150,000 marchers making their way up fifth avenue from 44th to 79th streets. >>

sat 12-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. williamsburg community center, free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 17 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 6pm doors: balún, stefa, and shayna dunkelman play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $12. >>

sat 7pm (+ 4/27): slankets and night cheese at the ready: a group of comedians portraying liz lemon and co will make their way through an improvised episode of 30 rock based on an audience suggestion and with live musical accompaniment. the pit (flatiron), $9. >>

🍀 sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: ditch the green beer and and take in something auburn at nasty canasta’s annual st. patrick’s day for sinners, an all-redhead burlesque show. littlefield (gowanus), $15+. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/11): clarinetist richard stoltzman, pianist anna polonsky, and soprano sarah shafer perform schumann, bernstein, brahms, and spohr at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $16. >>

sat 8pm: mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please host karolena theresa’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: eudora peterson (splitsider), reggie conquest (fusetv), christi chiello (roast battle), and more. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm: julia caesar, verdigirls, and ellen siberian tiger play alphaville (bushwick). $8-10. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

🍀 sat 10:30pm: best costume wins a champagne prize at the gold party, a st. patrick’s day eve bash where gold garb is encouraged (though traditional green will also fly). secret loft (greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>


🍀 sun: for a roundup of more st. patrick’s day events and a guide to traditional irish pubs in nyc, check out our friends at murphguide. >>

sun 7:30am: cheer on the more than 20,000 runners at the united airlines nyc half marathon, starting in brooklyn’s prospect park and ending in manhattan’s central park. >>

sun 12-4pm: find inspiration for your big day at brooklyn based’s 10th annual wedding crashers wedding fair, featuring 100 nyc and hudson valley vendors, plus bands + djs, raffles, complimentary tastings + drinks, and more. 501 union and the green building (gowanus), $15 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $25). >>

🍀 sun 1pm: brooklyn’s annual st. patrick’s day parade, including an irish lgbtq+ group for the first time in 44 years, makes its annual loop around park slope. >>

sun 1pm (+ 3/18 6pm): tcm big screen classics presents 80th anniversary screenings of gone with the wind (1939) at select theaters. various prices. >>

🍀 sun 1-6pm: $3 shots, beer and cocktail specials, free bbq and snacks, and more await at 13 williamsburg bars participating in the eighth annual grand street street patrick’s day pub crawl. >>

sun 1-9pm: the inaugural black women’s film conference, co-organized by the new negress film society, brings screenings, talkbacks, roundtables, and networking to moma ps1 (lic). $15. >>

sun 2pm (monthly thru 4/28): the schneider concerts season at the new school (union square) continues with ariel string quartet performing mozart, mendelssohn, and harbison. $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 student standby tickets. >>

🍀 sun 3pm: bach to the future: actress niamh ryan, baritone scott mooney, and harpist mia theodoratus perform a st. patrick’s day program of irish songs and poems at st john’s in the village (greenwich village). $20 general, $10 students. >>

🍀 sun 5pm doors, 6pm show: too-rye-ay: ted leo and band play a st. patrick’s day tribute to dexys midnight runners. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: improvised sci-fi podcast mission to zyxx kicks off its third season with a live episode recording at littlefield (gowanus). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by stacey bader curry (moth grandslam champ), vara cooper (moth storyslam champ), thomas mckean (risk!), edit gonzalez (story collider), rob penty (in your own words), and maybe you (there’ll be two open mic slots). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with emmy blotnick (conan), saurin choksi (sirius xm), boris khaykin (time out new york), sallie smith-fitch, and aj thompson. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: small talk comedy show: comedian jo firestone (comedy central) hosts this comedy talk show where guest comedians, musicians, children, and friends discuss how they make their everyday decisions. tonight’s guests: questlove (the roots), julio torres (snl), becky krause (fallon), and kevin iso (adam devine’s house party). union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

a guide to hudson yards: the food, the public space, the buildings, and more. >>

fri thru sun: shop books, magazines, dvds, cds, and records at moma ps1’s annual artbook stoop sale. >>

fri thru 3/21: get down with empowerment at the bad b*tch revolution comedy fest, which features more than 70 female and lgbtq+ comedians across 14 shows taking place at the creek and the cave, crystal lake, cherry tree bar, and burrow house. $25/pass, $10/show. >>

fri thru 3/21: the socially relevant film festival returns for a week of human interest stories that raise awareness of social problems and offer positive solutions, plus parties, panels, and networking. cinema village (union square), $12-15 general, $5 students. >>

fri thru 3/23: asian art enthusiasts will have plenty to see during asia week. the annual celebration returns for its 10th year with exhibitions, talks, and auctions taking place in auction houses and museums throughout nyc. various prices. >>

fri thru 3/30 (closed sundays): step inside artist oscar oiwa’s inflated, instagram-worthy ‘black and light’ installation in the gallery at cadillac house (hudson square). free. >>

fri thru 4/2: film forum hosts a 42-film retrospective of married couple fay wray and robert riskin, including king kong, it happened one night, mr. deed goes to town, and the most dangerous game. fay wray and robert riskin: a hollywood memoir by daughter victoria riskin, will be available for purchase, and ms. riskin will introduce select screenings. film forum (south village), $15 (includes double features). >>

fri thru 4/14: public art alert: artist sebastian errazuriz’s ‘blu marble’, a large-scale projection of live images of earth taken from a nasa satellite, takes over a lower east side lot all month long (159 ludlow street), as well as the side of the new museum wednesday only. free. >>

fri thru 4/21: prismatica, a traveling art installation of 25 seven-foot tall illuminated kaleidoscopes, comes to to three public plazas at 75 wall street, 77 water st and 32 old slip. free. >>

sat thru mon 12pm + 3pm: as part of the exhibition lincoln kirstein’s modern, 18 dancers from new york city ballet, accompanied by pianist elaine chelton, will perform excerpts from four balanchine works at the museum of modern art’s marron atrium. hosted by nycb corps de ballet member silas farley. moma (midtown west), free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 students, $14 students). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old or under to see theatre for a new audience’s the tragedy of julius caesar thru 4/28 (up to a $100 value). >>

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