scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur sat-sun (some start fri), including the bach in the subways series, the whitney museum of american art biennial, the architectural digest design show, and more.


fri various times: saint patrick’s day themed events: (other events follow below)

enjoy complimentary corned beef sandwiches and lamb stew, live music and a special teeling whiskey menu at dead rabbit’s annual st. patrick’s day whiskey feast (financial district). >>

fri until they run out: free books by irish and mexican authors will be distributed at 14 locations across the boroughs during the irish art center’s seventh annual book day. >>

fri 11am-5pm: the world’s oldest and biggest st. patrick’s day parade marches along fifth avenue from 44th to 79th streets. can’t make it? the event will be streamed as well. >>

fri 4:30pm: go on a whiskey wars factory tour of kings county distillery (with tastings!). $15. >>

fri 5-9pm: a dozen williamsburg bars offer drink + food specials for the sixth annual grand street street patrick’s day pub crawl, including free pizza and hot dogs at select locations. >>

fri 7:30pm: attend an irish stand, a call for inclusivity, diversity, and human rights featuring author colum mccann, actor richard schiff, speakers from human rights watch un, musicians, and many others. the riverside church (morningside heights), $15 admission benefits the aclu. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: gingers take over the stage at wasabassco’s seventh annual st. patrick’s day for sinners all-redhead burlesque showcase. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri 9:30pm: laugh of the irish: a lineup of irish comedians perform at q.e.d. (astoria). $8. >>

fri 10pm: early birds get a free shot at quiet clubbing’s dance party at studio square beer garden (astoria). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff on top of a screening of leprechaun in the hood at chris gersbeck and freddy g’s ‘movies r dumb’ series. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

for a roundup of other st. patrick’s day events and traditional irish and whiskey bars in nyc, check out our friends at murphguide. >>

fri various times: other events today:

fri 10am-4pm: byow (bring your own waffles) to escapemaker’s annual maple fest at union square greenmarket, and sample syrups, creams, candies, and other maple-flavored goodies, plus check out tree tapping demos and get info on local getaways. free admission. >>

fri 10am-6pm (thru 3/19): shop vintage and handmade beads, chains and other jewelry components at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon). >>

fri 12-7pm: not straight against hate hosts a massive group hug to show solidarity with the trans community in response to the trump administration rolling back protections for trans students. washington square park, free. >>

fri 12-7pm (+ 3/18 10am-5pm): budding deltiologists can browse and shop collections from more than 25 dealers at the bi-annual international postcard show. the watson hotel (fka holiday inn, midtown west), $8 general, free for students. >>

fri 6-8pm: the cell tree, a research-based publication and zine about cellular towers disguised as trees, has a release event featuring an interview with the zine’s writer nolan boomer… and a tree. printed matter (chelsea), free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the seventh annual new york fashion film festival returns with a collection of fashion-forward films and a panel discussion. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a discussion about pioneering women astronomers of the early 20th century by ashley pagnotta, postdoctoral fellow at the american museum of natural history, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm: bobby hankinson’s kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out with performances by calvin cato (oxygen), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), dick satori, matt smith mccormick, and michelle drozdick. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the sylvia law project). >>

fri 7pm: the new school’s college of performing arts theater orchestra performs charlie chaplin’s original score to his 1925 silent film, the gold rush. vaudeville performer bill irwin hosts. free. >>

fri 7:00pm: learn about and celebrate middle eastern culture at technowruz, a dance party in observance of the iranian new year (nowruz) including live music, potluck food, and more. babycastles gallery (chelsea), $8. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): the cave readings series presents salon-style readings in the cave at st. george’s church (gramercy). tonight, writer rebecca schiff (n+1, guernica) discusses her new short story collection the bed moved. free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), jeff scheen (laughs), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), casey james salengo (uproarious), brittany carney, and madonna refugia. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (weekly thru 4/28): the rubin museum of art’s (chelsea) latest cabaret cinema series invited scientists to introduce films that address perception. tonight: spike jonze’s her (2013), with an introduction by cognitive research scientist dr. eran agmon. $10. >>

fri 10:00pm: dance to djs who’ve influenced the nyc scene at the new legends of the dj booth party at friends and lovers (crown heights). tonight: danny krivit. free. >>

fri 10pm doors, 11pm show (monthly): the glamdammitt party features bands and djs playing punk, rock and glam jams. tonight: 70s punk rock band the brats. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

fri-sat midnight-ish movies:
blade runner: the final cut @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
cloverfield @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
el topo @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
fatal deviation @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
kill bill, vol. 1 (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
lady snowblood (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
leprechaun in the hood @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
the day after tomorrow @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
the devil’s candy @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
the terminator @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
they live @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>


Want to drink for a good cause? Join the Miss Amazing Organization for an open bar event on Saturday, March 25th in Shay & Ivy’s Garden Room! Proceeds will benefit Miss Amazing, a non-profit on a mission to provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence in a supportive and fun environment.

In addition to free flowing beer, wine, and liquor, guests will enjoy music from a DJ and a silent auction. Book now using promo code THESKINT and get an automatic bid in the silent auction, which boasts a $250 Macy’s card and a 40-person happy hour.

Miss Amazing’s Spring Garden Party
March 25 8-10pm
Shay & Ivy
39 W. 24th St, New York, NY 10010


sat 10am-2pm: shop from over a thousand new and used cookbooks at ‘bargain prices,’ plus gently used kitchen and household items at the annual james beard foundation cookbook sale. james beard foundation (west village), free admission. >>

sat 10am-5pm: save up to 80% on back issues, dvds, action figures, collectibles, and more at the midtown comics mega warehouse sale in long island city. >>

sat 12-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring your clean, reusable, portable items, and leave with something new (to you). bushwick-hylan community center, free admission. >>

sat 2pm: come on, get happy at a screening of 2011 documentary project happiness and a meditation workshop at the center for remembering and sharing (union square). free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 4-10pm: digital art centric transfer gallery turns four today, and celebrates with a tech art + augmented reality gift shop, an artist talk, and a preview of what’s to come. transfer gallery (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 5:30pm: actor/activist laverne cox (orange is the new black), performer cecilia gentili, director silas howard, and model casey legler discuss the road to transgender visibility in the media with performer/activist kate bornstein serving as moderator. new york live arts (chelsea), $10-25 >>

sat 6-10pm: w4w, a solo exhibition by annie rose exploring feelings of isolation and marginalization in queer women through craigslist personals, opens tonight at disclaimer gallery (bushwick). free. >>

sat 6:30pm: it might be freezing outside, but you can still find signs of spring at a listening tour and hunt for the sounds of spring peepers (tree frogs) and american woodcock led by urban natural history blogger matthew wills. meet at aviator sports (flatbush), $5. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: adult film scripts solicited from craigslist get acted out by comedians at the first comes love show. admission to tonight’s show benefits the national network of abortion funds and includes jean grae, corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), courtney maginnis (let’s see, what else?), and more. hosted by kyle ayers. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: western mass alt-rock band and the kids play the knitting factory (williamsburg), with support from rubblebucket’s kalbells and alex toth. $15. >>

sat 8pm: red hot video fun time: check out 25 new original comedy videos while sipping free beer at bat haus coworking space (bushwick). $5. >>

sat 10:30pm: let it all out at you are heard: an interactive comedy show about feelings. mitra jouhari and betsy kenney co-host tonight’s final show where comedians and audience members share and deal with their emotions in whatever way they choose – dancing, singing, screaming, hugging, eating, breaking stuff, etc. the annoyance (williamsburg), $5. >>


sun 11:30am-3pm, 3-6pm: wedding bells in your future? a group of 60 curated local wedding vendors come to brooklyn based’s eighth annual wedding crashers wedding fair to help you nail your nuptials (11:30am-3pm, the green building and 501 union in gowanus, $25 adv, $30 door). what about the music? a selection of live bands will show their stuff afterwards (3-6pm, the bell house in gowanus, $5). >>

sun 1pm: brooklyn’s 42nd annual st. patrick’s day parade loops around park slope for those looking for a more local experience than friday’s event in manhattan. >>

sun 1pm until they run out: duncan’s burgers gives away 500 burgers (reg. $3.49) in honor of their 2.5 year anniversary and permanent home inside dromedary bar (bushwick). >>

sun 2pm: try all the recipes and vote for your favorite at the annual brooklyn meatball takedown, where chefs of all levels will compete to be crowned champ. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $20. >>

sun 2-4pm: beer here! score some free beer in honor of greenpoint beer + ale co’s third birthday. >>

sun 3pm (+ 5/7): the greenwich village orchestra continues its 30th season with a performance of beethoven’s ninth symphony alongside seraphim, ars musica chorale, brooklyn conservatory chorale, and soloists. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $20 suggested general donation, $10 students/seniors. >>

sun 3pm: the metropolitan music community hosts a the ninth annual modern wind symphony, an afternoon of contemporary wind band music. grand street campus high school auditorium (east williamsburg), $10 suggested donation, free for doe students. >>

sun 3-6pm: pop in to a self-guided hollowed out egg-diorama workshop with some help from the folks at nyc resistor (boerum hill). materials provided. $10. >>

sun 4-8pm (thru 3/29): unrelated to the whitney biennial, the whitney houston biennial, an all-women multidisciplinary art exhibition, opens tonight. xoco (soho), free. >>

sun 7:30pm (+ 3/26): take ten! the magnet theater presents its first 10-minute play festival, showcasing five original plays chosen from 600 submissions. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, celebrates its three-year anniversary with an extra-large lineup including zhubin parang (the daily show head writer), seth reiss (seth meyers), jen spyra (colbert), hallie cantor (the new yorker), dan chamberlain (above average), river clegg (the onion), mitra jouhari (samantha bee), steve macone (the atlantic), nicole silverberg (reductress), and michael lacher (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian alger, luke burns, and james folta. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: in what the hell is going on + friends, a ‘cathartic comedy show’ hosted by iranian comedian sudi green, performers sasheer zamata (snl), anna drezen (snl writer, reductress), and bowen yang (las culturistas, broad city) will unpack politics and the emotions that it causes. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 day of show. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: sxsw’s japan nite showcase of japanese bands comes to brooklyn with chai, tokyo chaotic!!!!, and walkings. knitting factory (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru 4/10: artificial intelligence overtaking human intelligence is pondered in ‘the singularity’ 19-film series at the metrograph (les): ex machina, ghost in the shell, blade runner, metropolis, and more. $15. >>

fri thru sun: get tickets to the architectural digest design show at pier 94, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

fri thru 6/11: the 78th whitney museum of american art biennial features 63 artists and collectives. $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm. >>

sat thru 3/21: they’re baaach! calm your commute during the seventh annual bach in the subways performance series. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $20 to throw your paddle in the ring at beneath the gavel at 59e59 theaters thru 3/24 (reg. $35). >>

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets for the ny premiere of dan forrest’s jubilate deo, rutter’s requiem, and more performed by the masterwork festival chorus, national children’s festival chorus, and the new york city chamber orchestra 3/20 ($110 value). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 7/1-8/26 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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