scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur sat-sun (some start fri), including the annual high line open studios tour, armory arts week art shows, a two-day wellness workshop, and more.


fri + sat: score 32 cent hot dogs and papaya drinks at papaya king’s upper east side and downtown brooklyn locations, in honor of the chain’s 85th anniversary. >>

fri + sat: the annual craic festival of new irish film and music returns to cinépolis chelsea. $10-20. >>

fri + sat:: the annual fusion film festival showcases the work of women in film, tv and new media. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 6-10pm (thru 3/17): the endless and mobile beautiful collapsible labyrinth, an interactive sculptural installation, takes over flux factory gallery (lic) with sculpture, video, sound and performance. opening reception tonight. >>

fri 7-10pm: brooklyn art library (williamsburg) celebrates its first birthday with free brooklyn brewery beer and thousands of sketchbooks to browse. free admission. >>

fri 7pm: san francisco music producer earthen sea plays an lp release show with support from electronic artist bookworms. commend (les), free. >>

fri 7pm + 9pm (ends today):  some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians create original interpretations inspired by the songs of beyoncé. the tank (theater district), $13-15. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: sing along to songs of resistance at a live band karaoke fundraiser, with all proceeds being donated to the aclu and drum. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (bimonthly): you don’t need a partner, or any dance skills, to have a ball at the brooklyn contra dance party. tonight features caller quena crain and live music by the contrapolitans. beginner’s lesson 7:30pm, dance starts 8pm. park slope’s camp friendship, $15 general, $12 students. >>

fri 7:30pm: sharkmuffin, fruit and flowers, ex-girlfriends, and hawt mess play the footlight (ridgewood). $8. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: last time: animation studio titmouse (adult swim, the venture brothers) presents its annual 5-second animation night, featuring never-before-seen, short-form ideas from the studio’s animators. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 general, $5 students. >>

fri 8pm: cellist and composer leila bordreuil premieres ‘void and dismissal,’ a collaborative piece combining music and performance art using homemade instruments and creative amplification methods. an improvised duo set with bordreuil and guitarist bill nace (body/head) opens the show. issue project room (downtown brooklyn). free ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 8pm: bellows, big ups, fits, and yucky duster play alphaville (bushwick). $10 >>

fri 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 (lic) opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, the closing party for mark leckey’s ‘containers and their drivers,’ and dj sets. food and drinks will be available for purchase. $15 admission. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by myq kaplan (comedy central), julie kottakis (scarymommy), ryan schutt (gotham comedy live), sean donnelly (conan), lindsay boling, and justin flanagan. hosted by melissa stokoski. 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: alfred hitchcock’s rear window (1954), with an introduction by psychology and biology professor tony ro. $10. >>

fri 10pm (monthly thru 8/4): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of richard brinsley sheridan’s the school for scandal and the audience votes on who gets cut off. players theatre loft (greenwich village), $12 admission includes a drink. >>

fri-sat midnight-ish movies:
horror rises from the tomb (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
mad max: fury road @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
pink flamingos @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
pulp fiction @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
salò, or the 120 days of sodom (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
the host @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
to be twenty @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
trainspotting @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
2001: a space odyssey @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
we are the flesh (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>


sat 9:30am, 1pm: march for education justice (9:30am, trump international hotel to governor cuomo’s office) and standing rock (1pm, new york public library to trump tower)

sat 12-6pm: discover new zines, mini-comics, chapbooks and more from 23 artists at the semi-annual paper jazz small press fest, fka paper jam small press fest. silent barn (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 5-11pm: ridgewood market’s saturday night bazaar offers wares from more than 40 independent and local vendors, plus food and booze. gottscheer hall, free admission. >>

sat 5-11pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum presents an evening of programming honoring women’s history month, including music by charlotte dos santos and buscabulla, a dance party with #soulinthehorn and natasha diggs, an optional tour of the new exhibition ‘georgia o’keeffe: living modern’ ($12), and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 5pm doors, 6pm show: participants compete in city trivia while quizmasters give hints on a large-scale panorama of the city during the 10th annual panorama challenge. queens museum (flushing meadows), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 7pm: industry city’s lineup brewing and great south bay brewery serve up a free keg of a new chili chocolate milk stout. >>

sat 7pm: the box show, a comedic internet panel show by and for women, throws a fundraiser show/party featuring stand ups, characters, burlesque, music, raffles, and more. hell phone speakeasy (bushwick), $20 admission includes a prohibition beer. >>

sat 7:30pm-3am: party for a cause at the resis-dance, a warehouse party sporting a mostly-female dj lineup and work by local artists, with proceeds benefiting planned parenthood. bogart house (bushwick), $18 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 8pm: punk bands after the fall, posers, ellen + the degenerates, remnants, and school drugs play bushwick public house. $10. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): hear ‘dirty, unsafe for prime time jokes, bits, and riffs’ at the dirty show. tonight’s performers include kevin avery (last week tonight), matt barats (high maintenance), teddy smith (live at gotham), rae sanni (buzzfeed), and troy allen. hosted by ben conrad and lucas connolly. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 9:30pm: ever rolled your eyes at the absurd wedding announcements in the new york times? the forever improv comedy show relates, and creates an entire love story out of an audience-picked announcement. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: 20 years since we lost biggie edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, and an extra dose of hits and deep cuts from the notorious b.i.g. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>


sun 10am-5pm: the annual resfest festival is a day of demonstrations, workshops, and panels for artists, technologists, activists, and audience members interacting with each other on issues surrounding live media online. itp/nyu (greenwich village), free. >>

sun 12-5pm: interference archive (gowanus) hosts a building resistance propaganda party, where flyers, stickers, posters, buttons, and other protest materials will be distributed by various organizations. free. >>

sun 12-6pm: for the fifth year, more than 60 artists and small presses will xerox up a storm for the annual nyc feminist zinefest, featuring zines for sale, plus readings and workshops. barnard college’s barnard hall (morningside heights), free admission. >>

sun 2pm: the annual st. pat’s for all parade returns to sunnyside, with talk show veteran phil donahue and international disability rights advocate anastasia somoza serving as grand marshals. free. >>

sun 2pm: the mannes college new school for music’s schneider concerts season continues with zorá string quartet performing mozart, shostakovich, and arad. the new school’s auditorium (union square), $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 students (standby). >>

sun 2pm: the peoples’ symphony concerts continue the season with calefax reed quintet performing music by tchaikovsky, bach, and muhly. the town hall (midtown west), $15-19. >>

sun 4pm doors, 4:30pm pre-show, 5pm movie: snow white and the seven dwarfs screens at united palace (washington heights), with pre-show mini-film fest by local filmmakers. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 7pm: love is the message: a night at the gallery 1977, a film chronicling nyc nightclub the gallery, screens at the house of yes (bushwick) with a q+a session by co-founder and filmmaker nicky siano ($15). ‘sunday night fever,’ a free dance party, follows. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (rescheduled from 1/20): the running late with scott rogowsky talk show returns with guests chuck klosterman (but what if we’re wrong?), lane moore (tinder live), and more. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $14 dos. >>

all weekend

fri-sun: the eighth annual festival neue literatur, spotlighting german-language and american fiction, returns with this year’s theme, ‘queer as volk.’ various locations, free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: step inside artist’s private workspaces during the annual self-guided high line open studios tour, covering more than 60 studios across 10 buildings. free. >>

sat 12-9pm, sun 12-7pm: shop a selection of zines, pins + patches from 6 indie designers at quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg). >>

sat + sun 1-3:30pm: williamsburg’s shaktibarre hosts a two-day wellness workshop with speakers, fitness classes, and mindfulness meditations. $15/day, $20/both. >>

sat 5-8pm, sun 12-5pm: ‘embodied,’ a pop-up art exhibition featuring the work of 15 international sciart center members, explores and reimagines the body in artistic and scientific ways. opening reception saturday, artist talk sunday. sideshow gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

thru sun: armory arts week brings more than 10 art shows to nyc, including spring/break, independent new york, nada, volta ny, and more. various locations  prices. >>

fri thru sun: the inaugural international human rights arts festival presents an array of theater, dance, poetry, film, workshops, and presentations over 3 days, all focused on activism and social justice. dixon place (les), $20 day passes, $15-20 for individual shows after 6pm. >>

thru 3/8: the ninth annual reelabilities film festival promotes awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. various manhattan locations, various prices. >>

thru 3/12: the 22nd annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival returns with new works and filmmakers in person, plus special events including a conversation with agnès varda, panels, a free screening of an episode of call my agent, and more. film society of lincoln center, $16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

thru 3/18: lunchtime, a new play by theater of the apes and greg kotis (tony award-winning co-author of broadway’s urinetown: the musical), premieres at the brick theater (williamsburg). $18. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $20 for white guy on the bus, a fiery new play about race at 59e59 theaters, thru 3/12 ($70 value). >>

get tickets to the 12th annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/18-19 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/4-5 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney + beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 3/6, 4/24, 5/23 for $10-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20+50). >>

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