Daylight savings time is here, so that means more sunshine and hopefully warmer weather. Here are our picks for the 10 best upcoming events in NYC.
Monday, March 10th:
This winter has a been a tough one for everyone in NYC. With Spring finally showing some sign of getting here, it is time to forgive. The folks over at Outdoor Fest want to help get us out of the house with Mappy Hour a “happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts”. The price for an event filled with people who appreciate the great outdoors is beer. A BYOB policy is in effect and is the only way to gain admission to this event happening at the Fjallraven store on 38 Grand Street in SoHo.
The comedy group Meatball Presents is counting on your love for the late King of Pop for their newest show featuring the work of Michael Jackson. The plot will make absolutely no sense and audience members will be called upon for non-singing and singing roles at random. It does sound weird, but when will be the next time you get on stage and sing Dirty Diana in front of a group of complete strangers? Tickets can be purchased here.
Tuesday, March 11th:
The Skyscraper Museum has organized a lecture by SHoP Architects partners Vishaan Chakrabarti, Gregg Pasquarelli, and Chris Sharples, coinciding with the museum’s current exhibit Sky High: the Logic of Luxury. The architects will provide some insight on the actual logic involved in designing these massive structures.
Wednesday, March 12th:
It is the middle of the week, but do not let that stop you from heading to the roof of the Empire Hotel on 63rd Street. Watch the sunset while listening to a free performance from Jazz artist Stephanie Wrembel. Her previous work includes work on two of Woody Allen’s most celebrated contemporary films: Vicky Christina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris. Say what you will about the movies he has made over the last decade and a half, but Woody Allen knows his jazz. You can RSVP for this classy affair here.
Thursday March 13th:
It is now 25 years since Pete Rose, former player and manager of the Cincinnati Reds was banned from the game of baseball for betting on games, sometimes against his own team. New York Times best-selling author Kostya Kennedy reexamines Rose’s career and exile in his new book Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. The author will discuss his newest book at the Brooklyn bookstore BookCourt. A must see event for fans of the game.
Friday March 14:
My Plastic Heart, the cute little LES toy store/gallery is hosting an art event showcasing new works from Brooklyn based artist Kelly Denato. The exhibit Sweet Nothings is the second showcase for the artist at MPH. The subjects in Denato’s mixing of watercolor and acrylic art are always in a state of openness, as if they are experiencing a moment of tranquility when Kelly captures them.
Saturday March 15th:
It has made one film critic so sick that he felt the need to leave the theater or else he would have thrown up. People have complained that this film focusing too much on style rather than substance. If you think we’re talking about the new Wes Anderson film, then you’re wrong. The Museum of The Moving Image in Astoria will host a special preview screening of The Raid 2: Berandal. The film screening is the last in their Sword and Fist series of screenings, celebrating the martial-arts genre of films. A discussion with the film’s director Gareth Evans and star Iko Uwais will happen after the screening.
The second season of Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black is not here yet. While you wait to see what happens to Piper Kerman in season 2, you can see the real Piper Kerman at the Brooklyn Museum. The former inmate, now author, leads a discussion as part of the museum’s Sackler Center series focusing on illegal incarcerations of women and minorities.
Sunday, March 14:
Whiskey Wars! Just saying that is fun. BLDG 92 at The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center hosts a factory tour of the Kings County Distillery, a place NYC marines once shut down due to the making of illegal whiskey during the 19th century. The tour will speak of the distillery industry from the 19th century to today.
It is the day before St. Patrick’s Day and if you plan to boycott the parade like the mayor himself, do not let it stop you from heading over to The Dead Rabbit on Water Street for the Irish to The Core Tasting Event. Try out five different kinds of whiskey: Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey, Boru Vodka, Celtic Honey Liqueur and Brady’s Irish Cream. If whiskey is not your kind of drink, don’t worry, there will be award winning bartenders to make any kind of drink you want.