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10am at American Museum of Natural History, $22+/$17-$22 senior & student/$12.50+ children
As you read this, nature’s most beautiful creatures are fluttering about in all their multicolored, spotted glory. Be near them! An annual favorite, this exhibit—featuring hundreds of butterfly specimens—has been running for 20 years. Ticket includes admission to the museum as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
8pm at Metropolitan, Free
Alotta Trivia (8pm to 10pm). Alotta McGriddles hosts this trivia night with rotating themes every week! Including but not limited to: Harry Potter, Disney, Game of Thrones, Friends, Will & Grace and more! Win a pitcher of Bud Light every round. $25 bar tab at the end of the night for big winners! Cakes (10pm). $3 PBR tallboys and $6 PBR/shots. DJ Matty Beats Horrorchata arms the turntables for this weekly romp into debauchery and eye candy. There are amazing shows, plus a dance off pants off contest. Get on stage and shake your booty for a chance to win $50 cash! Anyone who enters wins a free drink! Erica and Albert tend bar!
5pm at Bum Bum Bar, Free
Add some wackiness to your hump day at the oldest lesbian bar in Queens! Enjoy Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm and beer buckets for $18 all night long!
10:30am at Museum of Modern Art, $25
Named after the New Jersey town where an apparition of the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared on the window of a house, Rachel Harrison’s room-sized multimedia work exemplifies a cross-disciplinary approach to making art.
11pm at Bravo Channel, Free
Join provocative host Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse for shenanigans galore with celebrity and “Bravolebrity” guests. Now in its 13th season, the interactive show features guest interviews, caller questions and social media. Airs Sun-Thur nights.
12pm at Cacio e Vino, $25
This popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century. Also visit sites where Godfather, Mean Streets, Donnie Brasco, Sopranos and more were filmed. "MUST DO.." -Frommer's "YOU'LL BE AMAZED..." -NBC Tour is led by Eric Ferrara, a fourth-generation Little Italy native, published author, movie & TV consultant and founder of the award-winning Lower East Side History Project.
10am at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, $25/$18/free
Guggenheim’s Annual Exhibition of Artwork by New York City public school students includes collages, drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures
8pm at Circle in the Square Theatre, $75+
Three things: It’s our favorite Tony-winning, smash hit queer musical; it’s based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir; and it’s a must-see! Fun Home showcases music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, direction by Sam Gold, and stars Judy Kuhn, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Lauren Patten and Gabriella Pizzolo, along with a wonderful supporting cast. Thru Oct 9.
10pm at The Woods, Free
Misster is a weekly Wednesday night dance party for the cutest girls in NYC. DJ Amber Valentine and weekly guest DJs play the good-time jams all night long - everything from hip-hop to dance and house music; they’ve got you covered! Huge year-round patio for cruising and boozing, with food by the acclaimed LandHaus NY. Come early and stay late. Never a cover - always a good time!
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm to 8pm daily. Daily special tequila hot shots for $3.50, Ginger's draft for $5, free nibbles and the back garden is open!
24/7 at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Free
In the "Mating Ritual Series," artist Sidney Mullis performs as invented animals to build a domain of alternative biology and culture. Interested in what constitutes “sexy,” Mullis’ video series stems from studying rap music and videos that instruct women how to perform their sex appeal. This media’s lyrics, which is evocative of mating rituals for contemporary culture, often directs women to “push it,” “shake it,” or “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.” With these performance-based videos, Mullis portrays invented genders to understand how woman is realized and, furthermore, performed. This proposed kingdom, however, is not suggesting itself as something to be strived for. It is a visual playground to speculate boundaries of gender performance.
7:30pm at The Joyce Theater, $35-$50
Recognized as one of the major dance companies of Latin America, São Paulo Dance Company makes its Joyce debut with works showcasing the incredible dynamics, versatility, and passion of Brazilian dancers. The program includes Céu Cinzento, Clébio Oliveira’s 2015 work examining impossible love; Gen, Cassi Abranches’s 2014 work highlighting the transition from dancer to choreographer; Mamihlapinatapai, Jomar Mesquita’s 2012 work exploring a look shared by two people; and Gnawa, Nacho Duato’s 2005 work using the four basic elements to address the relationship between humans and the universe.
8pm at IRT Theater, $18
Back for YEAR SIX, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with six brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Crush." Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. New plays by Kevin Artigue, Stephanie Del Rosso, Catya McMullen, Seth Moore, Gregory S. Moss, and Ariel Stess.
Check website for times at Museum of Modern Art, $25
Major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art examines the artist’s radical, innovative works. It will be on display from Saturday, March 26 until Sunday, July 24. The exhibition shows Edgar Degas, best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet, at his most modern. Bringing new focus to his extraordinary and rarely seen monotype prints and their impact on his wider practice, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty is the first exhibition in the U.S. in nearly 50 years to examine these radical, innovative works—and MoMA’s first exhibition devoted solely to the artist.
12pm at ArtsWestchester, Free
ArtsWestchester is exploring what it means to be a woman today. The arts organization has announced its 2016 spring exhibition, called SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity.
7:30pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Get over hump day with $4 drink specials from 7pm to midnight, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Great neighborhood vibe!
4pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm. This is the ultimate after work networking party to get you over hump day! Resident DJ Culi satisfies your hunger for a cool, relaxed vibe with a perfect blend of pop, funk, house and Latin styles all night long that will always leave you wanting more! Bargirls Desiree and Dot serve up the good stuff with $4 Bud drafts and $5 margaritas all night. This party is the perfect boost to get you through the rest of the week!
12pm at Pier 94, $40 one day pass/$75 multi-day pass
Art Miami, the preeminent presenter of contemporary and modern art fairs, expands its borders for a second year to New York City. Art New York will be joined by the debut of CONTEXT New York, and the two highly-anticipated exhibitions will showcase artwork from more than 175 galleries representing nearly 1,200 artists from 50 countries during the pinnacle of New York’s art and cultural season.

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