Events & Happenings in New York City!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
4pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Kick back at Happy Hour until 7pm every Saturday, with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Guaranteed to be a fun night that doesn’t break the bank!
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
very other Saturday: Metro-Sensual. Frankie Sharp (Westgay) invades Brooklyn with an evening of debauchery and overall madness. Featuring hot go-go boys, guest DJs and a guest host. It's ham gurl. Every other Saturday: Gag! As hosts of the longest running gay party in Brooklyn (10 years and counting!), DJ's Cameron and Zach will whip up a delicious mix of dirty dance and classics that will have your booty shaking into the wee hours of the night!
10pm at Bum Bum Bar, $10
The unique, the original, the best mixes, the best drinks and the best company. Entry price comes with a free drink!
4pm at Henrietta Hudson, free before 9pm/$10 after/half price when you foll
Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm, and free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm. This is what NYC is all about - the busiest night of the week with sexy locals mixing with the bridge and tunnel crowd, world travelers, and occasional random visits from celebrities! You never know who you are going to mix and mingle with! Resident DJ Culi runs deep with her signature sound, fusing clubby pop, dance and house.
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.
2pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 2pm to 8pm. It's all about the vibe. Daily $3.50 lemon drop shots and Ginger's draft for $5.
6pm at Tanja Grunert Gallery (gassergrunert), Free
Galerie Tanja Grunert is pleased to present Nine Lives, the fifth solo exhibition with New York based artist Michael Alan. The prolific artist and performer will be exhibiting all new mixed media works that build on his dysmorphic, yet painfully exact forms. Utilizing a unique mark making language Alan shares with us a glimpse into his present as he experiences it. The compulsive need to make marks and capture a picture, comes from a deeper desire to capture the happenings of the intangible now. The artist acts as a reporter, his work as a contorted, technicolor filter through which the viewer is invited to decipher their own measures of reality.
9:30am at North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park, Free
Get your body beach-ready for summer and take pleasure in views of the park’s landscapes while you’re at it. Ages 18 and up. Every Sat.
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.
"YOU'LL BE AMAZED..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:30am at Triskelion Arts, $18
11-year-old Moth lives in a world of darkness. Here, nobody remembers there once was a sun. Folks are too tired to notice the odd and sinister workings of their steam punk city. But when Moth’s mother is overcome by “The Sleep,” Moth is forced to unplug from the world she knows to set off for the Slumberyards. On this magical theatrical journey, she unexpectedly finds a host of lost misfits who, together, save the day. Ages 8+
11am at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Free, but register to attend
NYC’s happiest festival, organized by NYC Bhangra, celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all. Wear white and prepare to get colorfully messy. The multicolored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Taste the rainbow!
8pm at Hudson Terrace, $50+
Drag! Drinks! Drama! We’re there. Founded just four years ago, DragOn is a showcase of creative costume, talent and drag performance. This annual fundraising event spotlights NYC’s LGBT community and allies in support of GMHC. The evening’s highlight is a runway show, with one guest being crowned the winner by celebrity judges such as Hamish Bowles of Vogue, iconic designer Patricia Field and fashion designer Marc Bouwer. Music by Occupy the Disco.
5pm at The Attic, $10 with bikini top/$15 without
It’s back! SPICE NYC’s notorious Bikini Blast is coming at you in full force. Resident DJ Nikki Lions will keep the ladies dancing on the heated indoor/outdoor rooftop deck until sunset! This is a sexy and fun party where you can mix and mingle with some of NYC’s most eligible women, in or out of bikini attire, at one of the city’s prime rooftop locations. Drink specials from 5pm until 6pm: $6 domestic beer, $7 wine and $8 Bikinitinis. This event is on, rain or shine!
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.
6pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Free
Explore the often unacknowledged history and impact of Africans in the Americas a millennium before the European “discovery.” Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr and featuring panelists Kassahun Checole, C. Danny Dawson. In conjunction with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Free admission and cash bar; Click here to RSVP: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10075543.
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing.
7:30pm at JCC Manhattan, $22
Bubby’s Kitchen is the true story of one young woman’s struggle to live up to her grandparents’ incredible legacy. The New York struggle of one cantor/aspiring Broadway star/granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor cuts straight to both the heart and the funny bone like a Ginsu knife - Shira Ginsburg shares songs and stories from her journey in this one-woman show, depicting her ties to her family's past, her financially unstable present (including odd jobs like selling Ginsu knives) and her aspirations for a musical future.
7pm at Lilly O'Briens, $8 advance/$12 at the door
This monthly stand-up comedy showcase has been featured in the NY Comedy Festival, NY Times, Metro NY, AM NY and Timeout NY!!! Hosted by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown. Featuring comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more. FREE RAFFLES ** NO DRINK MIN ** PURE COMEDY.
8pm at The Town Hall, Starting at $25
Following her critically acclaimed music special on PBS singer Giada Valenti will do a concert at The Town Hall in New York. She will take her audience again on a magical and romatic journey, performing her own interpretations of hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s as well as recent ones. Born and raised in Venice, Giada has always been influenced by her hometown, bringing its magic and passion to her musical style.
Giada, who sings and speaks in five languages, performs love songs originally made famous by The Carpenters, The Beatles, The Doors, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Christina Perri, Rosemary Clooney and many more.
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.
12:30pm at Creation Fashion Gallery, Free
We are a Brooklyn-based brand, we dye and create fabrics in a traditional Nigerian style called Adire and create wearable and contemporary styles for men and women. Our pieces celebrate color and the dynamism of spring and we know you will love them. Our pieces are for women who love to stand out. They are bright and boldly declarative.
1pm at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Free with RSVP
Troy Conrad Therrien, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, moderates a conversation between Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Sara Raza and But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa artists Ala Younis and Ahmed Mater to explore cultural heritage and legacy in the making of the modern Middle East and the role of built and unbuilt systems in the shaping of global cultural practices. This panel is hosted by the Guggenheim Wikipedia Initiative and will be followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to augment content related to contemporary artists and architects from the Middle East and North Africa.
1pm at Monsignor Raul del Valle Square, Free
South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016: Lookin’ Up in the Boogie Down
Brings Together Bronx Jazz Visionaries with Rooftop and Stoop Performances
April 16 – May 22, 2016
Lookin’ Up in the Boogie Down will also feature two Saturday collaborations with Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc and Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education with Bronx marching jazz band the Marching Cobras and their Sapphire Dance Line. They will lead us through Southern Boulevard to a performance by Carlos Henriquez Jazz Latino and Oreste Abrantes Jr Y Su Orquesta in Monsignor Raul del Valle Square.
10am at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, $25/$20 students and seniors/free children
New Yorkers get cherry-blossom fever during Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s swoonworthy festival. The two-day fair marks the end of Hanami (the Japanese seasonal tradition of blossom appreciation) and includes a cosplay fashion show, bands playing traditional tunes, dance performances and, of course, all those pink-and-white petals.