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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.
5pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm. $4 Bud drafts and $5 vodka cranberry cocktails all night! Fun-filled karaoke for the masses from 9pm to 1am every Tuesday. Come one, come all - grab that mic and be a diva! Resident hostess Miss Mia Baz, with plenty of hits up her sleeves, will be joined by Dapper E slinging drinks at the bar! Tonight, Henrietta Hudson is brimming with sheer talent and personality, courtesy of both staff and patrons. Shake your booty and sing along while you follow the road to your 15 minutes of fame! Free Sex on the Beach shot when you sing your first song!
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
$3 well drinks. Miss Katie is your lovely host at this weekly karaoke night. Come belt out your favorite tune with that stellar voice of yours. $25 bar tab to the most spirited performer of the evening! Third Tuesdays: Funny HaHa Funny Queer (9pm-10pm). $3 well drinks. Garry Hannon hosts an LGBTQ-centric show featuring many of NYC’s finest comedians. Daniel is your bartender. Fourth Tuesdays: Trips (8pm to 9pm). Katie Liederman hosts a reading of shared queer travel stories. Have an interesting story to tell from your past travels? Share it on stage! Daniel is your bartender.
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.
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.
4pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced select cocktails, beers and wines; grab $2 margaritas from 4pm to midnight in this casual and cozy bar, voted Best Chill Spot at the GO Readers' Choice Nightlife Awards.
7pm at The Phoenix, Free
It’s all in the name! Like to draw while drinking? This is the place for you. Featuring hot models, Happy Hour specials and prizes! All skill levels encouraged to come. You’re encouraged to bring your own art supplies, but there are a limited number available at the venue if needed.
9pm at Joe's Pub, $30
The original "Jersey Boy" Michael Longoria is celebrating the release of his solo broadway album Broadway Brick By Brick. The album, out May 6, was directed and arranged by Grammy winner John McDaniel, produced by Emmy winning producer Jeffrey Lesser and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas. Broadway Brick By Brick is a collection of Broadway classics with a Latin flair. The album chronicles Michael's journey to NYC, from struggling in Los Angeles as a Mariachi singer to achieving Broadway success in the big city. Join Michael in welcoming the release of his new album on May 2 & 3 at Joe's Pub!
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.
6pm at The World School, $150
Dance to Unite presents the 3rd Annual Benefit: One Way or Another, featuring live music from Debbie Harry at Avenues: The World School, located in Chelsea at 25910th Ave, NYC, 10001. This year, Dance to Unite proudly honors Jenny Morgenthau, who recently retired after 32 years as the Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund. As part of the celebration, students of Dance to Unite will perform to music icon and Blondie lead singer, Debbie Harry's biggest hits. Tickets can be reserved by making a $150 minimum donation per person at http://www.dancetounite.org/events/. The attire will be business casual.
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.
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.
Check website for times at Two Boots Pizza Williamsburg, Free
Every TUESDAY a FREE weekly showcase that features some of NY's most hilarious comedians! We also have a fantastic special for our audience that includes FREE beer from 8pm to 8:30pm!
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.
5pm 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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