thru 1/14/2024: death is not the end at the rubin: explores notions of death and afterlife through the art of tibetan buddhism and christianity at the rubin museum of art (chelsea). the exhibition brings together 58 prints, oil paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual items spanning 12 centuries. free admission opening weekend (reg. $19 general, $14 seniors/students, free fridays 6-9pm). >>

thru 6/24: (thursdays thru saturdays): rhythm, bass and place: through the lens: marking the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the caribbean cultural center african diaspora institute in east harlem hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the evolution of black music in nyc from the 1970s-2000s, featuring the works of photographers joe conzo, jr. and malik yusef cumbo. opening reception friday, 3/17 6-7:30pm. free admission. >>

thru 4/16: phoebenewyork solo show: west chelsea contemporary presents the opening of phoebenewyork, a solo exhibition featuring over 30 new mixed-media collage works by artist libby schoettle. opening reception saturday, 3/18 2-4pm. >>

thru 4/16: tin drum: medusa and aura rosenberg: what is psychedelic at pioneer works: red hook’s pioneer works presents a mixed reality experience by collective tin drum and a survey of paintings, photography, film, and sculpture by aura rosenberg. opening reception friday, 3/17 7-9pm. free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

thru 3/26 (11am-7pm, fri thru sun): the women’s makers show: shop for accessories, apparel, art, gifts, and more from local, women-owned businesses at the seasonal women’s makers show at city point, brooklyn. free admission. >>

thru tues: mcnally jackson’s nolita store relocating: mcnally jackson’ closes the book on its 19-year home at 52 prince street, but not to worry- they’re starting a new chapter at a larger space just a few blocks west at 134 prince street. visit 52 prince one more time before its last day on tuesday. >>

thru sun (fri 7pm, sat 8pm, sun 3pm): ukrainian contemporary music festival: kaufman music center’s annual celebration of ukrainian music highlights the legacy of ‘the father of ukrainian contemporary music,’ borys lyatoshynsky (1895-1968), with three programs of his works performed alongside those by bartók, copland, contemporary composers, and others. $15+. >>

ends today: free krispy kreme: in honor of st. patrick’s day, you can get a free green o’riginal doughnut when you wear green to participating krispy kreme locations. (scroll to the bottom of the linked page for details) >>

fri: irish pubs to celebrate st. patricks day (or any day): thrillist and eater round up their picks for the best places to enjoy a pint and some grub today.

fri 8am: 11th annual irish arts center book day: free books! irish arts center celebrates st. patrick’s day with its annual distribution of thousands of free books written by irish and irish-american authors at pop-up sites throughout the five boroughs. >>

fri 11am-4:30pm: st. patrick’s day parade: nyc’s 261st annual st. patrick’s day parade returns to fifth avenue with 150,000 marchers, dancers, and musicians making their way uptown from east 44th to east 79th streets. can’t make it? the parade will also be streamed online and broadcast live on nbc. (be aware of street closures if you’re planning on making your way through the padade’s route.) >>

fri 7pm: the patriarchs: the origins of inequality: in a discussion about her new book, the patriarchs, science journalist and author angela saini explores the roots of patriarchy and how it spread across the globe from prehistory into the present. in conversation with author and founder and editor-in-chief of feminist giant, mona eltahawy. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), free admission, $33.55 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by gabe gonzález, carolyn bergier, calvin cato, wanjiko eke, and hershel blatt. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7:30pm: unicorn tears: a sad queer + female-identifying comedy show: ‘laugh, cry, and unpack suppressed childhood trauma’ at lindsay thiesen and marisa riley’s comedy show. featuring v lince (comedy central), marisa riley (comedy central), ely kreimendahl (vice), gus constantellis (netflix), and melody kamali (showtime). qed (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 7:30pm: green blood: st. patrick’s day comedy show: irish and non-irish alike are welcome to have a laugh at meave higgins’s comedy show. featuring dave hill, katie boyle, jay jurden, jess tom, jo firestone, and more. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by jared goldstein (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (comedy central), amber singletary (hbo), dan wilbur (sirius xm), ismael loutfi (kimmel), and catherine zini (roast battle). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: dan st. germain (fallon), kath barbadoro (roast battle), sam evans (sirius xm), henry sir, and stephanie o. the cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>


sat thru 8/27: generation paper and funk you too! at mad: two new exhibitions open at the museum of arts and design (midtown west): generation paper: a fashion phenom of the 1960s and funk you too!: humor and irreverence in ceramic sculpture. $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price on thursdays. >>

sat 12-5pm: plg arts spring arts fair: plg arts’s first indoor arts fair heads to bklyn commons with works by more than 25 local artists, live music, refreshments, and art making stations for all ages. free admission. >>

sat 12-8pm: moma ps1’s annual spring open house: moma ps1 (lic) offers a day of free programming marking the opening of onyeka igwe’s a repertoire of protest (no dance, no palaver), a cinematic installation exploring the legacy of dance as protest, along with a new commission by chuquimamani-condori and joshua chuquimia crampton interlacing sound, music, collage, and family histories. the day includes talks from artists, activists, and educators, as well as music on the terrace. free admission for new york residents ($5-10 otherwise). >>

sat 3pm: touch of evil with frank oz: filmmaker (the dark crystal) and puppeteer (miss piggie, grover, yoda) frank oz will introduce an afternoon screening of orson welles’ influential 1958 film noir classic, touch of evil, and time piece, a 1964 short he worked on with jim henson. the paris theater (midtown), $16 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

sponsored: sat 3pm, 8:30pm: great women live from the great hall: two must-see events at the cooper union: song, dance, and spoken word: great women live from the great hall with tiler peck, melissa manchester, melissa errico, lisa fischer, dormeshia sumbry-edwards, kara jackson, urban bush women, and alice wetterlund (8pm, $15); and earlier in the day, enjoy this free public program: gloria steinem and salamishah tillet in conversation reflecting on the state of women’s rights and empowerment in america today (3pm, free).

sat 7pm (monthly): shitzprobe: broadway stars improvise a musical for the first time with the help of a supporting cast and a live band at this broadway-meets-comedy show. tonight’s edition will feature jackie hoffman (charlie and the chocolate factory, only murders in the building). caveat (les), $15+. >>

sat 7:30pm: peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series: the 123rd season of peoples’ symphony concerts continues with calefax quintet performing a program of works by handel, schubert, barber, rameau, price, and gershwin at the historic washington irving high school auditorium (gramercy). $19-21 general, $10 students + essential workers. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): unpopular opinions: three performers share unpopular opinions with 60 seconds to make their case. the catch? they have no idea what the opinion is going to be ahead of time. tonight: sabrina brier (@sab.rina.brier), esther fallick (heart o’ the city comedy), and jilberto soto (mariposas comedy). hosted by peru. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show. featuring jared goldstein, david pryde, alex babbit, and kendall payne. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


sun (waves start at 7:20am, 7:50am, 8:20am, 8:50am, and 9:20am): united airlines nyc half marathon: cheer on thousands of runners as they make the 13.1-mile journey, starting from the brooklyn museum, heading over the manhattan bridge, proceeding north on the fdr drive, then through times square, and finally finishing in central park. >>

sun 10am-5pm: nyc artisanal food pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: today’s edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include a pop-up with 40 independent local food entrepreneurs selling small-batched hot sauces, teas, spices, nut butters, ciders, donuts, pickled goods, jams, and more. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave ( indoors and outdoors), free admission. >>

sponsored: sun 1pm (ends today): maya lin at trinity talks: art as a medium for change: visual art is a doorway to new insights and revelations. it can challenge the expected narrative and transform our way of perceiving and understanding, if even for a moment. join trinity as we welcome artists who invite us to see our relationships, culture, and environment in a new way. today: vietnam veterans memorial designer maya lin. learn more and register for free. >>

sun 1pm: spring egg hunt: spotted lanternfly edition: green-wood cemetery puts a unique spin on the easter egg hunt: learn to identify, safely remove, and discard spotted lanternfly eggs from green-wood’s trees, while learning about the life cycles and documenting the egg-laying habits of the invasive species. free admission (rsvp required). >>

sun 2pm (monthly thru may): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: showcasing early-career musicians and ensembles, the new school’s schneider concert series continues the season with isdore string quartet, making its new york debut with a program of works by bach, shirazi, wijeratne, and britten. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors >>

sun 3pm: greenwich village orchestra: romanza: the 70-person community orchestra continues its 2022-23 season with a concert program featuring mozart’s piano concerto no. 20, enescu’s romanian rhapsody no. 1, and tchaikovsky’s romeo and juliet at all saints church (ues). suggested donation: $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring katie boyle (sirius xm), ayanna dookie (standup nmbc), caroline hanes (reductress), adam muller (uncommontakes), and angela sharp. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm: anthony devito: my dad isn’t danny devito: comedian anthony devito performs his solo show about finding out who his father was (spoiler alert: it wasn’t actor danny devito). with openers alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel) and josh gondelman (desus + mero). littlefiled (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: 2002’s ben + arthur (1.8 / 10 imdb user rating). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


mon thru 4/9: 20at20: snag a $20 walk-up ticket to 28 participating off-broadway shows—just mention the 20at20 promotion at the box office 20 minutes before curtain time to get the deal. cash only (a venue fee may also apply). >>

mon: free rita’s italian ice: who needs summer to enjoy an icy treat? rita’s continues their annual tradition of celebrating the first day of spring by serving up free italian ice all day at participating locations. >>

mon 7:30pm: (weekly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including jared goldstein (comedy central), nico carney (netflix is a joke), sureni weerasekera (hbo), mila myles (vogue), and more. bonus: $5 happy hour. free admission (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by devon walker (snl), marie faustin (comedy central), shane torres (comedy central), samantha ruddy (fallon), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), and nore jefferies. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


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