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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - March 15-March 17

March 11, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.

Phil Lesh & Friends - The Capitol Theatre
March 15, 2019 - Port Chester

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Bob & David & Friends - The Bell House
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Bob Odenkirk and David Cross perform comedy in the form of standup talking and confrontational yelling. FRIENDS FROM SHOWBIZ will join them.

Dutch, Walloon, and Huguenot: Exploring Intersections in New York's Past - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Come hear about the early New Netherland / New York history of the Dutch, Walloon, and Staten Island–Huguenot period from a historical and genealogical perspective.

East Harlem–El Barrio: Where Art, Culture, and Community Intersect - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour.

Gallery Talk: Entry Points - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Why do people move from one country to another, and what do they bring with them or leave behind? Through a close look at and discussion about contemporary artworks—such as Claire Fontaine's Untitled (Tears) and Arlene Shechet's Travel Light—alongside 19th century Judaica, reflect on the personal and communal experience of immigration. Make connections between historical movements and contemporary issues in this tour led by Jenna Weiss, The Jewish Museum's manager of public programs.

Open Working Rehearsal: The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Performers The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin Desmond Earley, Artistic Director David Agnew, Oboe and Cor Anglais Elaine Christy, Harp Martin Johnson, Cello Gary Lovenest, Percussion Conor Lyons, Bodhrán Kevin Whyms, Guitar

The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

Interharmony Concert Series: Spring Equinotes - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

InterHarmony Concert Series: Spring Equinotes

Broad Views on Broadway ~ Escalator --- Cabaret - The Triad Theatre
March 15, 2019 - New York

Escalator combines the theatrical elements of solo performance and musical cabaret to tell an urban story of redemption despite all odds. Featuring original live music, visual imagery, text, and intimate storytelling, Escalator recollects the coming-of-age story of a Nigerian-American girl living in New York City whilst navigating through love, depression, poverty, self-rejection, and existential questioning. Part autobiographical, part interactive, Escalator validates the power, strength and resilience of anyone who feels forgotten, uncelebrated, or marginalized.

Khemestry & the Harlem Society---Jazz R&B - The Triad Theatre
March 15, 2019 - New York

R&B and Jazz Bandleader, Khemestry & The Harlem Society presents: Where's My Basquiat? A musical masterpiece that draws cultural and expressive inspiration from selected works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Charged with emotion, excitement love and pain, this performance will reach intimate depths within the audience members spirits bringing out the light inside. Music is a universal language and we hope to be able to communicate to the place in all people where love and light is.

9th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day - Irish Arts Center
March 15, 2019 - New York

Each St. Patrick's Day, thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and sponsors, staff and volunteers, we give away thousands of free books by Irish and Irish American authors as well as those of other cultures, including in recent years Mexican (2017) and Caribbean (2018). This year, alongside titles by writers of Irish heritage we share stories by Asian and Asian American authors in a celebration of our different and kindred voices on this special day for the global Irish community.

Escape East @ 333 - Japan Society
March 15, 2019 - New York

Join our popular monthly mixer for arts and culture enthusiasts

Rr: Tns after Hours - KGB Bar
March 15, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: TNS After Hours

Rr: Simona Minns Quartet - KGB Bar
March 15, 2019 - New York

Simona Minns is a Lithuanian born jazz vocalist, Berklee College of Music Alumna, composer and zitherist based in New York. Her style is known for its unique theatrical flavor, genre-bending, and virtuosic vocal scat improvisation. Her latest work, "A Hunger Artist," blends her haunting vocals with elements of Lithuanian folk, vaudeville, grotesque theater and even rock music to convey the narrative of Franz Kafka's short story by the same title. At KGB The Red Room Simona will perform with her fellow colleagues Rinat Tregerman on piano/synthesizer, Aaron Holthus on double bass and Vlade Guigni on drums

Rr: Naama Gheber and Friends - KGB Bar
March 15, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum RR: Naama Gheber and Friends

Loudon Wainwright III Presents 'Surviving Twin' - Sony Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Please Note.. There will be no food service during the performance.

Tainted Love - 80's Dance Party with Dj Jane Elizabeth - February Edition - The Bell House
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

Buster Poindexter at the Loft (Early Show) - 3/15 - City Winery
March 15, 2019 - New York

Today, the words "blues" and "shouting" are, alas, inextricably linked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extended through Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, Joe Williams and Ray Charles? "Buster Poindexter" (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol (with "Hot Hot Hot"). Yet with his big, deep, resonant voice, Buster Poindexter is most impressive as a crooner and occasional belter of ballads in the classic R&B tradition. His ongoing run affirms the point that however you know him, the artist known as Buster Poindexter, complete with his one-liners and longer comic monologues (not to mention his signature pompadour), is one of the most endearing and enduring entertainers currently trodding the boards in New York.

Grad Show | Level 2 Improv | Jason Scott Quinn - The PIT
March 16, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Grad Show | Level 2 Improv | Hill - The PIT
March 16, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Grad Show | Level 3 Improv | Bishop-wright - The PIT
March 16, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Nicholas Payton - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Matt Yee's Outrageous Adult Sing Along --- Variety - The Triad Theatre
March 16, 2019 - New York

Matt Yee, that wonderful funny Asian Hawaii based entertainer/artist/comedian and evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along to The Triad Theater for ONE NITE ONLY "I love Matt Yee. He's the Best!" -Chita Rivera "Utterly infectious. Any shyness you have about singing in public will be wiped out by Yee's overwhelming tsunami of silliness. You will sing. You will dance. You will make synchronized hand gestures..." -Passport Magazine "The evenings repertoire is likely to swing frantically from TV theme songs, to Broadway tunes, to pop hits; a maniacal mash up, masterfully orchestrated by a man who makes it all look incredibly offhand and casual. However the rest of your week is going, you can guarantee yourself a big smile this Saturday night..." -SF Agenda

Passageways: Songs of Connections, Abnormal and Sublime - The Triad Theatre
March 16, 2019 - New York

A song cycle with mixed media artwork projections and original compositions, all created by the performer. Storytelling, humor, and art interwoven with compelling narrative - and highly entertaining as the creativity of the artist becomes an unexpected "passageway" through profound crisis. Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 16, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Whiskey Myers - Die Rockin' Tour - Irving Plaza
March 16, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Ace of Base Jenny Berggren, with Special Guests: La Bouche, the Mad Stuntman and More - Resorts World Casino
March 16, 2019 - Jamaica

GEN ADMIN / VIP TICKET Public Onsale: January 16, 2019 1:41 AM to March 15, 2019 11:00 PM DAY OF Public Onsale: March 16, 2019 2:00 AM to March 17, 2019 1:00 AM

Rr: Amir Segall Quartet - KGB Bar
March 16, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Amir Segall Quartet

Kiss Me, I'm Irish: NYC St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl - Fat Buddha
March 16, 2019 - New York

DBarcrawlerz is a New York City Bar Crawl like no other. Kiss Me, I'm Irish features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town!

Closed for Private Event - The Bell House
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

St. Patrick Day Booze Cruise NYC - Skyport Marina
March 16, 2019 - East River

St. Patrick Day Booze Cruise. St Patricks Day is the unofficial time of the year when we ring in the spring season with some cheers. Put on your best green garb and join us for a fun evening in the big City

Leo Manzari - The Cutting Room
March 16, 2019 - New York

As an actor and tap dancer, Leo Manzari has graced stages and television screens alike with his depth and debonair (Showtime's "Homeland", 2017 Marvin Gaye Gala, etc.). At The Cutting Room, Leo brings his original music coupled with tap dance to the forefront. Clockwork is the perfect blend of hip-hop and neo-soul; sonically unique-yet-familiar, deeply reflective, and lyrically prophetic. Come experience the next generation of "Renissance Man".

Phil Lesh & Friends - The Capitol Theatre
March 16, 2019 - Port Chester

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Adaku's Revolt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 16, 2019 - Manhattan

Created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku's Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Ages 8+

Massive Attack: MezzanineXXI - Beacon Theater
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Massive Attack performs at Radio City Music Hall

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York - Lincoln Center
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Jerome Robbins was an inveterate observer, seeker, and creator. In diaries, drawings, watercolors, paintings, story scenarios, poems—and, especially, in dance—he reimagined the world around him. And New York dominated that world, where he was born one-hundred years ago and where he lived his entire adult life. Ideas of New York have long inspired artists but often the city serves as a backdrop in an artwork rather than the basis for plot, theme, and meaning. Robbins put the city at the center of his artistic imaginings. From Fancy Free—his breakout hit ballet in 1944—to the musical West Side Story on stage (1957) and screen (1961) and the ballets N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (1958) and Glass Pieces (1983), Robbins explored the joys, struggles, grooves, routines, and aspirations of New York. And in recreating the city around him on stage, Robbins found a place for himself. Voice of My City traces Robbins' life and dances alongside the history of New York, inspiring viewers to see the city as both a muse and a home.

Too-Rye-Ay - a St. Patrick's Day Tribute to Dexys Midnight Runners Feat. Ted Leo - The Bell House
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Get ready for a Celtic soul celebration this St. Patrick's Day as Too-Rye-Ay performs the music of Dexys Midnight Runners. Best known in America for "Come on Eileen" -- #18 in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s -- Dexys was revered in the U.K. for their punk-infused-soul music, distinctive fashion sense, and leader Kevin Rowland's unique lyrical perspective. Too-Rye-Ay will perform two sets, featuring smash hits and deep cuts from Dexys' late '70s/early '80s albums and singles. The band features members of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Gramercy Arms, Elk City, and Nova Social:

Grad Show | Acting For Sketch And Scripted Comedy | Mccartney - The PIT
March 17, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Another Story of an Olympian: Building a Japanese Art Collection - Japan Society
March 17, 2019 - New York

American collector Avery Brundage's gifts to the city of San Francisco led to the establishment of the Asian Art Museum, while his tenure as head of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972 positioned him to have a profound influence on U.S.-Japan relations in the postwar era. Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Arts and Programs, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, explores how Brundage used Japanese art to facilitate the U.S.-Japan relationship and to express his deep-seated belief in the potential for art to impact the world.

The Interrupters - Irving Plaza
March 17, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Pitchaya Sudbanthad & Mina Seckin - KGB Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Pitchaya Sudbanthad's debut novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn. Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Important, ambitious, and accomplished." --Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of Exit West Mina Seçkin is a writer and editor from New York City. She is the managing editor of Apogee Journal. Her writing has been published in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere.

Whiskey 101 at Fine & Rare - Fine & Rare
March 17, 2019 - New York

Our most popular class to date. This class gives you an overview of the various styles of whiskey including Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international marks. You will nose, taste and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskey.

Adaku's Revolt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku's Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Ages 8+

Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend - Mohonk Mountain House
Through March 17, 2019 - New Paltz

Mohonk Mountain House is the ideal destination for girls' getaway weekend. Surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, enjoy a weekend of live music, cocktail tastings, makeup and skincare sessions, yoga classes, and an award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room. Complete your weekend with nature-inspired treatments at our Spa, named the #1 Resort Spa by Condé Nast Traveler.

Guillaume Bresson Momentum - FIAF Gallery
Through April 17, 2019 - New York

In richly layered paintings, New York–based French artist Guillaume Bresson uses classical techniques to elevate contemporary subjects and imaginary landscapes—carnivals, breaker waves, and woodland scenes—to profound statements. In collaboration with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, FIAF presents Momentum, Bresson's first solo show in the US. The show will feature recent paintings that address current divisions in a globalized world—class struggles, migrations, and gender inequalities—echoing the writings of socially conscious French novelist Édouard Louis. Drawing upon influences going from Caravaggio to Jeff Wall, Bresson inserts modern-day figures into timeless grisailles, eschewing anachronism to merge past and present.

Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker's Perspective - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2019 - New York

Artist Mort Gerberg grew up with a pencil in his hand, creating cartoons from the time he was a young boy in his native Brooklyn. Illustrated with a sensitivity and humor that have made him beloved by his audiences, his work has been featured in major publications, including the New Yorker and Saturday Review. The 100 cartoons on view in this exhibition cover a range of topics, such as life in New York City, women, youth, old age, and politics. Curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

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