It’s not Aruba, but it’s something.
Some of us may be visiting family, taking drugs and impregnating one another near the Caribbean, or just doing homework. But others are taking the break to spend a week exploring New York City, and Bwog hasn’t forgotten about them! Here’s our list of fun things to do during the free week.
- Tomorrow night, experience an evening of classical music at Miller Theatre. The event is called Two x Four, and the violinists will play four double concertos from Bach to Phillip Glass. The orchestra features a good number of students from The Curtis Institute, the soloists’ alma mater. Tickets $7 with CUID, as always.
- Seth Meyers is coming to the 92nd Street Y on Monday and will be performing an event “in conversation with” Bill Carter. Tickets start at $29. David Cross and Michael Cera are coming a few days later, but you can’t see them ’cause they’re already sold out.
- The Kaufman Music Center presents the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival. The festival ends on March 23rd and showcases original collaborative performances that are different each night. There don’t appear to be any details regarding who plays each night, but it’s guaranteed to be an interesting and unique surprise. Tickets $15 with CUID.
- A Trip from Here to There opens at the MoMA, an exhibit feature native Colombian Mateo Lopez’s work. The artist spent two years (2008-2010) travelling through his country and sketching ordinary objects he came upon in great detail. Entrance free with CUID.
- The Pearl Theatre is hosting an open rehearsal of Julius Caesar with John Douglas Thompson as Brutus. Thompson has been called “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation” by the New York Times, and you only have to pay $20 to see him this time.
- The Gagosian Gallery downtown presents an exhibition of recently deceased Helen Frankenthaler’s work. Entitled “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” the exhibit will have works created during the 1950′s from both private and public collections.
- If you’re feeling wealthy, Nitehawk Cinema is having their second Film Feast featuring the film Amelie and a traditional French five-course meal cooked by celebrity chef Sara Nguyen. Tickets are close to $100, but check out the menu and you’ll understand why.
NYC’s only true “beach” via Andrew F. Kazmierski / Shutterstock.com