Guide to the Weekend: Mardi Gras and Midterms

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Since Fat Tuesdays is inconveniently placed during the week, carry the festivities into this weekend with these helpful hints:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 

New Voices of Blue Note: A 70th Anniversary Celebration

Nightly 6:30pm-1am, 111 East 27th Street (212-576-2232)

The youngest (and therefore hippest) of the jazz labels, Blue Note, come together to blow you away this weekend.  It’ll be that same, sexy jazz with a contemporary twist.  It’s supposed to appeal to us young’uns, so check it out!

Price: $15-30 

Friday and Saturday 

New York Wine Expo

Friday 6-10pm & Saturday 2-6pm, Jacob K. Javits Center 655 W 34 St

600 different kinds of wine, and those are just the varieties available for tasting.  Wine producers from all over the world will set up shop to answer your questions and tease your palate.  Eat a big lunch before you go (or bringing along plenty of cheese to gnaw on).

Price: $75-95


The Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt

Friday 6pm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (877-9-GO-HUNT, ext 12)

This adults-only scavenger hunt uses clues in the art work to piece together the mystery of a (fictional) murdered curator.  Teams go up to 6 members, though if you don’t have anyone to go with and you still want to participate, they’ll match you up with other folks that lack adventurous friends.

Price: $34.50 (it’s supposed to include museum admission for students; call to see if there are special prices for CUID carriers) 

Midnight Yoga

Friday 12am, 59 West 19th Street at 6th Ave, 3rd Floor (212.414.2903)

Tired of the weekend midnight madness?  Check out this midnight chill-ness.  Live music and vinyasa flow will even you out as midterms approach. 

Price: $16  

Saturday and Sunday 

The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern

Daily until April 12th 10am-6pm, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard (718.817.8700)

This show celebrates one of nature’s most elegant creations, showcasing some of the world’s rarest specimens.  It’s a good excuse to find yourself a date (as if you needed one). 

Price: $18 (students with ID) 


Tiefschwarz and Jus-Ed

Saturday 10pm-4am, Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (212.584.5492)

Two experienced German DJs collaborate to bring you the very best in dance tunes.  These guys are like musical Siamese twins: friends that turn-table together, stay together!

Price: $15 advance/$20 at the door 

3-D Projection Show of World’s Fairs

Saturday 7:30pm, Gershwin Hotel 7 E 27th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-545-8000)

400 color images of the world’s fairs will blow you away when they’re popping out at you in craaazy 3D.

Price: $10 (includes 3D glasses!) 


An Afternoon to Spread the Love

Sunday 2-5pm, Home of Richard Marker and Mirele Goldsmith 174 E 74th St between Madison and Fifth Aves, Apt 14C

Learn about organic cooking and fresh foodie living at this function for like-minded New Yorkers.  Make sure to RSVP online!

Price: $15 suggested 

6th Annual Folk Feet Traditional Dance Showcase: Dancing the Dead

Sunday 2-5pm, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College 2900 Campus Road (at Hillel Pl (718-951-4600)

Different cultures come together to showcase their cultural modes of mourning, incorporating storytelling and folk dancing.

Price: Free!

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  1. Bwog  

    YOU should call to see if there are special CUID prices!

    too much effort?

  2. Bwog, Shameful  

    How could you not mention the Columbia Festival of Winds in this listing? It is a whole day of live of music in Roone Arledge, featuring five community concert bands, and a fundraiser for inner city music education. The program also includes special appearances by the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet and Manhattan Brass Quintet.

  3. explanations  

    sometimes, i silently yet violently flatulate in the anonymity of the library. sometimes i smell others do it as well. taken together, we are a festival of winds.

  4. Louisiana native  

    You celebrate Mardi Gras the weekend before Fat Tuesday, not the weekend after. Silly bwog.

  5. festival of winds  

    sounds like a subtitle to a castlevania game

  6. Cajun  

    The entire point of Mardi Gras is that you DO NOT party after Mardi Gras because it is LENT.

    I miss the South.

    • fellow coonass  

      laughing at celebrating mardi gras during lent. This is like the tourists that come down to NOLA to party ON mardi gras and are freaked out when midnight hits.

      eta: i am already on king cake withdrawal.

  7. midnight yoga  

    is at 10 pm, not 12 am.

    just thought i'd let you know http://www.laughinglotus.com/mainpages/midnight_guests.html

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