Guide to the Weekend: Mardi Gras and Midterms
Written by Bwog Staff
Since Fat Tuesdays is inconveniently placed during the week, carry the festivities into this weekend with these helpful hints:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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!
Friday and Saturday
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).
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)
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.
Saturday and Sunday
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)
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
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!)
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.