Guide to the Weekend: Spring Break Pre-Game

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Spring break is just one more week away!  Who can wait?  Go out there now! 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 

The Armory Show

Friday & Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-7pm, Piers 92 and 94 Twelfth Ave. at 55th St. (212-645-6440)

It’s the best that the above-ground art world has to offer, featuring both contemporary and modern art. For all you art history majors to show off.

Price: $10 students  

Fountain Art Fair

Daily 11am-7pm, Pier 66 12th Ave & W 26th St

If, like the Impressionists of yore, you’re done with “establishment art,” this underground indie affair will tantalize your (color) palate.  The city’s best of the under-the-radar come together for one weekend only. 

Price: $5 suggested donation

Friday and Saturday 

Eyebeam’s Alternate World’s Fair

Nightly 9pm-2am, Eyebeam 540 W 21st St (212.937.6580)

In all good Worlds’ Fair tradition, this expo explores our modern concept of utopia with Juan Maclean and Tim Sweeney providing the background beats.  Expect a plethora of intriguing multimedia pavilions, including surveillance balloons, a World of Warcraft-inspired living space, and even a computerized prayer booth with a direct line to the guy upstairs. 

Price: $15 in advance/$20 at door/$30 weekend pass 

Awaji Puppet Theater Company

Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 2:30 & 7:30pm, Japan Society 333 E. 47th St. nr. First Ave. 

A weekend-only celebration and performance of this ancient Japanese three-man puppet show.  Before the evening performances, a “puppet expert” from Cornell will be on-hand to answer questions.

Price: $42 


Friday Night Dinner  

Friday 6:30pm, Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health 48 W. 21st St., 2nd fl (212-645-5170 )

Every Friday night, future grads of the Natural Gourmet Institute put together four-course vegetarian meals for members of the public.  It’s like a thesis presentation you can eat!  And BYOB to, since they don’t have a liquor license. 

Price: $34 



Saturday 10pm, Santos’ Party House 100 Lafayette St. nr. Walker St

The heavily-advertised band plays downtown one night only.  According to Apple’s extensive ads, they’re good enough to download, and must therefore be good enough to rock-out to in person.

Price: $15-20 

Elegantly Wasted Saturdays with Velizar

Saturday 9pm-4am, Element 225 E. Houston St. nr. Essex St. (212-254-2200)

It’s an electronic dance party, with weekly special guest DJs.

Price: $10/$5 before midnight 

Memorizing Championships

Saturday 9am-5pm, Con Edison Grand Auditorium, 4 Irving Pl., at 14th St.

Memorization masters confront fifty-line poems, series of numbers (up to 500!), and recall the order of decks of cards.  These people are for real. 

Price: Free to watch 


Girls Write Now Day

Sunday 4-6pm, The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th St, 2nd floor

Young girls participating in the program, Girls Write Now!, read from their work and garner your support.  As young as they are, they’re pretty good—it’s a worthy celebration of International Women’s Day.

Price: $10-20 suggested 

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  1. arttt

    your links to eyebeam and fountain need to be switched

  2. free!

    skeletons in the closet @ postcrypt art gallery (basement of st. paul's)
    friday 8-10 pm
    free wine, free food, etc. etc.

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