The weekend is finally here! Unwind after a long week of work with various unique exhibitions popping up all over the city. Whether it be Raúl Ruiz's film exhibition or Dubuffet's first museum retrospective, any choice is a good choice. For all the cheese lovers, enjoy a day filled with dairy at the Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest! For more information on what to do this weekend read below.
Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest
December 10, 6-9 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard
Treat yourself to over 75 artisanal cheeses from more than 15 New York State creameries. There will also be cheese heavy dishes from talented New York City chefs, Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse, Alfonso Zhicay of Casa del Chef Bistro and more. For more information visit here.
The Winter’s Tale
Through December 11
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Shakespeare lovers commence! To honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, London director Declan Donnellan and Cheek by Jowl are putting on the iconic play. Tickets are $68-$110. For more information visit here.
New York Motorcycle Show
December 9 - 11
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street
For all the motorcycle lovers of New York, the show is back! This year there will be a stunt show, live music, custom bike show, display of vintage bikes, marketplace for gear and much more. The event also has a kid zone! For more information visit here.
The Butterfly Conservatory
December 10 - May 29
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Prepare to be amazed! Enter a 1,200 square foot and 80 degree vivarium filled with hundreds of butterflies, tropical flowers and green vegetation. Various species from monarchs to zebra long-wings and paper kites will be flying about. For more information visit here.
Merry Tuba Christmas
December 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m
the Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 Fifth Avenue
Celebrate the holiday season with the annual Merry Tuba Christmas. Led by conductor Chris Wilhjelm, hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players of all age groups will be gathered around the rink playing Christmas carols. For more information visit here.
Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raúl Ruiz
Through December 22
Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
Learn all about the talented Chilean director Raúl Ruiz’s life and work. Explore his stylistic experimentation and selected works from his career featuring Three Sad Tigers and The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, City of Pirates, Three Crowns of the Sailor. For more information visit here.
Peter and the Wolf
Through December 11
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Although it’s abbreviated, this Peter and the Wolf should not be missed! This version features narration, direction and design by famous fashion designer Issac Mizrahi. For more information visit here.
Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962
Through January 2
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
Inspired by children’s drawings, graffiti and psychiatric patients, Jean Dubuffet is known for his unique and iconic paintings. This first museum retrospective includes about one hundred drawings from Dubuffet’s career. For more information here.
December 11 - April 23
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
An entire exhibition devoted to director Scorsese is opening this Sunday! Don’t miss a collection of costumes, props, screenplays, set photographs and a special preview of his upcoming film. There will also be screenings of his films made after 2000. For more information visit here.
Through June 25
Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th Street
An a cappella musical has hit Broadway! Following the lives of 11 New Yorkers, this musical is not only filled with beautiful songs, but will also have the whole audience laughing. Co-author of many “Frozen” songs, Kristen Anderson-Lopez is part of the creative team. Tickets are $89-$159. For more information visit here.