Try something new this weekend! Step out of your comfort zone with a new MoMA film exhibition, a Balkan music and dance festival or the Vogue Knitting Live event. Explore our hand picked list of things to do this weekend in NYC below.
January 11, January 14 at 7 p.m.
Feinstein’s at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street
Talented singer and actress, Tracie Thoms makes her debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below. She was famously seen on the hit Broadway shows Falsettos, Rent and Stickfly. Thoms will be performing songs from her previous shows and showbiz classics. For more information visit here.
Cruel and Unusual Comedy
January 13 - January 26
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street
A unique compilation of silent-era short films that find humor in dark issues will premiere at the MoMA. Themes will include domestic abuse, political anarchists, ethnic stereotypes and violence. The screenings consist of several films that will run for about 90 minutes. For more information visit here.
January 13 - 15
Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway
The hit comedian who just recently received an Emmy and a Critics Choice Television Award for his role on the FX show “Baskets” will be performing this weekend. Tickets are $41. For more information visit here.
Vlatne Uste Golden Festival
January 13 - 14
Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn
Experience New York’s only music and dance festival that celebrates 32 years of live Balkan, Roma music and more. This year’s festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and will feature dozens of live music playing on four stages. For more information visit here.
January 13, 8 p.m.
King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street
The psychedelic ‘60s band is celebrating their 50th anniversary. Drummer Carmine Appice, keyboardist Mark Stein, guitarist Vine Martell and bass played Pete Bremy will be playing there most popular hits. Get ready to hear You Keep Me Hangin’ On and People Get Ready. Tickets are $35. For more information visit here.
Vogue Knitting Live
January 13 - 15
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway
Vogue Knitting magazine will be hosting a weekend-long celebration for both veteran and beginners. Explore the world of knitting with more than 200 classes to choose from. There will also be vendors selling yarn and accessories, knit-couture fashion shows and free yoga and hand massages. For tickets and more information visit here.
The Beauty of Queen Leeane
January 13 - February 5
BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton Street
The entertaining dark comedy that won Martin McDonagh a best-play Tony award in 1998 is back. Staring Marie Mullen and directed by Garry Hynes this play is a must see! Tickets are $25-$110. For more information visit here.
January 13 - February 19
St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street, Brooklyn
Phyllida Lloyd, famously known for directing Mamma Mia and multiple all-woman Shakespeare productions is back again. With her final third of the trilogy, this production is a must see. Harriet Walter will be playing Porspero. For more information visit here.
Where Do We Go From Here: MLK And The Future of Inclusion
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street
This year’s theme for the Apollo Theater and WNYC’s annual MLK day event raises a question Martin Luther King Jr. asked nearly 50 years ago. The event will be hosted Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd and will include many panelists such as Commisioner Nisha Agarwal and Tamika D. Mallory. For more information visit here.
New York Jewish Film Festival
Through January 24
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street
This year’s film festival will include about 30 narrative and documentary films, panels and workshops. The eclectic array of films chosen include Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe, Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M and Hummus! The Movie. For more information visit here.