10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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Wherever your interests may lie, we’ve got you covered this weekend. Cat lover? Don’t miss Cat Camp at the Metropolitan Pavilion! Book worm? Check out the annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair. Check out the variety of events going on this weekend below. 

MOFAD @ Night

March 10, 6 p.m.

Museum of Food and Drink, 62 Bayard Street

The latest exhibition Chow: Making the Chinese-American Restaurant explores the 170 year history of Chinese restaurants in America. This MOFAD event gives you the chance to explore the exhibition, speak with the staff and enjoy drinks and snacks. Tickets are $20. For more information visit here.

Cat Camp

March 11-12

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

Calling all cat lovers, learn more about your feline friend or adopt a new one! This year’s Cat Camp will include an “Ask Me Anything” booth with a cat behavior, cat-focused vendors, a rescue story roundtable and many adoption events. Tickets are $20-$85. For more information visit here.

Brooklyn Folk Festival Preview Concert and Barn Dance

March 11, 7:30 p.m.

St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street

Brooklyn’s annual folk festival may not take place until April 28, but enjoy a preview of what’s going to come this weekend. With singer Eli Smith and Balkan music duo Eva Salina and Peter Stan, the concert will be an exciting event raising money for St. Ann’s Church. Tickets are $20. For more information visit here.

The International Trilogy 

March 11, 3:30 p.m.

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow street

Oliver Assayas is known for the excitement, violence, sex, drugs and rock music in his movies. His International Trilogy includes Demonlover, Boarding Gate and Clean. Tickets will be $15 for each film. For more information visit here.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Through March 12

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue

Book worms unite! The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is back for the 57th consecutive year. Walk through hundreds of rare books, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and more. Bring up to five items on March 12 to receive advice and free appraisals. For more information visit here.

Flamenco Festival

Through March 12

New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street

Celebrate the annual festival of music and dance from Spain with performances by Juana Amaya, Patricia Guerrero, Jesús Carmona and Olga Pericet in Gala Flamenca. The festival closes March 12 with the premiere of Pisadas a feminist work by Pericet. Tickets are $35-$125. For more information visit here.

St. Patrick’s Open Day

March 12, 12-4 p.m.

Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street

Start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early this year! Enjoy music and dance performances and learn the basics of the Irish language. There will also be arts and crafts for the kids. For more information visit here.

Haram! Iran!: A Hard Look at Homosexuality and Islam

Through March 19

TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street

Jay Paul Deratany’s true story highlights the conviction story of two Iranian teenagers in Mashad, Iran struggling with their identities. Tickets are $20. For more information visit here

The Price

Through May 7

American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street

Arthur Miller’s drama highlights the value of sacrifice and one family’s struggle to make peace with the past. This extremely personal play stars Tony Shalhoub, Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito and Jessica Hecht. Tickets are $69-$162. For more information visit here.

Turner’s Modern Passages and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time

Through May 14

Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street

The latest exhibition highlights three paintings of ports by 19th century Engligh landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. Two of the paintings include Harbor of Dieppe and Cologne ad well as the third unfinished work from the Tate in London. In addition, 30 oil paintings, sketchbooks, prints and watercolors will be on display. For more information visit here.


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