Bring on the green! It's St. Patrick's Day weekend and we have the best ways to celebrate down below. If the holiday scene isn't for you, check out the opening exhibitions, plays and festivals we have listed for this weekend.
St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 11 a.m.
Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets
Celebrate the luck of the Irish! Watch over 400 marching units as they march their way up Fifth Avenue celebrating the holiday. The parade will also be broadcasted on NBC/4 and live-streamed on the event website. For more information visit here.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue
This 1988 sci-fi horror flick from John Carpenter follows a man who discovers he can see aliens by wearing special sunglasses. Recently, Carpenter stated his movie is about “yuppies and unrestrained capitalism.” Find out for yourself, tickets are $15. For more information visit here.
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Through March 18
Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Avenue
The annual three-day debacle is back for St. Patrick’s Day 2017! Deck yourself in all things green, purchase a $10 wristband at the Village Pourhouse and explore the many drink specials at surrounding bars. For more information visit here.
Romeo Et Juliette
Through March 18
Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Plaza
Last chance! Don’t miss out on the final performances of the season. This operatic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod is a must see. The three hour play stars Stephen Costello and Pretty Yende. Tickets are $27-$460. For more information visit here.
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
March 18, 7:30 p.m.
King Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd Street
It’s time to get down with the great ladies of Motown music. Dance the night away to classic hits from her most recent album Home to You. Tickets are $36.50 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information visit here.
NYC Coffee and Tea Festival
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street
Caffeine lovers rejoice! Stroll through over 75 exhibitors and get a taste of their finest coffees and teas. The exhibit hall will include free seminars, sweet and savory foods and multiple tastings. Tickets are $25. For more information visit here.
Theater Babe, Dream Your Dream
March 18-March 20
92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
In honor of Women’s Month, the 92Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists are presenting Dorothy Fields
and the Women of the American Songbook. The show will feature Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden, Mary Rodgers and more talented women of the theater. Tickets are $30-$75. For more information visit here.
Whitney Biennial 2017
March 17-June 11
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street
The Whitney is bringing it’s traditional “survey of the current state of American art” to its new location. Curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks, the exhibit will feature painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film, photography, performance and more mediums from over sixty artists. For more information visit here.
Marsden Hartley’s Maine
Through June 18
Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue
This American modernist artist gained most of his inspiration from his home state residing in Maine. The new exhibition includes over 90 paintings and drawings by not only Hartley, but also by those who greatly influenced him. Featured artists include Paul Cézanne, Utagawa Hiroshige and Winslow Homer. For more information visit here.
Through January 13
Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway
From the authors of Les Miserables, the 1991 musical Miss Saigon is back on Broadway! The show features acclaimed stars Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer and Rachelle Ann Go. Tickets are $39-$165. For more information visit here.