10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Watch a play or musical this weekend! With new theatrical performances popping up around NYC, there’s got to be one for everyone. If theater isn’t your thing, check out the festivals and concerts we have in store for this weekend below. 

The Wild Bunch

April 28-30, 11 a.m.

IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas

Revisit the Western with Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 classic. The film stars William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates and explores the porous wall between U.S. and Mexican borders. Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.

NYC Parks Street Games

April 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park, 112th Street and First Avenue

Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon with pogo sticks, jump ropes, yo-yos, hula hoops and so much more. There will also be a performance by the hip-hop breakdancers and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. For more information visit here.

Sakura Matsuri

April 29-30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue

Celebrate Japanese culture surrounded by cherry blossoms at the annual festival. There will be live music, traditional tea presentations, origami workshops, classic Japanese treats and more. Tickets are $30. For more information visit here.

Bacon and Beer Classic

April 29-30

Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens

Did the name catch your eye? If so, don’t miss the chance to be surrounded by a wide variety of bacon and beer. Taste dishes from over 40 restaurants including Salt & Bone and Bang Cookies and beer from Big Alice Brewing and Fire Island Beer Co. Tickets are $69-$79. For more information visit here.

Highline Ballroom 10th Anniversary Celebration

April 29, 8 p.m.

Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street

The iconic Highline Ballroom is celebrating a decade of memorable musical performances with Laurie Anderson. Known for incorporating multimedia and technology into her performances, the show is a must see! Tickets are $37.50-$50. For more information visit here.

John Pizzarelli

Through May 6

Cafe Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street

Talented jazz guitarist and vocalist, John Pizzarelli is back in NYC with a new cabaret show. Featured songs from Johnny Mercer include Blues in the Night and Accenutate the Positive. Tickets are $85-$160. For more information visit here.

Here/Now Fesitval

Through May 21

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Calling all ballet enthusiasts! The New York City Ballet will be hosting a four-week festival with 43 ballets from 22 different choreographers to celebrate their previous work. Tickets are $30-$175. For more information visit here.

Pacific Overtures

Through May 27

Classic Stage Company, 136 E 13th Street

An off-Broadway hit! John Doyle directs this performance following a commodore as he sails to Japan on a U.S. mission to open trade relations. The musical tells the story of a samurai and a fisherman and their struggle to find peace. Tickets are $71. For more information visit here.


Through June 4

Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street

Now extended due to popular demand! Described simply as “a play about people telling stories about telling stories,” Annie Baker stars in this captivating play. Tickets are $30. For more information visit here.

A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York

Through September 4

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue

Don’t wait all summer to see this one. The Museum of the City of New York is presenting the late Todd Webb’s iconic photographs of the city after World War II. Tickets are $18. For more information visit here.


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