10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, May 4, 2017

You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers! With rainy days behind us, it’s time to get out and explore everything NYC has to offer. Check out what’s in store for this weekend below. 

Immortal Chi: A Warrior’s Quest for Balance

May 5-6, 7:30 p.m.

Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street

A story of a Tai-Chi master as he fights to regain inner energy and balance. The performance features an all-women percussion ensemble, traditional costumes, weaponry and more. Tickets are $29-$39. For more information visit here.

Vanishing Point

May 5-6

IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas

Considered one of the greatest car chase movies to ever be captured on celluloid, Richard C. Sarafian’s 1971 cult classic is a must see. Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.

John Hardy x Själ Skincare Pop-Up

May 6-7, 12-5 p.m.

John Hardy NYC Flagship Store, 118 Prince Street

Inspired by the healing power of gemstones, John Hardy is partnering with Själ Skincare for Mother’s Day to offer själ’s signature bio-regenerative healing energy facial. The pop-up will be open from 12-5 p.m. For more information, visit here.

Holi Hai

May 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ball Fields, Governors Island

Celebrate the coming of spring at this year’s Holi festival! Put on an all white outfit and prepare to get colorful. Participants must pre-order colors to throw during the event. There will also be live music, food vendors and dance performances. For more information visit here.

The Skivvies

May 5-7, 9:30 p.m.

Feinstein’s 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street

Don’t miss out on this unique comedic musical performance. Instead of imagining the audience in their underwear, The Skivvies prefer to perform their distinctive mashups stripped down in their own underwear. With unique sound from their cello and ukulele, the show is a must see! Tickets are $30-$70. For more information visit here.

Frieze New York

May 5-7

Randall’s Island Park, 20 Randall’s Island

Stroll through work from over 200 galleries around the world at this annual visual arts event. The fair includes book signings, site-specific works and more. Tickets are $46 for adults and $25 for students and children. For more information visit here.

PEN World Voices Festival

Through May 7

Various venues

The United States’ only international literature festival is back. This year’s theme couldn’t be more fit: gender and power. Featured speakers, panelists and readers include Trevor Noah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marlon James and Patti Smith. For more information visit here.

Red Bull Music Academy Festival

Through May 21

Various venues

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of music in NYC at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. The eclectic lineup is filled with a wide range of composers, DJS, musicians performing in venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. For tickets and more information visit here.


May 5 – June 4

Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street

Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer-winning playwright brings back her 1996 play. The play is inspired by a true story of a South African woman who gets scrutinized for her body in 19th century London. Tickets are $30. For more information visit here.

Can You Forgive Her

May 5 – June 11

Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street

Celebrate Halloween a bit early this year. Playwright Gina Gionfriddo and director Peter DuBois collaborate in this serious comedy about Halloween night. Tickets are $79. For more information visit here.



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