British Jewels, the Grateful Dead, and other Weekend Ideas

Friday, April 13, 2018


Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do over the weekend. In a city like New York, there are just too many options. Fortunately, AVENUE’s editors have put their collective heads together and come up with a few suggestions, ranging from an immersive musical experience to an exhibition of jewelry. What unites them all is that they’re worth your time.


Mickey Hart at the Natural History

What a long, strange…DINOSAUR it’s been? This weekend, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will presenting his immersive musical project “Musica Universalis” at the Hayden planetarium.

Central Park West and 79th Street, New York

April 13th and 14th



We don’t normally suggest flying to California on such short notice. But it’s not normally Coachella, either. The music festival returns to Indio, California this weekend with headliners The Weeknd, Eminem and Beyonce. Make sure to check out our guide before you book your last-minute flight.

Indio, California

April 13th to 15th


London Originals

The 1960s were an exciting time for everything—and jewelry was no exception. Now, “London Originals,” a new exhibition of British jewelry from that period, is on view at Wright Gallery. It’s a dazzling show—literally!

Wright, 980 Madison Avenue, New York

Open now



Shop ’til you drop at the city’s newest shopping destination. Nordstrom’s has come to New York with a brand new men’s store near Columbus Circle. And it’s more than shopping—there’s a clubhouse for cocktails, too!

235 West 57th Street, New York

Open now


King Lear

My horse, my horse, my kingdom for a horse! King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays is being at staged at BAM this month, and Sir Anthony Sher is already being praised for his stunning performance as the doomed monarch.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Through April 29th


And for more things to do, be sure to check out Avenue’s Social Calendar.


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