20 Best Things to Do this Weekend in NYC

April 1 – 3

New York Peace Film Festival, Charlie Parker's Yardbird, Affordable Art Fair, a couple of just opened exhibitions and the first showing of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into Night starring incomparable Jessica Lange and Gabriel Byrne. Read the rest of what the city's got for you below and whatever you do, have a wonderful weekend in New York.


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“Long Day's Journey into Night” the Play
With Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher Jr star in this revival of O’Neil autobiographical drama. The story of love and addiction remains as moving as ever. Don't miss your chance to see Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into Night with an incomparable cast.

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New York Peace Film Festival

This annual event not only shows festival-worthy films but also keeps its main goal—to promote the global peace and harmony.

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Basia Bulat Live 18+
Feat. Twin Lamb

Since she debuted in 2007, the Toronto-born and Montreal-residing Basia Bulat has performed alongside Nick Cave, Beirut, Sufjan Stevens and took part in tributes to The Band and Leonard Cohen.

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“Ideation” the Play

Dark and funny, “Ideation” combines elements of drama and comedy, moral issues and unexpected twists and turns. Sounds like a good choice for a night out, doesn't it?

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“Fully Committed” the Play

Fully Committed is a clever one-man show about the quirks and pitfalls of a restaurant business. Starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Lawrence Brownlee is a today's operatic legend, right as Charlie Parker used to be a jazz legend and still is. The Apollo Theater launches an expedition to the world of amazing saxophone jazz in an opera way.

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Affordable Art Fair

A spring edition of one of the most democratic art-related events in the New York City, where you can start or replenish your collection.

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“Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy” Exhibition

For the first time contemporary art lovers can watch Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy exhibition at MOMA since it became a part of the collection at the beginning of the new century. For Perth Amboy the artist took photographs of a home in New Jersey town, making reference to a miraculous accident.

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“Tuck Everlasting” the Musical

Claudia Shear, the Tuck Everlasting book writer, claims that the show is dealing with a little girl who has an adventure— she runs away from home and meets a family who is immortal. How do we live, knowing we die?

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NYC Craft Distillers Festival

Welcome to one of the most distinguished drink festivals showcasing the delicate work of craft distillers.

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“Henry V” at BAM

Between the joys of youth and the kingly ambitions and duties. Facing enemies both inside and outside of your realm. The last chapter of Shakespeare's royal family saga wraps up the King and Country cycle in Brooklyn Academy of Music this Spring.

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Macy’s Flower Show

Being allergic is the only reason to avoid the Macy’s store on Gerald Square during the last two weeks of March. Otherwise, you shouldn’t miss the Macy’s Flower Show 2016 for the world!

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Pokey Lafarge Live 18+
Feat. The Cactus Blossoms

He has a washboard in his band. Really. Pokey LaFarge is out there to give a hipsterized version of folk music sprinkled with jazz, country blues and more, drawing on his St. Louis roots.

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The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium

The multi-faced flower whose name is given in the East to lovely girls. It possesses thousands of species, a multitude of shapes and as many mysteries. One of the civilization's favorite flowers, the orchid never gets totally tame.

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“The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems” Exhibition

Great work behind seemingly silly and carefree pictures. A definite New York accent recognizable in drawn characters who are attractive to the audience of any nation and age. Mo Willems' works showcase both whimsy and art hardly separable from each other.

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“Dear Evan Hansen” the Musical

Laura Dreyfuss from Glee and Ben Platt from the Book of Mormon star in this musical by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul with libretto by Steven Levenson and direction by Michael Greif.

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New York International Auto Show

This is a dream event for all those who are crazy about rides. State of the art vehicles, engines and everything automobiles-related is to gather in NYC.

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“Blackbird” the Play 12+
Starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams

The past does not let go so easily. As hackneyed as it is, this simple truth keeps giving food for thought to authors including playwrights. The present case, Blackbird, is about the past that does not let go sexual abuser and his victim.

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“King and Country: Treasures from the Folger” Exhibition

Shakespeare's legacy is to be celebrated in BAM Harvey Theatre in the coming Spring not only by a majestic staging of the whole King And Country cycle, but also by an exhibition of Shakespearean paper artifacts generously provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library and The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

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