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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (Dec. 21 Edition)

December 21, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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Hello and happy holidays, you beautiful lovers of all things weird and wonderful. Once you’ve picked up all those last-minute presents, it’s time to #treatyourself in the form of tickets to the coolest shows NYC has to offer. We’ve got it all this week — from an interactive underwater wonderland to a sexy rock ‘n roll circus, there’s something here for everyone. Ready, set, get weird.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Manhattan, Downtown

Men in drag dancing on pointe. What more could you ask for? This hilarious retread of your favorite classic ballets is probably the zaniest dance extravaganza in the city — it’s also on pointe (pun intended).


Sex, Aerial & Rock’N’Roll
Manhattan, Downtown
Circus, Burlesque

There’s a lot going on here, not gonna lie. We’ve got world-class aerialists, burlesque performers, and contortionists, all brought together by an epic classic rock soundtrack.

Golden Girls Live: The “Lost” Christmas Episode
Manhattan, Midtown
Drag, Parody, Comedy

This one sells itself — it’s an all-male portrayal of the silver-haired single ladies in the Christmas episode that never actually was. This lovingly crafted (and absolutely hilarious) drag parody of everyone’s favorite sitcom is perfect for all you Blanche, Dorothy, and/or Sophia fans out there.

Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours
Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Tour, Spooky!

Fans of the supernatural, buckle up (literally). Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tour takes you around Brooklyn — in plush leather seats, no less — to uncover the borough’s most essential supernatural hotspots.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Manhattan, Midtown

Thalassophobes be warned — this immersive ocean-centric experience is like Blue Planet on steroids. From watching a fight between two giant squids to walking through a realistic kelp forest, this exhibit’s got some serious “wow” factor.

Color Factory
Manhattan, Downtown
Exhibit, Pop-up

The most vibrant experience in town, Color Factory is a collaboratively-produced, multisensory art installation that focuses on the brilliance of the color in our everyday lives. Get your IG-posting fingers ready because this exhibit is ready for its close-up.

Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour
Manhattan, Uptown

Lovers of obscure New York movie trivia rejoice — this guided tour takes you around Manhattan, showing you the real-life locations behind the iconic scenes from “Elf,” “New Year’s Eve,” and more.