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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (Feb. 15 Edition)

February 14, 2019 by Josh Waldman
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It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, also known as National Discount Chocolate Day. Before you head out to your nearest Duane Reade and stock up on Reese’s hearts, comb through this week’s Weird and Wonderful for something new and exciting to light your fire. From an immersive board game experience (yes, for real) to a night of riddles led by the New York Times’s crossword constructor, , check out some of the weirdest, most wonderful goings-on in NYC.

Passport to Iron City – Alita Experience NY
Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Musical, Comedy

Ever since “Jumanji” came out, we’ve always wanted to be part of a life-size board game (minus the perils of the jungle). “Passport to Iron City” brings that experience to life, catapulting you into the dystopian world of “Alita: Battle Angel” as a game piece in a fully immersive board game.


The Enigmatist
Manhattan, Downtown
Magic, Mentalism

David Kwong is the New York Times’s crossword craftsman extraordinaire. Join him at the High Line Hotel as he recreates the mysterious world of the Riverbank Estate for an evening of illusions, puzzles, and riddles.

BLANK! The Musical
Manhattan, Midtown
Improv, Comedy, Musical

No script, no rehearsal, all laughs. Every night, the cast of “BLANK! The Musical” solicits ideas from the audience before weaving together a new musical on the spot. This show really couldn’t go on without you.

Thirst Trap Comedy with Anya Volz
Manhattan, Downtown

Hosted by New York comedy darling Anya Volz, Thirst Trap is a monthly series that features some of today’s hottest (and funniest) comedians.

Eddie and Dave
Manhattan, Downtown
Off-Broadway, Play

This gender-bending new play from Amy Staats (Atlantic Theater’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) follows the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking ’80s rockers. Catch it before it closes on Sunday!

Blue Man Group
Manhattan, Downtown

They’re bald, they’re blue, and they’re ready to blow your mind. Join the Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theatre for a night of music, laughter, and surprises.