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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (May 24 Edition)

May 24, 2019 by CJ Schwartz
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We’re at that point in the year when you’re wearing shorts with a sweatshirt while carrying an umbrella because the weather is weird. It’s almost time for that vacation you’ve been planning for what feels like five years but still isn’t here because time is weird. Why not just embrace the weird and surround yourself with more of it? Take a look at our list below to find the weirdest and most wonderfully perfect experiences for you.

Everything that happened and would happen
Manhattan, Uptown

Part performance, part construction site. Welcome to this ever-changing chaotic world inside Park Avenue Armory, imagined by director and composer Heiner Goebbels.

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Queen of Hearts by Company XIV
Brooklyn, Bushwick
Dance, Immersive

Fall down a burlesque rabbit hole and experience an exotic “Alice in Wonderland.” With circus, opera, magic, and more, Company XIV creates a world of its own.

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Original Sound
Manhattan, Downtown
Off-Broadway, Play 

The music industry is a tricky place to be. When a young beat-maker calls out an up-and-coming pop star for stealing his track, heart, hardship, and hilarity ensues.

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The Law Firm: Law and Disorder
Manhattan, Midtown
Off-Broadway, Comedy 

The Upright Citizens Brigade is home to the city’s best comedians and…lawyers? “The Law Firm” is a fully improvised show, inspired by an audience member’s real-life testimony.

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The Enigmatist
Manhattan, Downtown
Magic, Immersive

Escape the city heat — and reality itself — and experience mind-bending illusions and entertaining riddles from the mind of New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong.

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OSCAR at The Crown
Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Immersive, Dance

Sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde? Check. If you’re in need of a dance party with a side of history, this is the place for you.

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Manhattan, Midtown
Off-Broadway, Play

Watch as artists and performers bring life to a tiny world through film, live sound, and puppets. You’ll wish you could stay inside this world forever. 

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