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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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One of the magical things about living in New York City is the amazing theater and art constantly on display. While there is no shame in a boozy brunch, if you’re looking for something new and unique to do this weekend, check out our recommendations of things to see that are a bit off the beaten path. Here’s our guide to what’s weird, wonderful, and (mostly) cheap this weekend (April 20-22) in New York City.

Her Kind
Tribeca, Manhattan

Opera On Tap is not just for “opera people.” The company perform in a tiny, intimate theater, and you are fully encouraged to have a beer in hand. Their latest creation, “Her Kind,” is a cabaret-style classical concert that explores what it means to be a woman in today’s society.

Get tickets from $15. 


Dream Machine
Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Immersive experience

This is possibly the most Instagram-worthy event ever. “Dream Machine” is a new pop-up interactive experience right off the Bedford L stop. It’s nine rooms of sparkling bubbles, ball pits, cotton candy, and generally dreamy installations. Bonus points: Kids under 3 are free with their adult(s) and there’s a storage area for strollers.

Get tickets from $38.


What the F*** Do We Do
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Are you freaking out about global warming? Head to the downtown brainy nightlife favorite CAVEAT and hear some scientists and experts speak. Then, they’ll hand the mic to comedians who will help you process what you just learned. Still freaking out? Stay after for the apocalypse-themed afterparty.

Get tickets from $15. 


V.4 Dance Festival
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Just look at the pictures from “V.4 Dance Festival” and you’ll immediately want to spend your 4/20 watching the boldest dance-makers from The Visegrád Group (V4) (the cultural and political alliance of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) dance in gorgeous costumes.

Get tickets from $15.


East Village, Manhattan

If you love downtown theater, you’re probably already as obsessed with Colt Coeur as we are. Whether you’re already in the fan club or just want to see a great intimate production, head over to New York Theatre Workshop’s next door space and check out  the world premiere of “Zürich”.

Get tickets from $25.

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