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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC this Weekend (June 7-10)

June 6, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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June is one of the best months of the year to get out and experience all that NYC has to offer. Broadway buzz surrounding the Tony Awards? Check. Music festivals? Check. Everything in between? Check. Get weird this weekend with booze, Betty Buckley, and butts (lots of butts).

Northside Festival
Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint
Festival, Music, Talks, Panels

It’s finally here, and we could not be more stoked, Northside Festival takes over Brooklyn this weekend. With more than 300 concerts in 4 days, there’s something for everyone. We’re particularly excited about Liz Phair at National Sawdust, OSHUN at Knitting Factory, and Parquet Courts aboard the Liberty Bell.  Intimidated by Northside? Check out out complete guide here. Did we mention we have 20% off music badges so you can experience all of this for $60? Because…we do and you can.


American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade
Manhattan, Lincoln Center

Have you ever seen a comedic ballet? Get over to Lincoln Center ASAP and see just how funny ballet can be with the colorful comedic piece “Harlequinade.”  It runs under two hours, including an intermission so sashay over to Sugar Factory for decadent dessert in a plush leather banquette.


Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Play, New Work

Don’t be afraid to check out “Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf,” a sharp-witted parody from the Obie Award-winning Elevator Repair Service. This hilarious reinvention of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is equal parts loving homage and feminist take-down. So whether you’re a fan of the classics or preparing for the theatrical revolution, this is the show for you.


Boylesque Bullfight by Company XIV
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Burlesque. Circus. Dance. AdultBooze. Boys. Butts. Brooklyn. If you like any of those things, you’ll love Company XIV’s latest show, which erotically re-imagines “The Story of Ferdinand” as an all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Keep your night spicy with noodles at new neighborhood fave, General Debs or cool off with frosé on the patio of The Rookery.


Betty Buckley: Hope Album Release
Washington Square, Manhattan

If you’re a musical theater lover, you’ll be sure to treasure the memory of seeing the legendary Betty Buckley live at the intimate Joe’s Pub. Catch the Tony Award-winning actor in New York City before she hits the road to star in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!”


Everybody Hates Us (But Not Tonight, Baby!)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

This night of comedy is born out of one question: what would you do if you stopped caring about how other people felt about you? Experience this uninhibited night of comedy with tacos, margaritas, and your own IDGAF weekend vibe. We’re especially looking forward to seeing our pal, drag queen sensation Marti Gould Cummings strut her stuff onstage.


Guilty Pleasures Presents: The Sirens
West Village, Manhattan
Cabaret, Variety, Concert

If “The Great Gatsby” meets “Mad Men” meets “Video Vixens” sounds like the night of your dreams, wake up and grab a ticket to this retro-pop-musical theatre cabaret at the Duplex. Guilty Pleasures is a fierce feminist group and they’ll knock your socks off with their bad-ass belting. After all the high notes, end on a sweet note with some Big Gay Ice Cream.

Plan ahead alert!

Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Land
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Museum, Comedy, Talk

This tongue-in-cheek “debate” pits luminaries in two areas of science against each other, and you decide who wins. Panelists include conservationist Carl Safina and animal behavior expert Lori Marino (Team Sea) facing off against zoologist Jarod Miller and primatologist Mireya Mayor (Team Land). If you love laughing and learning, this is the perfect event for you.