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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC This Weekend (Sept. 21-23)

September 14, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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It’s September so now you can get weird and also wear a sweater! We’ve got a rockin’ roster of events this weekend from a puppy pop-up (yes, really!) to Abigail Breslin dancing (also, yes really!) So, don’t fall into that old pattern of star-fishing on your bed with a cube of cheese and fall in love with one of these events instead.

Human’s Best Friend
Manhattan, Union Square
Immersive, Pop-Up, Dogs

If the adorable image of the dog above hasn’t already convinced you that you must go to this event, you may have no heart so we’ll appeal to your logical brain instead. Human’s Best Friend is a new shareable experience for dogs and the humans who love them. In partnership with over a dozen local NYC rescues, HBF will feature adoptable pups available for petting, playing and overall adoring. Your visit to Human’s Best Friend helps dogs everywhere because they are donating 10% of profits to rescue partners who save pups around the world! So get some amazing Instagram #content and save dogs at the same time. Win-win.

 

Broadway Mixology
Manhattan, Midtown
Class, talk, immersive

To drink or not to drink, that is the question…Well it’s not a question here at Broadway Mixology. Our friends at Show-Score have collaborated with Bond 45 to create the ultimate Broadway insider experience. You’ll get to taste test cocktails as the tales are told, and leave with some great tidbits about which stars drink what.

 

Stars in the Night
Brooklyn, DUMBO
Immersive, Theater

Ready for an an intimate and immersive theatrical adventure? At “Stars in the Night” you’ll be one of 12 audience members exploring multiple locations in the historic waterfront district of DUMBO. It’s a full sensory experience with food and drink so buckle up and head to Brooklyn.

 

Roseanna Vitro @ Birdland
Manhattan, Midtown
Jazz, Cabaret

If you’re looking for a swanky night, Birdland is always a great bet. This legendary jazz venue in the heart of Midtown is perfect for intimate jazz performances and Grammy-nominated Roseanna Vitro is sure to be spellbinding. You’ll feel cool af with a martini in hand swooning to Roseanna’s crooning.

When Change Comes
Manhattan, Chelsea
Dance

Danced to hit standards from the 1930s, 1960s, and the 2000s, “When Change Comes” features seven dancers, three vocalists, and a five-piece band. It’s an all-star cast including Abigail Breslin, Jerome Bell, Matt Cusson, and Daniel Watts alongside Broadway cast members from “Hamilton” and more. It’s done in Mark Stuart Dance Theatre’s unique brand of explosive and empathetic storytelling.

 

Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight
Brooklyn, Bushwick
Dance, Circus, Cabaret

Boys. Butts. Burlesque. Olé! Company XIV’s latest spectacle re-imagines the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Before you Uber outta Bushwick, grab a hot toddy at Idlewild or a glass of wine and a perfect brick oven pizza at Union Pizza Works.