Hi! I am in Ireland! I keep almost getting hit by cars because the reverse traffic pattern makes me feel like I am trying to read a book through a mirror! Also I keep saying things like “HIYA!” to try and fit in! (It is not working!)
Anyway, YOU are in America (presumably), so I will still fulfill my obligation to tell you what’s going on this weekend that’s good! (And there’s a lot of stuff! Dolly Parton tributes! The Oscars! A Broad City screening! Which is our GIF theme! And more stuff!)
Before we get into the details, let’s first talk about some rad stuff you might’ve missed on BYT this week while you were busy feeling depressed that I am a whole ocean away!
- First, there’s LESS THAN A MONTH until we kick off Death Becomes Us, our true crime festival! GET TICKETS OR REGRET IT FOREVER!
- And it was Valentine’s Day! We asked Antoni from Queer Eye, Kim Petras, Aparna Nancherla, Mari Andrew and more to give us their biggest deal-breaker questions to ask someone they’re dating!
- We also asked some of our favorite people why they love NYC! Turns out people love the water, and also the dogs!
- I spoke to Adia Victoria about her new record, which is out TOMORROW, and about how America is getting a root canal right now!
- We saw LP at Terminal 5 and it was magical!
- We also saw Happy Death Day 2U and thought it was p. good!
- (Alita: Battle Angel not so much!)
Thursday, February 21
- For starters, obviously get to 3DB for Seoul Train, an LGBTQ K-Pop party hosted by SOJU from Drag Race! Tickets are $15+.
- You should also get to the Bell House for a Mean Girls drinking game! Tickets are $15 a pop.
- Or for something a little less lowbrow, head to Nitehawk for The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts ft. a Q+A w/ the filmmakers!
- But maybe you want to combine your love of the occult with your love of fitness, in which case head to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15.
- In terms of tunes, my top pick for tonight is a $28+ Blackalicious show at LPR!
- This is followed V. CLOSELY by a Summer Heart and Brothertiger show at the Knitting Factory! Tickets are $15 each.
- You can also catch Bob Mould Band and Titus Andronicus at Brooklyn Steel for $30…
- …or hit up Rough Trade for a $15 Lily & Madeleine show!
Friday, February 22
- My top pick for tonight is CLEARLY Dollylujah, which is a Dolly Parton tribute happening at the Bell House for $15.
- In the rest o’ tunes land, we’ve got a $15 Show Me The Body show happening at Brooklyn Bazaar…
- …plus Empress Of will be at Elsewhere for $20!
- Meanwhile, Adia Victoria’s at Rough Trade for $15…
- …Quinn XCII’s at Terminal 5 for $29-$33…
- …and Julia Holter’s at Warsaw for $20!
- For comedy, head on over to Union Hall! It’s a new round of Lo-Fi ft. Blythe Roberson, Karen Chee, Ayo Edebiri and MORE, and tickets are just $8-$10 a pop.
- Or if you’d rather just watch a movie, chug-a-lug an espresso and get to Nitehawk for midnight screenings of Hereditary and Bound!
Saturday, February 23
- For LOLs, be sure to swing by the Bell House for Comedy Outliers: One More Time ft. Brandon Collins, Mike Brown, Dan Soder, Emma Willmann and more! Tickets are $20-$25 each.
- Meanwhile it’s City Winery’s 10th anniversary show, and Jo Firestone and Dave Hill are on the lineup! Tickets are $25+ each.
- More into tunes? You can catch The Knocks at Brooklyn Steel for $25!
- Plus hi up Analog for a $35+ show from 1-800-Dinosaur ft. James Blake DJ set and more!
- Speaking of dance vibes, you can also get to Brooklyn Bazaar for a new round of Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off! Tickets are $15+.
- Or if it’s queer dance vibes you’re after, head to Metropolitan for Honey Please from 6pm to 10pm! No cover!
- AND there’s a Drake vs Beyonce dance party happening at Lot 45! Free w/ RSVP!
- Or if you’re trying to go nostalgic, hit up Gutter Bar for a prom party! Tickets are $8 a pop.
Sunday, February 24
- First up, make sure to grab tickets to Sibling Rivalry Live at the Bell House ft. Bob the Drag Queen and Monet X Change! Tickets are $30+ a pop.
- You should also make a beeline for Chelsea Music Hall, where you can catch an experiential screening of Broad City w/ Green Screen! Tickets are $22+.
- In terms of tunes, you can catch an Elvis Depressedly show at the Knitting Factory for $15…
- …or get to The Footlight for a $10 show from Pecas!
- Or if you’re more into learning, Catland’s hosting a $15 Witchcraft 101 course today!
- But you also might want to watch ye olde Academy Awards, in which case head to Syndicated for their free viewing party, or to Littlefield for The Skint’s free viewing party…
- …or if you want a more interactive experience, get to Caveat for their $18 Oscars shebang!
- Just wanna watch a movie and not be bothered about the awards ceremonies? You can swing by the Oculus for a free screening of Finding Neverland!