It’s cold AF outside here in NYC, but it’s about to feel a little springier, y’all! SUNDAY = TIME TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS DOT COM! This also means you’re gonna lose an hour of sleep due to ye olde leaping ahead, so plan your hangover recovery accordingly with the inevitable bonus AM struggle, okay? ‘Cause there’s a lot happening the next few days that could lead to hangovers of the physical and/or emotional variety, from International Women’s Day celebrations to screenings of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in memory of Luke Perry but also IWD-appropriate AND our GIF theme) to Antoni Porowski, Robyn, the Armory Show and beyond!
Before we get into all of the details, here’s what you might’ve missed on BYT this week if you were too busy dramatically reenacting the “Rent” scene from RENT with all your neighbors because winter in NYC in March!
- DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS TO DEATH BECOMES US (our true crime festival) YET?! It’s two weeks away, and shows are selling fast!
- Speaking of which, we’re having a special screening of Zodiac at Nitehawk Williamsburg during Death Becomes Us! Which makes it extra-great that we got to interview Director of Programming/Special Projects (and all-around great human) Caryn Coleman about how she has a total dream job!
- And speaking of total dream jobs, we also interviewed a circus ringleader, NBD… (slash like, I don’t really believe in circuses, but still p. tight…)
- Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old, wrote a queer-bait-y song titled “Wish You Were Gay” and I, a 31-year-old, wish she hadn’t!
- TFW you get sucked down the fake bags vortex…
- Phil Runco had a chat to Mike Krol about his new record, which features all of the infectiously fuzzy power pop you could ever want! (Phil also spoke to The Beths! I have a big crush on The Beths!)
- And I spoke with Potty Mouth about their new record, which they said feels like a real big fresh start! (I also asked them loads of questions about their friend Caramel, who is a ball python!)
Thursday, March 7
- Kicking things off in the arena of tunes, we’ve got Aurora, Sean McVerry and Talos taking over at Brooklyn Steel! Tickets are $25.
- Meanwhile, Bellows will be at Rough Trade w/ support from Emily Reo and Onlyness! Tickets to that one are just $12.
- For cinematic times, head to Nitehawk for a special screening of Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story ft. bonus Q+A w/ superfans Dennis and Lois!
- In terms of LOLs, you can spend an evening w/ Sasheer Zamata over at Baby’s All Right! Guests include Michelle Buteau, Liza Treyger and Alex English, and tickets are $12 each.
- If comedy and folk music vibes are your jam, then head to Union Hall for the latest round of Friends Who Folk with Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley, plus tonight’s special guests Lorelei Ramirez, Rachel Pegram, Milly Tamarez and Drew Anderson! Tickets are $10 a pop.
- Speaking of Lorelei Ramirez, you can also catch the opening reception of Ordinary Nightmare: *paintings and material things by Lorelei Ramirez* over at C’mon Everybody! (Free!)
- And speaking of free things, you can catch the weekly screening of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 over at Syndicated for all of $0 tonight!
- Or if you’re just trying to get in touch with your witchy side tonight, head to Catland for a $15 Intro to Practical Spellwriting course!
Friday, March 8
- My top pick for tonight is CLEARLY for you to hang out with our favorite human of all time at the Bell House for Antoni Porowski & Friends! Tickets to the show are $35 each.
- It’s also the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of Tinder Live w/ Lane Moore, and tonight she’s got Janeane Garofalo swiping with her over at Littlefield to celebrate! Grab tickets for $15 each.
- (You can also stick around for Ladies First: A Dance Party Celebrating Badass Women of Music! Tickets are $10 each.)
- Speaking of badass women, Sally Roesch Wagner and Gloria Steinem will be at the New School to talk The Women’s Suffrage Movement tonight! Admission is $15, or $25 if you want a bonus signed copy of the book.
- Plus T Kira Madden will be at Books Are Magic to talk about her debut memoir, The Tribe of Fatherless Girls, with Rick Moody! (Free to attend!)
- In terms of tunes, you might want to consider selling off one of your slightly less vital organs on the black market in order to gain the necessary funds to see Robyn at MSG! (Probably worth it, TBH…)
- But you can also always dial it back with another highly recommended (by me) show at Baby’s All Right, aka an evening w/ Sir Babygirl! Tickets are $10-$12 each.
- If live band karaoke is more up your street, then head on over to Union Hall for exactly that! Tickets are $12-$15 each.
- Just wanna watch a movie? There’s a midnight screening of Mad Max: Fury Road over at Nitehawk Williamsburg tonight!
Saturday, March 9
- First, you can catch a brunch screening of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in honor of Luke Perry) at Nitehawk Prospect Park this morning! (Or if you can’t make it today, there’s another one tomorrow.)
- If you’re more into live readings, then head on over to Books Are Magic for a special presentation of Laia Garcia’s Psychic Taste ft. special guests Tavi Gevinson, Mitchell Kuga, Thora Siemsen and Amy Rose Spiegel!
- In terms of comedy, Union Hall is where it’s at! First up is a show from Marcella Arguello which’ll run you $12-$15, and after that is Her-icane: All Female-Identifying Stand-Up Comedy for Disaster Relief ($8-$10) ft. Kate Villa, Jenny Gorelick, Alex Song, Nina Tarr, Shalewa Sharpe, Mariah Smith and Katie Jo!
- Plus it’s Adam Ruins Everything Live over at the Bell House! Grab a $37.50 ticket before they’re all sold out, duh!
- AND the inimitable Andy Borowitz will be at BAM for $30!
- More in the market for t-t-t-t-tunes? Get funky w/ Tower of Power over at Brooklyn Bowl! Tickets are $30 each.
- You can also catch a 7″ release party from Surfbort for $15 at Market Hotel…
- …plus Her’s will be playing Music Hall of Williamsburg for $18-$20!
- Personally I feel like we should have the best of all worlds at 001: A SPICY CELEBRATION; drinking, dancing, art by WOC+QTPOC creators and MORE, all for free w/ RSVP!
Sunday, March 10
- For starters, swing by a Lady Parts Justice-presented sing-along/shout-along screening of Dirty Dancing! In addition to the movie, there’ll be plenty o’ activism going on in support of clinics, so snag a $15 ticket and GO!
- You can also go talk about d-d-d-d-drugs at Central Library (Brooklyn Public Library), where Brooklyn Psychedelic Society is presenting God in a Bottle, a chat on ketamine and other dissociatives! Hamilton Morris (who you might recognize from Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia on Viceland) is one of the panelists, and tickets are $20-$30 each.
- For the full cultural/learning package, head to Pioneer Works for this round of Second Sundays ft. open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education! Free to attend!
- For LOLs, get to Union Hall for an evening with the one and only Chris Redd! Tickets are $20-$25 each.
- In terms of tunes, you can hit up Baby’s All Right for a $25 Reignwolf gig!
- Or like, if you just really wanna hang out with Amanda Palmer, grab a copy of her new record for free admission to a short performance, Q&A, reading and signing at Rough Trade! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Meanwhile, IT’S (AH ME) MAR10 DAY! Go celebrate at Nintendo NYC, duh!
- Lastly, it’s the final day to catch this year’s Armory Show! Tickets will run you $57 a pop.