Oh wow, welcome back to another weekend, you guys! Last weekend my Uber driver decided to take me on a pit stop to LGA when all he needed to do was cross the Williamsburg Bridge from Manhattan to BK! What a cool and fun time! Joke’s on him, though, because I introduced him to the principles of simulation hypothesis at 2:30am! Try enjoying the peace and quiet of driving around in the middle of the night when in fact we may all just be pawns in a giant game of futurist Calvinism, Robert! Anyway, my weekend is going to be much more boring this time around; I’m headed down to Baltimore to watch my nieces be excited about the Easter Bunny. If I were to stay in NYC, though, I’d be hella impressed by all the going out options! For example, you can head to a plethora of nostalgic dance parties, can hit up the opening weekend of Smorgasburg, can watch Spring Breakers (our GIF theme, duh!) and more! Before we get into the details of all of that, here’s some rad stuff you might’ve missed on BYT this week:
- Before we stray too far from simulation hypothesis, I talked about just that with of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes!
- I also took a couple of photos at March For Our Lives NYC, and I even got to see Sir Paul McCartney, albeit briefly!
- Will Friedle told us if he ever gets an IG, the first photo will be of him, Ben Savage ‘n Rider Strong. And we support that so hard.
- I went to a k.d. lang show and it was like a gay retirement home! And I mean that in the best way!
- Should you watch the Roseanne reboot? We did, and here’s what we thought.
- Speaking of TV, here’s our suggestion box for future seasons of American Crime Story.
- We went inside artist Maggie O’Neill’s studio, and it’s goals AF.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
- My first inclination is that we should all creep around 64 Dobbin in hopes of being blessed by the vision of Gloria Steinem, who’ll be there for a Q+A which is SOLD OUT, UGH. (Hence the creepin’.)
- Or kick things off with some t-t-t-t-tunes at Baby’s All Right! Rogue Wave will be playing Asleep At Heaven’s Gate, and tickets are $22-$25 each.
- Meanwhile, Drive-By Truckers will be at Brooklyn Bowl for $25…
- …and you can continue to get REAL nostalgic at Brooklyn Steel via a Dashboard Confessional gig tonight! Tickets are $39+.
- Just wanna cut a rug? Head to Good Room for a $25 evening w. Digitalism!
- Comedy-wise, head to Union Hall for Resist: A Fundraising Comedy Show ft. Mamoudou N’Diaye, Blair Imani, Yedoye Travis, Nore Davis and more! Tickets are just $10.
- You should also get to the Bell House for Never Again: A Night To Benefit Stoneman Douglas High School ft. Mike Birbiglia, Lena Hall, Jo Firestone, Dave Hill and more! Tickets will run you $25 apiece.
- Or if le cinema is more your speed, hit up Videology for a $24 screening of The Age of Innocence ft. bonus glass o’ champagne!
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
- First off, get to the Knitting Factory any time before midnight for free admission to an emo/pop-punk/alt-2000s dance party!
- Of course, if queer dance parties are more your jam, head to DROM for a new round of Hot Rabbit! Tickets are $12.
- Plus you can hit up NIGHT TWO of Drive-By Truckers at Brooklyn Bowl tonight! Tickets are still $25 a pop.
- You can also swing by Elsewhere from 10pm onward for KUNST w. Amber Valentine and more! Tickets are $10-$20.
- More into Curtis Harding? Head to Bowery Ballroom for a $20 show tonight!
- For so-bad-they’re-good cinema vibes, get to Syndicated for a $4 midnight screening of Crossroads!
- Speaking of midnight screenings, as promised above, Nitehawk’s playing Spring Breakers tonight!
- Or if you’re more into hakuna matata vibes, hit up the Bell House for a $12 Lion King party! (I am not a Disney-obsessed adult, but power to you if you are!)
- Just wanna drink whilst you watch your movie? Catch a $32 screening of Sideways ft. bonus wine tasting at Videology!
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
- For starters, BLACK 2018 is here! Get your music ‘n art fix w. the rest of the cool kids for $78.
- Strictly tunes-wise, TOKiMONSTA’s at Brooklyn Steel tonight for $22-$25!
- You can also swing by Sony Hall for a $30+ Mura Masa DJ set…
- …or just kick back w. Laura Stevenson at Sunnyvale tonight for $12!
- Broke? Dance it up for free (before midnight) at a dark new wave party at Saint Vitus!
- In terms of LOLs, head to Union Hall for a new round of It’s A Guy Thing w/ Catherine Cohen, Mitra Jouhari and more! Tickets are just $6-$8 a pop.
- (Plus stick around for Super Video Bros ft. Mike Brown, Dillon Stevenson and more after that! Tickets are $8-$10.)
- Speaking of Mike Brown, you can catch him with Josh Gondelman, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Aparna Nancherla and more at the Bell House for The Feel Good Show! Tickets are $10.
- Or if it’s film you’re after, probably catch a $24 screening of Frances Ha at Videology ft. bonus Belvedere!
- (You can also hang out for a $12 Desperately Seeking Susan drinking game at midnight!)
- Just wanna learn? Get to Catland for a course titled Bioregional Animism for the Urban Witch, which sounds tight AF! Tickets are $20.
- YOU CAN ALSO LEARN HOW TO KEEP BEES! I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU WOULD NEED TO POSSESS THIS KNOWLEDGE BUT HOW CAN I NOT MENTION?! (What if you like, trained a bee army to do your bidding.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 1
- Happy Easter or whatever! Obviously go spend it at the opening weekend of Smorgasburg 2018! (Everybody likes resurrections, especially when that which is being resurrected is a food market!)
- Plus Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting an open house (for free!) where you can wander around ye olde bone gardens from noon until 5pm to see if anybody besides Jesus cares to rise from the dead today!
- Speaking of risings, while I don’t usually (read: ever) encourage religiousness, you can nip up to the Bronx tor a commemorative Easter Rising of 1916 Mass in honor of when the Irish said fuck off to the British in the biggest way since the 1700s, which was p. badass and makes me feel fired up! (Bonus – Irish breakfast to be served at 11am!)
- Tunes-wise, catch Dark Tea, Beverly and more at The Glove!
- Meanwhile, Bandits on the Run will play a fundraiser gig at Pianos for $8!
- You can also just go lie on the floor and listen to music at Nowadays during a new round of Planetarium! Tickets are $20.
- In terms of movies, you can catch The Muppets Take Manhattan at Museum of the Moving Image…
- …or celebrate zombie Jesus properly over at Videology, where Night of the Living Dead is screening in its fully restored glory today for $12!