Weekend Fun

Brainwave! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: April 5–7, 2019

With great power comes great art.

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From brainy art exhibitions to boozy brewery crawls, we’ve got your absolute must-dos lined up for the weekend.

Eating + Drinking
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We didn’t think it was possible, but Downtown Brooklyn just got cooler. Dekalb Market Hall is hosting its very first (and, hopefully, annual) Craft + Carry Crawl, where lucky crawlers will get a taste of 16 beers from eight beloved breweries all in one boozy afternoon. Don’t bother arriving prepared—participants get their own souvenir mug. Sunday, April 7; 2–5 p.m.; 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn


In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a successful manufacturer of airplane parts tries to keep a lid on the fact that his faulty goods might have doomed pilots in battle. Tracy Letts and Annette Bening star as beleaguered parents torn by pride, greed, and guilt in Arthur Miller’s hard-hitting social drama from 1947, All My Sons. Through Sunday, June 23; American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Midtown

Live Music
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If you’re unfamiliar with the genre-defying work of singer, rapper, and songwriter Margret Wander, aka Dessa, we’ll be happy to educate you. She’s performed at Lollapalooza, with the Minnesota Orchestra, and even on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape. Now you can check her stage-commanding presence at Le Poisson Rouge. Saturday, April 6; 8 p.m.; 158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets), NoHo

Pop-Up Performance

Acclaimed site-specific, experiential performance creator Third Rail Projects (the brains behind Then She Fell) is back with a new multidisciplinary series commissioned by Arts Brookfield. Enter the Oasis, where actors discover they have the ability to create their own personal haven; their story unfolds over a two-week-long period of 10 daily vignettes—with a full-length show of all episodes scheduled for the evening of the last day of performances. Friday, April 5, 12:10–1:10 p.m.; Monday, April 8–Friday, April 12, 12:10–1:10 p.m.; Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. (full-length). Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street (off West Street), Financial District

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The Rubin Museum of Art’s longest-running program series, “Brainwave,” returns for another season of onstage conversations, film, and immersive visitor experiences—all of which aim to explore how the mind works in everyday life. This spring you’ll hear from neuroscientists and notable personalities (such as Dr. Jill Blakeway on the power of energy medicine, and Dr. Moran Cerf on the power of failure), who will speak on this year’s theme—you guessed it: power. Through May; 150 West 17th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Chelsea 

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