We would like to thank the Academy—and New York City—for this impressive list of which-do-we-choose weekend events.
Eating & Drinking
After today, the Poughkeepsie-based Plan Bee Farm Brewery might just become one of your new favorites. It’s making the Metro-North trip again for NYC Beer Week for a collaborative weekend pop-up with LES gem Fool’s Gold. Trust us, you’ll have more than one type of buzz during this honey-tinged, four-course brunch. Sunday, February 24; 2–6 p.m.; Fool’s Gold NYC, 145 East Houston Street (between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets), Lower East Side
Will Lady Gaga take home multiple prizes? Will Netflix dark horse Roma continue to dominate this year’s awards scene? Before you find out, brush up on the Academy Award nominations and test your knowledge at (Le) Poisson Rouge’s seventh annual The Big Oscars Quiz Thing!, one of NYC’s top trivia events, hosted by Andy Peeke. Post–game show, watch the spectacle on the big screen—and take bets on if it can wrap up in three hours. Sunday, February 24; 5:30 p.m.–1 a.m.; (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets), Greenwich Village
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The interactive technology showcase Teknopolis 2019 is back at BAM for another year of multisensory art and performance installations. The world’s best digital artists and pioneers will challenge your mind with a series of augmented reality exhibitions, virtual reality projects, and kid-friendly 360-degree film experiences. Saturday, February 23–Sunday, March 10
The stage is a particularly resonant space for spirits, the supernatural, and spooky activities—from the ghost of Shining City to the séance in Blithe Spirit. Now Dylan Guerra and director Laura Dupper explore a group of strangers coming together to commune with the dead in a production of SubletSeries Co-op: Let’s Have a Séance. Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m. Here, 145 Sixth Avenue (between Spring and Dominick Streets), SoHo
Singer-songwriter Lorely Rodriguez records as Empress Of, combining metal, R&B, electronic, and experimental themes into songs that are best understood as diverse and intelligent riffs on contemporary pop-radio tunes. She’s headlining her largest set of shows yet at the Hall at Elsewhere, and you might want to jump on tickets ASAP—her Saturday performance is already sold out. Friday, February 22; 7 p.m.; Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Avenue, Bushwick