Weekend Fun

Edible Art! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: January 18–20, 2019

Bartender art is a thing…and we want in.

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You know what can make art even more beautiful? Cocktails!


Join civic leaders from around the world—including the #MeToo movement’s Tarana Burke—in paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of music, conversation, art, and film at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Monday, January 21; 10:30 a.m.; 30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene

Weekend Events NYC January 18-20 2019
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Eating & Drinking (& Art!)

Art looks better after a few cocktails, so it only makes sense to combine the two into one high-end soirée celebrating both industries. After successful stints in Los Angeles and Chicago, the roaming fundraising event Art Beyond the Glass comes to Tribeca for its inaugural year; all proceeds will directly benefit the women-led nonprofit Sokoloff Arts. Sunday, January 20; 2–7 p.m.; Town Stages, 221 West Broadway (between Franklin and White Streets), Tribeca


Creativity takes on new meaning at this year’s Outsider Art Fair, where more than 60 exhibitors will display works from around the world. The event will be split into two sections: drawings and zines by artists from China and works affiliated with late dealer Phyllis Kind. Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, January 20, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Chelsea

Weekend Events NYC January 18-20 2019
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Health & Fitness

No plans this weekend? When in doubt, climb it out—but make sure to do it at Brooklyn Boulder’s Thaw Out + Warm Up event. Seasoned and beginner climbers are welcome to join small group classes, which will include boot camps, yoga, and challenges (like blindfold climbing!) led by the facility’s sponsor, Adaptive Climbing Group. Saturday, January 19, BKB Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Avenue, Long Island City and Sunday, January 20, BKB Gowanus, 575 Degraw Street, Gowanus


A foreign service official and two wary young diplomats role-play scenarios in a Washington, D.C., basement conference room in the semi-immersive thriller Intelligence. Writer Helen Banner plays with the boundaries of theater, reality, and politics in her new play, directed by Jess Chayes. Through Sunday, February 3; New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street (between Second Avenue and Cooper Square), NoHo

Weekend Events NYC January 18-20 2019
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Live Music

“Hands down, one of the best musical events that happens in NYC,” says music expert Meera Dugal. Join her in celebrating the Balkan community at the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a two-day event showcasing traditional music, dance, and art. Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19; Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope

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