If you missed the “super wolf blood moon” lunar eclipse (and the meteorite that hit it) earlier in the week, don’t fret. New York City has plenty of space-inspired events happening this weekend to make up for it.
Eating & Drinking
This isn’t your normal dinner party. Instead, the hosts of this underground Brooklyn soirée find culinary inspiration from the 1902 French adventure flick A Trip to the Moon. The result will probably be—pun completely intended—out of this world. Saturday, January 26; 7:30–11:30 p.m.; secret location
Actors Millie Bobby Brown and Jessica Chastain and singer-songwriter Patti Smith voice the cosmos in the new virtual reality experience Spheres. Written by Eliza McNitt and produced by Darren Aronofsky, this three-part series is the first of its kind and will have audiences traversing the universe—without ever leaving Rockefeller Center. Through Sunday, March 3; 600 Fifth Avenue (at Rockefeller Plaza), Midtown
Live Music & Dance
The nine musicians and dancers of Echo Ensemble are charged with “creating evolving architecture of movement and sound” in the world premiere of Brooklyn composer Jonah Udall’s newest piece, One. The performance required more than two years of research to come to life and plays with the repetitive qualities of echoes as they ring out in a single space. Sunday, January 27; 7 p.m.; Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), Lower East Side
Director Ioanna Katsarou draws from Euripides’s plays Hercules and Alcestis, along with original material, to explore the meaning of heroism in our time. Hercules: In Search of a Hero, performed by a multiethnic cast, aims to answer the question: What does it mean to be a hero today, when moral certainty is questioned every day? Through Sunday, February 10; Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (off Pitt Street), Lower East Side
The gruff, wiseacre comedian Colin Quinn maps our current political fault lines in a new stand-up act for the endless age of Trump. In Red State Blue State, he promises to expose the hypocrisies of both the left and the right, so be sure to bring your MAGA and pink pussy hats. Through Sunday, March 3; Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street), Greenwich Village