This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, skip the pub crawls and go green in an environmentally friendly way.
Eating + Drinking
How did Andrew Zurica dream up New York City’s number-one food-truck burger? Certainly not in a traditional way. Join this burger-preneur at Dekalb Market Hall as he discusses his transformation from drug trafficker to the creator of Hard Times Sundaes. Friday, March 15; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
Musical theater powerhouse Andréa Burns (In the Heights) plays Hollywood comedy star Judy Holliday in a new bio-play, Smart Blonde, set a year before the actress’s untimely death. While sitting in a Manhattan recording studio, Holliday recalls highlights from her life and career. Saturday, March 16–Saturday, April 13; 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), Upper East Side
Artists Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Jose Capaz, and Fabelohung (Roberto Fabelo Hung) have based their newest site-specific exhibition,“En El Monte,” on the propaganda battle between the U.S. and Cuba in the 1990s. The show will feature 10 virtual reality video works that were filmed in New York, Havana, and Key West. Through Sunday, April 21; Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook
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Spending nearly a decade as a touring band properly prepared the Brooklyn–to–Mexico City Afrobeat collective Antibalas to shoulder the challenges of Broadway, where many members of the group were part of the house band for the acclaimed musical Fela!. This two-night Brooklyn Bowl event celebrates Antibalas’s 20th anniversary—a rich history of five studio albums, collaborations with Grammy Award winners, and changing the game of funky Afrobeat music. Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16; 8 p.m.; Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrate your Irish heritage and help clean up the city at the Green Plogging Art Run, where you’ll complete a 5K run while viewing gorgeous artworks and picking up trash along the way. Saturday, March 16; 10–11:30 a.m.; ConBody Bootcamp Studio, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), Lower East Side