Load up on matcha, espresso, and oolong at this year’s coffee drinker’s festival…you’re going to need the caffeine boost to take advantage of the jam-packed weekend of music, food, and a brand-new Wonderland.
In a crumbling Newark, New Jersey, public school, a boy with a Bible and a photographic memory befriends a cranky lunch lady. Together they share life lessons about youth and old age in Chisa Hutchinson’s urban drama, Surely Goodness and Mercy. Through Saturday, April 13; Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), Midtown
Eating + Drinking
Don’t expect to get much sleep this weekend. At the Coffee & Tea Festival, more than 75 exhibitors will serve up their best pours to New York’s caffeine addicts. When you need a break from the cold brews and espressos, learn how to latte the Italian way or find your perfect tea blend through science at one of the two-day event’s special seminars. Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24; Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
Welcome to a brand-new Wonderland. Permafrost Theatre Collective puts its own spin on Lewis Carroll’s classics in Are You Alice, a multidisciplinary production that uses dance, music, and puppetry to explore the tales’ largely understated themes of womanhood and self-acceptance. The entire cast is made up of an all-female/noncis troupe of actors that will take on Carroll’s more enigmatic stories, like The Jabberwocky and Walrus and the Carpenter. Sunday, March 24; noon–1:30 p.m.; The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Midtown
Rediscover your beauty—inside and out—at Westfield World Trade Center’s third annual weekend health and wellness campaign. Head to the Oculus from now through Sunday to celebrate Women’s History Month in style: meditation with YogaCare, boxing 101 sessions, Pilates, fashion pop-ups, and free samples of Kusmi Tea and Sugarfina. Through Sunday, March 24; Church Street, Financial District
Two reasons to not miss Harlem Stages’s Wepa! Movement, Culture, and Music: Bronx and Washington Heights natives Patty Dukes and Reph, respectively, use rhyme and music to tell the story of their Puerto Rican and Dominican families’ migration to New York City, while the Curtis Brothers mix hip hop, samba, rock, and jazz as they show how Latin American culture has influenced the sounds of today. Saturday, March 23; 150 Convent Avenue (between West 134th and 135th Streets), Harlem