Weekend Fun

Leading Ladies! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: September 21–23, 2018

To be, or not to be? Ask Janet.

Photo by Joan Marcus

A Brit plays the role of a Frenchwoman who takes on the Bard. The only thing more tragic than the story of Hamlet is missing playwright Theresa Rebeck’s take on the actress who risked it all.

Eating & Drinking

You might want to skip your bottomless brunch ritual this weekend. The Brooklyn Night Market is open for business, with $5–$7 eats from your favorite vendors like Waffle Totz, Baba’s Pierogies, and Moffle Bar. You’ll have to pace yourself—this foodie extravaganza runs until midnight. Friday, September 21; 4–11:59 p.m.; The Well, 272 Meserole Street, East Williamsburg

Eat, eat, at this damn spot! / Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Night Market
Immersive Experience

This multidisciplinary “live immersive alien movie” will suck you into its cinematic vortex. An original score, strange lighting design, and unconventional staging will illuminate the lives of several high school seniors whose futures are about to be altered forever. Through Saturday, October 6; The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue), East Village

Theater

The amazing English stage star Janet McTeer (who we interviewed for our People Who Make NY Special column) returns to Broadway as one of the greatest actresses who ever lived, Sarah Bernhardt. In Theresa Rebeck’s period comedy, Bernhardt prepares for her most demanding role: Hamlet. Through Sunday, November 11; American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Midtown

Yes, the caption in the photo above this one was a bad Shakespeare joke. / Photo by Joan Marcus
Music

Afrofuturist pop star, model, actress, queer activist, and all-around millennial icon Janelle Monáe is at the height of her career. You may be less familiar with electropop duo Sofi Tukker and New York DJ Va$htie, but they’ll be part of the fun alongside Monáe for the womanly website Bustle’s first outdoor Rule Breakers mini fest. Saturday, September 22; 1–8 p.m.; LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park

Family

Get STEM-spired and geek out on robots, 3-D-printed fashions, autonomous cars, and a giant fountain powered by Coke Zero and Mentos at the World Maker Faire in Queens. Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens

Not kidding around. / Photo courtesy of World Maker Faire
Museums

Morbid Anatomy has returned from the dead to bring its newest exhibition, “Bridging Two Worlds,” back to Brooklynites obsessed with the ghoulish and macabre. The arcane museum has taken up residency at, unsurprisingly, Green-Wood Cemetery, where it will debut new artifacts that will help explain a soul’s journey from life into death. Through Saturday, December 2; Saturdays and Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; Green-Wood Cemetery; Fort Hamilton Gatehouse

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