Winter may be dreadful, but wings, human beat boxing, pop tarts, and the Oscars NOT so white are here to save the weekend.
Who doesn’t love an event where a wet nap will be a necessity? Time Out NY is presenting a series of Wingfests in the best of the best boroughs (sorry Staten Island and the Bronx). The drool-worthy event starts this Saturday at Studio Square in Astoria, Queens. Sample the best of the best wings Queens has to offer, all while washing it down with two beers. Tickets are $35 and there are two session times to choose from.
The NY Public Library is beginning a series of free monthly after hours events, starting this Friday. To celebrate the NYPL new exhibition, “Love in Venice,” they will have specialty cocktails, Italian snacks, guided curator tours of the Love in Venice exhibition, music and dance lessons, mask-making, and short Venetian films from the Library’s archives. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Who ever said librarians or bookworms don’t like to party?
NYC really has it all, including a human beatbox festival.
The experimental theater, La MaMa, is “excited to present beatboxers to give them a platform outside of the club scene.” The American Human Beatbox Festival is curated by Kid Lucky, a renowned beat-MC who has the unique ability to simultaneously create vocal beats and rhyme. Tickets for the various performances are $15 and up. Just don’t try to embarrass yourself by imitating them.
With last year’s hashtag of #oscarssowhite, this year we can take pleasure in the fact that diversity has spread to the big show. The Skint is hosting a free party at Littlefield in Brooklyn this Sunday for you to watch the stars in all their glory. RSVP for a free glass of champagne, popcorn, a red carpet, voting booth and free drinks. Pretend like you’re Hollywood royalty, if only for one night.
Not to make yet another millennial generalization, but we are nostalgic for ANYTHING from our childhood. The Pop Tarts Pop-Up café that Kellogg’s produced in Times Square is definitely no exception to that. Open until this Sunday, feast your mouth on a variety of pop-tarts concoctions, including tacos, burritos, and pizza. Your 8-year-old self truly lives on.
For events to keep you going throughout February, check out the below:
The Rubin Museum in Chelsea offers free admission every Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m., and also includes a free music series. Their café becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening’s DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m. with a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. If you’re coming with a large group, make sure to make reservations for this coveted evening.
@brooklynragamassive at @Rubinmuseum Feb 24. #brooklynragamassive presents #TheUnstruckSound, an interactive concert inspired by the Vedic concept of Anahata Nada, the primordial sound that emanates from the universe. #thingstodoinnyc #theoverart #nymuseum #rubinmuseum #tibetanart #nyc #chelsea #raga #music