Passover! Easter! Earth Day! NBA playoffs! NHL playoffs! Music! Theater! Warm weather! How will you ever decide what to do?! Here's a little guide to get you started.
Friday, April 22
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th Street
Price: Free WIth A $7 Bar Minimum
Olivia Newton John is a muse from Mt. Olympus in this 1980 musical and cult-classic. Her mission? To inspire Michael Beck and Gene Kelly to open a nightclub/roller-rink called Xanadu. AND Electric Light Orchestra does the music. The film will be introduced by Ben Greenman of The New Yorker.
Where: Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, 530 W 22nd Street
Art star Kara Walker exhibits some of her signature silhouette graphite drawings and a recent set of hand-printed texts.
Where: Triskelion Arts 118 N 11th St., at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
When: 8pm (Fri-Sun)
20 choreographers and clowns will gather to perform narrative dance numbers to prove that dance need not always take itself so seriously.
Saturday, April 23
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park (on the Brooklyn waterfront underneath the Brooklyn Bridge)
When: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Spring is finally here! Bring the family to Brooklyn Bridge park and celebrate! The Brooklyn Bridge conservancy has invited the Easter Bunny, AudraRox!, and Butterfly Boogie with the Wildlife Theater Company. You cans spot some birds with Brooklyn birdwatcher, Carolyn Murphy or participate in an egg toss, egg roll, or duck race. Also, Beautiful Earth Group will also be there to make solar power bead necklaces. ALSO, Jacques Torres Chocolates will be supplying the game prizes...
Where: Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street
When: Showtimes at 1:10, 4:25, 7:20
Price: $12.50 (2 movies for 1 ticket)
W.C. Fields, the man James Agee called "The toughest and most warmly human of all screen comedians" gets his Film Forum tribute. For the price of one ticket you see two of Field's movies: IT'S A GIFT, in which he plays a New Jersey grocer who dreams of moving to California to grow oranges, and The Dentist, where Fields stars as an unconventional dentist...The two movies combined only clock in at 90 minutes but make for a lot of laughs.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street Brooklyn
When: 9:00 pm
A drunken, nostalgic trip back thirteen years. The way the Bell House describes it: "lace up your Docs, tie that flannel around your waist, put on that matte brown lipstick, and set your VCR to record Party of Five."
Where: White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson Street
Price: $20 For Adults, $15 For Students/Seniors
Local actors from the Bakerloo Theater Project will take you on a tour through some of the village's most historic watering holes while sharing stories of the literary heavyweights who used to drink there. Also, they will get you drunk.
Sunday, April 24
When: April 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Fifth Avenue 49th-57th Streets , New York NY
Go to midtown and see adorable kids and ridiculous adults march around wearing big, Easter-themed hats.
Where: St. Ann's Warehouse, DUMBO, 38 Water Street
When: Shows at 2pm, 7pm
If you're maybe not in the mood to celebrate Easter, and feel more like an Iraq War drama, check out "Black Watch", the acclaimed play from the National Theater of Scotland, back on stage by popular demand.
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