Billy's Antiques Funeral
Where: Billy's Antiques & Props, 76 East Houston Street; (917) 576-6980
When: Friday and Saturday, 7PM-12AM
The iconic tent housing the wonderful Billy's Antiques & Props is saying goodbye with a spectacle only owner Bill Leroy could host. The two day "funeral" will feature live musical performances, eulogies memorializing the tent, and special speaker Anthony Hayden-Guest. If you've ever purchased even a knick-knack from Billy's or simply marveled at his array of treasures, make sure to stop by and bid adieu!
The Armory Show
Where: Piers 92 and 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street; 212-645-6440
The city's most premier contemporary art fairs will be showcasing the very best the modern art world has to offer. Artists from all over the globe make up the exciting roster this year, including Kaikai Kiki Gallery's manga treats. For a teaser, check out our our preview.
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Where: Carlyle Restaurant, 35 East 76th Street; (212) 570-7192
When: Friday and Saturday, 8:45PM
The legendary husband-and-wife team will be performing music from their albums "Anything Goes" and "I Feel You" at the Carlyle Hotel. On Friday, host of WNYC's "Here's the Thing" Alec Baldwin chatted with Alpert about his 50th anniversary founding A&M Records.
SCOPE Art Show
Where: SCOPE Pavilion, 57th St & 12th Avenue; (212) 268-1522
With all the excitement surrounding this year's Armory Show, you might want to take a break by crossing the street to an equally exceptional event at the SCOPE Art Show, where plenty of contemporary art and creative installations will be on hand.
Jim Jarmusch's Narrates "Passing Stranger"
Where: East Village (map and audio file can be found here)
When: Whenever you want!
Looking for a more independent adventure this weekend? Check out the wonderful walking tours assembled by award-winning radio producer Pejk Malinovski. The audio walking tours narrated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch explore the East Village's poetic roots and and can be downloaded for free.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Where: IFC, 323 Sixth Avenue, (212) 924-7771
When: Friday, 7:40PM, 9:40PM
The director of the upcoming documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," David Gelb will be discussing his latest, beautiful work discovering the world of Jiro Ono, owner of the three-star Michelin sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro.
The Cast of Bob's Burgers
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510
When: Friday, 8PM
Fans of the animated comedy, "Bob's Burgers," gather at The Bell House this weekend to celebrate the show's second season with a live show with the cast. Watch below for an insider look into the goofy voice recordings: