Here’s what to do in New York this weekend
The Alice in Wonderland Follies
Saturday – Sunday, 1 p.m. (Sat), 11 a.m,1 p.m.,3:30 p.m. (Sun)
Florence Gould Hall at FIAF
55 East 59th St.
Take a trip through Wonderland with the New York Theater Ballet. Choreographed by Keith Michael, join Alice as she dances her way through this vaudeville New York setting, meeting a unique cast of characters and breathing new life into the Lewis Carroll classic.
Alexander Borodulin: New York 1970s-1980s
Thursday – Mar. 8, 11 a.m.
Nailya Alexander Gallery
41 E. 57th St.
The son of well-known Soviet sport photographer Lev Borodulin, Alexander Borodulin was more inclined to shoot subjects that didn’t fit the socialist ideology, and instead went the way of the dissident artist. He moved to New York in the ‘70s and became the youngest photographer to work for Time-Life publishing. This exhibit focuses on his New York-centric photos from beach scenes in Coney Island to the nightlife at Studio 54 to fashion features.
Book Launch: What We’ve Lost is Nothing
Thursday, 7 p.m.
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main St. Dumbo
NPR contributor and investigative journalist Rachel Louis Snyder goes all 48 Hours Mystery in her new novel, What We’ve Lost is Nothing. Okay in the book it’s really 24 hours, but close enough. Catch Snyder in conversation with Daniel Evans and purchase a copy for yourself.
WOW, An Opera (Based on Milli Vanilli)
Thursday-Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
647 Fulton St., Ft. Greene
Girl you know it’s, girl you know it’s, girl you know it’s – the famous Milli Vanilli skip heard ‘round the world put the breaks on the duo’s career but will kick off this experimental opera about the rise and fall of the German pop group. The performance makes use of BRIC’s various spaces and the score is conducted live measure by measure. If anyone slips up they can’t just blame it on the rain.
A Tribute to Phil Everly Presented by Teddy Thompson and Friends
Sunday, 8 p.m.
155 Varick St.
Teddy Thompson (the son of Richard and Linda Thompson) has put together a group of musicians, who share his love of all things Everly Brothers, for this celebration of the late Phil Everly. Nicole Atkins, Elvis Perkins, Anders Parker and more will be on hand to cover “Wake Up Little Susie” and other Everly classics.
Sideshow Goshko: 5 Year Anniversary!
Thursday, 7 p.m.
85 East Fourth St.
Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio) celebrates five years of this storytelling series by inviting Andy Christie (“The Liar Show”), Kevin Allison (MTV’s “The State,” host and creator of “Risk!”) and Tara Clancy (The Paris Review, The New York Times) to share bizarre stories about their lives. There’ll be trivia, and a wine giveaway for five lucky audience members.
MAGINE: Living in a Socialist USA: Launch Party and Discussion
Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
What would the US be like if Obama actually were a socialist? Let’s rephrase that, what would a socialist USA look like and would it be better than the US we live in today? Celebrate this essay collection which investigates just that, with editors Debby Smith, Michael Steven Smith, and legendary activist Frances Goldin. And free wine and cheese for everybody.
FOOD & DRINK
A Taste of Sheepshead Bay
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Baron DeKalb Knights Of Columbus
3000 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
Three-dollar beers, 20 participating restaurants, cafes, bakeries, delis and caterers and live music means you’re going to be on a diet very soon. Get a fine taste of Sheepshead Bay with food from Il Fornetto Restaurant, Jimmy’s Famous Heros, Chop Stix Restaurant and more. And if you’ve got a fancy ride, or hate the subway, don’t worry about parking, there’s a valet for all your Rolls Royces and Cadillacs.
Sunday, 4 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
2 West St.
Pork enthusiasts rejoice because a 200-pound heritage breed oinker is being thrown to five local chefs in this competition to see who creates the best tasting pig dishes. The winner will go on to compete in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to see who will be crowned “King or Queen of Porc,” and then take a four-day wine tour of Rioja in Spain. But first they must be crowned New York’s “Princess or Prince of Porc” by you and guest judges like James Dangler, Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton. Tha tha tha tha that’s all folks!
Sunday, 7 p.m.
The Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave.
Spice things up at this chili festival with some of NYC’s best chefs competing for the coveted “Golden Chili Mug 2014 Title.” Every polar vortex is just another excuse to scarf down as much chili and beer as you can and this 500 ft. room is going to be bursting at the seams with it. Tickets are available for unlimited chili, unlimited chili + beer, and obviously unlimited fun.
First Taste Wild Streak Release
Sunday, 11 a.m.
The Brooklyn Brewery
79 N 11th St., Williamsburg
Because you were born to be wild you will not want to miss Brooklyn Brewery’s first “Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment” release, Wild Streak. Your ticket gets you a free sampling, free bottle, coffee and donuts, early access to the tasting room and one beer token. Getting drunk before noon has never felt so good.
Night of the Living Dead
323 Sixth Ave.
More like midnight of the living dead. George Romero’s classic zombie flick pits a group of local “survivors” against a swarm of bloodthirsty, brain-starved zombies that just won’t quit. The perfect late-night after-dinner date movie.