Here’s what to do in New York City this weekend
13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair Opening Party
Saturday, 8 p.m.
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Suggested Donation: $8, 718-592-9700
It’s been 50 years since Andy Warhol ruffled some feathers with his controversial 13 Most Wanted Men exhibit at the Worlds Fair, which was painted over only days after it went up. Fortunately he recreated his paintings, 9 of which will be featured in this exhibit. Opening party features hosts Casey Spooner, Marie Karlberg and more with performances by Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black),
LAFAWNDAH and FLUCT. Put on your party wig!
WestFest Top Floor
Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune St., 11th floor
Shared evenings of dance in the historic Westbeth Residence Building in the legendary top floor studio. Check out this series of performances from Chocolate Dances, My Lindblad, Carol Nolte and more.
Tribeca Film Festival “Storyscapes”
Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. (Saturday @ 1 p.m.)
Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination
121 Varick Street
In collaboration with Bombay Sapphire gin TFF presents five films from its “Storyscapes” section that celebrate innovative, interactive, transmedia work across genres. Enjoy Bombay Sapphire cocktails while checking out a “Choose Your Own Documentary” performance and creating your own human choir through “On a Human Scale.” A human choir!?!?!? Hmmm what does this mean?
AT&T’s first-ever “Film For All Friday” at the Tribeca Film Festival
Start your weekend early by calling out of work on Friday and enjoying free tickets to screenings all day at The Tribeca Film Festival. Sponsor AT&T presents free screenings to 35 films including Time is Illmatic, Palo Alto (starring James Franco ooh la la), This Time Next Year and 32 others.
Book Launch: The Good Inn by Black Francis & Josh Frank, with Steven Appleby
Friday, 6 p.m.
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main St., Dumbo
The debut novel from Pixies founder/front man Black Francis, aka Frank Black, will surely have your feet in the air and head on the ground while you ask yourself, “where is my mind?” Join Francis in conversation with co-author Steven Appleby plus an accompanying slideshow of artwork from the book. Then get your book signed!
PEN World Voices Festival | NYC
April 28-May 4
Various Ticket Prices
Now in its second decade the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature engages over 100 international writers and artists from Noam Chomsky to Andrés Neuman in readings, debates, performances and more. Founder Salman Rushdie has passed the torch of leadership to Irish novelist Colm Tóibín who will give this year’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture on the closing night of the festival.
Bikram Yoga in the Dark
Friday, 8 p.m.
Bikram Yoga Herald Square
139 W 35th St., Eighth Floor
Work out in the dark when Bikram Yoga Herald Square turns out the lights and leads you through the 26-pose sequence set to the sweet sounds of ‘80s power ballads. In the wise words of Olivia Newton John, “Let’s get physical, let me hear your body talk.” Not for beginners, yoga pros only!
Andrew W.K.’s Grand Piano Party
Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
45 Bleecker St.
Party with Mr. Party himself at this very intimate two-night only performance as Andrew W.K. takes his party back to where it began– the piano. The multi-talented, all-white-wearing Grammy-winning producer began his music career at the age of four with classical piano lessons and has since expanded his horizons, but just a little…
The Last Waltz Live
April 27, 8 p.m.
431 W 16th St.
Way back in ’76 The Band played their last show ever with tons of special guests at Winterland Ballroom. They called it The Last Waltz and Martin Scorsese filmed it and turned it into a gangster movie called Goodfellas. Oh wait, that was a different movie, he turned this into a concert film simply called The Last Waltz. Now in 2014 we have a recreation of that legendary night with an all-star cast featuring Klyph Black (Zen Tricksters), Ashleigh Catsos, Eamon Cronin (Riders on the Storm), Gina Coleman (Misty Blues) and more. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Music In Common.
FOOD + DRINK
Social Fix presents 4th Annual Tasting Brooklyn
April 29, 6:30 p.m.
The Green Building
452 Union St., Gowanus
Celebrate Brooklyn’s culinary scene with Social Fix’s tasting featuring Knickerbocker, Benchmark, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and tons of other Brooklyn staples. Take part in a 30-course tasting while DJ Nutritious spins the healthy jams (seriously) and a 20-dish tasting where you’ll decide who wins the coveted “Best Dish” title. A portion of proceeds will benefit Slow Food NYC, and you’re probably going to get fat!