Mary Bridget Davies is back after a killer performance as Janis Joplin on Broadway, reprising her role for the Gramercy Theater. Featuring Joplin hits like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart,” this show will have you dancing in the aisles like it’s 1968. While Joplin has been long gone to the “27 club” since 1970, this show is surely keeping her spirit alive. Groovy!
Reel Pieces: Kristen Wiig and Hateship Loveship
Thursday, 7:15 p.m. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. $32, 212-415-5500 www.92y.org
Catch a preview screening of Kristen Wiig’s latest film, "Hateship Loveship." Following the movie, the ex-"SNL" cast member will sit with the film’s director Liza Johnson for a discussion about the film and her career. If we’re lucky maybe she’ll be in character as Kat of the Garth and Kat duo we miss so much from Weekend Update – they’ve got to have a song about this.
Mo' Betta Wu: Jazz from the 36 Chambers, starring Amanda Seales and arranged & composed by Kris Bowers
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Amanda Seales and Kris Bowers put together this theatrical jazzy interpretation of classic Wu-Tang jams. While Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing ta F’ Wit, we do think this interpretation might be something to F’ wit. Here’s hoping for an Ol' Dirty Bastard hologram cameo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra is transforming the Highline Ballroom into a NYC salsa party. The Grammy award-winning 13-piece Latin jazz combo will perform originals alongside classic salsa songs to keep the party going.
Psychedelix Americana, the two-night roots, country and Americana festival, welcomes NYC’s very own Your Ex-Girlfriends for a honky tonkin’ good time. The band’s covers of artists like Big Mama Thornton and Dolly Parton should pair well with headliners New Riders of the Purple Sage — a band originally founded by the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. Strap on your cowboy boots and get ready for a hoedown.
Los Angeles’ famous underground art show takes the red-eye to NYC for a night of booze, free all-you-can-eat pancakes, live body painting, live music, visual performances and a live art battle — which we think should play out like a rap battle but with no rhyming. Over 100 emerging artists will be exhibiting.
To kick off the Downtown Literary Festival, Housing Work’s Bookstore Café opens its doors and a whole lot of booze – the first 100 drinks are on the house compliments of publisher Henry Holt & Co. Featuring DJs Ryan Chapman and Jason Diamond, celebrate the festivals second year with cheap beer, great tunes and more.
Catch a screening of the documentary "Growing Cities" and learn all about growing your own food in an urban environment. Stick around after the film for a chat with Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm manager Bradley Fleming and landscape architect Liz Pulver.
Get eggs-cited ‘cause this Sunday iAdventure takes a childhood tradition and appropriates it for adults — like Strip Go Fish but without all of the nudity… that’s a thing right? This Easter egg hunt will take you and your team all over NYC using clues to find hidden eggs each worth a different number of points. The team with the most points at the end wins the grand prize, and we assume a bunch of eggs too. Your ticket earns you free drinks, the hunt, a professional team photo and entry into an after-party at a secret location.
Celebrate the fine art of home brewing when 25 competitors go cask-to-cask in this battle of the suds to see who can brew the finest beer. Professional judges will pick the top three, while the crowd will pick the coveted “People’s Choice.” A portion of the proceeds will go to BARC animal shelter in Williamsburg, so drink ‘til you’re drunk and then some.
Second Annual National Grilled Cheese Day
Saturday, Noon Brooklyn Slate Company 305 Van Brunt St., Red Hook Free, 877-648-8333 www.brooklynslate.com
Sorry, Santa, but Christmas is so passé. Head out to Red Hook to celebrate the coolest holiday in the world, “National Grilled Cheese Day." Hang out and enjoy free grilled cheese sandwiches made with Shelburne Farms cheddar, Rick's Picks pickles and Caputo Bakery bread. Also indulge in shots of tomato soup from The Splendid Spoon while listening to jazzy tunes from The Milkman & Sons.
New York International Auto Show
April 18-27 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th streets $5-$15, 800-282-3336 www.autoshowny.com
The New York International Auto Show is back and bigger than ever, with more sneak peeks and more ’14 and ’15 production models – approximately 1,000 vehicles!