Custom Tonic Bar
Bombay Sapphire Storyscapes Lounge, Spring Studios, 50 Varick St., 5th floor
Free with online registration
What used to be the domain of bartenders is now open to all Tribeca Film Festival attendees. Bombay Sapphire is hosting a Bittercube “flavor scientist” to guide your amateur mixology ambitions in creating a gin-based cocktail that will be bottled and shipped to you, with enough of your custom creation to make a few dozen of your signature drink.
‘I Didn’t F*ck It Up!’
April 16, 9 p.m.
Stage 72 at the Triad, 158 W. 72nd St.
Katie Goodman straddles music and comedy – and it’s not very ladylike. But it’s not meant to be. Best known for her work on YouTube and Broad Comedy, Goodman gives you a pretty good sense of what to expect with the show’s full title: “I Didn’t F*ck It Up: Hilarious, Irreverent, Musical Satire from an Uncensored Mind.” There’s a two-drink minimum, but we find that nothing makes us want to drink like irony. If you can’t make it this week, the show returns to the Triad on May 7.
Old School Kung Fu Fest
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave.
Tribeca isn’t the only film fest in town this weekend. This year’s theme is Enter the Ninjas, and the films playing at the Anthology Film Archives include, yes, “Enter the Ninja,” as well as “American Ninja” (and “American Ninja 2: The Confrontation”). Don’t miss everyone’s favorite, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” It promises the “rarest, wildest and most incredible martial arts action,” which sounds like a pretty amazing date night, right?
New York’s Alright Punk Music Fest
Various locations, times and prices
Punk is back. Or did it ever leave? This is a debate that will surely be welcome at this celebration of all things punk. This weekend, venues throughout NYC will be hosting discussions, shows and, yes, parties that feature the history and future of DIY punk, from pop to hard-core, with bands from all over the world. Allegedly, this the event's final year, so grab your tickets now.
Streets of NYC
April 17 through May 6
Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince St.
You’re a real New Yorker only once you spot a celebrity doing something ordinary, like walking down the street or riding the subway, just like the rest of us. Lynn Goldsmith captures that electrifying juxtaposition of the everyday and extraordinary in her collection, “Streets of NYC,” which features decades’ worth of photographs like Van Halen hanging out in Chinatown in 1978 or Jordan Knight scoping out a bodega circa 1990.
‘Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic’
April 18 to May 9
Liberty Theater, 233 W. 41st St.
For one month only, Thursdays through Saturdays, Cynthia Van Buhler resurrects her interactive theater series about a 1920s Ziegfeld Girl who pursues fame at all costs, until it gets her murdered - and her movie star boyfriend is the prime suspect. The audience mingles with the characters as they try to solve the mystery before the night’s end, accompanied by aerialists, burlesque dances and, of course, booze.
Earth Day New York
Union Square Park
Green initiatives are great, but they don’t usually involve music and games. Learn what you can do beyond composting and biking to work from some of the city’s top vendors, educators, exhibitions and nonprofits in the green sector, including an exhibit on the growing sharing economy. There will also be live music, food and entertainment.
Bust Craftacular’s Primped
April 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brooklyn Bazaar, 165 Banker St., Brooklyn
If you’re into beauty, fashion or shopping, BUST magazine is bringing together hair, nail, skin care and beauty tutorials at the Brooklyn Bazaar this Sunday. Entry is just $5, and most of the activities inside are free — make a flower crown, learn DIY nail art tricks, get your hair did at the braid bar and more. Plus, there’s food, cocktails and DJs, and the first 300 entrants receive a goody bag stuffed with beauty swag, so save the beauty sleep for next weekend.
Opens April 19
Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway
Fans have been waiting for “Fun Home” to reach Broadway since 2013. Based on the best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, the musical adaptation debuted at the Public Theater and quickly sold out. The story follows child, teen and adult Alisons through critical times in her life, leading up to a family tragedy. With quirky dark humor (she grows up in a funeral home, after all), she tries to understand what happened – and her role in it. It’s as funny as it is sad and universal as it is personal.
Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux
April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central, 89 E. 42nd St.
While 2014’s Bordeaux premiered overseas last week, NYC has to wait until Monday to learn if a risky crop yielded a successful harvest. You can be among the first to judge, before the young vintages leave the barrels; since the wines aren’t fully matured, the take-home cost will be reduced. More than 200 wineries from both banks of Bordeaux are participating in Le Grand Cercle; taste several labels while enjoying a buffet and silent auction for $60.
Big 4/20 Quiz Thing
April 20, 8 p.m.
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St.
The Big Quiz Thing is a monthly trivia game that started at the Slipper Room in 2002. Next Monday, it returns to its origins for a special 4/20 edition celebrating your favorite herb. The multimedia game all about Mary Jane will have prizes like gift certificates for coffee, pizza or a 4/20 “goodie box,” for starters. These people know what you like. Upcoming events include the May 4 Big Quiz Game – “Star Wars”-style – and the May 17 Big Family Quiz Thing, for all ages.