Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates
Through May 17
BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave.
Love is a many splendored thing. The 1955 film that bears that name is, alas, not in Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates, BAM’s series on filmic courtship. But the diversity — and wit — of its choices bears that saying out.
Manus x Machina
May 5-Aug. 14
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.
In 100 years, we’ve gone from hand-sewing frocks to printing them out of computers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute explores the transition with rooms dedicated to everything from leatherwork to embroidery, showcasing over 150 examples of how garment-making has changed in the past century. This exhibition is included with admission, which is a suggested $25.
Candi Pop: Spice Girls Edition
May 6, 11:59 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
" Wannabe” at the hottest ’90s-themed dance party this weekend? Candi Pop is back, now with 100 percent more Girl Power, featuring not just the U.K.’s best girl group but also bubblegum pop ranging from Britney Spears to Katy Perry.
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest
May 6, 6:30-11 p.m.
The Well, 272 Messerole St., Brooklyn
More than 100 craft brews from over 40 regional breweries will be on hand, plus bites from local favorites like John Brown Smokehouse, Beehive Over, Mekelburg’s and more, all yours to enjoy for 4 1/2 hours (so you might actually get to try everything).
Classic Moonlighters Competition
May 6, 7 p.m.
The Greene Space, 44 Charlton St.
It’s about time classical musicians got their own “American Idol.” Self-made musicians, who haven’t attended conservatories or received exposure from big concerts, will compete to change that by inviting amateurs to compete in categories like chamber ensemble, solo instrument or vocalist—in front of celebrity judges—and the finale is this Friday. Winners get to perform at Lincoln Center, receive professional training and take home the title of WQXR’s Top Amateur Classical Musician.
One Step Beyond
May 6, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
American Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue at 79th Street
Dance the night away like Neil Degrasse Tyson at the season’s first One Step Beyond, the most cultured club experience you can get, with wine and beer from cash bars and DJs spinning “classic NYC” sets of hip-hop and more.
The Color Run
May 7, 9 a.m.
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens
Running is really boring, which is why runners are always looking for ways to jazz up the act of exercise while tricking them into thinking they’re having fun. One of the best is the 5K Color Run, which comes to Queens on Sunday. For its fifth anniversary, 2016’s theme is Tropicolor World Tour. So in addition to bursts of color, this year offers fun additions like island music, tropical scents, bubbles and palm trees. It all culminates in a finish line party, if you've still got some juice in the tank.
Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day
May 7, noon-3 p.m.
Inwood Hill Park, 218th Street at Indian Road
The smaller critters who roam NYC with us are usually considered germy pests at best. But NYC’s Parks and Rec Department wants to help change that perception this Saturday with lessons about squirrels, skunks, coyotes and pigeons led by Urban Park Rangers and licensed “rehabilitators,” as well as expert wildlife enthusiasts. There will be live animals, music, crafting workshops and games.
May 7, 1-4 p.m.
Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St.
As the weather struggles to catch up, you can still get your season off to the right start with Spring Reawakening, a session of detoxifying Ayurvedic yoga at the Rubin Museum. Designed to renew your energy and clear your mind, this special workshop—hosted by consultant Larissa Hall Carlson, dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda—will include asana, pranayama and kriya. Before you get moving, Carlson will give a brief talk on the Ayurvedic theory and practice. There will also be a demonstration.
New York Spring Wine Festival
May 7, 2-5 or 7-10 p.m.
NYY Steak, 7 W. 51st St.
Get tipsy and bond with mom this Mother’s Day weekend at the New York Spring Wine Festival. This annual event features samples of over 150 wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines, plus hors d’oeuvres. Choose from three-hour sessions in the afternoon and evening at NYY Steak in Midtown. There will also be live music from the Brazilian Jazz Journey, and an optional wine class with author Jeffrey Schiller. VIP tickets grant you early entry and include rare wines and fancy bites like lobster and filet mignon.
May 7 & Saturdays at midnight
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St.
This new weekly party is destined to be a hot ticket. The 90-minute show includes aerialists, contortionists, circus acts and burlesque. Each week will feature new acts intended to disturb and arouse.