Here’s what to do in New York City this weekend
Bitch Trouble: Stories About Friendship
Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.
The Duplex Cabaret Theater
61 Christopher St.
Bitch Please! Alice Johnson Boher shares stories about the highs and lows of female friendship she likes to call “Bitch Trouble.” From wearing matching outfits to the mall to “spend the night party” problems, Boher breaks down BFF troubles that sound straight out of “Mean Girls” or “Heathers.”
“The Stress Remedy” book launch
Friday, 7 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
95 E Houston St.
Every New Yorker is stressed out, whether it’s from walking behind a really slow tourist who doesn’t understand sidewalk etiquette, or from trying to get off the subway and being confronted with jerks who don’t understand the “let the people on the train off first” rule (amateurs). Join author Dr. Doni Wilson for the launch of her book “The Stress Remedy” and learn how simple food and lifestyle changes can reduce stress. Plus, there will be a tasting, talk and book signing. Relax!
TC Presents: ‘Ghostbusters’
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
54 Varick St.
“Caddyshack,” “Groundhog Day,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” etc. — Harold Ramis left an extraordinary trail of movies in his path before leaving this world far too soon. Celebrate his life by watching him play Egon alongside an all-star lineup including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver in the 1980s classic. There’s an open bar from 7:30-8:30 in the Varick Room; the movie starts at 8:30.
The Music of Morricone
Thursday-Saturday, Various Times
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
In celebration of Ennio Morricone’s upcoming performance at Barclays Center this June, BAM has decided to break out some classic films the legendary composer built his name on. From Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” Morricone’s soundscapes are integral elements of each work.
NYC Improv Festival
Through March 23
123 E. 24th St.
Get ready to laugh yourself sick. The NYC Improv Festival gathers some of the best comedians from all over the world to get up on stage and improvise a show. You’ll laugh, cry and also get discounted drinks at Rose Hill Tavern and Pioneers Bar after the show if you’d like.
Bang On! Presents: Frequency Opening Party 2014
Saturday, 10 p.m.
Bang On! NYC presents this new monthly-ish party kicking off in a 12,000 ft. warehouse with 40 ft. ceilings at a secret location in Bushwick (address revealed to ticket holders only). Featuring the dance sounds of Oliver $, Zev (of Wolf + Lamb), Dirty Looks and more, circus performers flying through the air, live body painting and food vendors. Be ready to sleep in ALL day Sunday.
ASPCA and Vans Team Up for Pet Adoption Event at House of Vans
Saturday, 1 p.m.
House of Vans
25 Franklin St., Greenpoint
In celebration of the new Vans x ASPCA collection, Vans and ASPCA partner up for an animal adoption event featuring the cutest cats and dogs — so be ready to take one home! Also enjoy music, a photo booth, face painting and food from vendors like Yeah Dawg and Calexico.
GQ x Northern Grade Pop-Up Market
Saturday-Mar 23, Noon
37 Main St., Dumbo
A fashion pop-up shop for men! All brands design and manufacture in the US offering the finest quality shirts, pants and socks money can buy. Meet the designers and enjoy great tunes, food and booze. Designers include Haspel, Billy Reid, Noble Denim and more. Shop like a man…
Spring Break Tuneup in the Yard
Sunday, 2 p.m.
43 Franklin St., Greenpoint
Spriiiiiinnnnnggggg Breeeeeaaaaaakkkkk! Bring your bike down to The Diamond where they’ll be laying out all the tools, grease and assistance to get your two-wheeler back in order. Drink some discounted Sly Fox beers, eat some spicy pickles and enjoy their amazing backyard. And walk your bike home, because drinking and bicycling don’t mix… plus you might spill your beer.
FOOD + DRINK
Time Out’s 2014 Food & Drink Awards
Mar 24, 7 p.m.
289 Tenth Ave.
NYC’s top chefs, mixologists, restaurants and bars will converge in one place to receive awards that are almost as prestigious as a James Beard prize. Try samples from the likes of Toro, Pearl & Ash, Betony, Bunker, Dominique Ansel Bakery and more while guzzling booze from the open bar like you’re getting ready to slur a really elaborate speech that no one can understand. DJ DRM will spin the jams.
Bob Dylan in the 80s Record Release Show
Mar 24, 8 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North Sixth St., Williamsburg
ATO Records is celebrating the release of “Bob Dylan in the 80s Vol. 1″ with some of the artists who play on the record, including Langhorne Slim, Elvis Perkins, members of Deer Tick and more. The artists will be playing covers of songs Dylan released in the 80s, you know, when he was in his prime…