Here’s what to do in New York City this weekend
FOOD + DRINK
Seventh Annual Winter Stinky Cheese Festival
Various locations in Manhattan
Join nine of NYC’s French restaurants as they honor every foodie’s favorite: the delicious, odorific, stinky cheese! This is nothing to stick your nose up at, as each establishment, including Marseille, Café D’Alsace, Le Monde, L’Express, and more, will offer Winter Cheese Festival menus during their lunch and dinner services. Taste Raclette, Limburger, Roquefort and more, plus beer and wine.
Taste of Greenwich House
Mar. 10, 7:30 p.m.
125 W. 18th St.
Chow down on some of the best food from over 30 restaurants during Greenwich House’s annual benefit to support its 10 social service and arts programs. Famous food critic and longtime Greenwich Village resident Mimi Sheraton will be the honorary chair, and participating restaurants include Hundred Acres, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna and more.
Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.
Jacob Javits Center
655 W. 34th St.
Coffee Fest celebrates its 70th show with a packed house of exhibitors and a chance to see the Latte Art World Championship, where 60 competitors will face off to see who makes the best latte. Also see the best Espresso Competition and the Best Coffee House competition, attend educational seminars about coffee and tea, and more. It’s the biggest caffeine buzz under one roof!
FDNY Boxing vs. Garda Boxing Club
Thursday, 7 p.m.
125 E. 11th St.
Get in the St. Patty’s spirit as Dublin’s fighting Irish of the Garda Boxing Team (members of its National Police Force) go glove to glove with the FDNY’s Bravest Boxing Team in an amateur boxing contest for the Transatlantic Championship — currently held by, duh, the FDNY. Proceeds donated to Building Homes for Heroes.
The Armory Show 2014
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Ave.
The Armory Show is back, celebrating some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Showcasing works that represent a different neighborhood each day with panels, cultural events, performances and more, the weeklong arts celebration combines our own cultures with those of collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world. Different programs and panels will focus on different aspects of the art world as well as different art from around the globe.
Saturday, 10 p.m.
West Soho Warehouse
545 Greenwich St.
Hidden out of sight from the busy NYC streets is a hideout where the Gypsies come out to throw the wildest late night parties. A night of burlesque, absinthe, Balkan electronica and more await you in this secret loft party where fortunes are told and hangovers are made.
Saturday-Apr. 19 (Every Saturday), 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., The Bronx
Check out the array of exotic orchids while sipping on a complimentary cocktail and bopping your head to the sounds of a live DJ. Each Saturday features a different cocktail, one of three DJs and what’s sure to be a romantic evening. Pregame at the champagne pre-party at Shop in the Garden on select nights, and receive special dinner offers to some of Arthur Avenue’s best spots.
The Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman
Sunday, 4 p.m.
20 Jay St., Suite 207, Brooklyn
Highlighting the works of female artists in New York, curator Christine Finley hosts 75 artists from various backgrounds in a gallery that is sure to make you wanna dance with somebody. Taking its name from the legendary singer as well as The Whitney Biennial, the show aims to bring together the many voices of pioneering artists in the community. Artists include Swoon, Guerrilla Girls, Linda Montano and many more.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Friday, 8 p.m.
702 Union St., Park Slope
Hope these comics have been sexercising, ’cause they’re going to be telling some erotic tales partially based on audience suggestions. We don’t know what the winner gets but we do hope it’s a really cool trophy that depicts some kind of doggy style position or a phallic symbol. Readers include Max Silvestri, Kara Klenk, Travon Free and seven others.
Baseball As Good Medicine
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 E. 11th St.
While Bon Jovi clearly had a yearning for “Bad Medicine” back in the ’80s, we no longer live in a time when mullets, perms and hair metal rule the roost. Relax in the clubhouse bleachers with a beer while a variety of storytellers, from sportswriters to neurologists, tell five-minute baseball stories to a panel of judges. All proceeds benefit the Photo ID Foundation, which provides help for children and young adults suffering from life-threatening illnesses). Every ticket bought is a home run.
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Russia is a Marginal Power”
Mar. 12, 6:45 p.m.
129 W. 67th St.
Is the U.S.’ relationship with Russia worrisome? Since the end of the Cold War, East-West tensions have seemed to simmer down, but as of late countries like Russia have been taking a stand on issues the U.S.doesn’t see eye to eye with them on. Catch this debate as four smartiepants discuss their take on the subject.
The Iron Mule
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
It’s that time of the month again for The Iron Mule to break out the funniest short films from around the globe and present them all in one sitting. Guest judge Jason Little will help to select the winner. Will it be Lez Be Honest? Blind Date? I’m 23 and There’s a F***ing Monster Under My Bed? Based on name alone we’d be pleased with any of those as winners.