Here’s what to do in New York this weekend
FOOD + DRINK
sweet: New York
Thursday, 6 p.m.
The Bowery Hotel
The Doe Fund hosts its third annual tasting event to raise money for its Ready, Willing & Able program. Restaurants include Dinosaur BBQ, Payard Patisserie, Terri Organic and more. Lend a hand to the homeless by trying some of the best dishes NYC has to offer.
Rare Barrel-Aged Beer Night: 10 Limited Allagash Beers at Clinton Hall
Thursday, 7 p.m.
90 Washington St.
It’s free to attend and you only pay for what you drink. Try these delicious rare beers with the crew from Allagash. Some beers are aged with strawberries, some with cranberries, and some brewed with cold press European coffee to keep you caffeinated while you indulge. Drink up, it’s good for you … there is fruit involved, right?
Chaos Cooking – Ode to Ireland
Mar 16, 6 p.m.
Court Street Collective
371 Court St., Carroll Gardens
Everyone grab your oven mitts! In true St. Patty’s form O’Hara’s will be providing the booze while every attendee prepares an Irish-themed dish. Eat drink and be merry with food, friends and cheer. Be sure to bring enough ingredients so everyone can taste your dish.
Babar-Themed Parent-Free Pajama Party
Friday, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Explorers Academy/ Neda
110 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights/ 302 Court St., Cobble Hill
$15, 855-687-6923 Ext.1
We know how much you love your child but we also know you need a shop and Champagne kinda Friday night every now and then. Dress your son/daughter in the coolest PJs for their parentless slumber party while you head over to Neda to explore the racks for new spring clothes while sipping on free bubbly. Don’t accidentally stay at the slumber party and send your child to Neda, there could be some problems.
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby St.
You’ve got questions, and maybe somebody has answers. Join in as strangers ask each other questions on stage in front of a live audience. No one can ask a question without answering one first and questions can be funny, weird, serious or whatever. Special guests include Ashok Kondabolu aka DAPWELL (Das Racist), Matt Zoller Seitz (TV critic for New York Magazine) and more.
Yum’s the Word presents “Just Desserts: Stories of Payback”
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
Host Robin Gelfenbien throws a birthday party for an audience member complete with balloon animals, Mad Libs and homemade ice cream cake. The icing on the cake is a selection of storytellers including Kevin Allison (creator and host of the storytelling show RISK!), plus others sharing tales of “payback.” Have your cake and eat it too.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
No, it’s not Mike Tyson trying to say March Madness, it’s absolutely pronounced March Mathness. Davidson College’s Dr. Tim Chartier and Bracketology expert Glen Whitney will demonstrate how to pick your March Madness bracket with the use of math. March Mathness will provide access to computer software that’ll assist you in your decision-making process. Did you know Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion for a perfect bracket in this year’s men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament? Put that in your palms and dunk it.
4th Annual American Human Beatbox Festival
Thursday-Mar 16, 10 p.m.
The Club at La MaMa
74A E. Fourth St.
Beatboxing has come a long way since the days of The Fat Boys and Doug E. Fresh. For three days competitors will take the stage to battle out in a series of contests and open mics to see whose mouth can really keep the beat. Special appearances by 2013 Beatrhyme Battle and Vocal Wars winners Kaila Mullady, Baba Israel and Yako 440. You may not want to sit in the front row without a pair of goggles or some kind of face mask.
The New York Naked Painting Party – World Tour Kick off!
Thursday, 8 p.m.
The Highline Loft Space
508 W. 26th St., Fifth Floor
Become part of the installation by dropping your pants at the door and transforming into a naked Bob Ross painting happy little trees on your nude friends. Everyone paints each other, enjoys an open bar and runs around in the nude. The party limited to 100 guests; no creeps please.
The Black Fives
Friday-July 20, 10 a.m.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
This exhibition covers the history of African-American basketball teams from the early 1900s to 1950, when the NBA became racially integrated. The New-York Historical Society and the Black Fives Foundation partner up to present this exhibition with artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and more.
Wythe Cinema Presents NY-Premiere of “Good Vibrations”
Friday, 7 p.m.
80 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
It may not be about the Beach Boys, but in celebration of its iTunes release, Irish Film New York, The Irish Film Board and Under The Milky Way present this screening of “Good Vibrations.” A music lover/radical in 1970s war-torn Belfast opens a record shop and finds a place for himself in the underground punk scene. Imagine a punk-rock Brian Wilson with a mohawk, ha!
Piece Opening Reception
Saturday, 7 p.m.
116 Suffolk St.
Good graffiti isn’t just the work of some random kid with a can of spray paint who decides to scribble something on a wall and run. Artists spend hours with their sketchbooks coming up with ideas and working them into pieces. A group of artists will be at SHNY with their pads demonstrating the process of a piece from start to finish. Works will be for sale and on display. Artists include 2esae, Abuse, Icy & Sot, Justin Carty, Nicole Salgar and more.