Here’s what to do in New York this weekend


Brooklyn Book Launch: Bourbon by Dane Huckelbridge, ft. Widow Jane Distilling


Tonight, 7 p.m.
powerHouse Arena
37 Main St., Dumbo
Free, 718-666-3049

The old Kentucky whiskey is front and center in this history book that explores its origins and long influence on U.S. culture. Hang out with author Dane Huckelbridge while sipping on samples of Widow Jane and learning that George Washington ran one of the country’s largest whiskey distilleries back in his day. Also, attendees that purchase the book have a chance at winning a free bottle of Widow Jane bourbon. Bottoms up!

’90s Nickelodeon Party

Friday, 8 p.m.
308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
$5, 718-782-3468

Presented by TV Hangover, enjoy the best decade of Nickelodeon with episodes of classic hits like “Clarissa Explains it All”, “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “All That” and more! But since we’re not kids anymore we can also indulge in drinking games, trivia, prizes and plenty of terrible ’90s music we now know is far more terrible than we could’ve imagined. Who knows, maybe Sam will crawl through the window and pay us a visit!

Jackpot Loft Party

Friday, 11 p.m.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for Address, Gowanus

Because late-night parties with no last call are where it’s at, you won’t want to miss the next edition of Jackpot featuring legendary producer Large Professor, who’s worked with everyone from Nas to Tribe Called Quest. Take a lesson from the professor as well as DJ $mall ¢hange, Still Life, Nydia Ines and more as they spin strictly seven inches that came out between the ‘50s and ‘70s. Heavy funk, northern soul, ‘50s RnB, garage and psych rock, salsa, cumbia, afrobeat, early disco, modern and more.

New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest

April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St.
$15-$115, 212-206-0440

As the finale gets closer and closer, New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest gets more and more heated.  Ten cross-dressers go at it to see who will be crowned in a competition of glamour, singing and entertainment. There will be plenty of special guests, music and delicious drinks.

Quiet Events Hosts Battle of the DJs


April 22, 9 p.m.
42 West
514 W. 42nd St.
$15 ($25 at th door)

It’s a DJ battle you can have in your grandma’s house! Each partygoer will be given a set of headphones when they walk through the door where they can choose to listen to one of three of NYC’s hottest DJs – Alex Cecil, Steve Sidewalk or DJIzzyE. Each headset has a color LED that indicates what you’re listening to so picking dance partners is easy.


Full Bunny Contact


Tonight-April 20, Various Times
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St.
$10-$60, 212-260-4080

The craziest egg hunt and Easter festival includes a bunny beauty pageant, a 10-minute egg decorating contest, a temper tantrum candy contest — yes, your 8-year old  is encouraged to act up and win candy — game booths, food trucks, a DJ and more. The main attraction is a steel cage match where attendees are locked in a 16’ X 20’ cage with bunnies who’ll try to stop them from collecting Easter eggs. Are you smarter than a bunny rabbit?

Sweetwater Social Hosts Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater Social
643 Broadway
Free, 212-253-7467

Easter Sunday mornings may not be fueled by all of that youthful enthusiasm you once had for the resurrection of Christ – after all now you’re older, hungover, and less inclined to hunt for eggs. But late afternoon on the days leading up to Easter Sunday? You’re ready for some cocktails and a little excitement, and Sweetwater’s egg hunt has what you need – a hunt where the eggs are filled with drink tickets, prizes and small bottles of booze.


Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screening: ‘Splash’

Friday, doors open at 6 p.m.
Brookfield Place
220 Vesey St.

Who would’ve thought Richie Cunningham would up and leave “Happy Days” and become a successful director? Well he did, and here’s the 30th anniversary screening of Ron Howard’s “Splash.” Show up early for a performance by Tails of Glory (the award-winning dancers from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade) and enjoy face painting, food trucks and more.


Food Book Fair’s Pop-up Bookstore Presented by WORD

Friday-April 27, 10 a.m.
Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg

Kicking off the Food Book Fair a week before its official opening date, Word presents a pop-up bookstore featuring hand-selected titles, including cookbooks, memoirs, magazines, books about science, food systems, agriculture, art & culture, and urban design, and books written by speakers at the Fair. They’ll also be featuring a series of salon-style talks with the likes of Erin Gleeson, Alison Kave, Laura Silver, and Tim Wendelboe.


Destiny Rising

April 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Joyce Theater
175 EightH Ave.
$25-$100, 212-691-9740

A special night benefiting the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program features dance performances from some of the most prominent professional dance companies nationwide. Performers include Joey Dowling and Andy Pellick, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, NYC Dance Alliance alumni and NYC Dance Alliance faculty.


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