9 things to do this weekend in NYC, March 5-8 - Metro US

9 things to do this weekend in NYC, March 5-8


Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave.
$35-$200, tibethouse.com

Tibet House gathered together an incredible lineup for its 25th annual concert, including the Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson, Ira Glass, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry (pictured, for those who don’t know and hail Blondie) and the night’s artistic director, Philip Glass. The nonprofit supports the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Surround Audience Triennial
Through March 24
New Museum, 235 Bowery
$16, newmuseum.org

What’s it like to grow up online? What happens when your life is dictated by how it’s perceived on social media? New Museum explores these themes in its third triennial, with artwork from 51 participants from 25 countries. The show is accompanied by performances and special sessions, including one on identity in the digital age and an exploration though poetry.

Entrepreneurs Festival
March 6-7
NYU Tisch Hall,40-44 W. Fourth St.

What’s next in business? Explore stories of past entrepreneurial successes and learn what’s brewing with today’s generation through panels, workshops and roundtables. And networkers, don’t fret: Friday’s after-party is included with admission, and you don’t have to be an NYU alum to attend.

Whiskey Walk
March 7, noon-10 p.m.
Various locations

Taste some of the U.K.’s finest whiskies at eight bars, all in the name of philanthropy. Whether you see it as a warm-up for St. Patrick’s Day or you just want the karma points, you have to admit that $65 isn’t bad for a full day of sipping Bushmills, Jameson, Paddy or Powers Gold Label, among others. Small bites are also included.

Beauty of Ballet
March 7, 2 p.m.
Brooklyn Center forthe Performing Arts,2900 Campus Road
Free, brooklyncenter.org

The life of a ballerina is not quite “Black Swan,” but these dancers go through plenty of real-life drama to get to the stage. Learn how NYC’s top ballet talents ascended to where they are now at this symposium held by the students and teachers of the School of American Ballet.

PULSE New York
Through Sunday
Metropolitan Pavilion,125 W. 18th St.

If it’s contemporary art, it’s at PULSE, the portable art fair founded in 2005 with worldwide exhibitors (including Prague, Berlin and Tokyo) with diverse collections. Events range from a “Young Collectors Cocktail Hour” to a “Women in the Art World” tour, including curator talks.

Choice Eats
March 13, 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Pavilion,125 W. 18th St.

Before you switch to the season’s fad swimsuit diet, make one last glorious, gluttonous trip to the Metropolitan Pavilion next Friday for unlimited samples from more than 50 restaurants, including BOOMwich, The Gorbals, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, 2 Duck Goose, Butter & Scotch and Gloria’s Caribbean Cuisine. Save room for desserts and craft beer pairings. Tickets are nearly sold out, so grab one ASAP.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
March 7-12
Various locations,30 Lafayette Ave.
Prices vary, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

For the past 20 years, BAMcinematek has celebrated the upcoming and classic masters of French filmmaking with the Rendez-Vous festival, which comes to NYC this week in coordination with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, uniFrance Films and IFC Center. Screenings at various times and locations are followed by Q-and-As with film creators and other special guests, like Christophe Honore, Cedric Kahn and Melanie Laurent. This year’s titles include “Portait of the Artist,” “Metamorphoses” and “Breathe.”

‘En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams’
Through March 24
Stage 72, 158 W. 72nd St.
$30, stage72.com

Many theater-lovers would be happy to add acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams’ name to their list for “any three people, living or dead, who you’d ask to dinner.” That’s not realistically possible, but you can get the next closest thing at the award-winning “En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams.” The solo show, starring William Shuman, runs through the end of the month and explores Williams’ family history and a closer look at his best-known works.

Dropkick Murphys
March 8-10
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza

The Boston Irish rockers are making a three-night NYC stop with The Mahones and Blood or Whiskey. You can also catch them at the Paramount in Hunting, Long Island, on March 3 and 4; really brave fans can hit Asbury Park, New Jersey, in May after the band returns from a swing around Ireland and the U.K.

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