Adult sex ed, chocolate expo, Beatles fest and more things to do in New York City – Metro US

Adult sex ed, chocolate expo, Beatles fest and more things to do in New York City

Adult sex ed, chocolate expo, Beatles fest and more things to do in New York

Don’t let a little snow in the forecast keep you from all the cool stuff happening around the city (and a little farther afield — we promise it’s worth it!)


DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk

Get to know the art galleries of DUMBO on a more intimate level on the first Thursday of each month with special exhibits, live music, artist appearances and free drinks(!). Highlights for March include several openings: “Storytellers” at LAND Gallery, “Haley Morris-Cafiero: Wait Watchers” at United Photo Industries and “Digital Fairy Tales, Album Two,” which will be projected onto the Manhattan Bridge with an artist talk at NY Media Center. Thu, March 2, 6-8 p.m., various locations, free, artindumbo.com


Sex! With Your Mom

How well do you really know the ins and outs of sex? Test your smarts at this adult game show hosted by comedian Natalie Wall of Awkward Sex and the City and high school health and phys-ed teacher Emily Owens, who are sure to bring the laughs and drop the knowledge. Contestants compete to answer questions like “Where is the cervix located?” and “What’s the proper way to clean a dildo?”​ with the chance at prizes (probably some condoms). Thu, March 2, 8-9 p.m., Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave., $5


Good Spirits

Survey some of the city’s best bars (including the world’s best bar, the Dead Rabbit) under one roof at this cocktail tasting event, featuring spirits provided by Four Roses Bourbon, Blue Nectar Tequila, Brooklyn Gin and more. Drinks are paired with delicious tastes from local chefs, all while enjoying views of the Hudson River and Battery Park. Thu, March 2, 6-9 p.m., Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Plaza, $60-$70, ediblemanhattan.com


Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Lincoln Center’s annual deep dive into contemporary French cinema is a little edgier than usual. Granted, that’s thanks to one film: Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama,” a movie about terrorists in Paris that was bumped from last year’s Cannes lineup for obvious reasons. But it’s no political tract. Thrillingly opaque, it only teases out their motivations, instead luxuriating among young insurrectionists who’d rather rock out to Blondie than hold court on society’s ills. It’s the most thrilling movie of the year so far, and it sits alongside the usual “Rendez-Vous” fare: the latest from masters like Francois Ozon (“Frantz”), Bruno Dumont (“Slack Bay”) and Nicole Garcia (“From the Land to the Moon”), with appearances from living legends like Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert and Marion Cotillard. Through Sun., March 12, Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St., $16-$25, filmlinc.org


“We Sinful Women”

Female oppression is alive and well all over the world even now in the 21st century. In response, the Kathak Ensemble and Friends, a troupe that merges Indian heritage with contemporary choreography, presents “We Sinful Women.” This powerful work blends lyrical movement, a musical premiere by composer Karin Ahluwalia and Urdu poetry from Pakistan. A talkback with the artists will follow the performance on March 3. Fri-Sun, March 2-4, 8 p.m., Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th St., $22, danspaceproject.org


Django Reinhardt Tribute

The inventor of “hot guitar” jazz managed to change music history even without the use of two of his fingers. The annual Django Reinhardt Tribute has been tipping its hat to the beloved Romani musician for 10 years, and this year’s week-long Django A Go Go festival wraps with a night of performances by nine artists at no less than Carnegie Hall. Fri, March 3, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., $19-$175, djangoagogo.com


“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern”

Talking about what women are wearing has become part of the feminist taboo. But as part of Brooklyn Museum’s “Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism,” Georgia O’Keeffe’s wardrobe and accessories will provide a context for an artist who shunned feminist labels for her beautiful and controversial paintings. “Living Modern” also offers a series of portraits of O’Keeffe taken by other artists, from Annie Leibovitz to Ansel Adams. March 3-July 23, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, $20, brooklynmuseum.org


The Fest for Beatles Fans

The year’s biggest bash for fans of the Fab Four returns this weekend to the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City with three days of concerts, a pop-up art museum, costume contests, games, exhibits and more. Guest artists include Wings musicians Laurence Juber and Danny Seiwell; former Ringo Starr team members Mark Hudson and Mark Rivera; and tribute band Liverpool, who will play the entirety of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Fri-Sun, March 3-5, Hyatt Regency: Jersey-on-the-Hudson, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, $52-$190, thefest.com


Orchid Evenings

Experience the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show after dark this March and April. Orchid Evenings allow guests to stroll the exhibit — this year’s theme is Thailand, renowned for its rare and delicate varieties of the flower — with a drink in hand from cash bars while enjoying DJs and live performances from the Somapa Thai Dance Company. March 31 is LGBT night, with Young Garden Circle Lounges on April 1 and 8. March 4-April 8, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., $25, nybg.org


Afterlife Anatomy’s Rat Taxidermy

The Morbid Anatomy Museum may be gone, but its legacy of interest in the art of death lives on. Afterlife Anatomy’s Katie Innamorato hosts an intimate lesson in taxidermy using one of the city’s most plentiful subjects: rats. The hand-on workshop teaches basic techniques, from skinning to preserving, prepping and mounting. Each participant takes home their own unique piece of ethically sourced taxidermy. Sun, March 5, 1-6 p.m., Court Tree Collective, 371 Court St., $215, atlasobscura.com


The Chocolate Expo

Think of everything you can make with chocolate — bet you can find them all at this weekend’s Chocolate Expo. From savory baked goods and sweets to ice cream and even alcohol, the event offers chocolate treats from over 90 vendors under one roof at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island. March 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, $10-$15, thechocolateexpo.com


The Music of Aretha Franklin

It’s been 50 years since ultimate pop soul diva Aretha Franklin’s groundbreaking anthem “Respect.” Next week, a tribute to her catalog takes place with this special milestone in mind at Carnegie Hall, featuring 20 of today’s top genre-crossing artists including CeeLo Green, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins, Rhiannon Giddens and more. The concert tribute also raises funds for music education in the city. Mon, March 6, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., $48-$10,000, carnegiehall.org