Beyonce-Rihanna danceoff, laser tag before brunch and more things to do in NYC - Metro US

Beyonce-Rihanna danceoff, laser tag before brunch and more things to do in NYC


Beatles Anniversary Tribute
April 14, 8 p.m.
The Bell House,149 Seventh St., Brooklyn

In 1966, a little album called “Revolver” dropped and became lucky No. 7 for The Beatles — just as they considered breaking up. Fifty years later we’re still celebrating it, with a tribute concert featuring local artists on each of the tracks, from “Eleanor Rigby” to “Yellow Submarine.” Musicians include Janna Pelle, Carbon Mirage, Animal Reporters and Cousin Earth. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.


Pamela Love Book Signing
April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway

New Yorker Pamela Love blends a love of science and nature (think arrowheads and feathers) with all things shiny and girly (like moonstones and sapphire) in her eponymous jewelry line. Now the artist is releasing her first book, “Muses and Manifestations,” which pairs photos of her iconic pieces with stories about the inspirations behind them, from botany to folk art. She’ll be appearing tonight at Rizzoli Bookstore for a free book signing with cocktails, tarot card readings and fortune tellers.


“I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies”
April 15, 8 p.m.
The Bell House,149 Seventh St., Brooklyn

Following the debut of her Netflix Original “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” and her book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” “Chelsea Lately” regular Jen Kirkman is visiting The Bell House with a night of new comedy. “I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies” blends stand-up with anecdotes from her actual life. Also in the mix is a reading from her book, followed by a signing and Q&A.


“The Invitation”
April 15-18
Videology, 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn

Something is not right when Will (Logan Marshall-Greene) shows up uninvited to a dinner party being thrown by his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) in “The Invitation.” Videology is screening the tension-packed movie over four nights, and we have to imagine that it will help to have a bartender and some friends nearby as the dread mounts and the adrenaline begins to kick in.


NYC Green Festival Expo
April 15-17
Javits Center, 34th Street & 11th Avenue

The world’s largest and longest-running green living and sustainability event is back with thousands of green products and expert speakers, all to help you live a healthier and more sustainable life, from the latest technology and all-natural products to chemical-free household supplies and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian food and beverages. Watch cooking demos, take a free yoga class and catch a screening of “Cowspiracy.” Ride your bike there and get free entry.


Beyonce vs. Rihanna Tribute Party
April 16, 11:59 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn

It’s time to throw down on the dance floor to settle an important controversy: Who’s your bae, Beyonce or Rihanna? Fans of both should show up prepared to hash it out as DJs play the top tracks from each artist (and, as they emphasize, there will be no remixes or mash-ups in rotation). But as much as it’s a dance battle, it’s also a tribute party, so prepare to celebrate the contributions of both deserving divas.


Wall-to-Wall Stephen Schwartz
April 16, 3-11 p.m.
Symphony Space,2537 Broadway

Broadway royalty will be on display at a FREE event celebrating legendary Stephen Schwartz. The composer of “Wicked,” “Pippin” and “Godspell,” among numerous other culture-shaping contributions, will be feted at Symphony Space’s annual Wall-to-Wall. His hits from the stage and screen will be sung by the likes of Patti LuPone, Liz Callaway, Raul Esparza and Laura Osnes. Seating is first-come, first-serve, unless you’d like to make a donation to Symphony Space for $100, which will snag you reserved seats.


Record Store Day Crawl
April 16, 11 a.m.
Multiple locations, meeting place TBA

This Saturday is Record Store Day, and you can celebrate by hopping on a bus with local band Bear Hands as they play hits from their new album (dropping Friday) and take you to iconic record stores around NYC. It’s the first-ever Record Store Day Crawl, and your ticket comes with a Led Zepplin gift pack, a Rough Trade slipmat, special discounts and an official tote. The quest includes a stop at Baby’s All Right, where you’ll enjoy an open bar and $1 tacos. Participants must be at least 21.


Dancing On My Own ‘80s-‘00s Prom Party
April 16, 10 p.m.
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St.

What’s that saying about how kids are too young to appreciate what they have? It certainly rings true for prom, because we would love a do-over that lets us merge the confidence we have now and the stupidity we had back then. You can relive your own best mistakes this Saturday when Littlefield hosts Dancing On My Own, a do-over prom celebrating the pains we survived from the ‘80s to ‘00s. There will be a photo booth and music by DJ Steve Reynolds. Prom attire is encouraged, with prizes for creativity.


Lazer Brunch
April 17, 1 p.m.
Hudson Terrace,621 W. 46th St.

Your Sunday brunch is about to get a lot more thrilling when Hudson Terrace kicks off its monthly Lazer Brunch. This weekend is the very first time the hotel’s salon will be transformed into an adults-only laser tag game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. and is followed by a boozy brunch on the rooftop. In addition to pumping up for the week ahead with a heated game and serious eats, you’ll also be able to enjoy the city skyline and take some Insta-worthy shots. Upcoming dates include May 15, June 18 and July 10.


Design on a Dime
April 20-23
Metropolitan Pavilion,125 W. 18th St.

One of the biggest events of the season arrives next weekend. Each year, 60 of the world’s top interior designers create tableaus at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Guests can view the settings or shop for pieces that are marked down to a fraction of retail value. The event kicks off with an awards dinner, followed the next night with a cocktail reception and then two days of public showings. Proceeds support individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

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