Black Ballerina Magic, folk music takes over Brooklyn and more things to do - Metro US

Black Ballerina Magic, folk music takes over Brooklyn and more things to do


Thank You for Everything!
April 8, 9:30 p.m.
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
Free with RSVP until 11 p.m., then $16.78

How else to thank the revelers who regularly fill the outrageous, sexy parties at House of Yes than with a free night of the best entertainment? This epic dance party will fill two rooms with pulsing house music and drinks, while aerialists spin from the ceiling, go-go dancers take the stage and enticing creatures appear around every corner. Crazy costumes and sexy accessories are always welcome (and will help you move to the front of the line).


The Music of John Williams: From Spielberg to Star Wars
April 8, 8 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St.

Some of the most memorable scores in movie history came from composer John Williams, who contributed music to the likes of “ET,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park”— as well as the “Star Wars” films, from the originals all the way through the new blockbuster “The Force Awakens.” On Friday night, the New York Pops will tug your heartstrings with selections from his iconic compositions in a two-hour concert.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
April 8-10
St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague St.

Folk music isn’t any one kind of sound, and the eighth annual festival will bring together not just the various regions of the U.S. but international bands, too, with 30 acts over three days including ragtime, jazz, country, traditional Irish music and more. If you’re feeling the political angst of the country, check out Saturday’s protest song concert, and there are also film screenings, dancing and more.


Future Spa
April 9, 16, 23 & 30; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Standard East Village, 25 Cooper Square
Prices vary

Headaches? Tired? Hungover? The future is instant rejuvenation, and you can try out the latest treatments at deep discounts during Future Spa: Drip + Chill + Shine, popping up at the penthouse of the Standard East Village. Rehydrate with NutriDrip, a nutrient-packed IV that will pick you up in just 20 minutes. Other services include cryogenic facials by Cryosphere and infrared body wraps by HigherDOSE. You can RSVP for Future Spa appointments on Saturdays through April.


Black Ballerina Magic: A Tribute
April 9, 8 p.m.
New York City Center, 132 W. 55th St.

Misty Copeland became the first black principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre in 2015, a huge step for dancers of color who are largely outnumbered in the industry. To honor her achievement, and to help pave the way for future minority dancers, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is putting on a one-night-only tribute performance called Black Ballerina Magic as part of its four-night residency at New York City Center. The New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet and ABT will also be represented.


Good Deeds Day
April 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Herald Square, Broadway between 34th and 35th sts.

A little compassion goes a long way, as this worldwide holiday will remind us in Herald Square this Sunday. Over 40 charitable organizations will be on site and happy to have you loan your talents, time (plant a tulip!) or resources. But the giving goes both ways, with free yoga sessions, or pick up some tips at Adrian Grenier’s Mobile Kitchen Classroom, plus KIND snacks and live entertainment from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.


Coen Brothers Trivia Night
April 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Syndicated, 40 Bogart St., Brooklyn

Kicking off its first Director Retrospective series, Brooklyn’s new restaurant-retro cinema Syndicated will be hosting a Coen Brothers Trivia Night. Teams opt in for $10, which comes with a bucket of beer for the table, and answer questions about films like “No Country for Old Men” and “The Big Lebowski” while “Raising Arizona” screens. Winners receive a $25 certificate to Syndicated, while second place gets another bucket of beer. Coen Brothers films will continue to show through April 17.


Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Easy”
April 12, 12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 555 Fifth Ave.
April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Williams & Sonoma, Columbus Circle

Actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow has a new cookbook that makes a big promise: “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Busy Home Cook.” She’s making two stops in town to discuss how even norms like us can create nutritious celeb-worth meals (and, of course, signing copies).


PaleyLive NY: “Blindspot”
April 11, 7 p.m.
The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St.

In NBC’s “Blindspot,” a woman with no memory of her life tries to decipher the past through hundreds of tattoos on her body offering clues to the truth. You’ll get a sneak peek at a new episode of the series, then a panel discussion to make sense of it all with creator Martin Gero and stars Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton.

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