Dance party at MoMA, 'Killing Republicans' and more things to do in NYC - Metro US

Dance party at MoMA, ‘Killing Republicans’ and more things to do in NYC

Holi Hai Festival


Jacob Tremblay
April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hershey’s Chocolate World, 1593 Broadway

Your blood sugar is about to get a workout at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square when Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay, star of the Oscar-nominated film “Room,” drops by. He’s there to “work” with his dad as part of Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day. His task? Reminding people to choose happiness — shouldn’t be too difficult.


PopRally Presents: Yung Jake
April 29, 9 p.m.-midnight
MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St.

MoMA’s Slithering Screens series turns films into immersive experiences. This Friday, rapper/artist Yung Jake will perform his multi-social media show (8 p.m.) that brings viral videos, GIFs, memes, tweets and more to tell a story about communication and art in the time of the Internet. Afterward, as part of PopRally, MoMA’s series for young audiences, he’ll host a three-hour party with video projections, DJs and an open bar in the museum’s lobby.


Haunting Renditions Live
April 29, 8 p.m.
The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Brooklyn

Eliot Glazer is known for his podcast, “Haunting Renditions,” where he takes bad pop music and transforms it into elevated art (think Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” sung as a mournful love ballad). The hilarious and talented singer/pianist performs his popular show live at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, with special guests comedian Andrew Schulz and actress Jeanne Goldfarb. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; seating is first-come, first served.


Jonathan Adler warehouse sale
April 29-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
885 E. 138th St., Bronx

Bring some modern American glamour into your home during Jonathan Adler’s epic annual sale. All items — from mid-century side chairs to chic gold chandeliers — are up to 70 percent off retail. Bonus: Delivery can be arranged on-site for a fee.


Almost Queen
April 29, 8 p.m.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St.

Losing so many musical legends in 2016 definitely makes us reflect on the songs that defined our lives. Another of the most influential acts of our time, indisputably, is Queen, whose catalogue will get a passionate play-through on Friday night by rock cover band Almost Queen. They bring all of the insane harmonies and costumes from a classic Queen concert, capturing the energy and heart of the hits that defined the ‘80s and are just as powerful today.


Opening day at Bronx Brewery
April 30, noon-11 p.m.
856 E. 136 St., The Bronx

Bronx Brewery is welcoming the warmer months with an official opening party for their backyard, with live music all day beginning at 1 p.m., Fletcher’s BK grilling up ballpark-themed food and all of their seasonal beers, including the Summer Pale Ale, on tap. Though admission is free, the $22 online package gets you two drink tickets, a souvenir cup and a commemorative baseball-style shirt. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the New York Restoration Restoration Project, which is working to add more green space to the South Bronx.


Killing Republicans: A Rock Opera
April 30, 8 p.m.
Coney Island Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex
1214 Surf Ave., Brooklyn

Imagine Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster, Nigerian pop star Good Gracious and an oilman named Billy Bob sitting down for a chat about politics. Pretend it’s taking place at 30,000 feet in First Class. Now imagine it as a satirical rock opera with music inspired by the Ramones and Sex Pistols. You’ll be excited to know that we’re not making this up — see it for yourself when “Killing Republicans” opens on Saturday. Tickets are $15 except opening night, when they’re $50.


Sakura Matsuri
April 30-May 1
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

Even though spring came early, the Botanic Garden has plenty of cherry blossoms left to celebrate at this weekend’s festival of Japanese culture. It’s also the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, with over 60 events like a J-Pop dance party, stand-up comedy, tea ceremonies and as much cosplay as Comic Con. There’s an arts alley for prints, books, posters and manga, plus seminars on everything from bonsai shaping to samurai swordplay.


International Jazz Day
April 30, 7-9 p.m.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 W. 129th St.

Revel in America’s music at the new National Jazz Museum in Harlem on this UNESCO-created holiday. Jon Baptiste, the museum’s co-artistic director and bandleader for the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” will lead a conversation about the history and heritage of this powerful music, and there will be a live concert from pianistGiorgi Mikadze, saxophonist Patrick Bartley, drummerJulius Rodriguez and bassistLinda Oh.


Holi Hai Festival
April 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dag Hammaskjold Plaza, between 46th and 47th sts. on Second Ave.

Yes, it’s once again time for the utterly Instagram-worthy Festival of Colors, where you show up in white attire and purchase bags of rainbow powder to throw in the air and cover everything in sight with a cacophony of color. It’s free to attend, though RSVPs are encouraged, and there will be live performances and food vendors.

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