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8 things to do this weekend in NYC, March 19-22

LuckyRice Grand Feast


LuckyRice Grand Feast
March 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle

It’s time once again for one of the most memorable drinking parties of the year: the LuckyRice Grand Feast, featuring Bombay Sapphire East Gin and the delicious Asian-inspired eats that complement it. Now in its sixth year, the festival returns to NYC after stops in Miami, L.A., Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas. In addition to gin, try wine, sake and beer – but definitely don’t miss out on the signature cocktail, celebrating the Chinese Year of the Goat, the cheekily named Feeling Sheep(ish).

The Get Down
March 19, 7-10 p.m.
Cielo , 18 Little West 12th St.

Tasha Blank and the Get Down celebrate two years of heavily trafficked dance parties at the Meatpacking District club. The cover ranges from $5-$20, depending on what you can afford and how early you snag your tickets. DJs for the anniversary party include Steve Tek and Sascha Lewis; there’s also live music from AJ Nocito, Akil Davis and Elliott LaRue. Before you hit the dance floor, take part in a 6:30 p.m. meditation session to sync up your body and mind.


New Directors/New Films
Through March 29
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St.

Movies don’t make themselves, you know, the people behind the scenes often go unappreciated outside of awards season. That’s why the Film Society of Lincoln Center partners with the Museum of Modern Art to host this series, which highlights up-and-coming filmmakers to bring them to cinephiles’ attention. Highlights this year include “Going Clear,” about the cult of Scientology, and “It Follows,” a twist on the horror genre.

Blogologues : The A.S.S. Strikes Back’
Through March 28
Celebration of Whimsy Theater, 21 Clinton St.

“Blogologues” is a recurring series that takes real snippets from social media and performs them theatrically. The raunchy show, in its third year, is playing its final weekend after an extension due to popular demand. “The A.S.S. (Annual Sex Show) Strikes Back” covers, you guessed it, blogs about sex that were never meant to be spoken out loud, much less acted out. (Yes, there’s alcohol.) A new theme is fleshed out every month, with an ensemble lead by creators Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula.

92Y Harkness Dance Festival
March 20 & 21, 8 p.m., March 22, 3 p.m.
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.

It’s the last weekend of this year’s 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, and it’s closing with a riveting set that translates Alfred Hitchcock’s films into choreography by Sarah Silvers. The first half is “Stripped,” without lights or costumes and featuring steps devised spontaneously on the spot; after intermission, the piece is performed again fully staged.

‘The Heidi Chronicles’
Through Aug. 9
Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St.

We may be saying goodbye to Elisabeth Moss as Peggy on “Mad Men” this spring, but we can now visit her on Broadway. Moss stars in “The Heidi Chronicles,” which opens tonight, alongside Jason Biggs (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Bryce Pinkham (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”). As the title character in the Tony Award-winning play, she takes on the mantle of feminism in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, ultimately asking if one generation’s sacrifices were worthwhile to the movement today.

NYC Coffee and Tea Festival
March 21-22, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.

Time flies when you’re hyped up on caffeine, and the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival is turning 10 this month at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Taste new brews, try out the latest methods and see what’s next during two days of vendors, panels and exhibits. Just remember to drink responsibly.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
March 21, 8 p.m.
Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Forget last year’s film adaptation; heck, forget Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.” You can catch the real deal at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on Saturday when Frankie Valli appears live with the latest version of the Four Seasons. Hear timeless favorites direct from the master, including “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night” and many more Motown favorites.

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