If you’re a fan of “Pitch Perfect” and this summer’s sequel seems just too far away, catch the next best thing this weekend at Carnegie Hall, when stars from the film sing pop hits a cappella. Distinguished Concerts Singers International are joined by Kelley Jackle, Shelley Regner, Chesney Snow and Sean Altman of “Pitch Perfect,” conducted by Deke Sharon, also known as the godfather of a cappella.
March 29, 10 a.m.
Brooklyn Running Company,222 Grand St.
The best way to see NYC is on foot, so take it to the next level by lacing up your sneakers for a Brooklyn art run taking in 4 miles of the area’s best graffiti and murals. It’s free, but RSVP on Runstreet’s Facebook.
March 30, 8:45 p.m.
Hammerstein Ballroom,311 W. 34th St.
Actors take on roles in which they would never actually be cast, with often hilarious results, in this show. Aasif Mandvi hosts; funds go to funding up-and-coming actors and works.
To celebrate the book launch for “The Wicked Will Rise,” the second book of the “Dorothy Must Die” YA series (which, of course, reimagines the story of “The Wizard of Oz,” a la “Wicked”), the 92nd Street Y is holding a panel with authors Danielle Paige, Soman Chainani, Sara Benincasa and Christopher Healy.
Go behind the scenes at “America’s Test Kitchen LIVE!” as you tour the set (imported from its home outside of Boston), learn about how recipes and equipment are rated, perform taste and smell tests and relive the show’s top moments.
A Taste of Fifth
April 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Grand Prospect Hall,263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn
Eat, drink, dance and give yourself a big pat on the back at this charitable foodie event. More than 40 Park Slope bars and restaurants will be there — and the wine and beer are free.
April FoolsComedy Show
April 1, 8 p.m.
Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Watch how the professionals do April Fools Day, hosted by Corey Halcomb, stand-up artist and self-proclaimed “ghetto Dr. Phil.” Current headliners (subject to change) include Sinbad, Lavell Crawford and Damon Wayans Jr.
Emily West at Subculture
April 2, 9, 23, 30; 8 p.m.
Subculture,45 Bleeker St.
April is just around the corner, and that means a new monthly concert residency is coming to join ongoing artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown at Subculture. Catch Emily West – an “America’s Got Talent” favorite in 2014 – performing some of the hits that helped her rise to second place on the show, plus some surprises throughout the month on four Thursdays. Entry is $20; doors open at 7 p.m.
On March 31, tickets go on sale for this year’s Lincoln Center Festival, a summer series of performances featuring plays, dance, puppets and more. This year’s lineup includes DruidShakespeare taking on the Bard’s history plays, “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” and stagings of “Kafka on the Shore” and “Miss Julie,” among many others.