There’s no need to recap the headlines — you know everything is terrible. Do you also know who has some experience dealing with terrible conditions, from the British to endless rain? The Scots, and with great adversity comes a great affinity to party, which they do especially on Burns Night, the commemoration of their national hero poet Robert Burns happening every Jan. 25 since 1801.
Celebrate tonight with a last-minute Scottish Burns Supper at The McKittrick Hotel (542 W. 27th St.), which is currently host to the folk fable “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” set in a Scottish pub. There will be a bagpipe ode to haggis, a three-course Scottish meal, poetry and Aberlour whisky, followed by a performance of “Prudencia Hart.” The Burns Supper begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $195, which includes entry to the 8 p.m. show.
If you can’t make it tonight, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” was just extended again through Sunday, March 26. Maybe it’s the epic journey of the flawed Prudencia that has created such buzz; or maybe it’s the dram of Scotch whisky that greets every guest, whose seats are at tables in The Heath bar.