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“Michael Cerveris and His Accomplices”


There are some people who can do it all, and one of them is Tony-winning actor Michael Cerveris, the leading man of “Fun Home” after turns in “Sweeney Todd” and “Hedwig.” He’ll perform pieces from his new acoustic album, “Piety,” as well as two previous albums. The concert is the third of the Sheen Center’s Convergence — Indie Artist Series, which highlights performers who straddle the music and theater genres. March 16, 7:30 p.m., 18 Bleecker St., $35, sheencenter.org


PARTY

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Swing House


Gatsby-themed parties get a twist at Swing House, Gemini and Scorpio’s annual celebration that combines dance hall energy with jazz bands and burlesque. Learn the moves during a dance class, play casino games and drink “illicit” cocktails and partying like it’s 1929. Of course, it’s a speakeasy, so the locale is hush-hush: Once you buy tickets, you’ll receive the address of a secret loft in Gowanus. March 18, 9 p.m., $20-$80, geminiandscorpio.com


HARRY POTTER


Wizard Fest


Get ready to dust off your dress robes for a spring fling at Webster Hall, where you’ll party like Harry Potter this Saturday while sipping spell-themed adult beverages in a Hogwarts-themed hall. There will be prizes for best costume — though muggles are welcome, too. March 18, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 125 E. 11th St., $25, websterhall.com


FOOD


Winter’s Grind


Bushwick’s barbecue party spot Arrogant Swine becomes a sausage and beer party (inside a heated tent) this weekend. Owner Tyson Ho and friends will make the sausages — chicken satay, Pakistani veal, Sicilian lamb and even a veggie option — while 10 breweries from around the city and a couple of homebrewers put their best seasonal beers forward. The event is all-you-can everything. March 18, 1-4 p.m., Arrogant Swine, 173 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn, $40, arrogantswine.com


TASTING


Coffee and Tea Festival


Sure, you might brag about how many cups of joe you knock back to make it through each day, and you can probably pronounce a few fancy teas, but if you want to really run with the caffeine connoisseurs, check out the Coffee and Tea Festival in Brooklyn this weekend with over 75 exhibitors from around the world. There are also over 100 beverages for you to sip while you speak to sellers and attend seminars to learn about food science, new products and more. March 18-19, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, $25-$35, coffeeandteafestival.com


WEDDING PLANNING


Wedding Crashers


You don’t need a ring (or even a significant other) to enjoy spending the day surrounded by the frills of a well-planned wedding day. Sip bubbly, taste cake, gawk at gorgeous gowns, discuss decor, browse venues, talk to photographers and plan all the details of your dream ceremony at Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s annual fair dedicated to all things nuptial. VIP entry includes raffle tickets and a goody bag from vendors. Afterward, visit the Wedding Crashers Live band showcase at the Bell House from 3-6 p.m. March 19, 501 Building and the Green Union, Union and Bond, Brooklyn, 11:30 a.m-3 p.m., $20-$40, brooklynweddingfair.com


BOOKS


“Jesus’ Son”


This is going to be the most star-studded book party you’ve ever been to. Actors Billy Crudup and Chris Bauer will perform excerpts of the film adaptation of Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son,” a groundbreaking collection of short stories, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The book’s legacy also gets a star-studded discussion with Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”), Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”), Jenny Offill (“Dept. of Speculation”) and Victor LaVille (“The Devil in Silver”). March 20, 7:30 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, $25, symphonyspace.org


BOOKS


Joy the Baker


When you’re celebrating a new cookbook, expect more than just an author talk and signing. Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker, will discuss her latest tome, “Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days,” with fellow food writer Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, with free refreshments and tastings of some of her recipes. March 20, 6-8 p.m., Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, free, rizzolibookstore.com


TALK


TEDxBroadway


From raising funds to analyzing audience trends, it takes a lot to earn success on Broadway. You can learn a lot more about those behind-the-scenes processes from the people who put it all together at TEDxBroadway, which returns to New World Stages with a full day dedicated to the famous talk series next Tuesday. Speakers from the theater community include Tina Landau (“The Spongebob Musical”), Gus Rogerson (The 52nd Street Project) and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”). March 21, 1-7:15 p.m., New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., $100, tedxbroadway.com


COMEDY


Las Culturistas Live


Fifty comedians will get one minute to rant about anything they like at “I Don’t Think So, Honey,” the first live outing for the “Las Culturistas” podcast. Comedians include Sasheer Zamata (“SNL”), Dylan Marron (“Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People”) and Aparna Nancherla (“Last Comic Standing”). March 21, 8 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., $8-$10, littlefieldnyc.com

 
 
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