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Eva Kis

New York City Going Out Editor

eva.kis@metro.us

Dungeons & Dragons goes from basement to the stage

Like much of the nerd world, the original role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons has undergone a lot of change since the game began in 1974, going from maps drawn on graph paper to apps for managing characters and epic multi-year campaigns played out on podcasts like The Adventure Zone. Now, it...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:32 PM

Broadway's new giant fairytale sculptures bend reality

They say there’s always magic in the air on Broadway, but this summer there will also be some real-life fairytale creatures watching over New York’s most famous avenue. In Dreams Awake brings six towering statues that “delightfully break the boundaries between art, the urban...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:03 PM

Add this all-you-can-eat ice cream fest in Bryant Park to your summer calendar

Now that we can finally think about frozen treats again, it’s time to think about ALL the frozen treats because Bryant Park’s all-you-can-eat ice cream festival is back! Known as the Scooper Bowl, the three-day event claims to be the country’s largest festival devoted to frozen...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1:38 PM

Apparate to the Library Bar for Hogwarts House cocktails

Harry Potter and his friends are all grown up in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and it’s safe to say they’ve earned a drink or two. Though they — and probably you when you first read the books — were limited to Butterbeer in the stories, the Hudson Hotel (358 W. 58th St...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:57 PM

Free two-month Louis Armstrong festival takes over Queens

On beautiful days, when the sky is blue with clouds of white, and you feel grateful just to be alive, there’s one song that comes to mind. Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World took its place among the iconic entries in the American songbook as soon as it was released in 1968, and...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:13 PM

6 surprising ways having a baby makes you a better person

Jamie Aderski had a baby in 2016 and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. Like most new moms, New York-based comedian Aderski felt lied to about the experience of having a baby. She wrote her show Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood, playing at Caveat on April 23, out of...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:27 PM

The essential Bette Midler returns to Broadway's Hello, Dolly!

Before it closes on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! is giving audiences the only thing they seemingly wanted from the musical: Bette Midler. The lionine actress earned pretty much every acting accolade for her leading role as Dolly Levi, including the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical....

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2:24 PM

Celebrities smoking in the Met's bathroom is now an art show

Everyone knows what it feels like not get an invitation slipped under your Trapper Keeper in English class to an amazing party. The curators of Brooklyn’s interactive pop-culture gallery THNK 1994 just lust after better parties — and stage their own when the invitation is lost in the...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:27 PM

Inside New York's first sustainable sushi restaurant Mayanoki

The 15-course omakase dinner at Alphabet City sushi counter Mayanoki may look familiar. Until chef Jeff Miller starts explaining the courses: Arctic char, Spanish mackerel, Alaskan Coho salmon, Albacore tuna. “You go to so many sushi bars in the city and you get the same set of 12 or 15 fish...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:04 PM

Kanye West is back on Twitter and giving actually good advice

Kanye West is back on Twitter, and while that’s usually cause to hide your children and wives, it seems we’re dealing with a brand new Yeezy. today will be the greatest day so far. Life keeps getting better and better. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 19, 2018 Whether...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:09 PM

Spring cocktails put flowers and fruit back on the (drinks) menu

Bartenders aren’t waiting for spring to properly arrive, freshening up their cocktail menus with flowers, fruits and other bright, fresh ingredients. Check out some of the creative new sips for the season. Rose Gold SoHo’s new Asian comfort food spot Pinch Chinese (with dumplings by...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:11 PM

Taste the cities that inspired David Bowie at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit David Bowie Is didn’t just impress the artist himself — it’s been a blockbuster hit, drawing in fans of the modern-day Renaissance man with its immersive galleries, interactive objects and never-before-seen photographs. The museum’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4:22 PM

Moviepass temporarily drops unlimited plan. Is it still a good deal?

Even if we rarely take full advantage, there’s something psychologically irresistible about the word “unlimited.” Until now, that was the premise of Moviepass, the so-called “Netflix for movie theaters”: Sign up for the monthly service for a price of $10 and get a...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:02 PM

Delivery comes to parks and beaches. But is convenience good?

DNCE’s request for Cake By the Ocean may be a metaphor, but we now live in a world where you can get pizza on the beach — or the park, or a random street corner. Domino’s has expanded its delivery service to basically anywhere. The new Hotspots program, which launched this week...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:18 PM

High rent forces out B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square

As small arts venues continue to struggle in New York, there’s a new reminder that not even big ones are immune to the same challenges. Times Square’s home for jazz, R&B and soul B.B. King Blues Club & Grill will have its final show on April 29 after an 18-year tenure on 42nd...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:13 PM

Why everybody — yes, that's you! — needs a financial adviser

Most of us don’t think we need a financial planner. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who can pay their bills and throw a few dollars toward their 401K every month. Or maybe you live paycheck to paycheck and all you do is worry about money. Thing is, there are things both of these...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:12 PM

All the Tax Day deals in NYC, from free coffee to $10.40 specials

If you’re having an especially difficult tax season, get to The Wayfarer in Midtown where all alcoholic beverages are half off on April 17 — beginning at 7 a.m. The Rambler (Old Forester bourbon, peach, ginger, mint, beer float) should help get you in the seasonal spirit. 101 W. 57th St...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 3:40 PM

Springtime in New York means waterfalls inside the subway

The end of winter is a sigh of relief for many New Yorkers — at least the ones who forget how terrible spring can be. Muggy, foggy, unpredictable and, above all, rainy: These are the joys of March and April as we parade around in shorts and sleeveless dresses in hopes of willing away sweater...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:59 PM

Deviants and degenerates welcome at Deadpool bar in Brooklyn

You can always tell something important about a superhero by their favorite bar, and that’s possibly the most true for Deadpool. The foul-mouthed prankster Ryan Reynolds was born to play prefers to drink in the company of the other mercenaries who congregate at Sister Margaret’s School...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 8:00 AM

Restoring the chicken's glory at the Museum of Food and Drink

It’s time to meet the food you love most face to face. Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink is back in action after a two-month revamp, and it’s brought out some of the hundreds of items collected over its five-year history in a small Highlights from the Collection exhibit....

Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:54 PM