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T.Michelle Murphy

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10 fab things to do this weekend in NYC

DOG DAY AFTERNOON Cocktails for Canines Man’s best friend gets even more bestie bonus points for standing beside their veteran pals thanks to Warrior Canine Connection, which pairs trained pups with former soldiers with PTSD. You can support the charity with Cocktails for Canines, a “...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:37 PM

Madonna birthday party and more things to do in NYC

FOOD Battle of the Burger Who’s got time to hit up all the amazing burgers in town. You do, and you can help crown the winner at the Battle of the Burger. Sample contenders like Umami Burger, Black Tap Craft, 5 Napkin Burger and Ted’s Montana Grill while sipping complimentary...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:37 AM

Learn the Bitch Doctrine and 9 more things to do this weekend in NYC

FILM Fashion and Film Fashion is never just about clothes; the colors, fabrics and attitudes from the runways stride into pop culture. Presented by i-D Magazine at Nitehawk Cinema, the Fashion and Film series explores its influence on the silver screen with three nights of 35mm screenings that...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 9:56 PM

Trip with Pink Floyd and 9 more amazing things to do this weekend

MUSIC Andrew Bird with Esperanza Spalding The season of free concerts continues, and your destination show this week is Prospect Park. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Continues its summer-long arts series with singer Andrew Bird performing tracks from his latest album “Are You Serious.” The...

Friday, July 28, 2017, 11:44 AM

To see or not to see? 3 ways Oscar Isaac saves ‘Hamlet’

It comes as no surprise that Oscar Isaac is the best part of the new production of “Hamlet” at the Public Theater. The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout star, who actually honed his acting chops onstage in productions like Shakespeare in the Park’s “Romeo...

Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:54 PM

Broadway's '1984' is even more shocking than George Orwell's book

Most horrific part of an apocalypse is rarely the event that caused it. The real terror comes from what replaces the society that fell, which is what has kept George Orwell’s “1984” alive in the popular imagination — and now, on Broadway.    With an uncomfortably...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

10 artistic and proud things to do in NYC this weekend

ARTS Kira Lee: “Cartoons and Characters” Adult film star-turned-artist Kira Lee (aka Dani Daniels) returns to gallery 212 Arts with her newest exhibition, “Cartoons and Characters — A Small Canvas Show.” Each piece is one square foot in size and portrays well-known...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3:24 PM

This all-girl Julius Caesar is Mean Girls come to life

Shakespeare’s plays may be over 400 years old, but they haven’t aged a day. Their universal themes — love, greed, obsession, revenge — mean even the same play can have infinite interpretations. This season brings a rare treat of a side-by-side comparison with two very...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:04 PM

Of course we have festivals for cold brew and cake, this is NYC!

Summer events are rolling in hot and heavy with the good weather. We've got 12 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend, from a screening of "Grease" with boozy milkshakes to the NY Cake Show and a pet fashion show on Coney Island. ARTS Summer Nights Burlesque Sail You’ll...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11:50 AM

10 (mostly free!) New York activities for families this summer

Between sunny days and school break, summer serves up tons of opportunities for quality family time. We've gathered some amazing kid-friendly options (most of them free!) to get you started enjoying the best season to be a kid in New York City. Nonstop fun in Hudson River Park As soon as...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 9:31 PM

Writing On It All turns anyone into a (totally legal) graffiti artist

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but that doesn't mean your NYC event schedule is any less packed. DANCE  DanceAfrica It’s a milestone year for BAM’s oldest festival of culture and history, DanceAfrica, marking its 40th year. This season’s...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 8:57 AM

Get beautiful inside and out at BeautyCon

This weekend, commune with “The Girls,” see a drag show to help fund a trans musical, try out the vegetarian life and go to a convention on finding outer and inner beauty. TV Rickmobile Who knew a story about a boy and his interdimensional scientist grandfather would be a hit? Yes,...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:13 AM

Sublime Boudoir, a party born in Amsterdam, comes to NYC

Your weekend starts here. ARTS “She Inspires” This art show is on theme for Mother’s Day. Untitled Space gallery’s Indira Cesarine — fresh off her acclaimed “Nasty Women” show — brings together the works of 60 female artists dedicated to the women...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:32 PM

Activist cocktails with Talib Kweli and more things to do in NYC

This week, New York Art Week reaches its peak, we get a peek into the lives of "Fishpeople," and drink for a good cause with Talib Kweli. ARTS Art New York & CONTEXT New York Two sister shows join forces at Pier 94 for New York Art Week, exhibiting works by over 1,200 artists from...

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:24 AM

Your weekend forecast: blossoms, beer and bacon

We know you've got a busy weekend of photographing cherry blossoms and trying Wylie Dufresne's new doughnuts. As you should, but just in case there's room in your schedule, here are some excellent suggestions. HOCKEY RangersTown Square The Rangers may be on the road, but you can...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:52 PM

Live like a rich, beer-loving eccentric at Beer Mansion

Imagine five rooms filled with beers from six breweries, plus amazing food from around Brooklyn, live music and all the entertainment you can drink — that's Beer Mansion. Once you've had your fill of sudsy fun, there's plenty of other things to do in NYC, too. ARTS Yum’s...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

Broadway shows are taking on activist issues

In a sign of our times, George Orwell’s “1984” will kick off summer on Broadway. The dystopian play, opening June 22 at the newly restored Hudson Theatre with Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, has been enjoying a resurgence of interest since our world started bearing some eerie...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 2:44 PM

Show your Prince love, enter the Jelly Dome and more things to do in NYC this weekend

TECH FIRST Robotics Competition “Battlebots” comes to life, with some of the smartest smarties in the world competing for a chance at the global finals at the Armory in Washington Heights in a full day of events in addition to all the robot action. There’s also a career fair for...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:10 PM

Get pretty the Brooklyn way, naked brunch, affordable art and more things to do this weekend in NYC

ARTSAffordable Art FairYou’re officially a grown-up, and it’s time to replace those movie posters on your wall; but you don’t have to pay too much to upgrade. At the Metropolitan Pavilion, over 70 exhibitors are selling art at prices that won’t make you faint. It’s the first biannual Affordable Art...

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 9:24 PM

Go to an auction with someone else's money and more things to do in NYC

Hope you came hungry — physically and spiritually — because this weekend is all about indulging your desires and living out some fantasies.THEATER“Beneath the Gavel”Get into the heat of a bidding war (without spending any real money) over paintings steeped in mystery with Bated Breath Theatre...

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:24 AM