A Guide for the Long Weekend

Friday, January 13, 2017

A long weekend doesn't come around too often, but when it does, you have to make the most of it. This guide highlights what to do, see, and watch to make the most of your Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in New York City.

Saturday

If you’re staying in New York, you need to catch the 30-year retrospective of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, "Pixel Forest," at the New Museum before it closes on Sunday, January 15. Valentine’s Day is one month away, and the ultimate way to show a downtown sweetheart you love him or her is with the Mah Ze Dahr Bakery black card. The $300 brass charm gives you 365 days of delicious pastries. Snag tickets for the last performances of The Fever, a show that pushes the limits of traditional theater by collaborating and interacting with audience members. The production comes from New York–based theater company 600 Highwaymen and is part of The Public's Under the Radar Festival, which features performances and artists from more than 210 companies from around the world. Don't miss it—The Fever and Under the Radar Festival both end this Sunday. mahzedahr_alindahao

Sunday

Get your burger fix at the new speakeasy-style steak house in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib. Celebrate the long weekend and indulge in cocktails, dry-aged beef, and banquettes. Examine connections between vision and sound at a multiprojection and sound performance, The Owl Flies at Twilight, for the final event of "Dreamlands: Expanded." It's a series of cinematic events produced in collaboration with Microscope and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Knockdown Center. The McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea is experimenting with doing smaller productions in its new restaurant space, the Heath. Right now, the hotel is hosting a new show copresented by the National Theater of Scotland—The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. Sunday’s performance starts at 7 p.m.
the-strange-undoing-of-prudencia-hart_720 Courtesy of the McKittrick Hotel

Monday

Finish off the long weekend strong and treat yourself to a session with CAP Beauty’s healing artist in residence for January: Dièry Prudent. Her beauty and spa treatment, the Deep Release, combines stretching and cutting-edge instruments for stress relief and muscle release. Do you enjoy a mental challenge? Then you should spend your Monday at Paradiso Escape Room. Visionary director Michael Counts takes the escape room genre to new heights with "Paradiso: Chapter 1," a noir-style and futuristic experience that participants must escape. Catch a ride on Ecto-2 at Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience. If you’re a fan of paranormal encounters, hyper-reality entertainment, and movies, this is for you—it was inspired by the 2016 film reboot.
madame-tussauds-ghostbusters_720 Courtesy of Madame Tussauds