Expert Picks

Here’s What Our Culture Experts Are Doing in March—And You Should, Too!

Spiritual quests! Pastries! Trumpeters! Here’s what our experts are excited about this month.

Photo by Aidan Gibney/Courtesy of Beyond Babel

Our experts are weighing in on their favorite happenings this March!


The Perplexed in Midtown West, March 3–29

Richard Greenberg’s new one, directed by Manhattan Theatre Club head Lynne Meadow, turns on two families united by marriage and threatened by the eruption of long-buried jealousies and grudges. —David Cote, theater expert

March Events NYC 2020
Photo by Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club
The Karamazovs in the West Village, March 4–21

Writer-director Anna Brenner gives Dostoyevsky’s classic family novel a queer, American twist. Now the murder mystery and spiritual-quest epic takes place in a contemporary, more relatable milieu. —David Cote, theater expert

Photo by Maria Baranova/Courtesy of The Karamazovs

Drinking & Dining

Pastrytown in Industry City, March 7

Beer! Wrestling! Desserts! This is probably your boyfriend’s dream day out, so get those tickets now! —Jess Bender, dining and drinking expert

March Events NYC 2020
Photo courtesy of Other Half Brewing Company/Facebook
Melissa Clark: Dinner in French in Prospect Heights, March 11

If you collect cookbooks, chances are you probably have one of Clark’s or David Lebowitz’s on your shelf. Fortunately they’re releasing page-turners revolving around French cooking this year, and they’ll be discussing both at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre. —Jess Bender, dining and drinking expert

Food Talk: Indian Food on the Upper West Side, March 25

Being such a huge melting pot ensures that the definition of American food is up for interpretation. Two of food media’s finest writers, Bon Appétit‘s Priya Krishna and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, will discuss what it means to them at uptown’s Symphony Space. —Jess Bender, dining and drinking expert

March Events NYC 2020
Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer/Courtesy of Symphony Space


Beyond Babel in Greenwich Village, through April 30
March Events NYC 2020
Photo by Aidan Gibney/Courtesy of Beyond Babel

This contemporary remake of Romeo and Juliet plays out in an off-Broadway space, featuring larger-than-life installations and choreography performed by elite dancers. Ross Tipograph, performance expert

A Sort of Clubhouse in Ridgewood, March 21 and 22

In this hands-on experience, you star as a clubhouse member in a series of theatrical games intentionally made to bring you back to a full era of playtime. Ross Tipograph, performance expert


Sounds of Justice in Midtown West, March 4

For tonight’s Arts for Art 25th anniversary spectacular, Town Hall will host a set from the Sun Ra Arkestra, as well as an exploration of the catalog of legendary R&B musician Curtis Mayfield. —John Seroff, music expert

March Events NYC 2020
Photo courtesy of Town Hall NYC
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die in Boerum Hill, March 12

Chicago-born trumpeter Branch’s upcoming live show at Roulette is one of the most anticipated concerts of the year and sure to be outrageously good. —John Seroff, music expert

March Events NYC 2020
Photo by Becky McNeel/Courtesy of Roulette


“Perpetuum” in Greenpoint, through March 10

Random Studio experiments with movement and the overlapping of sounds and images in its newest exhibition, on view at A/D/O. —Molly Surno, art expert 

March Events NYC 2020
Photo by Daniel Seung Lee/Courtesy of A/D/O

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