We’re bidding farewell to quite a few things this weekend—sayonara, February; adios, Winter Olympics; ciao, Netflix’s latest TV and movie cuts. But one thing you won’t have to worry about is saying au revoir to the best theater, food, and music in NYC. More specifically, we’re talking about a one-man show that received a most royal welcome, a meat lover’s heaven on earth, and art that tickles the ivories. You say goodbye; we say hello.
Live Music + Art
New York City’s most recent multimedia experience, Zofomoma, is introducing a completely original way to view some of the most cutting-edge artwork and music from around the globe. During this concert-exhibition mashup, piano four-hands groups (where two people perform on the same instrument) will debut works created by the world’s best composers. While the sounds of the duets fill the National Sawdust space, audience members are taken on a 60-minute virtual tour of modern paintings that have been chosen to accompany each musical piece. Friday, February 23; 7 p.m.
Health + Wellness
Whether you like downward dog or Dogfish ales, the Bronx Brewery is combining two very different traditions for an afternoon of spiritual balance and booze. Take part in an hour-long vinyasa flow class, inspired by the brewery’s own brewing process, followed by a well-earned flight of five refreshing beers. Saturday, February 24; noon–2 p.m.
Eating + Drinking
Don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill meat board this winter. Artisan charcutiers will be slicing up more than 60 different kinds of prosciutto, jamón, and soppressata during this gut-busting, all-you-can-eat tasting at Flushing Town Hall’s Charcuterie Masters event. Saturday, February 24; 6 p.m.
Who needs a big Broadway stage when you have a royal thumbs-up from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? Steven Prescod gives a stunning one-man performance in A Brooklyn Boy, a coming-of-age story (or stories—Prescod plays 25 characters!) about crime and survival in the inner city of Bed-Stuy. Cowriter Moises Belizario directs the hard-hitting show at the East Village Playhouse. Thursday–Saturday through April; times vary
You might not be able to build a snowman, but we can help you make things extra icy this weekend. Have a skate around everyone’s favorite rink at Rockefeller Center, get the royal culinary treatment at the Ethiopian haunt Queen of Sheba, and cheer on Anna and Elsa as these famous princesses make their Great White Way debut in Frozen: The Broadway Musical.