Weekend Fun

Do It for the ’Gram! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: August 24–26, 2018

Color us intrigued.

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

From vintage shops in Brooklyn and glorious pops of color in Manhattan to a theatrical dining experience in a mysterious location, your weekend plans just got so much better.


Sip! Shop! Eat! in style this weekend at the Collective’s dynamic pop-up market in Brooklyn. Whip up your own cotton candy, pick up some vintage threads, get a top-notch manicure by a celebrity nail artist, or let a personal tarot-card reading be your guide. (We’ve seen your future and it’s well spent at this one-of-a-kind event!) Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26; noon–6 p.m.; 272 Seigel Street, East Williamsburg


The first man on the moon once said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what about the second? Dan Giles’s 1969: The Second Man tells the story of “the runner-up in all of us,” Buzz Aldrin, and why he didn’t want to become the most famous astronaut in history. Through Sunday, September 9; New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street (between Cooper Square and Second Avenue), East Village

Photo courtesy of 1969: The Second Man

Fire up your ’gram. This San Francisco–based interactive exhibition has featured neon ball pits, rainbow staircases, and installations where the walls are your personal canvas. At its NYC debut, expect the Color Factory to up its game with a new lineup of artists and unbelievable site-specific creations. Thursday–Tuesday; 10 a.m.–11 p.m.; 251 Spring Street (between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue), SoHo

Photo by Sayaka Ueno
Immersive Experience

Want to experience New York’s most theatrical immersive dinner party? All you have to do is Show: Up! Follow along (and interact) with four New Yorkers as they get caught up in the excitement and drama only found in Brooklyn during part five of City of Dreams. Saturday, August 25; 6–8:30 p.m.; location TBD


Musician and theater-maker Rinde Eckert brings his “most personal project to date,” The Natural World, to National Sawdust. Get lost in his vocals and the moving sounds of multiple instruments from around the world—all played by Eckert, naturally. Sunday, August 26; 7 p.m.; 80 North 6th Street, Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Rinde Eckert

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