Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: December 20–22, 2019

Gifts! GIFs! Gingerbread! Here’s what’s happening during this brisk weekend.

Grand Falloons / Photo by Emily Korn/Courtesy of Morgan Library and Museum

Now you can literally walk in a winter wonderland!

Shopping

You know what they say: When you walk into Target, you walk out with 20 more things than you intended to buy. Thankfully, your wallet will be safe at the store’s holiday pop-up, Wonderland!, where families can partake in various (and free) activities like entering a life-size snow globe, walking through a gingerbread house (treats included!), and taking photos with a giant greeting card (maybe this year’s family holiday card?). Through Sunday, December 22; 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; 70 Tenth Avenue (at West 15th Street), Chelsea

Photo courtesy of Target/Facebook
Theater

Taken directly from the FBI transcript of the interrogation of whistleblower Reality Winner, Is This a Room is just a little over an hour, but the play leaves you reeling. The emotionally translucent Emily Davis plays Winner, confronted at her home by agents who slowly but surely wear her down. Visually arresting and tense as hell, it’s a fascinating mix of experimental technique and topical content. 108 East 15th Street (between Fourth Avenue and Irving Place), Union Square

Photo by Carol Rosegg/Courtesy of Vineyard Theater
Holiday

Have a holly-jolly *insert whichever holiday you celebrate here.* The New York Holiday Choristers are singing your favorite carols and sing-along songs—with both traditional and modernized arrangements—at the J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. And it’s free, so everyone is invited! Friday, December 20; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; 225 Madison Avenue (between East 36th and 37th Streets), Midtown East

Art

If you thought awful jazz music was the only entertainment you could experience in an elevator, you haven’t seen the Museum of the Moving Image’s newest exhibition, “The Situation Room.” The show features four original GIFs that will be playing along the ceiling and walls of the museum’s visitor elevators. Oh, and you’ll have zero phone service, so you’ll have no choice but to stand back and watch what’s going on around you. Through Sunday, January 5; 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Photo courtesy of GIPHY Arts/Facebook
Nightlife

Mazel tov! Everyone’s favorite Brooklyn party venue is celebrating the Festival of Lights during A Very House of Yes Hanukkah, an evening of all-night dancing, candle lighting, and lots of latke and jelly doughnut eating. Sunday, December 22; 10 p.m.–4 a.m.; 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick

Photo by David Katz/Courtesy of House of Yes

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