Don’t let these events go under your radar this weekend!
Celebrating its 15th year, the essential global avant-garde Under the Radar Festival returns to the Public Theater. Artists hailing from Nigeria, Norway, Lebanon, and right here in the U.S. form an eclectic lineup that includes concert-drama hybrids, puppetry, and multimedia installations. Through Sunday, January 13; 425 Lafayette Street, NoHo
Eating/Drinking & Podcast
If you need another podcast to get you through your crumbling morning commute, author Andrew Friedman’s is worth a listen. In this live episode of his hit show, Andrew Talks to Chefs, he chats it up with Olmsted’s Greg Baxtrom and one of the chefs behind the acclaimed (and WSWD’s Best New Restaurant–nominated!) eatery Saint Julivert, Alex Raij. Saturday, January 12; 2–4 p.m.; Bell House,149 7th Street, Gowanus
Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by The New York Times, Persian singer-songwriter and music scholar Mohsen Namjoo blends singular vocals, sitar playing, and storytelling into one theatrical experience of contemporary and ancient Iranian song for one night only at Symphony Space. Saturday, January 12; 8 p.m.; 2537 Broadway (at West 95th Street), Upper West Side
Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation, Girls) needs your help. Take part in this interactive night of comedy at Littlefield, where the stand-up comic will test his best material—and you get to choose which jokes make it to his live special. Sunday, January 13; 7:30 p.m.; 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
If you’re looking for your typical late-night club experience, look elsewhere. Tribe Lounge, a conscious creative community that specializes in enlightening wellness, dance, and electronica social events, brings its Winter Jungle Soirée to Elsie Rooftop. Tonight attendees will be treated to the rhythm of live drummers, face painting, guided meditation, and “cacao elixirs.” Friday, January 11; 9:30 p.m.–2 a.m.; 1412 Broadway, 25th floor (between West 39th and 40th Streets), Midtown