Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: January 17–19, 2020

Consider your weekend planned.

Photo courtesy of Vogue Knitting Live/Facebook

Learn a new skill! Sip the best brews in the Bronx! See cutting-edge films! There’s no such thing as “I’m bored” in New York City.

Film

The 29th annual New York Jewish Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center for another year of dynamic feature films, documentaries, shorts, and exciting premieres. A few highlights include an Auschwitz survivor story by French New Wave documentarian Marceline Loridan-Ivens and the New York premiere of God of the Piano, a drama about a pianist and her deaf child. Through Tuesday, January 28

Eating + Drinking

Forget IPAs and hops; this Bronx-based beer fest is all about the rich, barrel-aged brews you know and love. Sample rum-, bourbon-, and Sauvignon-tinged varietals from more than 20 breweries, then take home a four-pack of Gun Hill’s limited-edition barley wine. Saturday, January 18; noon–4 p.m.; Gun Hill Brewing Company, 3227 Laconia Avenue, Bronx

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Theater

Every January, the Public Theater plays host to Under the Radar, a global festival of avant-garde performances. Usually daring in aesthetic diversity and punchy in political content, the shows may tackle poverty, racism, and colonialist oppression. This year there are works from Chile, Palestine, Mexico, and the U.K. Through Sunday, January 19

Art

A string of trips to Mexico City prompted South African photographer Pieter Hugo to focus his next portrait collection, “La Cucaracha,” on the city’s candid perspectives on sex and death. Despite the raw subject matter, Hugo’s work showcases the culture in a vibrant and powerful manner. Through Saturday, February 29; Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 Tenth Avenue (between West 24th and 25th Streets), Chelsea

Art by Pieter Hugo, Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
Offbeat

Baby, it’s still cold outside. Stay warm by knitting yourself a few extra layers! Learn how at Vogue Knitting Live, a weekend-long event chock-full of classes on how to make all things stitched and snuggly. Thursday, January 16–Sunday, January 19; New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (between West 45th and 46th Streets), Times Square

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