Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: January 3–5, 2020

Ghosts! Pandas! Golden Globes!

Photo courtesy of Hello Panda Festival/Facebook

New year, new you—and so many new things to do in NYC!

Art

Pop culture and religion collide in “Baptized by Beefcake,” Poster House’s latest exhibition of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana. Twenty-two artists illustrate the country’s traditions through the “shocking graphics” used on Western VHS covers of the 1980s and ’90s. Through Sunday, February 16; 119 West 23rd Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Flatiron

Photo courtesy of Poster House/Facebook
Theater

“Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here.” Enter The Thin Place, where the line between the living and the dead is crossed in Lucas Hnath’s chilling play-séance. Through Sunday, January 26; 416 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and Ninth Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen

TV/Film

Awards season is here again! If you love watching Hollywood battle it out when it comes to the best in TV and movies (and playing drinking games during commercial breaks), there’s no better place to catch the Golden Globes than Caveat. Sunday, January 5; 7 p.m.; 21 A Clinton Street (between East Houston and Stanton Streets), Lower East Side

Photo by Sam Burriss/Courtesy of Jenny Gorelick
Musical Comedy

If reading Donald Drumpf’s Twitter feed has become more of a depressing affair than a comical one, turn your attention to Feinstein’s/54 Below, where Sarah Naughton and Jake Weinstein put the funny back into our insane reality during their new satirical cabaret show about America’s first daughter and son-in-law, Javanka: On the Trail. Saturday, January 4; 9:30 p.m.; 254 West 54th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), Midtown West

Photo by Scott Kuiper/Courtesy of Feinstein’s/54 Below
Festival

Watch more than 120 lantern exhibits light up the night, get an up-close look at cultural performances and art experiences, and shop till you drop at an international market curated by the World’s Fare all in one place: Hello Panda Festival at Citi Field. Through Sunday, January 26; Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Queens; 5–10 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Hello Panda Festival/Facebook

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