Weekend Fun

How You Doin’? What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: July 13–15, 2018

Joey Tribbiani is waiting for you.

Photo courtesy of “Friends”

A peek into purgatory (in a good way!), an evening of abracadabras, and a sing-along parody of arguably the best sitcom of all time. Could you be having any more fun this weekend?

Immersive Performance

After their flight is suddenly grounded, two lovers find themselves stuck in purgatory disguised as a hotel bar in The Limbo Lounge. They have no choice but to depend on a psychic, a bartender, and a guitarist to determine their fate: a private jet to the pearly gates, a one-way ticket to eternal damnation, or, worse, back to LaGuardia Airport. Don’t be surprised if the cast joins the audience—according to playwright Alexa Karas, you might even be asked to tango. Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14; 6:30 p.m.; Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 17-19 West 45th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Midtown

Photo by David Wiley
Special Event

New-York Historical Society kicks off its Summer of Magic with a weekend-long celebration of the world’s most famous magician, Harry Houdini. Watch the Great Dubini swallow needles, see an escape artist free himself from a straitjacket, and be wowed by illusionists performing the oldest tricks in the book (literally). Friday, July 13–Sunday, July 15; 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (West 77th Street), Upper West Side

Eating + Drinking

Celebrate acclaimed and underrated Asian-American chefs, artists, and DJs at the Happy Family Night Market, a daylong event featuring food, art, film, dancing, and conversation. Join WSWD food expert Jess Bender at the after-party; she’ll be the one eyeing up The Little One‘s dorayakis. Saturday, July 14; 3 p.m.–midnight; 99 Scott Avenue, Bushwick

Photo by Mackenzie Smith Kelley
Live Music

Get to know the under-the-radar (but not for long) Detroit rapper and producer Black Milk as he debuts his newly released LP Fever at Rough Trade. After hearing his creative beats and emotionally charged lyrics, you’ll want to have his tracks set on repeat. Friday, July 13; 9 p.m.; 64 North 9th Street, Williamsburg


So no one told you life was gonna be this way, but What Should We Do?! is letting you know that the Friends musical parody is a 10 out of 10—or, at the very least, a 7. Spend the evening with New York’s favorite 30-somethings and maybe you’ll finally find out if Ross and Rachel really were on a break. Through September 2; St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Midtown

Photo courtesy of Friends

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