Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: June 21–23, 2019

On weekends, we wear rainbow.

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Badass female thespians! Swedish culture! Parties in the library! Weekending in New York City has never been better.

Pride!

You can’t can all sit with us! Join a creative team that includes Tony Award winner Benj Pasek and The Band’s Visit‘s Adam Kantor in a celebration of queer identity at the Pride Table. Guests will enjoy five courses and five personal stories, cooked and told by a team of top-notch LGBTQ+ chefs. Through Sunday, June 30; 7:30 p.m.; 259 Tenth Avenue (between West 25th and 26th Streets), Chelsea

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Theater

Writer-director Christopher Shinn returns with a revival of his disturbing 2007 psychodrama, Dying City, which explores the relationships between a woman and two men. One is her lover who died in the Iraq War, and the other is his gay identical twin brother. Mary Elizabeth Winstead portrays the woman and Colin Woodell plays the man, and both actors are making their New York stage debuts. Through Sunday, June 30; Tony Kiser Theater, 305 West 43rd Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Midtown

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Special Event

Join the New York Public Library as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a major turning point in the fight for LGTBQ+ rights, with a very special Pride-inspired After Hours event. Expect to see great art (pieces from the “Love & Resistance” exhibition), performances (a literary drag show!), and very important people (discussions with curator Jason Baumann and photographer Naima Green). Friday, June 21; 7 p.m.; Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue (off East 41st Street)

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Theater Festival

The annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival is already under way and continuing to prove that female writers, composers, and directors not only exist, and not only deserve to be recognized by industry professionals, but also produce some damn good work. Through Sunday, June 30; Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), East Village

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And a Swedish Festival!

If your idea of experiencing Swedish culture is a visit to Ikea, we suggest making a trip to Wagner Park for an evening of folk dancing, wreath making, and parade following. The Swedish Midsummer Festival rings in the solstice with traditional activities and performances, which include fiddling by the American Swedish Institute and a whirl around the Maypole, led by folklorist Ross Sutter. Friday, June 21; 5–8 p.m.; Wagner Park

Nightlife

Take a trip down memory lane inside the Brick Bar, where your favorite childhood toys and favorite adult beverages come together for a totally unique, immersive, and superfun experience. More than one million building blocks are featured inside the bar-playground to physically make up the space—and for you to make your own creations. Through Sunday, June 23; 5–9 p.m.; Bogart House, 230 Bogart Street, East Williamsburg

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