Weekend Fun

Whiskey! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: March 1–3, 2019

Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day, minus the superannoying revelers.

Photo courtesy of Whiskey Walk

This weekend, take a walk on the whiskey side (doo doo doo doo doo…).

Eating & Drinking

If your bookshelves are stacked with niche foodie periodicals, you’re going to love this weekend-long festival celebrating the art of food writing. It’s also conveniently located within Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Flea, so you can eat while flipping through the pages from 20-plus publishers. (Just try not to drip sriracha on their hard work!) Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3; 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Greene

Theater

This is the last weekend to see veteran downtown actor George Demas play the one-and-only Orson Welles in Maverick, a play based on true events. Follow the journey of this moviemaking legend and a young cinematographer who worships him as they enter into a dysfunctional mentor-protégé relationship. Through Saturday, March 2; Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), East Village

Photo by John Painz/Courtesy of Richard Kornberg & Associates
Festival

Legendary journalist and magazine editor Tina Brown, The Slowdown host Tracy K. Smith, and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay headline this year’s On Air Fest. Join fellow creators, podcasters, audiomakers, and artists as they delve into the world of storytelling through sound. Friday, March 1–Sunday, March 3; Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of On Air Fest
Eating & Drinking

For those who simply can’t wait any longer for St. Patrick’s Day to come around, worry no longer. Take a tour of Ireland’s best premium distilleries while partaking in the Whiskey Walk, an all-day event featuring food, music, and (a few more than) two fingers of Jameson, Teeling, Slane, and more! Saturday, March 2; noon–10 p.m.; Slainté, 304 Bowery (between East Houston and Bleecker Streets), NoHo

Music

Early-’90s New Yorker alt-rock and “slacker jazz” band Soul Coughing helped launch singer-songwriter Mike Doughty into the public eye, and he’s been releasing solo music and amassing fans on his own since the turn of the millennium. Tonight, Doughty turns back the clock to embrace the entirety of his career-making 1994 Soul Coughing breakout LP, Ruby Vroom, with Long Island power-pop rockers Wheatus opening. Friday, March 1; 8 p.m.; Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street)

Photo by Ben Staley/Courtesy of Mike Doughty

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