Booze! Bars! The Bard! Nothing makes a weekend better like drunken theater.
Swedish superstar Robyn’s 2018 album, Honey, was probably her best one yet, an immensely personal (but still danceable!) meditation on desire, loss, and ecstasy. Given the eight-year break between this and her prior work, this might be New York’s only chance to see the queen of Scandipop live this decade. Friday, March 8; 7 p.m.; Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Midtown
Eating & Drinking
Daily Provisions. Lafayette. Per Se. Bien Cuit. And that’s just a few of the dozen-plus names in pastry participating in the all-star bake sale, Pastryland. You’ll probably go into a sugar coma upon first whiff, but you’ll rest easy knowing all of your money will support culinary incubator program Hot Bread Kitchen. Saturday, March 9; noon–4 p.m.; International Culinary Center, 28 Crosby Street, 5th Floor (between Grand and Broome Streets), SoHo
In Deb Margolin’s new play, Imagining Madoff, infamous Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is in prison talking to his biographer, no doubt trying to rehabilitate his image as a con man who destroyed many people’s lives and futures. Excellent character actor Jeremiah Kissel plays the convicted fraudster and is directed by Jerry Heymann. Through Saturday, March 23; 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues), Upper East Side
Performance (and Pub Crawl!)
“Be not afraid of greatness…” Because you’ll be experiencing it all day at this boozy Shakespearean event. Try to channel the Bard as you walk from one Irish bar to another, clinking pints and enjoying rousing performances of scenes from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and more. Saturday, March 9; 3 p.m.; starting at the Dubliner, 45 Stone Street (between Coenties Alley and Mill Lane), Financial District
If you haven’t yet visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the exceptional immersive experience Jane and Louise Wilson: Stasi City, you’re missing out on what is considered “one of the most important [pieces] of video art of the last half century.” The four-channel installation—filmed during a fellowship in Berlin back in 1996—explores the headquarters of the East German secret police in an unforgettable cinematic tour. Through Sunday, March 31; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side