Dabble in arts and crafts, hang with furry friends, and watch a comedy of manners this weekend in New York City.
Treat yourself to a day of well-earned pampering and zen out at Showfields, which is offering free mini enzyme facials from Priori and a yoga session with influencer Melini Jesudason. Sunday, May 19; 11 Bond Street (off Lafayette Street), Bowery; 11 a.m.–noon (yoga), 2–7 p.m. (treatment)
Two hundred candles might be difficult to fit on a cake. So the international collective Compagnia de’ Colombari is celebrating the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman with a musical theater piece based on the American poet’s free-verse work “Song of Myself,” instead. Saturday, May 18; 2:30 p.m.; Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
Caffeine and canines. We can’t think of a better duo, and neither can Grounds & Hounds Coffee, the dog-loving organization that will be hosting a Puppy Pop-Up Café this Saturday. Bring your furry best friend to shop discounted goods from partner Jonathan Adler and receive complimentary brews from the coffee bar. Don’t have a dog? Hearts & Bones Rescue will be there with adoptable pooches—ready to win over a few hearts! Saturday, May 18; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 304 Columbus Avenue (between West 74th and 75th Streets), Upper West Side
As an alternative to Shakespeare in the Park, try Molière in the Park, a free outdoor performance of the great French farceur’s The Misanthrope, translated by Richard Wilbur. The cast includes Jennifer Mudge, Chris Henry Coffey, and Mary Wiseman (CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery). Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20; 7 p.m.; LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
Time to show off your DIY skills! Make leather bracelets, stitch your own tote bag, learn the Japanese art of suminagashi, weave a tapestry: At this year’s Craft in Focus Festival, let your creativity be your guide during the three-day event encompassing hands-on master classes and workshops. Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; 238 36th Street (Building 1), Industry City