Get your head out of your phone—there’s a weekend to be enjoyed!
In Sylvia Khoury’s timely new play, Power Strip, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, a young Syrian refugee (Dina Shihabi) spends her days tethered to an electric power strip in a Greek refugee camp. Her middle-class life has been shattered and she’ll do anything to survive. It’s safe to say this show is electric. Through Sunday, November 17; Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), Upper West Side
We’ve all played with the idea of completely deleting social media from our lives. Watch one man grapple with that decision—and how he deals with the effects the Internet has already had on his life—during the U.S. premiere of the site-specific show User Not Found. Through Saturday, November 16; Greene Grape Annex, 753 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
Speaking of the Internet, Taiwanese artist Yu Cheng-Ta takes a deep dive into the weird and cultural wonder of the social media influencer in his newest project, FAMEME, a series of live and filmed performances created for the Performa 19 Biennial. Through Sunday, November 24; 321 Canal Street (between Greene and Mercer Streets), SoHo
Eating + Drinking
Live, love, and sop up all the soup! (And then dance it off to the sweet beats spun by DJ JayeMarti.) This month’s edition of Queer Soup Night is hosted in collaboration with Black Food Folks to support Drive Change, a nonprofit giving incarcerated youth the tools to succeed in the culinary world. Sunday, November 10; 6:30 p.m.; Littlefield, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
It’s a bird! It’s a—! Nope, it’s all about the birds. Wave Hill devotes an entire weekend to the winged creatures during a kid-friendly event that includes hands-on workshops, art activities, and even a falconry demonstration. Saturday, November 9–Monday, November 11; 4900 Independence Avenue, Bronx
In honor of Veterans Day, the Dimenna Children’s History Museum commemorates the men and women who have served in the U.S. military with a very special family program. The day’s lineup includes live reenactments of soldiers of the Continental Army, an immersive event featuring real-life hero Deborah Sampson, and access to the kid-friendly exhibition “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.” Monday, November 11; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (between West 76th and 77th Streets), Upper West Side