Thursday, April 19
Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair showcases new and emerging artists, galleries, and must-see installations. They also also offer classes and talks, free with admission, including for instance an etching class. See here for a list of their programs and events.
7 West 34th (near 5th Ave), 1.2.3 to Penn-Station, N.Q.R to 34th st-Herald Square, April 19-April 22nd, FREE ADMISSION April 19th 5-9pm, student tickets: $10 for the day.
Rainbow in the Dark - FREE!
A self-proclaimed “party for gay men, satanists, and metal enthusiasts,” Rainbow in the Dark is definitely going to be a one-of-a-kind night in New York. DJ Brandon Stosuy from Pitchfork.com, Orphan drummer Speck Brown, and others will be featured at the event.
Heathers, 506 E. 13th St., L to 1st Ave., 10 pm, free.
The HeavyWeedbit 4/20 Spectacular
Dance to live video game music and bug out with the low-fi visual projections. All performed live and in real time using classic 8bit consoles such as the NES, Gameboy, and Commodre 64. Best Costume Contest for those dressed in their 4/20 best, plus drink specials all night.
Alphabet Lounge, 104 Avenue C, Manhattan. Midnight; $10. 21 and over with ID.
Friday, April 20
One Step Beyond
This weekend, party under the stars at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, part of the American Museum of Natural History. Cocktails and dynamic visuals will accompany DJ sets from Bonobo and Nickodemus. Guests should enter through the Weston Pavilion located on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street.
American Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue & 79th St., A/B/C to 81st St., 9 pm, $25.
Saturday, April 21
The Drowned Ball
A grandiose remembrance of 100 anniversary of RMS Titanic’s first and last voyage. In the grand ballroom, an orchestra plays to slow-swaying aristocracy, all sparkling diamonds and rustling silk, while in steerage below, the lower classes stomp to fiddles and accordions. Upstairs: waltzes from around the world by Golden Angel Waltz Orchestra. Downstairs: Strung Out String Band whirls you into an old-time vortex as you’re surrounded by immersive video projections.
Zanger Hall, 347 West 34th St, 9pm-3am, 21+. Tickets $25-85 presale / $10 more at door, if left / $15 at door after midnight.
Sunday, April 22
Legendary Brooklyn Record Riot
Beer! Polish food! DJ’s! 50 tables of records to browse through!
Warsaw 261 Driggs Ave, 12 pm-7pm, subway: L to Bedford Ave, G to Greenpoint Ave, tickets: $3, $20 for early admission (10:00-noon)
EARTH DAY NYC! - Celebrate our Planet in the Greatest City on Earth!