The Time Out New York blog

Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts and NSFW ephemera

Afropunk Fest 2014: Ten sets you need to see

Wed Aug 20 The Afropunk Fest started in ’05 as a showcase for the marginalized black punk scene, but these days it's an edgy multigenre blowout.

Taylor Swift dances through her new video "Shake It Off"

Wed Aug 20 Taylor Swift's video for her song "Shake It Off" is like a dance parade with approximations of everything, from ballet to modern dance and twerking.

Kaleidoscopic mini festival and art party goes down in Bushwick this Saturday

Wed Aug 20 Brooklyn artist collectives Something Different and We Are Raw Process are teaming up to present a mini festival and art party this Saturday

Drake vs. Lil Wayne goes against Nicki Minaj on its NYC tour stop

Wed Aug 20 As Drake sailed above the crowd, flying overhead on a pole–zip line straight out of last month's Katy Perry concert, you had to admire his dedication to the stadium-show spectacle.

Deny the end of summer at these outdoor literary events

Wed Aug 20 You only have a few more chances to get a tan while having someone read to you.

Parm’s Mario Carbone will serve sandwiches at the US Open

Wed Aug 20 Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick are pressing specialty sandwiches during the U.S. Open beginning Monday

Take advantage of these free fitness classes in NYC before summer ends

Wed Aug 20 We know. It feels like summer is slipping away from us. But there's still time to take advantage of some summer offerings, like these free fitness classes taking place throughout the city.

In this week's issue of Time Out New York we hang out with Michael Cera

Wed Aug 20 In our Fall Preview issue, we talk to Cera about his upcoming Broadway debur, and delve into the the music he's making, the reasons he left L.A., his affinity for British T.V.

David Hallberg takes a hiatus for ankle surgery

Tue Aug 19 David Hallberg, who dances with both American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, will take a brief hiatus to undergo surgery on his left foot.

Triumph Lingerie offers free spa treatments this weekend

Tue Aug 19 Getting primped and pampered in this city isn’t always cheap—but House of Triumph wants to help you get your sexy on for free this weekend

There are funky bike sculptures scattered through NYC

Tue Aug 19 Wondering what's up those 1,200 pound bike sculptures all around the city?

How to avoid a ticket during the rest of the bike crackdown

Tue Aug 19 As bikers around the city are all too aware, we are in the middle of a two-week bike crackdown

An interview with controversial local black-metal crew Liturgy, reuniting this week

Tue Aug 19 Like hip-hop fans, metalheads love nothing more than a good authenticity scandal.

Comic Sans invades NYC subways

Mon Aug 18 Brooklyn commuters may not have noticed a change like the one that occurred over the weekend at the Bergen Street stop in Boerum Hill

Meet the Undateables: Jason and John

Mon Aug 18 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Rice burger joint Yonekichi opens today

Mon Aug 18 In spite of the ramen burger’s continued success in creating three-hour lines at Smorgasburg, a new round from Yonekichi puts rice in the spotlight

6 Things to do in NYC before Labor Day

Mon Aug 18 Summer ain't over yet, but many of the city's best outdoor offerings come to an end September 1.

Carbone owners to debut Dirty French at the Ludlow Hotel early next month

Mon Aug 18 Since opening their small-but-admired deli on Mulberry Street in 2009, Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick have become rock stars of the pasta set

23 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Aug 18 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, Life's a Picnic, The New York International Fringe Festival and more!

Graffiti and breakdancing flash mob to invade the G train tonight

Fri Aug 15 For one hour tonight, riders on the G train will get to experience what the subways used to be like in the '70s and '80s in NYC