Check out these 42 wonderful things opening in New York City in April

Big movie premieres, delightful spa treats and tasty Brazilian bites, oh my! Here are some of the best openings this month.

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We New Yorkers are a bit spoiled, aren't we? This month, we can indulge in some budget-friendly pampering during Spa Week, watch Scarlett Johansson play (and go nude as) an extraterrestrial on the big screen, check out New York City Ballet's new season and experience Miley Cyrus's twerktastic live set. Not bad, eh? And that's just the beginning—here are the best openings in New York City in April.

COOL THINGS TO DO

Apr 1–Sept 7 "Re: Collection" at Museum of Arts & Design
Apr 3–6
Affordable Art Fair 2014 at Metropolitan Pavilion
Apr 3–July 10
"Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All-City Graffiti Archive" at City Lore Gallery
Apr 5–Jan 4 "Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs" at American Museum of Natural History
Apr 15–June 1 “Harlem World: Throw Ya Hands in the Air” at Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center

FILM

Apr 4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Apr 4 Under the Skin
Apr 11 Only Lovers Left Alive
Apr 17 Transcendence
Apr 18 Godzilla at Film Forum

ART

Apr 18–Aug 10Ai Weiwei: According to What?” at Brooklyn Museum
Apr 19–Aug 3 "Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010" at Museum of Modern Art

FOOD & DRINK

Apr 3 Chalk Point in Soho
Apr 3 Brazilia Café in Greenwich Village
Note: Food & Drink openings are subject to change and can be delayed; call ahead before setting out.

DANCE

Apr 2–5 Luciana Achugar at New York Live Arts
Apr 4–June 8 New York City Ballet Spring 2014 at David H. Koch Theater
Apr 8–13 Trisha Brown Dance Company at New York Live Arts

THEATER 

Apr 10–Dec 31 Bullets Over Broadway at St. James Theater
Apr 16–July 27 Of Mice and Men at Longacre Theatre
Apr 20–July 20
The Cripple of Inishmaan at Cort Theatre
Apr 20–Aug 10 Violet at American Airlines Theatre
Apr 22–July 20
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Belasco Theatre
Apr 24–Aug 31
Cabaret at Studio 54

COMEDY

Apr 1, 2 Time Out Live at the Stand
Apr 2–20 The Junket at Lynn Redgrave Theatre
Apr 8, 9 Simon Amstell at the Bell House

MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

Apr 3–6 Nerdlesque Festival 2014 at various venues
Apr 3, 5, 24 Miley Cyrus + Icona Pop + Sky Ferreira at various venues
Apr 4–6 Unsound Festival at various venues
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 The Tassel Room at Duane Park
Apr 11 Meridian 23 in Chelsea (new world-music venue)

BOOKS

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Books at Noon at New York Public Library
Apr 9, 23 Eat, Drink and Be Literary at various venues
Apr 23–27 James Baldwin: This Time at various venues

TV

Apr 6 Game of Thrones season-four premiere
Apr 6
Veep season-three premiere
Apr 13 Mad Men season-seven premiere

GAY & LESBIAN

Apr 15–28 Left Out Festival at Stage Left Studio
Apr 25, 26 Third Annual New York Boylesque Festival at various venues

SHOPPING & STYLE

Apr 4 Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg (Urban Outfitters' concept store)
Apr 17
COS pop-up at Opening Ceremony
Apr 21–27
Spa Week at various venues


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