Best things to do this week in NYC

Find the biggest and best events, activities and things to do in New York City this week, as chosen by Time Out's editors.



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The Realistic Joneses

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall bring some weirdness to Broadway in Will Eno’s wonderful existential comedy.  

  1. Lyceum Theatre 149 W 45th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Fri Apr 18 - Sun Jul 6
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C. Wonder sample sale

  • Critics choice

Get revved for warm weather by nabbing colorful duds and accessories priced up to 75 percent off.

  1. 72 Spring St, (between Crosby and Lafayette Sts )
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Laurent Garnier

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The French DJ spans deep house, Detroit techno, trance, jazz and more in an extended set.

  1. Output 74 Wythe Ave, at North 12th St, 11211
  2. Fri Apr 18
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A big-budget remake looms for May, but beforehand, check out Ishiro Honda’s 1954 original, still a sizzler after 60 years.

Marina Franklin

  • Critics choice
  • Free

A natural stage presence with a range of nuanced facial expressions, Franklin charms whether she’s talking about boyfriends, the city or her comic identity.

  1. The Stand 239 Third Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 10003
  2. Sat Apr 19
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Coney Island Circus Sideshow

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The beach-side staple kicks off its 110th season with a lineup of talented daredevils and human oddities.

  1. Sideshows by the Seashore 1208 Surf Ave, at 12th St, 11224
  2. Sat Apr 19 - Sun Sep 28
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Record Store Day

  • Critics choice

Alternate takes, limited represses and colored seven-inches… Yes, the eighth annual celebration of independent brick-and-mortar music shops is upon us!

Playing for Jim Hall

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Friends and collaborators, including Bill Frisell and Greg Osby, gather to honor the late jazz-guitar giant.

  1. Blue Note 131 W 3rd St, at Sixth Ave
  2. Fri Apr 18 - Sun Apr 20
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Arias and Ratzke

  • Critics choice

An NYC performance icon gets together with a Euro alt-cabaret star for some glitzy fun at Joe’s Pub.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Apr 27
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