Your perfect Friday

January 11

An Amateur Adult Dance Competition Comedy Show

Critics' pick

Okay, so you didn't get to take that dance class you wanted as a child. Well, this monthly comedy show hosted by Dara Katz and Betsy Kennery proves you don't have to give up your dream. 

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Treehouse Theater Friday March 27 2015

Hot Rabbit

Critics' pick

This long-running weekly party draws a reliably cute mixed crowd to the basement of West Village dive the Monster. Widely varying DJs from NYC and beyond ensure that you'll never encounter the same scene twice.

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The Monster Friday March 6 2015 - Friday June 26 2015 Free

Creek Cave Live

Critics' pick

Peggy O'Leary hosts this touring show featuring the Creek and the Cave's favorite alternative stand-ups in NYC.

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The Creek and the Cave Thursday March 5 2015 - Tuesday March 31 2015 Free

CineKink NYC

See the steamier side of New York at the 12th annual CineKink festival, celebrating sexuality and kink in television and film. The gala kicks off at Taj Lounge with raffles and prizes, followed by naughty movie screenings throughout the week, including a special film tribute to Club 90, the first porn-star support group. Be sure to attend the last day held at Bowery Bliss, which includes a DIY porn workshop, a free toast to the filmmakers and a late-night sexy rave. Go to cinekink.com for more information.

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Taj Until Sunday March 1 2015

Natasha Leggero

Critics' pick

Wearing evening gloves and casting seductive glances, this stand-up projects an air of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O; her act, however, quickly punctures that veneer. 

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Carolines on Broadway Until Sunday March 1 2015

"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic"

Critics' pick

Wiley has made his name as a painter by limning portraits of African-Americans (some recruited by the artist from off the streets) in a grandiloquent style worthy of the Old Masters. While his approach is ostensibly meant to undermine the artistic biases of Eurocentric culture and white privilege, this 14-year survey of his career demonstrates that the real pleasures of his baroque style lie in his evident technical skills and in his frequent use of richly patterned backgrounds meant to recall opulent wallpaper or tapestries.

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Brooklyn Museum Until Sunday May 24 2015

Discosynthesis

The New York City hustle is real, guys. It only makes it more clear that we all need a little more boogie wonderland in our lives—and what better way to make that happen than a disco party?

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Union Hall Until Saturday December 26 2015 Free

NYC Beer Week 2015

Bottoms up with the Brooklyn Brewery, Eataly Birreria and other brew maestros at this seventh annual celebration of all things beer. 

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Various locations Until Monday March 2 2015

Frigid New York Festival 2015

Horse Trade chills out with its ninth annual overheated orgy of fringe attractions at the Kraine and Under St. Marks. 

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Various locations Until Sunday March 8 2015

Hot Chocolate Festival

Critics' pick

Regress to childhood with skillfully concocted mugs of hot chocolate courtesy of this downtown canteen. 

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City Bakery Saturday February 28 2015
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