With so many shows, events and concerts happening every week in NYC, deciding how to spend your free time is no small feat. No one knows that better than Time Out New York editors—who do you think rounds up all the best things to do in NYC? During our research, we occasionally come across deals that are just too good to pass up. Here are five of the best we found this week, including a cheese lover’s dream come true and a fun way to celebrate Women’s History Month.
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart; American Airlines Theatre; until Mar 4; tickets start at $118.
The acclaimed actor uses bedtime stories as a way to reminisce about his family history. Snag tickets to this touching one-man show before it closes this week.
Mac & Cheese Smackdown; Brooklyn Expo Center; Mar 18 1:30–4pm, 5:30–8pm; tickets start at $45.
Twenty local restaurants put their cheesiest recipes to the test at Time Out New York's Mac and Cheese Smackdown. Your ticket includes unlimited tastings, so wear your stretchiest pants.
Meditation: Inner Teacher; Three Jewels; various dates and times; $15
Find time to close your eyes and just breathe. At this half-hour class, the instructor guides you through a simple meditation designed to help you relax, reenergize and connect to your inner self.
Great Women of New York Walking Tour; departs from Bowling Green; various dates and times; $31.50
Learn the stories of the fierce females who built this city, from Lenape matriarchs to suffragettes, on this walking tour.
The Orchid Show; New York Botanical Garden; Mar 3–April 22; $20 weekdays, $25 weekends
Ooh and ahh over geometric sculptures fashioned out of brightly hued orchids at the New York Botanical Garden’s landmark exhibition, now in its 16th year. Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost designed this year’s stunning display.