Check out these 42 cool things opening in New York City in March

The month is chock-full of cool art shows, big Broadway debuts, boozy launches, must-see music residencies and plenty more

With the polar vortex lingering persistently, March can feel a little bleak—but fear not. There's still plenty to look forward to this month, from a Bill Cunningham show and a new Wes Anderson flick to Neil Patrick Harris's return to Broadway and an intimate, 25-concert residency by the xx. Without further ado, here are the best openings in New York in March.


Mar 1–Apr 20 "The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary" at New York Botanical Garden
Mar 4–Apr 5 "Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket" at the Museum at FIT
Mar 6–Aug 24 "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Mar 14–July 20 "The Black Fives" at New-York Historical Society
Mar 14–June 15 "Bill Cunningham: Facades" at New-York Historical Society


Mar 7 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mar 21 Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
Mar 28 The Raid 2


Mar 7–May 25 2014 Whitney Biennial at Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar 8–Jun 8 "Gauguin: Metamorphoses" at MoMA
Mar 13–June 30
"Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937" at Neue Galerie New York


Early March Chez Jef
Early March Other Half Brewing
Mar 29, 30 NYC Hot Sauce Expo at Penn Plaza Pavilion
Note: Food & Drink openings are subject to change and can be delayed; call ahead before setting out.


Mar 6–15 Faye Driscoll at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Mar 11–30 Paul Taulor Dance Company at David H. Koch Theater
Mar 13–14
Israel Galván at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University
Mar 19–22
Beth Gill at New York Live Arts
Mar 19–22 Martha Graham Dance Company 2014 at New York City Center


Mar 6–June 29 All the Way at Neil Simon Theatre
Mar 10–30 Hand to God at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Mar 13–Nov 23
Rocky at Winter Garden Theatre
Mar 18–Apr 27 Tales from Red Vienna at Manhattan Theatre Club
Mar 20–Dec 31 Aladdin at New Amsterdam Theatre
Mar 23–Sept 28 Les Misérables at Imperial Theatre
Mar 29–July 20 Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Belasco Theatre


Mar 7, 8 Artie Lange at Carolines on Broadway
Mar 20–23 Michael Che at Carolines on Broadway


Mar 10–12 Lorde + Lo-Fangat Roseland Ballroom
Mar 13–22
Bowlive5 at Brooklyn Bowl
Mar 19–23
The Newish Jewish Music Festival at various venues
Mar 19–29 The xx at Park Avenue Armory


Mar 4 All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Mar 4 Redeployment by Phil Klay
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Books at Noon at New York Public Library
Mar 6
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Mar 11 The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt


Mar 1 Smallhome, 770 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Mar 8 Beacon's Closet​, 74 Guernsey St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Mar 14 Dynomighty, 80 John St, Dumbo, Brooklyn
Mar 22, 23 Northern Grade NYC x GQ at the powerHouse Arena
Early March Tani Shoes, 100 Rivington St

We promise the month will fly on by. And don't forget—spring is coming.

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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