Your perfect weekend: What's in store
See camels in Harlem, laugh at brand-new jokes, and discover more awesome things to do this weekend.
Thu Jan 3 2013
Photograph: Mindy Tucker
Hello, readers. Are we all doing okay? Are you still recovering from New Year's? Or are you now recovering from having a random day off in the middle of the week, which is one of the surest ways to kill productivity for the next, oh, three days or so? (Not that we're speaking from experience or anything. Ahem.)
In any case, it's okay: The weekend is almost here. And we have the scoop on plenty of awesome things to do. Here's a small sampling:
El Museo del Barrio hosts the annual Three Kings Day Parade on Friday; the procession begins at 106th Street and Madison Avenue, and if you stake out a spot, you'll see real camels (!) marching up to 115th Street.
We can't promise that all of the jokes at John F. O'Donnell's annual 50 First Jokes event will be hilarious—after all, the participating comedians will be debuting these bits during the event—but we can promise that you'll see some of the city's best young comics working through stuff, which is always fun.
Christian Marclay brings his epic 24-hour-video, The Clock, to the Museum of Modern Art this week; the piece uses movie-land snippets of clocks and watches to chronologically depict the minutes of an entire day. Drop by for a few minutes, or a few hours, and prepare for your mind to be blown.
Happy Thursday, everyone. Now get back to work.