Your perfect weekend: What's in store
How will you be spending your three-day weekend? (If you don't have one, bummer, dude.)
Fri Jan 18 2013
Photograph: Camilo José Vergara
We're excited about this weekend for a few reasons: It's supposed to actually warm up again after today's ridiculously frigid temps; it's a three-day weekend; and there are 30 great things to do! Here's a sampling:
If you missed John Cale's performances at BAM earlier this week, he's playing the Brooklyn venue tonight and tomorrow; but if you prefer arty punk pioneers, Mission of Burma plays Bowery Ballroom tonight.
Can't decide if you'd rather indulge in whiskey or beer this weekend? Try both at East Ville Des Folies: The soiree happens at Webster Hall on Saturday, and features plenty of booze (including Smuttynose brews and Templeton Rye Whiskey), burlesque performers and circus acts.
Three words: Britpop dance party. (It's on Saturday at Secret Project Robot.)
Learn something new at Presentation Party Night, an intellectual skill share that will tackle topics such as OK Cupid dating and architectural utopias on Sunday.
Of course, the reason for the three-day weekend is Martin Luther King Day; to celebrate the civil-rights leader's life, you can sign up for the National Day of Service on Monday. Once you've done your part, check out images of murals that feature Dr. King's likeness in "The Dream Continues," an exhibit of the work of Camilo José Vergara.