Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Friday, January 6th- For six nights starting tonight, the innovative reRun Gastropub Theatre in DUMBO will be screening “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same,” a comedy that made a huge splash at Sundance and was recently nominated for the “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” Gotham Award. The film is a spoof of the 1950’s sci-fi genre and a traditional romantic comedy, and it follows the story of aliens from the planet Zots who are sent to Earth to have their hearts broken because romantic emotions are toxic to their planet’s atmosphere. Sounds like a fun, schlocky way to start the weekend. Plus they serve booze! ( The World’s Largest Dinosaurs )
Saturday, January 7th– Kids ages five to ten and their adult companions are invited to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) for “My Kind of Place!”- a monthly event where everyone is encouraged to engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. The best thing is, admission is free! ( My Kind of Place! )
Friday, January 6th- Sunday, January 8th- The superstars of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) return to Madison Square Garden all weekend long for the MSG Invitational. You may remember our post from last year’s weekend of festivities, and if not, here’s a link. It’s a great, cheap event at the Garden, and a rowdy event for boozin’ upstairs. ( PBR at MSG ) The time is now for Big Blue. Tickets are incredibly still available NOW for the New York Giants’ home playoff game versus the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon at 1pm. Get your tickets and cheer Eli & company on so they can travel to either Green Bay or San Francisco next week! (Giants Playoff Tickets)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, December 30th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today. With the new “Sherlock Holmes” and “Mission: Impossible” films controlling the box office, the only wide release this weekend is “The Devil Inside” (R). It looks terrifying, but not as terrifying as “New Years Eve.” Zing! With a cast of no names, don’t blame us if you hate it.
Friday, January 6th – Sunday, January 8th- We caught her show last night and interviewed her backstage and she’s still performing locally all weekend long. The Star of The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, comedian Amy Schumer, is at Carolines in Times Square. If you like raunch from a comic who can dish it with the best of them, you need to see her standup act. Our full review and interview will be live on Monday, so check in with us for every morsel of entertainment she provided. (Amy Schumer Tickets)
Saturday, January 7th- You loved his hit, “I’ll Be” which was the go-to song for every romantic film and television show of the late nineties. Now you can see the southern crooner live. It’s Edwin McCain, and he will be headlining the HighLine Ballroom this Saturday night. If that single is your only connection to McCain prepare to be blown away by his diverse catalog, and hear new tracks off his 2011 album, Mercy Bound. (Edwin McCain Tickets)
Saturday, January 7th- Head back in time and down to the Canal Room tomorrow night for their Back to the Eighties Show with RUBIX KUBE- the Ultimate 80s Tribute Band! It’ll be a nostalgia filled late night starting at 11:30, with doors at 9:30 filled with The Bangles, The Buggles, and Much Much More. Tickets are only $17.50! ( RUBIX CUBE )
Saturday, January 7th- Head downtown to the UCBeast (Upright Citizens Brigade East Village) to get you’re laugh on with Kara Klenk and Nick Turner as they host, “If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show,” a weekly live show featuring some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! This week’s guests include: Max Silvestri (Details.com, Big Terrific) and Seth Herzog (Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon, VH1) (UCB Theatre)
Sunday, January 8th- Creators of the “Flash Mob” Improv everywhere present the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Drop your drawers if you’re brave enough, and hop on trains throughout the city. This year we hear this half naked happening is going global! So, why not be a part of some mass transit nudity! ( No Pants Subway Ride )
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