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
Sunday, May 19th – The American Museum of Natural History is a piece of art in itself and a perfect place to spend a late spring Sunday afternoon. Since summer is on the horizon why not get a jump start on ocean fun with the, “Milstein Science Series: Whales.” Journey inside the museum walls to gaze upon a 45-foot, life-size replica of a humpback whale; explore hands-on activities; meet scientists, and more. (American Museum of Natural History)
Friday, May 17th – Sunday, May 19th – The boys of summer in the Bronx are set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game stand. Come out to the ballpark all weekend long and support your New York Yankees in the house that Jeter built! (New York Yankees)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, May 17th – Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out the films opening this weekend. Are you ready to go boldly go where no man has gone before? If you checked, “Yes” jump on the USS Enterprise with Captain Kirk and his crew for the high anticipated, “Star Trek Into Darkness” (PG13). That’s right J.J Abrams reboot of this classic franchise is back with it’s second outstanding installment of science fiction gold! If you love great independent cinema then look no further then the work of director, Noah Baumbach’s latest, “Frances Ha” (R). Baumbach teams with actress/writer Greta Gerwig in this black and white New York City coming of age story that will satisfy any fan of vintage Woody Allen.
Saturday, May 18th – Sure, a huge festival is going down in Brooklyn with tons of music that you’ll be able to read about later in this weekend previous. But, hey this is New York City and you have plenty of options when it comes to your on stage grooves! Let’s take it old school shall we? Legendary singer, Tom Jones will be owning the Bowery Ballroom stage this Saturday evening in a rare intimate performance. “What’s New Pussycat” has been on repeat ever since hearing about this lounge lizard style event! (Bowery Ballroom)
Saturday, May 18th – With the recent release of, “The Great Gatsby” everyone is talking about the 1920′s. The good people at the Tribeca Grand Hotel want to help you relive this cultural turning point for a night of, “Roaring 20′s” excess where simply anything goes! Be sure to pick out your outfit carefully as everyone is sure to be decked out. A portion of the evenings proceeds will go to the One Boston Fund. (Tribeca Grand)
Saturday, May 18th – If you live in New York City then LivingSocial should be like that best friend who doesn’t speak but gives you tons of great deals. The great people at the packaged offer company have come back to Brooklyn to bring us yet another sold out “Living Social Spring Beer Fest.” LivingSocial members who were lucky enough to get in on the action will spend an entire day sampling over sixty choice brews from some of the best purveyors around, while quenching their ravenous hungers with an array of top food trucks. As you drink your way through this historic venue, DJ Robert Lux will provide a killer soundtrack to have you rock out while hoisting beers high in the air. If last year’s event was any indication, get ready for an all out day of buzz filled haze. (Living Social Spring Beer Fest)
Friday, May 17th – Sunday, May 19th – There was perhaps no event in 2012 subject to more ridicule, more criticism, and more unrelenting reviews. And yet, the 2013 iteration is all but sold out. The folks at The Great GoogaMooga have promised some sweeping changes in store for the free to enter Brooklyn event bringing together most of our area’s exciting restaurants, coupled with big name acts for a full weekend of excellence. Promises of more staff, shorter lines, and easier crowd control have been delivered, and we have full faith that they’ll execute come event time. But until then, the tantalizing thoughts of food for purchase from Back Forty, Colicchio and Sons, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Eataly, Fatty ‘Cue, Miss Lily’s, Num Pang Sandwich Shop, Salvation Taco, Rosemary’s, and (excited gulp!) Umami Burger with the background music of the likes of The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim, De La Soul, and Kool And The Gang makes this year’s Mooga, a can’t miss. (The Great GoogaMooga)
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