Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for March 31’s best events, from Black Sabbath at the Barclays Center to Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church.
1. MUSIC: Black Sabbath with Reignwolf at the Barclays Center
From Iron Man to The Osbournes, Black Sabbath has had as much of an impact on Western culture as any hard rock band of the classic rock era, melting faces with their music and amusing the public with their outrageous antics since 1968. Now, after many years spent wandering in the woods, the band is touring with the classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne (in his first tour with the band since 1978!), Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi. Will Ozzy even remember the words? Buy a ticket to find out.
DETAILS: 7:30pm; $59.50; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; barclayscenter.com
2. TV: Laugh Track: The Evolution of the Sitcom at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Ever since the early sitcoms of the 1950s, television shows have served as a window into society. Tonight, join esteemed sitcom-ologist Saul Austerlitz and The New Yorker‘s Emily Nussbaum for a combined screening and discussion of two episodes of two different sitcoms that deal with the subject of death in very different ways. After the talk, dry your eyes and pick up a copy of Austerlitz’s book Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes From I Love Lucy to Community for him to sign, if you are so inclined.
DETAILS: 6:30pm; free; 165 W. 65th St.; filmlinc.com
3. DANCE: Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church
Watch people move their bodies in all sorts of creative ways at this bi-monthly dance workshop that encourages “experiments in performance rather than finished products.” As you might imagine, this can lead to some unpredictable results. This week’s dancers include Gabrielle D’Angelo, Bob Eisen and Lindsay Reuter. Watch them try stuff out!
DETAILS: 8pm; free; 55 Washington Square S.; movementresearch.org
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: Robert Heinecken: Object Matter at MoMA
Robert Heinecken (1931-2006) became known for many things over his long and prolific career, one of which was his pioneering deconstruction of the medium of photography. Using techniques like collage, photomontage and “re-photography” (taking a picture of a picture), Heinecken explored mass media’s effect on people, often mediating his ideas through the female form. The MoMA will be showing a collection of his work through June 22.
5. PARTY: Mobile Mondays at The Bowery Electric
For those who aren’t inclined to stop partying just because the weekend is over (or real downtown scenesters who only go out during the week), this party might just do the trick. Mondays at Bowery Electric, Miss Rebecca and Snkr Joe host a shindig promising “punk rock, new wave, soul, pop, salsa, rock, pop, reggae, rhythm and blues, disco, and anything else classic and danceable,” so basically…everything. Eclectic!
DETAILS: 9pm; free; 327 Bowery; theboweryelectric.com