Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for April 9’s best events, from Bob Saget at Barnes and Noble to Cabaret at Roundabout at Studio 54.
1. COMEDY: Simon Amstell at The Bell House
Fans of dark, awkward, and/or British comedy won’t want to miss Simon Amstell’s return to NYC. Following the success of his recent Numb tour, as well as television shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Grandma’s House, the charmingly self-deprecating nebbish is back to try out some new material on us. Go to laugh about the things that haunt your dreams at night!
DETAILS: 8pm; $15; 149 7th St., Brooklyn; thebellhouseny.com
2. THEATER: Cabaret at Roundabout at Studio 54
Actress Michelle Williams makes her Broadway debut as nightclub singer Sally Bowles in this star studded revival of Cabaret, which also features Broadway vet Alan Cumming as the smarmy emcee. Beloved since the ’60s for its decadent portrayal of Weimar-era Berlin, this musical is fun and sexy, yet also carries a serious message about the rise of Nazi fascism in Germany. The former Studio 54 makes for an ideal setting.
DETAILS: 8pm; $155 (get tickets!); 254 W. 54th St.
3. FOOD: A Taste of Fifth Avenue 2014 at Grand Prospect Hall
Sample food and drink from Park Slope’s bustling Fifth Avenue corridor or just catch up on neighborhood gossip at this foodie-tastic event benefiting local charities. Participants include such tasty eateries as Baluchi’s, Luke’s Lobster and The Chocolate Room; booze is included in the admission price, so tell the babysitter you’ll be home late. Which reminds us: Use the coupon code “Taste15” to get a free $15 voucher for UrbanSitter.com.
DETAILS: 6:30pm; $45; 263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn; brownpapertickets.com
4. DEBATE: Intelligence Squared: Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance at The Kaufman Center
Millennials: doomed, coddled narcissists or innovative disruptors who are going to save the world? Watch some of the foremost minds of today hash it out on this very of-the-moment topic at a debate presented by Intelligence Squared. On the “for” side we have lawyer/human rights advocate Binta Niambi Brown and The Narcissism Epidemic author W. Keith Campbell; on the “against” side are author/filmmaker/consultant David Burstein and journalist/author Jessica Grose.
DETAILS: 5:45pm; $25; 129 W. 67th St.; intelligencesquaredus.org
5. BOOKS: Bob Saget in Conversation with Seth Herzog at Barnes and Noble Union Square
From his role as wholesome all-American dad Danny Tanner on Full House to his infamously raunchy stand-up comedy (he completely stole the show in The Aristocrats, if you ask us), Bob Saget has had quite the interesting career. See him discuss his new memoir Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian with comedian Seth Herzog — and maybe take a shot at fulfilling your weird Saget-related fantasies — at this sure-to-be-lively book launch event.
DETAILS: 7pm; free; 33 E. 17th St.; store-locator.barnesandnoble.com