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Daily 5: Drive-By Truckers, Free Macarons, ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Experience, More

Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for Mar. 20′s best events, from The Drive-By Truckers at Terminal 5 to Macaron Day NYC.

 

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers (Photo: Greg Chow)

1. MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers at Terminal 5

Hailing from Athens, Ga., Drive-By Truckers have made a fine career out of peddling country-tinged Southern rock to the Neil Young-loving masses. See them play some very American songs off their latest (and somewhat oddly named) album English Oceans when their current tour takes them to the massive Terminal 5. With Blitzen Trapper.

DETAILS: 8pm; $30-$35; 610 W. 56th St.; terminal5nyc.com

2. DANCE: Rocío Molina and Rosario “La Tremendita,” Afectos at Jerome Robbins Theater

Who doesn’t love the ancient Spanish art of Flamenco? Get your fill of stompy dancing and shreddy guitar playing at the U.S. premiere of Afectos, a new collaboration between celebrated dancer/choreographer Rocío Molina and singer/guitarist Rosario “La Tremendita.” Presented as one of the final events in the New York Flamenco Festival 2014, it’s sure to be a smokin’ good time. (Continues through Saturday.)

DETAILS: 8pm; from $25, sold out but tickets may be available at the door; 450 W. 37th St.; bacnyc.org

3. FOOD: (Free) Macaron Day NYC at various locations

Did you there was such a thing as “Macaron Day,” and that furthermore, it’s today? Snack your winter blues away at the numerous NYC bakeries participating in this celebration of the French confection, which occurs on the same day as its sister event in Paris. Macarondaynyc.com has a map; to get your free macaron, say something sexy in French. (Or just ask for one.)

DETAILS: all day; free; various locations; macarondaynyc.com

4. TV: Game of Thrones: The Epic Fan Experience at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at the Barclays Center

If you, like us, are supremely excited for the return of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you won’t want to miss this massive viewing party at the Barclays Center. Preview the season four premiere (which is not actually airing until April 6) on the big screen along with 7,00 of your fellow fans, then check out a collection of GoT-alia and take a picture on the iron throne.

DETAILS: 6pm; $15, sold out but tickets may be available on resale sites; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; barclayscenter.com

5. ART: Parsons Fine Arts Graduate Open Studios

Ever wanted to get inside the studio of a Parsons student? Now you can at this annual spring open studio showcasing the work Parsons’ esteemed young artistes. For one night only, the art school’s 42 international graduate students will open their spaces to the public to show what they’ve been working on and answer any questions you may have.

DETAILS: 6pm-9pm; free; 25 E 13th St., 5th Fl.; artandeducation.net

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