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Daily 5: Early Morning Rave, Trippy Art from Lee Bul, World Science Festival, More

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for May 28’s best events, from the Morning Gloryville dance party at Kinfolk 94 to The Killer at Theatre for a New Audience.


Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin

Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin, May 2-June 21, 2014

1. PARTY: Morning Gloryville NYC at Kinfolk 94

Does the idea of going to a rave totally sober on a weekday before work appeal to you? Then might we recommend Morning Gloryville, the substance-free early morning dance party craze that may or not be sweeping the nation. Starting promptly at 6:30am, this super posi happening has complimentary back rubs, a coffee and smoothie bar, a motivational dance team to get you moving, and creatures called “wake-up angels” who will pour icy water on your head on request.

DETAILS: 6:30am-10:30am; $20; 94 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn;

2. THEATER: The Killer at Theatre for a New Audience

If you like Michael Shannon as the uber-creepy prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire, here’s your chance to see him ply his craft up close and personal. Written by Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco in 1958, this absurdist play tells the story of a downtrodden everyman named Berenger (Shannon) who discovers a “radiant city” marred only by the fact that a serial killer (not Shannon) keeps murdering its citizens. Bummer! “Michael Shannon’s taciturn, haunted performance manages to be both heartbreaking and terrifying,” quoth The New York Times.

DETAILS: 7:30pm; $60-$100; 262 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn;

3. ART: Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Fans of Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored installations will probably appreciate Korean artist Lee Bul’s equally fantastical but much darker exhibition currently on view at Lehmann Maupin. Influenced by utopian architecture as well as biotechnology, futurism and her own conflicting feelings about these things, Bul created a group of sculptural works that will speak to anyone with similar concerns. The show’s main event, Via Negativa II, consists of an immersive labyrinth leading viewers to a room of disorienting infinity mirrors. Trippy.

DETAILS: 11am-6pm; free; 201 Chrystie St.;

4. CLASS: Beer Making Class at The Dumbo Loft

If you’ve always wondered what kind of alchemy goes into making the delightful, bubbly substance known as beer, wonder no more: Brooklyn Brew Shop is offering a class on how to make delicious beer right in your own home like some kind of magical monk. Armed with years of home brewing experience, Brew Shop co-founders Erica Shea and Stephen Valand will walk you through the basics and answer all your questions before the class gives way to an informal mixer featuring snacks and — you guessed it — beer. Every ticket to the class comes with a signed copy of their new book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg.

DETAILS: 7:30pm; $40; 155 Water St., Brooklyn;

5. SCIENCE: World Science Festival 2014

Is Neil deGrasse Tyson your homeboy? Did you spell out your senior quote using letters from the periodic table of elements? Do you f**king love science? Then get stoked, because the World Science Festival is coming to New York with a program jam-packed full of scientific goodness for folks of all ages. Highlights include Dear Albert, a staged reading of Albert Einstein’s letters featuring Cynthia Nixon and Paul Rudd and written by Alan Alda, a debate on quantum physics and reality, and a class on the physics of chocolate at Mast Brothers. Many events are free!

DETAILS: various times; various prices; various locations;

Want even more fun? 15 Things to Do in May.
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