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Daily 5: Human Beatbox Festival, Free Walking Tours, Naked Painting Party, More

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for March 13’s best events, from a Beatbox Festival to Ferran Adria in conversation at the 92nd Street Y.


Naked Painting

There’s a Naked Painting Party tonight at W.I.P. (Photo: Tobias Batz)

1. FESTIVAL: Fourth Annual American Human Beatbox Festival at La Mama

Emerging and iconic beatboxers will come together for this four-day festival, kicking off with an open mic evening tonight. Curated by beat-MC Kid Lucky, this festival will feature some of the best beatbox artists in the country appearing in beat-rhyme battles, vocal wars and open mic performances. No talent necessary to attend.

DETAILS: 10pm; $15 in advance, $20 at door; 74A E. Fourth Street;

2. PARTY: Naked Painting Party at W.I.P.

Just your average Thursday night — an hour of free cocktails followed by stripping down naked and painting the bodies of countless strangers. Hooking up is discouraged, leaving your undies on is permitted if you must, and there are no showers at the venue; be prepared for one colorful cab ride home.

DETAILS: 8pm; $30; 34 Vandam St.;

3. ART: Degenerate Art – The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 Opening at the Neue Galerie

If you saw George Clooney in “The Monuments Men” you might be interested in seeing the art that inspired the action in the film. This exhibition will open on 3/13 at the Neue Galerie, featuring work by Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, and Christian Rohlf. Pick up the fully illustrated catalogue for an overview of the time period and why this art matters.

DETAILS: 11am-6pm; $20; 1048 Fifth Ave.;

4. TOURS: International Tourist Guide Day

You don’t have to be a tourist to join one of the 15 free walking tours in four out of the five boroughs (no Queens this year) led by the Guides Association of New York City. Make a reservation in advance for a tour that strikes your fancy, from NYC Subway Art to Treasures Around Rockefeller Center to the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour.

DETAILS: 10am-7:30pm; free; varies;

5. FOOD: Chef Ferran Adria in Conversation at 92nd Street Y

One of the world’s most innovative chefs will take the stage at the 92nd Street Y to chat about his creative process and introduce a seven-volume set: elBulli 2005-2011, exploring his restaurant’s most legendary years. Learn some of Adria’s culinary secrets and find out what he has planned for his next move.

DETAILS: 8:15pm; from$39; Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street;

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