Daily 5: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, ‘Beer Book’ Launch Party, 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 April 10′s best events, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center to This Is Going To Hurt at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theater.
1. MUSIC: Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at The Barclays Center
Every year since 1986, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted a group of beloved (and, most likely, uncontroversial) artists into its hallowed pantheon in a large and star-studded televised event. This year is no different, with inductees including KISS, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel and the E Street Band. Many of the inductees will perform, and they’ll be joined by the likes of Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, and Bonnie Raitt (in a tribute to Ronstadt). Will The Boss do a song with his beloved E Street Band? Signs point to yes.
DETAILS: 7pm; from $55, sold out but tickets may be available on resale sites; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; barclayscenter.com
2. COMEDY: This Is Going To Hurt at Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre
Cry until you laugh at this dark sketch comedy/storytelling show written by BFFs Glenn Boozan and Karin Hammerberg. Mining the darker side of life for humor, This Is Going To Hurt was born when the two women began emailing each other every time they cried and realized the stories they were stacking up were pretty funny … at least in retrospect.
DETAILS: 8pm; $5; 307 W. 26th St.; newyork.ucbtheatre.com
3. TECHNOLOGY: From Somewhere to Eyewear at apexart
From the high tech wrist watches of yesteryear to the collision of surveillance state and bad fashion that is Google Glass, technology has been steadily grafting itself to the human body and shows no signs of stopping. View some examples of this phenomenon and hear a lecture from Columbia University Computer Science Professor Steven Feiner at this event presented in conjunction with the exhibition Coding The Body.
DETAILS: 6:30pm; free; 291 Church St.; apexart.org
4. ART: PLATFORM at The New York Transit Museum
Most of our “creative responses” to the city’s mass transit system tend to be four-letter words, but apparently it’s not so with everyone. See transport-related installation art, live performance and lectures at this new series of cross-disciplinary programming presented by the New York Transit Museum. The kickoff event’s offerings include a neon animation of Walt Whitman’s poem “Manahatta,” a dance performance from Jamie Benson and Andrae Gonzalo, and a “visual slideshow journey” through the 1939 World’s Fair by Ryan Witte. It’s enough to make you like the MTA again.
DETAILS: 6:30pm-9pm; $10; Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn; nytransitmuseum.tumblr.com
5. BEER: Hey Bartender! The Official Beer Book Launch Party at The Graham
To celebrate the launch of their annual beer coupon booklet (which delivers an insane deal of 30 beers at various Brooklyn bars for $1 each), cheapskate blog Brokelyn is throwing a party at neighborhood boite The Graham. There will be stand-up comedy from funnywoman/bartender Kendra Cunningham, a panel on bartending moderated by The New York Times drink columnist/bartender Rosie Schaap, a spirited game of “pin the neighborhood on the borough” (win a prize!) and a chance to buy one of the last few copies of Beer Book 5. In true Brokelyn fashion, happy hour will be extended to 9pm.
DETAILS: 7pm; free; 151 Messerole St., Brooklyn; brokelyn.com