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Daily 5: Sake Pairing Dinner, Allman Brothers at Beacon Theatre, Ballet at the Joyce

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for the best events on March 18, from a dinner exploring sakes from Japan to a ballet performance with art and music elements.


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Greg Allman (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

1. FOOD/WINE: Sake Pairing Dinner at City Winery

If you’ve ever been tucking into sushi or ramen and staring at the sake menu without an idea on where to begin — this pairing dinner at City Winery is for you. Sake specialist  and native New Yorker Linda Noel Kawabata, who lived in Japan for 25 years, will be on hand to answer all your questions during this three-course dinner with five different types of sake from Japan.

DETAILS: 7pm; $95; 155 Varick St.;

2. MUSIC: Allman Brothers Concert at Beacon Theatre

Since first playing the Beacon Theatre in 1989, the Allman Brothers Band have taken this stage on the Upper West Side more than 200 times. In celebration of their 45th anniversary, the band has 14 shows scheduled at the Beacon Theatre in March. See these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in one of New York’s more intimate venues.

DETAILS: 8pm; from $50.99; 2124 Broadway;

3. BOOKS: Geek Out on the History of the Sitcom at Word Bookstore

If the sitcom strongly influenced your personal sense of humor, you might want to meet Saul Austerlitz, author of Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from ‘I Love Lucy’ to ‘Community.’ At Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, Austerlitz will give a multimedia presentation on how the sitcom has evolved over time.

DETAILS: 7pm; free; 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn;

4. DANCE: Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Joyce Theater

Ballet combined with a light installation makes a powerful performance in Constellation from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Adding another element to the show is the mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani of the Metropolitan Opera sharing the stage. This 90-minute performance combines dance, art and music in one evening at the theater.

DETAILS: 7.30pm; from $10; 175 Eighth Ave.;

5. FILM: Screening of Coming Up for Air at the Guggenheim Museum

Human relationships are under the microscope in Carrie Mae Weems’ Coming Up for Air, a 52-minute film featuring a series of vignettes. The film examines the relationship between black men and white women in antebellum New Orleans and between fighting sisters hoping to find common ground. While there, check out the exhibition of Weems’ photograph and video work, which runs through May 14.

DETAILS: 1pm and 3pm; free; 1071 Fifth Ave.;

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