Daily 5: Tracy Morgan, Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance 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 16′s best events, from Tracy Morgan at 92Y to the Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party at The Brooklyn Museum.
1. PARTY: Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party With Le1f and Brenmar at The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum is loved by many for its interesting mix of classical and modern art as well as its generous “pay what you can” admissions policy. Celebrate the artists who make the place great while helping the museum carry into the future at this lively fundraiser party. The sit-down dinner is sold out, but the after party isn’t, and it’s got a DJ set from Brenmar, an exclusive exhibition preview of Ai Weiwei: According to What?, installations by Alyson Schotz and Ai Weiwei, desserts by Flour Shop, and a live performance from rapper Le1f (who is so hot right now). Artsy!
DETAILS: 10pm-1am; $100; 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn; facebook.com
2. FOOD: I Forgot It’s Wednesday: The Pop-Up at Old Bowery Station
Get over the week’s hump with tasty food and booze at this event, which marks the expansion of the IFIW supper club to a bona fide event space. With their motto of “come for the food, stay for the people,” the event’s organizers hope to foster interesting conversations between those seated next to one another at the five-course meal, and we’ll say from experience that learning about strangers’ personal lives is maybe the best thing about supper clubs. They’re also offering a pre-dinner cocktail hour and post-dinner “themed soiree.”
DETAILS: 6pm-2am; $75; 168 Bowery; iforgotitswednesday.com
3. DATING: Friends of Single People at Littlefield
OkCupid got you down? Grab the friend who likes you the most and head to this bizarre event where your friend(s) represents you in a “dating game”-style game show while you lurk in the background. If a match is made, you may then reap the fruits of their labor by having a drink with the allegedly compatible person. Organizers claim at least four long-term relationships have resulted thus far!
DETAILS: 8pm; $5; 622 DeGraw St., Brooklyn; littlefieldnyc.com
4. COMEDY: Tracy Morgan in Conversation with Hannibal Buress at 92Y
From his seven years on SNL to the winningly insane version of himself he plays on 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan has risen from a difficult childhood to become one of the most watched comics in the business. Tonight, he’s joined in conversation by the also very funny Hannibal Buress (of Broad City fame) for a “no-holds barred conversation on his career.” Will the normally laid back Buress ask him about that reportedly homophobic rant? Tune in to find out.
DETAILS: 8pm; $29; 1395 Lexington Ave.; 92y.org
5. TV: Freaks and Geeks Bingo at Videology
As any TV nerd will tell you, Freaks and Geeks is one of those “brilliant but canceled” TV shows whose cult popularity has far outlived its run on television. Created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, the show dealt with some rather mature themes for a teen dramedy, and introduced the public to the likes of James Franco, Lizzy Caplan and Seth Rogen. Tonight, Videology screens two episodes, sweetening the deal with BINGO cards containing various Freaks and Geeks standbys. (Put a chip down when someone says “mathlete,” cuts class, etc.) Juice and cafeteria food will be served.
DETAILS: 8:30pm; free; 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; videology.info