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Daily 5: Tribeca Film Festival, New York’s Alright Punk Festival, More

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for April 17’s best events, from The Tribeca Film Festival to the New York’s Alright punk and hardcore music festival.


Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 27 (Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival)

1. MUSIC: New York’s Alright 2014 (Day One) at The Wick

Anyone who thinks punk is dead should check out the lineup of the second annual New York’s Alright festival. WIth a slew of bands virtually unknown outside the world of DIY punk and hardcore (but beloved within it) playing seven shows at four venues over the course of four days, the fest’s organizers have laid the groundwork for a weekend of boisterous, ear-splitting fun. Highlights include Austin’s Wiccans, New York’s Goosebumps, and St. Louis’ Lumpy and the Dumpers. Commence circle pitting.

DETAILS: 8pm; $20; 260 Messerole St., Brooklyn;

2. BOOKS: NYC Etiquette with Nathan Pyle at WORD

Still struggling with the finer points of how to ride the subway or deal with unpleasant smells? Nathan Pyle has written a book for you, complete with annotated illustrations demonstrating just where to stand and what not to say that should help transplants and make seasoned New Yorkers smile with recognition. Meet the author/illustrator of this blog-cum-book and ask him your etiquette questions at its Brooklyn launch event. Free NYC Etiquette tote bags for the first 20 people!

DETAILS: 7pm-8pm; free; 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn;

3. FILM: Tribeca Film Festival at various locations

It’s that time again! Now in its 13th year, the Tribeca Film Festival (through April 27) is a great place for movie buffs to rub elbows with celebrities and catch world premieres of independently made documentaries, narrative features, shorts, and even kids’ movies from all over the world. In addition to the films, there are talks, panels, a family street fair, and a sports mini-film fest presented by ESPN. The director, cast and crew are on hand for a Q+A after most screenings, so if you’ve been wanting to ask James Franco what his deal is, now’s your chance.

DETAILS: various times; various prices; various locations;

4. FOOD/WINE: Cambalache: One Night in Argentina at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

As we struggle to escape winter’s icy clutches, Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Wines of Argentina offer you a chance to go south of the equator without buying a plane ticket. Of course, this may be hyperbolic, but the event they’ve assembled does sound like a multisensory delight, with Argentinian wines, street foods, ice cream and music all available for the your sampling pleasure in the cavernous environs of Brooklyn Night Bazaar. There are also classes in local slang and “modern tango,” plus live action murals from three of the country’s foremost street artists. Like we said: multisensory.

DETAILS: $80 (includes all food and drink); 6pm-11pm; 165 Banker St., Brooklyn;

5. THEATER: The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things at MMAC Theater

Looking for a bit of family friendly fun that will make your little ones squeal with joy (or just let you rest for an hour)? Look no further than The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things, a magic show that lets kids from the audience participate in the action. Whether they’re helping him make something disappear or picking a card, any card, your offspring will stay delighted and engaged by this plucky prestidigitator. Stadium style seating helps everyone see.

DETAILS: 1pm; $44 (get tickets!); 248 W 60th St.

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