Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for the weekend’s best events (March 14-16), from a modern dance performance in Long Island City to a new musical at the Irish Repertory Theater.
1. BENEFIT: Coney Island Benefit at Webster Hall on March 15
You don’t have to trek all the way out to Coney Island to see the famous costumes of the annual Mermaid parade — attend this Benefit at Webster Hall instead. This fundraiser for the Coney Island arts organization promises a rowdy evening full of outlandish costumes from mermaids to monsters and more. The somewhat steep admission includes drinks, snacks and entertaining eye candy.
DETAILS: 7pm; from $100; 125 E. 11th St.; coneyisland.com
2. FILM: Screening of Good Vibrations at the Wythe Hotel Cinema on March 14
How about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year with something genuinely Irish? The Irish Film Board is joining forces with Irish Film New York to screen one of the most critically acclaimed Irish films of the year: Good Vibrations. Critics rave that it’s, “an absolute humdinger with real heart and soul.”
DETAILS: Doors at 7pm, screening at 8pm; $10; 80 Wythe Ave.; brownpapertickets.com
3. FOOD: Harmony of Beer and Cheese Class at Murray’s Cheese on March 14
For many cheese lovers, wine is the libation of choice, but this class at Murray’s Cheese will provide tasty alternatives for cheese pairings. A total of six beer and cheese pairings will be introduced — and of course tasted — during this 90-minute crash course in just how well cheese and beer get along.
DETAILS: 6:30pm; $75; 254 Bleecker St.; murrayscheese.com
4. THEATER: Matinee of Transport at the Irish Repertory Theater on March 16
For more than 25 years, Irish Repertory Theater has celebrated the work of Irish and Irish-American playwrights. Transport is a new musical from the writer of Schindler’s List, Thomas Keneally. The story of Irish women sent off to the penal colonies of Australia on a boat, this show will reveal more about the Irish spirit than countless pints of green beer.
DETAILS: 3pm; from $30; 132 W. 22nd St.; irishrep.org
5. DANCE: Modern Dance Performance at Green Space in Long Island City on March 16
Local dancers and choreographers will take the bare stage for a modern dance performance at Green Space in Long Island City. New and experimental works will be performed. Get ready to be envious of the bodies of these dancers — and the remarkable control they have over all their movements.
DETAILS: 7pm; $10; 37-24 24th St., Suite 301; greenspacestudio.org