Not sure what to get up to in New York City this week? We’ve got you covered. This week’s your chance to see headliners Robyn, see exclusive Drake photos, visit a brand-new museum and even catch up on your embroidery skills. Read on for the best music, art and fashion events happening New York City for the week of March 4.
Music & Nightlife
FADER FORT: Setting The Stage
Where: Compound, 2422 Third Ave, The Bronx
When: Thursday March 7, 7 to 10 p.m. EST
If you can’t make it out to Austin for FADER Fort at SXSW, you can catch a preview of the event in The Bronx. The event will celebrate the launch of FADER’s new book Setting The Stage, which shows never-before-seen portraits and behind-the-scenes photos of Kanye West, Cardi B, Drake and more.
Robyn at Madison Square Garden
Where: Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan
When: Friday March 8, 6 p.m. EST
Are you still listening to Honey on repeat? Then be sure to purchase tickets for Robyn‘s Madison Square Garden show, with prices starting at $72 USD. This will be her only New York City, but if you miss her you can catch her in D.C. or Boston.
Melting Point 2019
Where: Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn
When: Friday March 8, 11:30 p.m. EST
If you’re going to party anyway this weekend, it may as well be for a good cause. All proceeds from Elsewhere’s 2019 Melting Point party will go Al Otro Lado, a bi-national organization assisting refugees and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Expect a mix of techno, house and electronic music until the wee hours.
Where: Location TBA
When: Saturday March 9
Bed-Stuy record and coffee shop The Mixtape Shop hosts another of its secret parties this week, this time with music by DJ B.L.T. RSVP for more information.
Art & Cinema
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Patrick Martinez “That Which We Do Not See” exhibition opens at Fort Gansevoort on Thursday, March 7th from 6pm to 8pm. Pictured: Patrick Martinez, “Jakelin Caal Cake (In Peace May You Rest)”, 2019, Heavy body acrylic, acrylic, airbrush, and ceramic cake roses on panel with gold mirror plex, 9 x 9 x 5.5 inches #patrickmartinez #patrickmartinezstudio #thatwhichwedonotsee
2019 Oscar Animated Shorts
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
When: Monday March 4 to Thursday March 7, times vary
If you missed out on Domee Shi’s Bao, or any of the other shorts nominated for Best Animated Short at this year‘s Oscars, now’s your chance to see them all on the big screen. Catch one of the multiple screenings at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema this week, with food and drink available to purchase inside the theater.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Inauguration
Where: The Brant Foundation, 421 East 6th St, Manhattan
When: Wednesday March 6 to Wednesday May 15, times vary
The East Village is getting its own museum. The Brent Foundation opens this month, with its inaugural exhibition dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat. Entrance is free, but you have to reserve a time.
The Armory Party 2019
Where: MoMA, 11 West 53rd St, Manhattan
When: Wednesday March 6, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST
For a VIP art experience, purchase ticket’s to MoMA‘s Armory Party this Wednesday, to coincide with this month’s Armory Week. For more Armory exhibitions and events, be sure to read our full guide to this year’s edition.
Patrick Martinez “That Which We Do Not See”
Where: Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Ave, Manhattan
When: Thursday March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. EST
The new show from Patrick Martinez will showcase cakes decorated with civil rights leaders. This is the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York City, but if you can’t make it to the inauguration you can check it out until April 20.
Fashion & Shopping
Sneakersnstuff Nite Jogger Launch Party
Where: Sneakersnstuff, 18 Little West 12th St, Manhattan
When: Thursday March 7, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. EST
Sneakerheads will have to stay up late to get a first look at adidas Originals’ new Nite Jogger at Sneakersnstuff. But with a DJ set by Armand Van Helden, we expect it’ll be worth it.
Kinfolk and adidas Indigo Dyeing & Embroidery Workshop
Where: Kinfolk, 90 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
When: Sunday March 10, 12 to 6 p.m. EST
adidas has a busy week, as the Three Stripes is also hosting an afternoon workshop at Kinfolk 90. The event will teach you how to customize your kicks with indigo dye and embroidery. Purchase a pair of adidas on the day to get them customized on site.