There’s never a shortage of things to do in the city that never sleeps. In fact there’s often so much to do, the choice paralysis is real. To help you narrow it down, here are a few highlights this weekend worth checking out. Whether you’re looking for a family outing, a date night or budget-friendly fun, we’ve got you covered.


"The Zone of Interest" (A24)
“The Zone of Interest” (A24)

“The Zone of Interest”

Angelika New York — 18 W. Houston St New York, NY, 10012

Various showtimes

Jonathan Glazer’s critically-acclaimed “The Zone of Interest” took home the 2024 Oscar for Best International Film earlier this month and is still creating buzz after the “Sexy Beast” director’s controversial acceptance speech. Before it starts streaming, see it at Angelika, the longtime flagship venue for independent cinema. Loosely adapted from Martin Amis’ 2014 novel of the same name and the real history it’s based on, the gripping drama centers on the family of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, who lives an idyllic life in a villa adjacent to the death camp.

$19 per adult with discounts for seniors and children. Tickets available online at www.angelikafilmcenter.com/nyc


A person walks past the photos of Kwame Brathwaite (Brooklyn, New York, 19382023) during a press preview of the exhibition Giants Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on February 6, 2024. Ebony G. Patterson's new site-specific, mixed-media installation explores the subject of violence committed against young people of colorand the fears that focus on these same young people, who in the eyes of too many people appear as threats rather than victims. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
A person walks past the photos of Kwame Brathwaite during a press preview of the exhibition Giants Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on Feb. 6, 2024. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

“Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys”

Brooklyn Museum — 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Now through July 7

The community-focused art institution, which offers free admission on the first Saturday of every month, is currently the home of “Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.” The expansive Great Hall exhibit showcases the Grammy-winning couple’s wide-ranging private art collection, including sought-after works by Black artists such as Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson and Kehinde Wiley.

$26.18 per adult. Student, senior and child discounts available online at my.brooklynmuseum.org/events


Jazzmeia Horn (Chart Room Media)
Jazzmeia Horn (Chart Room Media)

Jazzmeia Horn

City Winery — 25 11th Avenue (Pier 57), New York, NY 10011

Sun. March 24 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.

One of the most exciting voices on the contemporary jazz scene, NAACP Image Award winner Jazzmeia Horn puts her exquisite stamp on big-band era music, showcased on her 2021 album “Dear Love.” With her 15-piece Noble Force ensemble, Horn breathes new life into old classics with a fresh spoken word take on a Beatles classic, “Money Can’t Buy Me, Love,” and a brassy rendition of Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II’s roaring ’20s bop “Lover, Come Back to Me.”

Tickets start at $35 through citywinery.com 


Laurence Fishburne's "Like They Do In The Movies" (Joan Marcus)
Laurence Fishburne’s “Like They Do In The Movies” (Joan Marcus)

“Like They Do in the Movies”

Perelman Arts Center (PAC NYC) — 251 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10007

Through Sun. Mar 31.

Brooklyn-raised Tony and Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne returns to the New York theater scene with the world premiere of his long-awaited one-man-show directed by Leonard Foglia (“The Heidi Chronicles“).. Fishburne says “Like They Do in the Movies” shines a light on “the stories and lies people have told me. And that I have told myself.” From the 1970s urban classic “Cornbread, Earl and Me” to Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and his Oscar-nominated turn in “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” the celebrated thespian’s 5-decade career runs the gamut from Broadway (“Two Trains Running”) to television (“Black-ish”).

Tickets start at $64 through pacnyc.org.


Anthony Jeselnik (Elizabeth Viggiano)
Anthony Jeselnik (Elizabeth Viggiano)

“Anthony Jeselnik: Bones and All”

NJPAC — 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Sun. Mar 24 at 7 p.m.

Netflix stand-up star Anthony Jeselnik has extended his 2023 sold out “Bones and All” tour with a stop across the Hudson River for a night of no-holds-barred comedy. The former host of Comedy Central’s “Good Talk” has made a name for himself with his sharp and biting wit — showcased in the roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, and Roseanne Barr.

Tickets start at $39.50, are available on ticketmaster.


People celebrate the Indian Holi Festival in Brooklyn in 2014. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
People celebrate the Indian Holi Festival. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Holi at the Seaport Museum

Sun. March 24 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring the family to celebrate Holi, the vibrant Indian Festival of Colors, at Lower Manhattan’s South Seaport. Festivities begin aboard the Wavertree tall ship with events in Seaport Square that include a puppet show, interactive dance workshops and tastings of Indian treats. And no Holi event would be complete without the throwing of colorful pigments. After your family gets fully rainbowed, you can participate in the creation of a collaborative mural at Pier 16.

Free, pre-registration recommended.


DJ Moobek (Courtesy of Lincoln Center)
DJ Moobek (Courtesy of Lincoln Center)

K-pop Dance Night with DJ Moobek

David Rubenstein Atrium — 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Sat. Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln Center and the Korean Cultural Center New York has tapped South Korean EDM producer DJ Moobek for a free Saturday night dance party serving all fans of the K-pop music phenomenon that has swept America with groups such as BTS, Blackpink and Stray Kids. Before turntablist DJ Y.U.P. takes over, South Korean-born dancer and educator Gyeun Jeong aka Lobel will host a short dance movement tutorial at the transformational indoor venue.

Free (first come, first served)

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