Thursday, April 18
Rush Tickets at Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival started yesterday and guess what? There are no sold out shows! Well, sorta. While yes, almost everything is "sold out" already, the festival is following a rush ticket policy this year, meaning a few lucky extras may become available, should the original purchasers decide not to show up. You just gotta be willing to stand in line. They start forming about 45 minutes before an event, and if any leftover seating is available, tickets will be sold 15 minutes before the start time. Us? We'll be in the rush line for John Cusak and Emma Roberts in Adult World. Sorry, no cutsies.
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Huertas Pop-Up at Bowery Station
168 Bowery, Little Italy
It's always good to try something before you buy it. Or before you commit to opening a whole restaurant. Chef Jonah Miller will be sampling menu items from his upcoming restaurant Huertas at a pop-up at The Old Bowery Station. Guests will get the chance to try a number of pintxos (Spanish finger foods) that could appear on the restaurant's menu. Wash it all down with Spanish beers, wines and ciders. For an extra $10, you'll get to have your palm read at the adjacent S2A, a former subway platform turned art space. Cost for the dinner is $50.
Nearby Deal: City Winery
Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Lebowski Fest Movie Party at Gramercy Theatre
127 E 23rd St., Gramercy
Followers of The Dude, brush off your robes. Lebowski Fest returns to NYC with this two-day festival. Friday is the movie party, which features music by Los Duderinos: The Ultimate Metal Big Lebowski Tribute Band, as well as Chipocrite, who'll be playing the soundtrack followed by a screening of the film.
Nearby Deal: Bait & Hook Seafood Shack
Saturday, April 20, 11:30 p.m.
It's a Long Story: 4/20 Edition
UCB East, 153 E. 3rd St., East Village
There are a number of ways to celebrate 4/20. For a legal option, why not hear a bunch of hilarious comics tell long, true and funny stories about their interactions with Mary Jane? The line up for this show includes the narrative prose of Taylor Ketchum, Amber Nelson, Aaron Glaser and Nick Naney.
Nearby Deal: Winebar
Saturday, April 20, 8:15 p.m.
Tribeca Drive-In: Lil Bub & Friendz
Brookfield Plaza, World Financial Center
If you have an Internet connection then you probably know Lil' Bub, the "most famous cat on the internet." You should also not be surprised that this perma-kitten now has an adorable documentary made about him. Get to this free screening, part of the Tribeca Drive-In series, and immediately get ready to "Awwwwww!"
Nearby Deal: Stamina Grill & Juice Bar
Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m.
Grand Central Station's Occult Secrets
Grand Central Station
You've passed through Grand Central Station a bazillion times, but have probably stopped to gaze up at its vast zodiac ceiling just a handful of times. Too bad 'cause it turns out a favorite pastime of the late Victorian and Edwardian age was to hide occult meaning in everything from architecture to ceiling doodles. Join Mitch Horowitz as he uncovers all the hidden meanings in plain sight at one of the busiest spots in the city.
Nearby Deal: Uncle Paul's Gourmet Pizza