I’m not going to lie, this “storm” is pretty underwhelming! Definitely no reason you shouldn’t head out and see what’s going on around the neighborhood this weekend. There is certainly a lot.
Thursday March 7
• Krakow-based poet (and former Community Bookstore seller) Stefan Lorenzutti returns to the bookstore tonight to read and discuss Cedar Toothpick: The Tomboy Dioramas, described as “his rucksack volume of diorama poetry.” He’ll be telling the tale of Tomboy, a “backwoods gamine,” reading apparently by candle light. Sounds almost magical.
143 Seventh Avenue between Carroll Street & Garfield Place, 8:00 p.m., free.
Friday March 8
• Union Hall loves its sing-alongs, and this week they’re bringing in the big guns with the King and Queen of Pop: Michael Jackson and Madonna. Join in for a night of all the classic MJ and Madonna music videos with all the words on screen (but I bet you won’t need it). Festivities include a costume contest, a vogue-off competition, themed cocktails, and prizes like free drinks and tickets to upcoming Bell House and Union Hall shows.
702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue, 9:30 p.m. (9:00 doors), $8 tickets here.
Saturday March 9
• Holistic health coach Mary Cauchard continues her monthly series on healthy eating with her Spring Renewal Workshop. Stop by Triomph Fitness to learn about detoxifying the body and how a cleanse can improve your physical and emotional health.
• PS 321 is hosting its annual Winter Carnival and it’s looking to be an all-around good time. Don’t miss the inaugural dog show from 2-3 p.m., along with the accompanying doggy photo booth, where you’ll find out which local dogs are best dressed, best behaved, or most likely to succeed. Also check out the games, magic show, bouncy castle, and merch tables.
180 Seventh Avenue at First Street, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., free.
Sunday March 10
• Hip Tot is back at Littlefield this weekend with a power lineup of Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band and Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills. We’ve got a set of four tickets to give away, so don’t forget to enter into the drawing!
622 Degraw Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues; 12:30 p.m. (12:00 doors); tickets in advance are $8 for kids and $10 for adults, available here; at the door, pay $10 for kids and $12 for adults.
Photo via Union Hall