Things to do for April 03, 2015

The Weekender

Hip-Hop, Jazz and Europe, the Clothes

It was a bright, cold day in April, and the clocks were striking weekend.

Friday
The History of NYC Hip-Hop
THE CULTURE

The History of NYC Hip-Hop

There was nothing cool about the people who were around during the early days of hip-hop in NYC. And as long as we’re telling lies, you shouldn’t check out the photo exhibit on that very subject at the Museum of the City of New York this weekend. Definitely not.

Foie Gras Cannoli from the Pines Guys
THE NEWNESS

Foie Gras Cannoli from the Pines Guys

The gents from the Pines wish to start providing you with dinners of foie gras cannoli and boar belly at their new Bed-Stuy spot. Won’t you please oblige them?

Now open, Willow, 506 Franklin Ave (between Fulton and Jefferson), Brooklyn, 718-399-2384, see the slideshow

Saturday
Smorgasburg’s Got Some New Stuff
THE FOOD FEST

Smorgasburg’s Got Some New Stuff

So here’s the new stuff at Smorgasburg, which is back, by the way: Birds & Bubbles is doing chicken-and-egg biscuits, Curd’s the Word has beer-battered fried cheese curds, and Von Kava is doing a full-on tasting menu from the Mas guy. Smorgasburgs grow up so fast.

Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm, Smorgasburg, Sat: 90 Kent Ave (at 7th), Sun: Brooklyn Bridge Park (at Pier 5), Brooklyn

Sunday
Jazz Is at the Breslin Now
THE MUSIC

Jazz Is at the Breslin Now

Jazz and April Bloomfield’s deviled eggs. Not sure how this togetherness hasn’t happened already, but it’s happening now. It’s a brunch dedicated to... brunch, and the only true American art form. No, not eating contests.

Sundays through June, 11am, Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St (between 5th and Broadway), 212-679-2222

The Dead Rabbit Wants Your Weird Hat
THE HOLIDAY

The Dead Rabbit Wants Your Weird Hat

They laughed at you when you put your milliner on speed dial. And they had a point. Still, the more elaborate your hat is on Sunday, the better your chances for getting gratis cocktails at the Dead Rabbit. There’ll also be Irish music. For which you have no speed-dial option.

Apr 5, 5-10pm, Easter Bonnet Contest at The Dead Rabbit, 30 Water St (between Coenties and Broad), 646-422-7906

Tuesday
Untold Treasures from the Kooples
THE SALE

Untold Treasures from the Kooples

All the Euro-y blazer-and-leather-jacket glory you could ever want is going to be awaiting your covetousness in SoHo on Tuesday. It’s from the Kooples, it’s a sample sale, and “bandit” is the word that best describes how you’re going to make out.

Apr 7-10, The Kooples, 151 Wooster St (between Prince and Houston), 212-524-2773

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