Tonight in New York City: Attend a live taping of Ask Me Another, see Salt-N-Pepa perform live, or enjoy a three-course vegetarian meal at the Natural Gourmet Institute. By Carly Petrone.
RadioLoveFest: Ask Me Another
Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrates RadioLoveFest with a live taping of Ask Me Another tonight. Host Ophira Eisenberg will once again invite studio guests and listeners alike to answer some serious and silly questions. Plus, house musician Jonathan Coulton will provide guitar riffs in between sets. Tonight’s guests include Robert Kruwich and Jad Abumrad, hosts of Radiolab. Taping begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.
Listen to the smooth voice of Smokey Robinson tonight at the Beacon Theatre. The “Cruisin’” singer has been entertaining audiences since his high school days as the lead singer of the Motown group The Miracles. Come hear this Rock and Roll inductee play some of his favorite hits. Concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $59.50-$129.50.
The first-ever female rap duo, Salt-N-Pepa, are taking over Highline Ballroom tonight. The group that changed the face of hip-hop is back on tour so now you can sing along to your favorites. Cheryl James (Salt) and Sandy Denton (Pepa) have used their voices to spread important messages to their fans. From safe sex to independence and respecting yourself as a woman, these two have certainly made their mark. Come see them perform live tonight starting at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45-$75.
Friday Night Dinner
Natural Gourmet Institute
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Head over to the Natural Gourmet Institute and let the students from their Chef’s Training Program take care of your dinner. Enjoy a candlelit three-course vegetarian meal that is both innovative and beautifully presented. Reserve your spot tonight. Tickets are $48.99 for general public, $41.64 for students/alumni.
Movie Night: Frozen
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids tonight, make your way over to Rochdale Park in Queens. Make crafts and play games starting at 5:30 and stick around for the free screening of Frozen, the enormously popular Disney film about a girl who must break the icy spell brought on by her powerful Snow Queen sister, Elsa. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Please bring a chair or blanket.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.