Tonight in New York City: Enjoy a three-course vegetarian meal by the students of the Natural Gourmet Institute, meet the stars of Broadway’s This Is Our Youth, or get folksy with Ani DiFranco. By Carly Petrone.
TimesTalks: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson
Broadway is abuzz about the new production of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth. Hear the stars of the highly anticipated show, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson, talk about their experience performing in the show tonight at the Times Center. New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff will discuss their work and the play, which focuses on the realism that youth faces when taking on the world themselves. Tickets are $40 and event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Folksinger Ani DiFranco hits the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. The musician and activist has been making music for more 20 years and she has created equally as many records during that time. Now, she’s back with her new album, Alergic to Water, which features some of the most subtle music to date wrapped up in a lovely white embossed packaging. Listen to her perform these new songs tonight starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48.
Blogologues: The Land Before Timelines
The funny folks from the Blogologues comedy show are back with their newest rendition of what’s wrong with the Internet today. Known for creating hilarious sketch shows based on wacky online material, you can only imagine what the actors will bring to the stage tonight. Get ready because this new show is all about The Land Before Timelines. You’ll get to witness such gems as Chuck Norris facts, a “diary” about The Oregon Trail, and Smurfs. Stop by 30 minutes early and play a few rounds Twister, Connect Four, and more. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $50 for VIP.
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. Just a few of the dishes this evening include creamy beetroot and celeriac soup, kale and radicchio salad, roasted acorn squash, and quince and pear crumble with vanilla bean ice cream & salted caramel sauce. Tickets are $45 and service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Natasha Vaynblat: The United Federation of Teachers
Upright Citizens Brigade
Natasha Vaynblat knows a thing or two about teaching today’s youth. She also knows that teaching can make you go a little crazy. So, she decided to put all of her teaching knowledge and funny anecdotes into a sketch and storytelling performance called Natasha Vaynblat: The United Federation of Teachers. Come watch her show tonight at UCB. It will feature original characters interspersed with video confessions about the inner thoughts of a young teacher. Find out more tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.