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Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, January 18–20.


From Enda Walsh's Ballyturk.  

1. Fans of the indie band the Walkmen should find some fancy duds, as former lead singer Hamilton Leithauser is currently in the midst of his Café Carlyle debut. He most recently collaborated with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam on the very sweet album I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, so expect to hear works from that.

2. And if it’s creative jazz you’re after, singer and violinist Jenny Scheinman blends genres at Jazz Standard, with her Mischief and Mayhem project. The lineup includes guitar polymath (and Wilco member) Nels Cline.

3. There are just a few more weeks to catch Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which our critic called a “stupendous metaphysical-visual exhalation.”

4. And while you’re there, check out the retrospective of British painter David Hockney. On Friday evening, artist Mickalene Thomas shares thoughts on his work in the museum’s MetFridays series.

5. If you’ve ever wanted to see professional squash players compete, head to Grand Central Terminal for the annual Tournament of Champions. They’ll be the ones in the giant glass cube (really).

6. And this Saturday is the 2018 Women’s March on NYC. Throw a sign-making party before, hit Club Cumming after to drink for the cause, or visit the a booth at the Outsider Art Fair, dedicated to works commemorating the March’s first anniversary.

7. The Outsider Art Fair is also where you’ll see works by artists self-trained and outside the traditional art-world culture. It runs through the 21st at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

8. And if you’re into antiques, head to the Park Avenue Armory for the Winter Antiques Show, with design, decorative arts, and decadent showpieces, including period jewels from eight different galleries. Warning: You may feel underdressed.

9. David Cross, Sasheer Zamata, Josh Rabinowitz, and others tell jokes at the Temple Ballroom Show at the Murmrr Theatre on Saturday.

10. And at St. Ann’s Warehouse is Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk, a story exploring the nature of purgatory through a fictional town. Don’t forget that you can leave when it’s over, and happy weekend!

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