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Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, March 2 to 5.


At the 2016 Armory Show.   

1. Have no time to get to the opera and also like fresh, handmade pasta? On Thursday night, check out restaurant Giovanni Rana’s Pasta & Opera festival, where serenading New York City Opera performers will complement your menu of Puccini-inspired dishes.

2. Also on Thursday night is Pop-Up Magazine, a live-event series with multimedia storytelling, music, and photography. Contributors will include journalists from Texas Monthly and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

3. And indie rockers Grandaddy finish up three nights of performances, this last time at Rough Trade, in support of their first new music in 10 years.

4. LIVE From the NYPL kicks off this season on Friday when novelist Mary Gaitskill chats with Yiyun Li about the central themes in Li's first memoir, Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life.

5. While Thundercat, L.A.’s most prolific bassist, who’s collaborated with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Suicidal Tendencies, takes the stage at Irving Plaza.

6. And over at Littlefield, they're doing Stand Up Against Rape, with a lineup to benefit the recall of Judge Persky. Performers include Giulia Rozzi, Arti Gollapudi, and Janelle James. Hosted by Blair Socci and Farah Brook.

7. The Ecstatic Music Festival continues this Saturday with composer Vijay Iyer’s Thums Up at the Merkin Concert Hall, with collaborators including Himanshu Suri (formerly Das Racist), guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (Son Lux), and drummer Kassa Overall.

8. And over at (le) Poisson Rouge, the versatile Clap Your Hands Say Yeah perform in support of their latest, The Tourist.

9. Round out the week on Sunday at comedy talk show “Running Late With Scott Rogowsky”, featuring host and comedian Rogowsky, author Chuck Klosterman, rapper Awkwafina, and comedian Lane Moore.

10. And last but not least, it’s Armory Show week. Besides the behemoth namesake fair on Piers 92 and 94, check out satellite VOLTA NY at Pier 90, and smaller fairs ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America) at the Park Avenue Armory, Independent New York at Spring Studios Tribeca, NADA at the Skylight Clarkson North, Scope at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, SPRING/BREAK Art Show in the former Condé Nast Building at 4 Times Square, the free Clio Art Fair at 508 West 26th Street, and the self-explanatory Art on Paper at Pier 36. Have an artful time, and happy weekend!

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