1. It’s spring! Let’s dance. Here are five shows to choose from, including Cut Copy at Terminal 5 and Gary Numan at Webster Hall.
2. Or get on a bike. On Saturday, bike shop NYC Velo at the Gotham West Market kicks off its weekly “shop rides,” which last about three-and-a-half hours and lead you over the George Washington Bridge to Palisades State Park and back. Free Blue Bottle coffee is provided.
3. Revist the works of filmmaker Darren Aronofsky with screenings all weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image.
4. Or go for laughs at the third annual NYC Improv Festival at The Pit, or catch local funnyman and SNL writer Michael Che headlining at Carolines.
5. Did you know Friday is World Puppetry Day? Celebrate by checking out puppet-centric performances at Hand to God or Avenue Q, or an exhibition of works at the Queens Museum by Peter Schumann, founder and director of Bread and Puppet Theater.
6. Or check out Jasper Johns: Regrets at the MoMA, with work incorporating the rubber “Regrets” stamp he used to decline invitations and requests.
7. Say happy birthday to punk on its 40th, at a conference featuring an interview with Richard Hell on Saturday at Cooper Union, followed by a panel featuring Vivien Goldman, Kathleen Hanna, and Tamar-kali.
8. While Classic Album Sundays takes over Output’s Panther Room for a listening party of Television’s Marquee Moon.
9. Catch performance artist Genesis P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, followed by a signing, this Sunday at Rough Trade.
10. While the Bell House goes melancholy indie-pop with the Clientele, Versus, and Barbara Manning tonight, when they wrap up Chickfactor 22. Happy Weekend!