The silver lining of today’s heavy snowstorm is that spring is just around the corner, so with this in mind, go out and indulge in the exciting rendezvous happening this weekend as we anticipate the long-awaited coming of warmer weather.
NYC Restaurant Week
Make the last days of this event count by checking out restaurants that are usually out of your price range for a filling $25 lunch or $38 dinner. From Peruvian to Mediterranean to soul food, the choice of cuisine is endless. With quality food at a fraction of the original price, Restaurant Week is a massive deal and a lucky break for those on a student budget. Make sure to go online to opentable.com to reserve a table. Remember: treat yo’ self.
Women’s History Month at the Brooklyn Museum
In March, not only do we celebrate the start of spring, but also Women’s History Month. Brooklyn Museum is contributing to the festivities this Saturday with an evening honoring creative and influential women. Look forward to a night of celebration full of music, film and discussion. Music will be provided by DJ duo JSMN and MeLo-X, alongside screenings of “Didn’t I Ask for Tea?” and “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101.” Colored Girls Hustle, will also host a performance workshop alongside other activities throughout the event. Even better, the admission is free, so take advantage of this opportunity to educate yourself about the significance of this cause while simultaneously having a good time. The event is from 5 to 11 p.m. at 200 Eastern Parkway.
Sinatra at New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is leading the centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra’s life with an exhibition filled with rare memorabilia including photographs, awards and interview footage, much of which was provided by the Sinatra family. The Library for the Performing Arts will also host screenings and programs on Sinatra as part of a collaborative effort. “Sinatra: An American Icon” just opened on Wednesday and is free, so make a trip to the library to explore the legend’s impact throughout the years and even catch up on some reading.
Free First Fridays at Neue Galerie
Relax for a few hours with a stroll to Neue Galerie at 1048 Fifth Ave. to appreciate early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design. Looking back to its Viennese predecessor of the same name back in 1923, the gallery offers a focus and a new perspective on German culture. Featuring work from renowned artists including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Alfred Kubin, the gallery is free on the first Friday of each month, including this upcoming Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Björk comes to MoMA
This coming Sunday, MoMA ushers in a greatly anticipated exhibition featuring the extensive work of composer, musician and singer Björk. To cover Björk’s wide-ranging artistic career of more than 20 years and eight full-length albums — from her 1993 “Debut” to her 2015 “Vulnicura” — the exhibition will feature music videos, artwork and outfits. As an exploration of the artist’s career through a variety of media, the exhibition will be a chance to understand the creativity and inspiration of the Icelandic artist.
A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, March 5 print edition. Email Nina Jang at [email protected]