Saturday, April 16

Record Store Day

“Damn the man. Save the Empire.” It’s Record Store Day! Grab your earbuds and head over to more 50 independent record stores in NYC as they celebrate the culture of independent music. Since 2008 Record Store Day has been an all-out one-day festival of modern independent music with DJs, special performances, limited edition vinyl and promo-releases, meet and greets and much more!

Various locations
Various times

Friday, April 15

Audophile at the Brooklyn Museum

NYC synthpopper MNDR jump starts the L Magazine's Spring/Summer concert series today! The first of a three-part Audiophile series, which also features MEN on May 13, and Theophilus London on June 10, will rock the Brooklyn Museum in celebration of independent out-of-the-box artists. Bring your dancing shoes!

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000
Free with $10 museum admission (RSVP)

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Thursday, April 14

T.1912 at the Guggenheim

Ninety-nine years ago the Titanic set off on its maiden voyage across the frigid North Atlantic Ocean...and more than 1,500 people perished when the luxury liner struck an iceberg and sank to the ocean floor. This maritime tragedy has captured the hearts of generations and artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has created an interactive recreation in the rotunda of the Guggenheim wherein audience members are the passengers aboard the fateful ship. The Titanic T.1912 embarks on its theatrical journey as The Wordless Music Orchestra performs Gavin Bryars' The Sinking of the Titanic at 8:40pm and 10:40pm.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10128-0173
(212) 423-3587
8:40, 10:40pm
$30, $25 members, $10 students under 25 with valid ID

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Tuesday, April 12

Stargazing at The High Line

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York have begun stargazing season at The High Line! Every Tuesday, weather permitting, meet up with enthusiasts and experts to explore the celestial wonders of New York City’s night sky. Check in with The High Line, call (212) 206-9922, or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for meeting places, as they vary week by week.

The High Line
Locations vary
Every Tuesday at dusk

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Monday, April 11

The Mother F**cker with the Hat

Comedian Chris Rock makes his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Mother F**cker with the Hat. While seemingly a far cry from stand-up, the “dark, dark comedy” retains some of its humor as Rock plays a drug counselor to a recovering addict who is still shacked up and madly in love with his not-so-sober ladylove. Don’t miss the opening night of this tale of love and fidelity...and certainly don’t misplace your hat.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 239-6222
$76 and up

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Thursday, April 7

A Cupcake to Save Promise

What could make a Magnolia cupcake even better? Try sharing the sugar high with a favorite celeb while raising money and awareness to help end domestic violence. That’s right! A city-staple for sweets, Magnolia Bakery, has teamed up with national domestic violence awareness organization Saving Promise along with Federico Castelluccio (The Sopranos), Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction), Nole Marin, David Vadim, Kenny Simmons, Mike Notar, and more to sell cupcakes in an effort to raise $50K in support of a very worthy cause.

Magnolia Bakery
200 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 724-8101

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Wednesday, April 6

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden

The Heart & Soul Tour draws to a close tonight as music legends Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart take the stage at Madison Square Garden for their final performance together. Expect great things from this duo tonight as they belt out the rock n’ roll hits from each of their decades-long careers. Grab a seat (limited tickets are still available), but don’t sit down...this show is gonna move you, heart and soul!

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
(212) 465-6741
$54 and up

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Tuesday, April 5


The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been weighing heavily on the hearts of people across the world. In Brooklyn tonight, comedians and musicians gather at The Bell House for night one of the BKLYN HEARTS JAPAN Benefit for Disaster Relief. With appearances from Ra Ra Riot, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Kristen Schaal, and dj sets from Au Revoir Simone’s Annie Heart and Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio, plus silent auctions, we can hardly think of a better way to lift spirits and raise funds for disaster recovery with all ticket proceeds going directly to

The Bell House
149 7th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
7pm (+ 4/15)
$15 (or $25 for both nights)

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Monday, April 4

New York Tartan Week

Get to know more about the Scots than just their whisky, as New York Tartan Week continues! In the coming days, be sure to check out the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and “A Celebration of Tartan,” which explores the myths about tartan.... Then head to Whisky Live at Pier 60 on April 6 to mix and mingle with whisky enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and industry experts.... And of course don’t miss the pipers and drummers at the annual National Tartan Day Parade in Midtown at 2pm on April 9.

Various locations and times

Saturday, April 2

6th Annual Pillow Fight Day

It’s the first Saturday in April and Pillow Fight Day has arrived! The 6th Annual NYC Pillow Fight Day (and 4th Annual National PFD) returns to Union Square today, brought to you by Newmindspace. Touted as an “urban playground movement [and] a playful part of the larger public space movement,” Newmindspace wants you to play! Join up with other featherless-pillow wielding and pajama-clad folks and (softly!) whack, swat and swing your cushy and fluffy sleep aids around and around...Just watch out for unarmed camera folks!

Bonus: Whack! Pillow Fight After Party at Hiro Ballroom ($10 with RSVP here)

Pillow Fight NYC 2011
Union Square
East 14th St. & Broadway

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