Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events


For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.

Monday, April 8

PARTY: The 2 Bears You may have had your party fill over the weekend, but there is no rest for the weary when the 2 Bears are in town. Composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Daddy, this London based honey-loving duo formed in 2009 over a mutual love of classic house music. Their debut LP Be Strong, which dropped last year via DFA, is a perfectly sweetened party record that gets you up out of your seat. Tonight, the 2 Bears give the crowd at Poisson Rouge a warm cuddly musical embrace with New York’s own Ladies Night as openers. – Mindy Bond

Tuesday, April 9

COMEDY: Bust Magazine Presents: Lady Laugh-InBust presents an evening full of hilarious ladies, including Bonnie McFarlane, Calise Hawkins, Leah Bonnema, Kate Wolf, Carolyn Busa, and Erin Lennox. — Jason Diamond

DANCE: Season of Cambodia Festival: A Bend in the River

Wednesday, April 10

ART: Red White & View 2

Thursday, April 11

MUSIC: The King Khan & BBQ Show [Click through to win tix from Flavorpill!] If garage rock shenanigans are what you hunger for, then head to Santos Party House tonight for a-reunited-and-it feels-so-good-version of the King Khan & BBQ Show. This rebellious Canadian duo breed doo-wop with punk, turning out some fun and freakish offspring. Currently kicking up dust on both coasts on their road to Austin Psych Fest, the traveling clambake is sure to melt a few faces along the way. Fellow countryman Bloodshot Bill fills the opening slot. — Mindy Bond

Friday, April 12

FILM: This Ain’t California

MUSIC: Silent Drape Runners present TWIN PEAKS: THE BEGINNING

Saturday April 13

FILM: MUSIC DRIVEN: A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake Here’s a music and film collaboration we can definitely get on board with. Nitehawk and Noisey are teaming for a new monthly series featuring stellar music-centric movies. Kicking the series off is a rare screening of A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake. A mostly chronological study of the tragic troubadour’s life, Jeroen Berkvens’ beautifully shot 1999 documentary is constructed from interviews with family and friends. Joe Boyd, the legendary producer who discovered Drake, is slated to introduce the film and answer questions, as well as provide a sneak preview of his forthcoming Drake tribute album, Way Too Blue. — Mindy Bond

Sunday, April 14

FESTIVAL: Downtown Literary Festival: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson Two of downtown’s leading bookish institutions, Housing Works Bookstore Café and McNally Jackson Books, are binding together for a grand celebration of our city’s unique literary culture. Throughout the day-long event, you can jump between locations to take in discussions or hear readings from some of your favorite authors and performers. The festivities kick off with a virtual tour of the literature of downtown as recited by Rachel Dratch, Jami Attenberg, Lev Grossman, and more. Other event highlights include an exploration of The American Guide moderated by Lapham’s Quaterly‘s Michelle Legro; lunch-hour readings of Frank O’Hara delivered by Eileen Myles, Colm Toibin, and Wayne Koestenbaum; and New York City show experiences rehashed by the likes of Thurston Moore, Alan Light, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes. The free-for-all culminates in an happy hour mingle at Housing Works followed by a HarperCollins’ sponsored after-party at Pravda. — Mindy Bond


THEATRE: Belleville