GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: APRIL 24TH-MAY 1ST
Gogobot is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Gogobot’s ‘GoGo This Week’ feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week. Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.
1. PEN World Voices
Various Locations (Check site for complete list)
Mon, Apr 25th-Sun, May 1st
This year’s PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature pays particular attention to Mexican literature, culture and current events with workshops, readings, performances and talks. In attendance will be Valeria Luiselli, Jamaica Kincaid, Walter Mosley, Marlon James, Boris Akunin, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Carmen Boullosa, Colum McCann, Lydia Cacho and many many more. We are definitely attending the Elena Ferrante panel.
2. Free Wine Tasting: Rosé
111 Lex Wine & Liquor (Kips Bay)
Fri, Apr 29th from 7-9pm
If you know nothing about rosé wines, apart from the fact that they are pink, we suggest you attend War of the Rosés: 111 Lex Annual Grand Rosé Tasting Event. You’ll learn about the origins and history of this refreshing spring/summer wine and sample over 30 varieties.
3. So You Think You Can___?
Metropolitan Room (Flatiron) Thur, Apr 28th at 9:30pm
So You Think You Can___? Is a talent show where prospective burlesque and vaudeville performers, singers, comedian, magician, storytellers, dancers, puppeteers and other talents can show off their stuff. You never what you might see here, but we guarantee it will be good!
4. Indie Bookstore Day
Check site for Participating Bookstores Sat, Apr 30th
New Yorkers are independent-minded individuals and so it is our duty to defend independent business that have made this city what it is. Saturday is Indie Bookstore Day and we are going to be hitting one or two independent bookstores in our area to pick up a few reads and to snatch up really cool limited edition art pieces, and you should too.
5. New York Horror Tour
In front of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery (East Village) Sat, Apr 30th at 7:30 pm
If you easily frightened you might want to skip Boroughs of the Dead’s Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, but if you are a New York enthusiast, with macabre leanings, then definitely tag along on this one. Take a walk on this 2-hour tour to hear a host of factual and well researched ghost stories from the East Village and Greenwich Village and be reminded that New York is a scary place afterall. $20 in advance; $25 day of.
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