From Is God Is, at Soho Rep.
Check out these events to catch this weekend, March 8 to 11.
1. International Women’s Day isn’t over until LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang says it it. Catch her at Brooklyn Bowl tonight at midnight spinning a roster of all female artists for a special edition of Bowl Train.
2. And for Women’s History Month, Japanese restaurant O Ya is featuring a sake-flight menu of female brewers ($45, or à la carte), featuring Tae No Hana Junmai from Moriki Brewery, Kawatsuru Crane of Paradise Junia from Kawatsuru Brewery, and Imada Fukucho Biho Junmai Ginjo from Imada Shuzo Brewery. Five percent of proceeds will go to Hot Bread Kitchen, helping women from around the world build culinary futures through baking.
3. Aleshea Harris’s award-winning revenge drama Is God Is is a stunner of a play at the newly revamped Soho Rep. Be ready for influences from Afropunk to spaghetti Westerns, plus lots of blood. Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. show is 99 cents, with tickets sold only at the door.
4. Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance has returned to Lincoln Center with 13 classics and a world premiere, featuring a live orchestra.
5. Art-lovers start stretching: It’s Armory Show week. Besides the behemoth itself on Piers 92 and 94, there’s Volta at Pier 90, Independent on Varick Street, Spring/Break in Times Square, Nada at the Clarkson Skylight North (also the location of Collective Design), Scope at the Metropolitan Pavilion West 60 galleries, and Art on Paper at Pier 36.
6. Head to Pioneer Works in Red Hook beginning at noon on Saturday for their exhibition Solid Light Works, which will be open all night through Sunday at 9 p.m., with special activations throughout the exhibit. Admission is free with RSVP.
7. See radio personalities IRL through Saturday at BAM’s RadioLoveFest. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts StarTalk! on Friday with guests like Olympic silver medalist figure skater Sasha Cohen, and on Saturday Ira Glass teaches us seven things he’s learned in his life and career.
8. And on Saturday evening, Punjabi folk music meets electronica plus visuals, when the U.K.’s Punjabtronix plays Flushing Town Hall. Bring your dancing shoes.
9. The PlayStation Theater in Times Square is home to the Winter Wine Festival on Saturday, with tastings of hundreds of wines from around the world. There are two sessions to get your fix.
10. Round out the weekend with an all-female Sasheer Zamata Party Time! on Sunday at the Bell House. The lineup includes Jacqueline Novak, Marina Franklin, Emma Wilson, and the Painted Ladies dance troupe.