Just a quick entry to brief you on three very cool things going on around New York City this late March weekend. This insane weather full of hail and sleet got ya down? Here are a couple of solid alternatives from braving it outside...
This caught our eye: Theatrix - Original, short, creative theater from the Drama Students at NYC. Theatrix is basically a showcase of ten minute plays from bold up and comers. Without a doubt, some of it will be very good and some of it will be not, but each offering should be worth seeing. Bonus: The length of the performances are perfect for the Big Adventure's incredibly short attention span and small bladder)
Admission is free.
Four performances this weekend starting tonight, March 24th.
Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East on the NYU Campus.
The NCAA March Madness Basketball Bracket Lounge
Ah, we are half-way through the Sweet 16 Games and knee deep in March Madness. Lucky for us, the good people at Time-Warner and The Shops of Columbus Circle have provided the perfect temporary atmosphere for the occasion: The NCAA March Madness Basketball Bracket Lounge.
All day through late this evening, enjoy four giant TVs showing the tournament, eight computer kiosks, interactive basketball shooting games and photo opportunities with virtual images of CBS Sports and Turner announcers. We're not even sure what that last part means, but we've got the College Hoops Fever blurring our judgment so there's that.
Happy Birthday, New York City Street Grid!
So, the famed layout of Avenues and Numbered Streets turns 200 years old this week. That’s impressively old. One might think there isn't much more to say about the milestone, but the fine folks at NY Magazine have written a captivating essay about the Big Apple Streets which we sometimes tend to take for granted. Worth the read.
(Also, it was pointed out to the Big Adventure that those one-uppers at the New York Times printed a pretty great article too on the subject)