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Let the Good Times Roll!

Don’t be kept prisoner by the overcast. It’s the weekend so go out and conquer the city. We know you toil hard Monday-Friday but take advantage of your weekend to play. So remember, work hard, play harder. Have a good weekend and enjoy our selections!

Friday, April 15th:

Comics Stripped!

Cleverly named, Comics Stripped!, the Museum of Sex has an exhibit that shows the relationship between cartoons and sexual innuendo. This exhibit is sure to make you think twice about your love for cartoons. You may just be inspired to create some of your own dirty comics. The show runs all day till 9pm.

Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
(212) 689-6337
http://museumofsex.com
Ticket prices: $16.75 plus tax

Zephyr Happy Hour Boat Cruise

Want a better way to welcome the weekend? Welcome is on a cruise around Manhattan? Soak in the night air as you take a tour of the Manhattan skyline at night. Circle Line’s Zephyr runs a daily happy hour along with dancing and a live DJ! Invite a few friends or co-workers and meet by the South Street Seaport. The boat leaves at 6:15 p.m. sharp so don’t be late!

Zephyr Happy Hour Boat Cruise
South Street Seaport, Pier 17
19 Fulton St. #2
New York, NY
http://www.citysightsny.com
Venue price: $27

Empire Hotel Rooftop Party

If boats make you sick perhaps high ground will make you feel better. Let the NYC spring breeze hug you and your friends while at a rooftop party. Enjoy a smooth Friday night with some great friends while overlooking the city skyline at Empire Hotel’s rooftop party.

Empire Hotel
44 w 63rd St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 956-3313
www.empirehotelnyc.com/
Free entrance

Saturday, April 16th:

Let it End Like This

Discover the journey that artist Todd Zuniga takes in exploring his life through his imagination of death. His exhibition simply asks, “How do we measure our lives if not against the fact that they’ll end?” Visit Apexart as Zuniga and other artists join in on the backwards exploration of what moments define their life. This show is free so go enjoy it and see what interesting scenarios these artists have come up with!

Apexart
219 Church St, New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-5270
http://www.apexart.org/
Free event

The Knitting Factory

Waking up early on a Saturday comes second nature because Monday-Friday, you’re up early. But remember those times as a kid when waking up early was mandatory to catch Saturday morning cartoons? Join the Knitting Factory as they host Spoons, Toons, and Booze as they have a free buffet of cereal as well as other beverages…if you get the drift. The trip down memory lane starts at 12 P.M. Don’t miss out on watching Tom and Jerry and Lucky Charms!

The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
347-529-6696
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/
Free event

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

“Planning a wedding can be hell, but planning to ruin a wedding can be hell of a lot of fun,” is My Big Gay Italian Wedding’s slogan. Get involved as everyone else tries to get involved in planning the wedding of the stars of the show, Andrew and Anthony. RSVP to My Big Gay Italian Wedding today!

St. Luke’s Theatre
308 W. 46th St
New York, NY 10036
212-352-3101
http://biggayitalianwedding.com/
Prices: $29.50 and $69.50

Sunday, April 17th:

Ghetto Klown

Finalize your weekend with John Leguizamo’s solo show, Ghetto Klown. Laugh with and at him as he jokes about his childhood and even awkward teenage years. Ghetto Klown has received many great reviews but don’t rely on them, make some of your own!

Lyceum Theatre
149 W. 45 St.
New York, NY. 10036
http://www.ghettoklownonbroadway.com/
Tickets start at $30

New York Yankees vs. The Texas Rangers

Take me out to the ball game! Take me out with the crowd! Remember your cracker jacks and grab at hot dog as the Yankees take on the Rangers for a Sunday night game. Root for the home team and show up in Yankee pride!

Yankee Stadium
161st street and River Avenue
The Bronx, NY 10452
718-293-4300
http://www.yankees.com/
Tickets start at $15

The Addams Family

First the book, then the big screen and now on Broadway!! Check out the Tony award winning musical on Broadway featuring the famous characters created by Charles Addam. Giving you something you haven’t seen in the movies yet, the musical has Wednesday falling in love for someone who is her exact opposite! Now her parents are worried because they don’t want to lose their little girl. Enjoy the fun and snap your fingers as the Addams invite you in their home.

Lunt-Fontanne Theater
205 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
212-575-9200
http://www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com/
Tickets start at $51.50

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Digging into his Good Morning Vietnam roots, Robin Williams makes his debut on Broadway. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is about two American Marines and an Iraqi translator who encounter a quick-witted tiger. Their lives are forever changed by this tiger who roams the streets of Baghdad searching for meaning and forgiveness in the mist of war stricken times. This play is a top pick and a must see! Don’t miss out.

Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W. 46th St
New York, NY 10036
1-800-745-3000
http://www.bengaltigeronbroadway.com/
Tickets start at $74.75

Yankee’s Andy Pettitte Retires

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Long-time Yankee’s pitcher, Andy Pettitte, announced his retirement today at a news conference this morning held at the stadium.

“I’m done with baseball. I’m not going to be pitching for the Yankees every five days anymore. But I don’t like the word retired because I’m not done with work,” says Pettitte.

The Yankee’s famous lefthander began playing professional baseball with the Bronx Bombers in 1995 and has been instrumental in leading the team to clinch five World Series title.

Petite wraps up his 13 seasons with the Yankees alongside  203 wins, 1,823 strikeouts and 2,500 innings. His 19 career playoff wins remain a major league record.

The Steinbrenner family released a statement saying “Andy played with a competitive spirit that brought out the best in the teams he played for, and he exemplified this franchise’s commitment and will to win. He was an anchor for the tremendous success our team has achieved since the mid-1990s.  A person and player the caliber of Andy Pettitte does not come around often, and he has earned the right to be considered among the greats that have worn the Pinstripes.”

<via New York 1>