En Japanese restaurant celebrates cherry blossoms season in a big way (via The Food Section)…Today through Sunday, up to 50% off merch at Auto…City of Water, about the future of the city's waterfront, is on PBS this Sunday, 1:30pm.
indie rock… Friday: Tapes 'n Tapes try to tackle the sophomore slump when they play furious pop at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Saturday: The Constantines put on a sweaty, boozy and great garage rock show at Southpaw. Just Announced…7/15: Spoon. 7/25 !!! (chik chik chik)
food… NY Times reporter and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Jennifer 8 Lee, will be at the Tenement Museum on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm, to talk about her book. Topics to include: who invented the fortune cookie and the bio of General Tso.
movies… Sneak previews and lost gems are the stuff of the documentary series Stranger than Fiction at the IFC, weekly through June 3rd.
books… The weather may be improving, but in our book the season is always right for a cozy mystery. A Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch, is all warm fireplaces and steaming pots of tea—just the atmosphere you want from a book set in London, 1865. Bonuses: appealing characters and smart plotting.
Shop in the Garden celebrates spring with exciting new collections of design-focused garden goods. From imported stainless steel items for home and garden, to an expansive assortment of planters and cachepots, to garden gear perfect for Mom, let us help you delight in the season. Shop online at www.nybgshop.org or visit in person. The New York Botanical Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central to the Garden gate. Take Metro- North to the Botanical Garden station in the Bronx.
Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I realize my potential? Philosophy works. This 10-week course offers a fresh, effective and time-tested approach to answering the great questions of life. It takes the master philosophers of East and West and examines how their ideas can be put to immediate practical use for a happier, more fulfilling life. The School of Practical Philosophy. Classes start the week of April 14th. Register now. 212-744-4848.