Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in New York City is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill has launched a new social discovery engine where users can create and share events with friends, as well as follow Flavorpill editors’ and plugged-in local curators’ picks. Below, you’ll find the very best of what’s on offer this week, recommended by Flavorpill NYC’s top contributing editor, Mindy Bond. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.

Monday, March 11

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FOOD/WINE: Dine-In Brooklyn
It’s great that the “week” in Restaurant Week lasts for two months, but the series still doesn’t cater (ha-cha!) to the Kings County crowd. Luckily, borough prez — and no small fan of food, himself — Marty Markowitz is bringing back Dine in Brooklyn again. Around 200 restaurants are participating to bring you a three-course lunch for just $20.13 and dinner for 28 bucks. Restos serving brunch offer an even better deal: two meals for $20.13. Check out the long list of restaurants, and then plan your culinary adventure on the cheap. Topping our to-eat list: Al Di La in Park Slope, Zenkichi in Williamsburg, Tatiana in Brighton Beach, and The Farm on Adderley in Ditmas Park. — Leah Taylor

THEATRE: The Pumpkin Pie Show

Tuesday, March 12

FILM: A conversation with Danny Boyle

Wednesday, March 13

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BOOKS: Selected Shorts: An Evening with Richard Ford
Currently making the literary rounds in support of the paperback release of his most recent novel, Canada, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford curates and presents the latest edition of Symphony Space’s long-running public radio program, Selected Shorts. This evening, in addition to Ford’s prose, moving tales by Robert Olen Butler and Binnie Kirshenbaum come to life thanks to the dramatic abilities of Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), and Dawn Akemi Saito. Tony Award winner BD Wong hosts. — Mindy Bond

Thursday, March 14

ART: James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures

Friday, March 15

FILM: Pam Grier

Saturday, March 16

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MUSIC: Dr. John & The Lower 911 with Allen Toussaint
After casting a magical spell over BAM last year and recently locking down a Best Blues Album Grammy, the 72-year-old voodoo master Dr. John returns to play a special co-headlining show at Town Hall with fellow New Orleans legend, Allen Toussaint. With a career spanning over 40 years, Toussaint’s most recent records include The Bright Mississippi, a jazz album produced by Joe Henry, and The River in Reverse, a collaboration with Elvis Costello. Having first crossed paths in the 1970s when Toussaint produced Dr. John’s In the Right Place and Desitively Bonnaroo, the pair have only worked together a handful of times since, making tonight’s musical meet-up even more divine. — Mindy Bond

Sunday, March 17

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PARTY: St. Patrick’s Whiskey Feast
If you make it through Saturday’s St. Patty’s Day festivities unscathed, might we interest you in the Dead Rabbit’s tribute to the Irish apostle? A recent and welcome addition to the lower Manhattan drinking scene, the Dead Rabbit is the handiwork of Sean Muldoon, the acclaimed barman from the Merchant Hotel in Northern Ireland. Paying homage to 1845-1851, a time when cocktails were on the rise and an influx of immigrants were flooding New York from famine-torn Ireland, the bar combines sophisticated cocktail service with the best of the Irish-British tavern tradition. This evening, the establishment is dialing up its green roots with a delicious assortment of Jameson Black Barrel cocktails, live Irish music, traditional tap dancing, and complimentary beef stew. — Mindy Bond

ART: Sunday Sessions presents The finissage for Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World and Ballroom 101

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THEATRE: The Wild Bride