Thursday, May 2, 6-8 p.m.
511 W 25th St., Chelsea
Franz Kline, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, Jules Olitski. They all shared a common bond in their exploration of the most passionate color in the spectrum. Head to this exhibit and see works from some pretty heavy hitters (Matisse, Lichtenstein) and their use and interpretation of red. It's so much more than a color.
Nearby Deal: Son Cubano
Friday, May 3, 6 p.m.
Oh, Hey Guys! Storytelling Open Mic
153 East 3rd St., East Village
We swear we have some of the best stories ever to tell, but shockingly few people who'll sit and listen to them. This is precisely why we'll be signing up for this open mic. Put your name on the list, dust off the one about that epic road trip to Maine and revel in your captive (if slightly tipsy) audience.
Nearby Deal: Ngam
Friday, May 3, 9 p.m.
The Grease Sing-Along & '50s Dance Party
The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus
Why were we just telling stories dressed like an extra from Grease? Because immediately after that open mic we're heading to Gowanus for the Grease sing-a-long. Get out your hot pants and slick back that Elvis curl because Grease is the word tonight. Every lyric will be displayed on the big screen for your harmonizing pleasure, followed by a '50s dance party that will inevitably include the hand jive. Admit it. You've been secretly waiting for this one.
Nearby Deal: La Lucha
Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.
5th annual Derby on The Radio
196 Smith St., Cobble Hill
The Kentucky Derby is kind of a throw back event, so why not celebrate it in true throwback style—by drinking barrel-aged Mint Juleps and listening to the race on the radio. Each drink you purchase ($8) will give you a ticket with a horse's name on it. If you get a ticket with the winning horse you'll receive a 375 ml bottle of Bourbon.
Nearby Deal: Ted & Honey
Saturday, May 4
Free Comic Book Day
Where are you grabbing your free comic book today? Wait... you didn't know it was Free Comic Book Day?! Nerds around the city have been planning their attack routes for weeks. Better get on it!
Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.
Roberta's Cinco De Mayo celebration
Roberta's, 261 Moore St., Bushwick
To celebrate the Mexican holiday that Americans seem more excited about celebrating, Roberta's is opening up its garden for a day-long fest of pinatas, a kiddy pool spa (?!), DJs, an all-girl mariachi band and, of course, tons of pizza and beer. Because nothing honors The Day of the Battle of Puebla like pizza and beer.
Nearby Deal: Arepera Guacuco