Today through January 12, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. showings
The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
Is it possible to turn a graphic novel about a funeral home into an acclaimed musical in New York City? Why yes, yes it it. (If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere – right?) Fun Home comes to us from Alison Bechdel’s eponymous book, a darkly artistic retelling of her relationship with her father and their family business. The live show has proven so intriguing that they’ve extended the run to January 12th, so there’s still time to snag a seat. Tickets range from $81.50 to $91.50.
Deal nearby: East Village Social
Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ice Skating at McCarren Park
McCarren Park, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
It’s time to prepare for indulgent holiday feasting with our favorite of winter workouts. Strap on some skates and take few laps around the frozen rink at McCarren Park to feel victorious before hitting the dinner table. They’ve transformed the plaza next to the pool into a bona fide ice skating haven. Admission is just 8 bucks a pop, and skate rentals will run ya $5 per pair.
Deal nearby: Tiny Empire
Wednesday, December 25, until 6 p.m.
Berimbau Do Brasil, 43 Carmine Street, Manhattan
Not too good in the kitchen? Distraught over a turkey mishap? Not to fear this Christmas, Moqueca Night is here to feed you the traditional Brazilian dish and take your food woes away. Every Wednesday, the folks at Berimbau slow-cook a big batch of moqueca, a savory fish stew. Folks are invited to try out a big plate of the good stuff along with one of their caipirinhas for $20 per person.
Deal nearby: Tavern on Jane
Thursday, December 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The New York Subway Art Tour
Paramount Plaza, 1633 Broadway, Manhattan
Commuting can get a little, shall we say, boring. Our eyes glaze over as we stae blankly into the fluorescent-lit tiled walls of the station, wishing the G train would appear before the sun goes down. So, when there’s something besides the tunnel to look at wistfully, we get a bit of a skip to our step. This Thursday, Bronx-born Darryl Reilly, a licensed NYC aficionado, leads a walking tour to explore the best art our subway system has to offer. Best of all? Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Flute (Midtown)