Weekend Forecast

Cloudy With a Chance of Improv, Chocolate, and Fashion

By Laura Brienza

Colin Quinn The New York Story at The Cherry Lane Theater
Stand-up comedian and SNL-alum Colin Quinn brings his newest solo show to The Cherry Lane.  Under the direction of fellow comedy god Jerry Seinfeld, Quinn gives audiences his take on the history of New York and what makes it such a bizarre, infuriating, wonderful place to live.  Coming off supporting roles in Girls and Trainwreck, Quinn’s ready to have the spotlight all to himself. 

Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

38 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014

http://www.colinquinnthenewyorkstory.com

From $56

Urban Oasis Fashion Tour of the Garment Industry
This three-hour tour gives fashion lovers a behind the scenes look at the fashion industry with stops at fabric stores, production facilities, and the places where designers go for inspiration. Tour guides customize this Garment District trek based on clients’ specific interests, so if there’s something you’ve always wanted to know, speak up!

Friday at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Saturday at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

http://oasissoho.com/tours/

$90/person

Jazz & Blues Show & Dancing at the Cotton Club
A lot has changed since the early days of The Cotton Club—it’s no longer run by gangsters and it’s no longer whites only.  But one thing has remained the same: great music.  $25 gets you in the door where legendary performers like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington kept the beat.  A full menu is available if you dance up an appetite. 

Friday at 8:00 PM

656 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

http://cottonclub-newyork.com

$25

Screening of The Mend and Talk-Back with Director John Magary
When Alan (Stephen Punkett) returns from vacation, he finds that his estranged brother and human disaster Mat (Josh Lucas), his girlfriend, and her son have moved in to his home.  Usually cast as the clean-cut love interest, Josh Lucas shows off a scruffier, darkly comedic side in this coming of middle-age story about brotherhood.

Saturday at 4:00 PM

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106

http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2016/01/02/detail/the-mend

$12, $9 for senior citizens and students

The Boozeroom
Improv duo Leah Evans and Matthew Schrader will spend an evening improvising in the style of Aaron Sorkin at the People’s Improv Theater.  Brush up on your West Wing episodes and get ready for a lot of walk-and-talks, speedy sentences, and creative liberties taken when portraying historical figures.

Saturday at 7:30 PM

The People’s Improv Theater
The Underground 123 E 24th St NYC, 10010

https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2016-01-02-the-boozeroom

$10

Raaka Chocolate Factory Tours
You don’t need a golden ticket to tour this chocolate factory.  For $10, enjoy a tour of Brooklyn’s Raaka chocolate bar base of operations.  In forty-five minutes, you’ll see how this this company turns beans into bars and sample all their varieties.  Sadly, no chocolate river.

Friday at 6:00 PM
Saturday at 12:00 PM
Sunday at 12:00 PM

64 Seabring St Btwn Richards & Van Brunt Streets

Brooklyn, New York 11231

http://www.raakachocolate.com/pages/tours-and-classes

$10

Published December 31st, 2015