Sophie Harris, digital content editor at Time Out New York, offers her top picks.
FRI 6—Women of Letters
-Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St. b/w Astor and E. 4th), 7 p.m.
-$20; all proceeds go to charity
-Widely popular series
-Monthly gathering of notable women reading letters on a specific theme. This installment features, among others, Molly Ringwald and porn star Stoya reading letters “to the thing that has vanished.”
-Lovely intimate setting at Joe’s. All about women coming together and sharing their stories—particularly through the lost art of letter writing. And like all Joe’s events, there’s food and drink for purchase, so yay.
SAT 7—Cupid’s Undie Run
-Stage 48 (605 w. 48th St. between 11th and 12th Aves.)
-$30-$55 to register (you can register up to the day of); 21+
-Register early, it could sell out
-Mile-long run in your undies to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
-Doors open at noon, the run is at 2; cash bar is open until 3:30
SAT 7—Fourth Annual Eat, Drink & Bloody Mary Contest
-L’Apicio, 13 E. 1st St. between Bowery and Second
-Eighteen New York restaurants, including The Smith and DBGB, participating—and you get to taste them all and vote for your favorite!
-There’ll be brunch bites like silver-dollar pancakes and quiche so you don’t get wasted
FRI 6, SAT 7, SUN 8—Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs
-MoMa, W. 53rd b/w 5th and 6th
-Closes Tuesday—last chance to catch this exhibit
- The largest and most extensive presentation of the artist's cut-outs ever assembled. Approximately 100 examples from this innovative body of work—made beginning in the 1940s when Matisse turned to cut paper as his primary medium—are shown alongside drawings, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles.
-Timed tickets are required, and for final weekend, the museum is open all day and all night, so you can buy tickets for 1:30 in the morning if you want to, which is pretty cool. Some times are already sold out, so don’t wait.