Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis to DJ the Olevolos Project’s Charity Brunch

Hannah Bronfman. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hannah Bronfman. (Photo: Getty Images)

SATURDAY May 16

Brunch is the greatest thing about New York; brunch is the worst thing about New York. There’s no need to talk about why it’s great, really, you already know (the answer is Bloody Marys). The reasons it’s the worst are a lot more varied. It’s the worst because you’re going to be trapped outside for a comical length of time, waiting to get into whatever the cool brunch spot is this week, and, when you finally get to the front of the line, they will not be able to seat you because one member of your party hasn’t shown up yet. This week, maybe you should go to a brunch that’s all of the good—and then some—and none of the bad. Bryan Greenberg is hosting the fourth annual charity brunch for The Olevolos Project’s scholarship program. Proceeds raised will support the education of orphaned and disadvantaged children in the Olevolos Village of Tanzania. Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis will be DJing, and the Bloody Marys should flow freely. Gallow Green, 542 West 27th Street, 1-4 p.m., $150

SUNDAY May 17

Sometimes I like to play a little game where I pay my rent and then look up what I could afford in, say, Cleveland. I will spoil the ending of the game for you: a literal palace. You could buy a literal palace and rule over the realm and good people of Cleveland with what you pay to live in Manhattan and they would love you for it. But then, god, you’d be stuck going to summer stock productions of Death of a Salesman instead of Hamilton, and that would be a nightmare, even if you were coming home to a toilet made out of gold. The theater is one of the best things we have in this city, and to ensure that it stays good for the next generation, you might want to visit Rosie’s Theater Kids’ Passing It On benefit. Scott Hart and Bruce Horowytz will be honored for their support of young performing artists, and some of the super-cool guests include Zachary Quinto, Jordan Roth, B.D. Wong and Audra McDonald. There will be a performance at 7 and a cocktail party following, so you’ll get to mix and mingle with them (B.D. Wong seems like a pretty friendly guy, right?). Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, 6:30 p.m., $150