To Do This Week: Hang with Ghosts and Learn What the Hell Bitcoin Is

What to do this week in New York City.

Cynthia Von Buhler
Cynthia Von Buhler. (Photo by Maxine Nienow)

Wednesday April 2

In response to the March 12 East Harlem explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 70 others, Harlem Helps will hold a fund-raiser with live entertainment hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson at Ginny’s Supper Club, a nightspot in the basement of Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant. The host committee includes David Lauren, Lise Evans, Bevy Smith, Tre’ness Woods-Black, Sidra Smith, Troy White and Karl Franz. Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue, 212-421-3281, 8 p.m., $175 ($350 for V.I.P. cocktail hour at 7 p.m.)

Thursday April 3

Bethenny Frankel.
Bethenny Frankel.

Dress for Success, which has helped more than 700,000 women with professional attire and career services since 1997, will honor Mary Anthony, the mother of New York Knicks’ star Carmelo Anthony, at their Something to Share gala. Bethenny Frankel, VH11’s Bevy Smith and designer David Meister are expected to attend. The event includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a dinner and an awards ceremony. Grand Hyatt, 109 E. 42nd Street, 6:30 p.m., contact Stacy Deiter, the V.P. of corporate partnerships, at 646-233-4947 to purchase a table for 10

Friday April 4

Tony award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell performs a solo concert tonight to benefit Hunter College Elementary School, one of the most sought-after public schools in the city. Mr. Mitchell’s new album, Simply Broadway, chosen by USA Today as one of the best albums of 2013, features standards such as “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” “Theatre and the arts are a big part of Hunter College Elementary school,” said Mr. Mitchell, whose son is a Hunter student. “So it seems only natural to ‘play some parts’ to raise some money for it.” Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, 212-772-4448, 7:30 p.m., $60 and up

Saturday, April 5

Join burlesque performer Tansy at an “immersive theater experience” in Cynthia von Buhler’s Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth, which promises to explore the rivalry between the Booths: 19th-century actor/impresario Edwin, founder of Gramercy Park’s Players Club (where the event will take place) and brother John Wilkes, an assassin. The performance includes include live jazz and a séance, as well as moonshine. Guests are encouraged to wear flapper attire. Players Club, secret entrance upon R.S.V.P., 212-475-6116, 8 p.m., $75 ($125 for V.I.P.)

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Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy

Sunday, April 6

If you haven’t seen Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy, which captures the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in pictures selected from almost a thousand submissions, today is your last chance. Images of the hurricane and its aftermath include Alex Fradkin’s Without Power and audio interviews and a photo diary by Belle Harbor photographer Larry Racioppo. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 212-534-1672, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $10 ($6 for seniors/students, free for children under 12)

Monday, April 7

Although Bitcoin was recently dismissed by Warren Buffett as “a mirage,” the legal, tech and business minds attending “Inside Bitcoin,” a two-day conference starting today at the Javits Center, likely think otherwise. Learn about “The Future of Crypto-Exchanges” and “The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem” but only if you are 16 or older. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, $399 for one-day pass ($599 for both days),

Tuesday, April 8

French Didier Deschamps, holding the wor
French Didier Deschamps holding the World Cup trophy. (GUILLAUME BAPTISTE/AFP/Getty Images)

America may be not be a soccer country, but don’t tell that to the fanatics at the four-day Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, which launches with two documentaries on identity: Rise as One: One Nation, about the French men’s national team’s 1998 World Cup win, and The 1905ers, about a semiprofessional football fan club in Göttingen, Germany. For the full schedule, visit Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, 7:30 p.m., $16 (plus $2.30 fee),

Wednesday, April 9

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” Emma Goldman famously quipped. Tonight, explore the legendary anarchist’s legacy (including her connection to the Lower East Side, where she lived) with historian Thai Jones, journalist Rebecca Traister (Big Girls Don’t Cry), City Council member Rosie Mendez and memoirist Vivian Gornick. Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street, 212-982-8420, 6:30 p.m., free (first-come, first-served seating)

To Do This Week: Hang with Ghosts and Learn What the Hell Bitcoin Is