The Eight Day Week: March 25-April 1

In a city where everyone talks all of the time about how busy and exhausted they are, maybe it’s time to embrace laziness.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8:  "Snowflake" dancers in American Ballet Theater's dress rehearsal of "The Nutcracker" at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on  on December 8, 2011.    The show runs from December 8th thru 11th.  (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Attend a benefit for The American Ballet Theatre


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Check out the newly opened and cutting edge (like glass!) Baccarat Hotel with a special shopping event from Moda Operandi. There will be couture and cocktails to benefit the American Ballet Theatre Junior Council Dancer Sponsorship Fund. The Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, 20 West 53rd Street, 6 p.m., modaoperandi2015, $45


In a city where everyone talks all of the time about how busy and exhausted they are, maybe it’s time to embrace laziness. You can start tonight at the launch of Lazy Point. The new cocktail bar, inspired by the coast, was developed by Jason LaGarenne and Gunther Bilali of The Anchor, and promises artisanal drinks that will tide you over until your next seaside vacation. Lazy Point, 310 Spring Street, 7:30-11:30 p.m., invitation only

Edo period kimono.

FRIDAY March 27

If your evening at Lazy Point has you wishing you could spend the day in your bathrobe, well, at least try trading up to a kimono. You can get inspiration at the VIP “Power of Design” reception hosted by Stephen Globus and Japanese Culture & Style. The exhibition will feature vintage kimonos from the 1920s to the ’50s, lent from a private collection in Osaka. Globus Chashitsu, 890 Broadway, 7 p.m., invitation only


When was the last time you saw a really good dancer? It’s probably been a really long time, right? I feel like the question “when was the last time you saw a terrible dancer?” is far easier to answer. My last time was on St. Patrick’s day when I saw a drunk man trying to twerk on the subway! Why did that happen to me? You need to counterbalance those instances with seeing really great dancers, like the ones performing in TAKE Dance’s production of There and Here. The ballet, choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama, deals with the process of life, death and the afterlife. The themes are in keeping with the dance company’s mission to create works that “deepen society’s sensitivity and understanding of the human condition.” This performance, which helps celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary, will also feature a special guest from the Martha Graham Dance Company, Miki Orihara. We can almost promise that the performers will be sober and not in a moving subway car, so it will probably make you feel better about life, and certainly about the state of dancing in the world. Michael Schimmel Center for Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, 7:30 p.m.,, $29

SUNDAY March 29

I was on a trip recently to another city, not New York, where people were very, very proud that they had some museum exhibit that had only been featured in two other places—The Tate in London and The Met. You know what people who patronize the Met never do? Talk about how rare and special the exhibits at the Met are. Because it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’re lucky. They have everything. And now they also have the operas. Today they’ll be showing a video of the opera La Celestina, which was commissioned for the museum’s Vélez Blanco Patio. The opera is based off the book by Fernando de Rojas, which was first published in 1499. The work will play on the walls of the gallery among the patio’s existing architecture and was a collaboration with the London-based performing arts company Erratica. Go. It will be mesmerizing, and you don’t even really need to brag to out-of-towners about it later. It’s the Met; out-of-towners know the kind of stuff they do there. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vélez Blanco Patio, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 10 a.m-5:15 p.m.,, free with museum admission

MONDAY March 30

Financier Joseph R. Perella will be hosting a special showing of My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes narrated by the lovely Isabella Rossellini tonight, but, if your invite got lost in the mail, you can catch it all week long at Cinema Village. The film tells the story of the oft-forgotten Italian heroes of the Holocaust, like sports idol
Gino Bartali, who helped to rescue Jews and other refugees when Italy was run by fascists and occupied by the Nazis. Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, $12

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 16:  Joseph R. Perella attends the 'My Italian Secret Press Conference' during The 9th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Della Musica on October 16, 2014 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
Joseph R. Perella

TUESDAY March 31

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated New Yorkers do it—by which we mean get involved with the Audubon Society. Celebrate with Jack and Laura Dangermond, the recipients of the Audubon medal and The Office’s Kate Flannery, the host of their yearly gala, tonight. The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, 6 p.m., contact


The only wrong thing with the food scene in New York is that it’s not the food scene in New Orleans. That error is being remedied tonight! Antoine’s executive chef Michael Regua will join Delmonico’s executive chef Billy Oliva for a culinary residency. He’ll be cooking some New Orleans favorites, from alligator soup to Louisiana gulf shrimp. To celebrate the restaurant’s new crossover menu, Delmonico’s is hosting a supper for the media in a private room. Delmonico’s, 56 Beaver St, invite only

The Eight Day Week: March 25-April 1