What To Do In NYC This Weekend March 3 To 5

Start off with a live sumo match and finish with an Oscars viewing party

March is here, which means you can finally put away the heavy parka and stow those snow boots under the bed where they really belong. While you're at it, make the most of the weekend with these seven events, from an over-the-top Moscow Mule party to a real-life sumo tournament. And don't worry—you can still get home in time to watch the Oscars.

Friday, March 2

Ube Kitchen: Filipino Vegan Kamayan Dinner

Guests of this supper club can look forward to Filipino cuisine with a vegan twist, such as grilled red cabbage with vinegar dip, a tamarind broth soup called sinigang and deep-fried oyster mushrooms that mimic calamari rings.  

Saturday, March 3

A Holi Inspired Festival

This festival of colors dedicated to the Indian holiday is complete with dancing, performances and plenty of traditional Indian fare. 

Sunday,  March 4

Sumo + Sushi

Experience Japanese culture without having to book a flight, thanks to this authentic sumo tournament, where your ticket comes with a sushi dinner prepared by local chefs, and you can sip Japanese spirits at the cash bar.

Build Your Own Moscow Mule

In honor of National Moscow Mule Day, PHD Terrace in Midtown is giving guests the chance to upgrade their mules (which come in one, six-and-a-half or behemoth 12-pound sizes), with a whole bar of candy garnishes.

Billion Oyster Social

Head to Bar Uni in Greenpoint to get a history lesson on the bivalves before breaking into a variety of oyster-centered dishes prepared by chef Iman Khondker, formerly of Morimoto restaurant. 

Sweet + Spicy Bazaar 

Grand Bazaar, the city's largest curated weekly market, is heating up the last days of winter with provisions like hot Italian marshmallows, sea salt dark chocolate, a plethora of hot sauces and more.

Ocean Prime Oscars Viewing Party

Decided that you do in fact want more than just take-out pizza for Sunday night's awards? Snack on truffle popcorn and sip speciality cocktails at this Oscars viewing party. Take bets on who's going home with a golden statue for a chance to win a $150 gift card to this NYC steakhouse.