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
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
This festival of colors dedicated to the Indian holiday is complete with dancing, performances and plenty of traditional Indian fare.
Sunday, March 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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