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This Week in NYC: March 5–11

Hey, Bitches, if you’re sleepy from staying up all night to watch the Oscars, well, same. But how about that Frances McDormand speech? It hit us right in the feels.  Keep the good vibes going this week with everything from a new hairstyle thanks to PRÊTE to an opportunity to chime in on the future of feminism at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Oh, and if you happen to be a bride to be, we’ve got something for you too. And for art lovers. Well, you get the picture. Without further ado, see below for this week’s must-do events in New York City.

Want an easier way to book blowouts at the city’s best salons? Then it’s time to download PRÊTE, an app that partners with NYC’s top hair salons and makes it convenient for you to book appointments (think ClassPass for blowouts). The app recently launched in NYC, and while there’s usually a lengthy waitlist to join, for the month of March, anyone in New York who signs up for an unlimited monthly membership ($169 per month) or unlimited annual membership ($1,499 per year) will automatically be approved. Your next great hair day is just a few clicks away!

What exactly does feminism mean in today’s America? Join the discussion tonight at the Future of Feminism  ($5) at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Jezebel editor-in-chief Koa Beck and writer Ashley C. Ford will discuss this idea and the intersection of contemporary feminism with other social justice movements. This event will be moderated by Rebecca Carroll, editor of special projects for WNYC. 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, NY

If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, you won’t want to miss the New York Weddings Event, where you’ll find more than 100 of the top wedding service providers together under one roof. Whether you’re looking for a caterer, photographer, DJ, or venue, you’ll find everything you need to make your big day perfect. There will also be complimentary wine and live music! The event is just two weeks away on March 21, so get your tickets ($33) now before it’s too late. 

Treat yourself to food from NYC’s top restaurants under one roof at the Meatpacking District’s fifth-annual Open Market. This indoor block party features food tastings and cocktails from more than 25 area restaurants and bars, such as Bagatelle, La Sirena, and Santina, shopping from high-end retailers, entry into a silent auction, and music by Coco and Breezy. Tickets cost $150, and 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Meatpacking District Improvement Association. Highline Stages, 441 W 14th Street New York, NY 10011

NYC’s premier art show is back. The Armory Show features presentations by more than 200 international galleries, unique artist commissions, and engaging public programs. Whether you’re a serious collector or just appreciate good art, The Armory Show is a can’t miss event. Tickets start at $47. Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Ave. at 55th St. New York, NY

Women’s Travel Fest connects women who want to travel solo but are afraid or not sure how to go about it with other female travelers who’ve been there and done that. This weekend-long event features panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more. Some topics to be covered at the event include sexism in travel, volunteering abroad, the best apps and gear for travel, and travel writing and storytelling. Tickets start at $99, and you can register hereAngel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002

Hop House Harlem Brunch
It’s time to add some new brunch spots to your weekly rotation. Recently, we headed to Hop House Harlem, a taproom and kitchen uptown, and Socarrat, a spot in Midtown East for authentic Spanish cuisine. And don’t miss Patent Pending for Nikola Tesla–inspired cocktails.

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