The Daily Shortlist March April 1

Location: SoHo, NYC
Event: Original Penguin VIP Shopping Event
Show time: 7 to 10 PM
Venue: Original Penguin SoHo
Food: Nha Trang
Drink: Naked Lunch
Miscellaneous: La Esquina

Original Penguin and Filter Magazine host a VIP Shopping Event and April Fools happy hour with 20 percent off apparel and accessories during the event and a special gift with purchase – while supplies last. Refreshments will be provided by The Magic Hat Brewing Company with guest DJ sets by The Antlers and Au Revoir Simone. One of the best affordable Vietnamese restaurants in the city, Nha Trang is right near the downtown courthouse, making it a high volume place. Despite that, the food is great and the Pho (rice noodle soup) dishes are $5 and under. Named after William S. Burroughs novel, Naked Lunch is a cool and comfortable bar where local artists usually gather. No shooting up though! One of the best taqueria’s in the city, the Mexican food at La Esquina is authentic and to die for. While tacos will set you back $3, plates are in the $6 to $7.25 range.

Location: West Village, NYC
Band: The Don and Bunk Show Get Tickets Here
Show time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Sullivan Hall
Food: Tortilla Flats
Drink: White Horse Tavern
Miscellaneous: Magnolia Bakery

Who better to have a Frank Zappa retrospective than two original member of The Mothers of Invention? In Don Preston and Bunk Gardner’s The Don and Bunk Show they celebrate Zappa’s music and show why they were chosen to play with the legend, which was no easy feat back then. Dinner before a show like this should be just as awesome. Check out Tortilla Flats. The food is Mexican and delicious, but it’s the insanity within (bingo and hula-hoop nights) that is the real calling for this place. For drinks afterwards, hit the White Horse Tavern, a great bar and the old haunting grounds for Dylan Thomas. If you somehow have time before all of this, stop by Magnolia Bakery for some of the best tasting cupcakes in the city.

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