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Spring has officially sprung in Manhattan. Our shorts and skirts are ready to fly out of the closet in anticipation of warmer weather, outdoors activities and so much more.

There’s a whole lot to do in the upcoming months here in Manhattan. Whether its fabulous performances, delicious eats, or a day filled with shopping, chances are there will be something that will strike your fancy.

Check out 5 can’t miss events that you should be stopping at this spring.

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Shaken Not Stirred at The Cutting Room Beginning on 4/11

The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St) will play host to Shaken Not Stirred, an immersive cabaret for James Bond fans, secret agents and anyone looking for a good time.  The show will take place on April 11th, April 25th, May 9th and May 23rd starting at 9:30pm. The night begins with a pre-show hour of intrigue, cocktails and interactions with the cast of characters including Neil Down, Plenty O’Toole, Mona Lott, and the dangerously seductive Romanova dancers.

With the scene set and whistles wet, the show goes on with explosive musical performances of Bond theme songs past and present delivered by performers including Matt Hetherington, Julia Haltigan, Amy Gordon and Charissa Hogeland. Comedy and saucy variety acts punctuate the evening and a live band led by Andy Peterson performs a song list that features the music of Adele, A-ha, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Garbage, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Nancy Sinatra, Sam Smith, and Jack White. Shaken Not Stirred is a Her Majesty productions conceived and created by Damien Gray and co-created and produced by Peter McCabe. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by visiting here.

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Schimanski will also host a Rave of Thrones with GOT Star Kristian Nairn on 4/13

Williamsburg nightclub Schimanski (54 N. 11th Street) will host a RAVE OF THRONES party on Saturday, April 13th with Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor from Game of Thrones. The event will take place the night before the final season’s premiere as part of The Evolution Tour criss-crossing the globe.  Doors open at 9pm and the party goes till 4:30am.  Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased by visiting here.

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Earth Day 5k on 4/22

Join Earth Day Initiative’s Earth Day 5k Green Tour on Monday, April 22nd from 9am – 12pm for a fantastic way to get outside and get involved with some of the great green groups around NYC. Sites in recent years include a rooftop farm, a green hotel, an underground park, and a composting site. While you travel from site to site you’ll learn about what each group is doing to help green the city. Tickets can be purchased by visiting here.

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Earth Day 2019 on 4/23

Earth Day Initiative’s 2019 event will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 12pm – 6:30pm in Union Square (E. 17th and Broadway). The annual outdoor Earth Day event is free and open to the public, and is the most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country. Dozens of exhibitors including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids’ activities and live performances will be on display.. With more than 70 organizations present, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. More information can be found by visiting here.

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Bacon and Beer Classic on 6/8

The New York Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Brooklyn for the first time ever. The 6th annual event will take place at Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave) on Saturday, June 8th. Brooklyn Mirage is an elusive, open-air sanctuary, which will provide the ultimate summer kickoff party backdrop to celebrate the best things in life; namely bacon and beer. Over 50 local restaurants will serve up bold bacon-inspired dishes, and the best local breweries will pour over 100 top craft beers over the course of two sessions.  Ticketed guests are invited to indulge in unlimited samplings of bacon mac ‘n cheese, pork banh mi and bacon sliders to name a few and wash it all down with unlimited pours from the best east coast brewers. The Classic will also feature incredible live music, delicious BBQ and interactive awesome games and contests. Rally your foodie friends and get ready to experience bacon and beer like never before.

All-inclusive tickets begin at $59 and get you craft beers, bacon dishes, music, games, and the chance to participate in Hormel’s Bacon Eating Contest where the winner will receive a year’s supply of their Black Label Bacon. General Admission ticket holders have a choice to attend an afternoon session from 1pm-4pm or evening session from 7pm-10pm. VIP and Power Hour ticket holders get to enter Brooklyn Mirage an hour early in order to skip the lines and feast first. Tickets can be purchased by visiting here.