Let’s get real — I’ve never met a happy hour I didn’t like. But the Brooklyn Museum really elevates the theme with its Art History Happy Hour series. This week, the gathering promises to get you up to speed on feminist art history, just in time for Women’s History Month. On Thursday from 7 to 9 pm, join the likes of Alice Neel, a member of activist group Guerrilla Girls, and artist Nayland Blake for a free chat inspired by the museum’s special exhibit “Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection.” And yes, beer and wine will be served.
It’s the perfect way to kick off the Armory Show, a massive international art fair featuring 20th- and 21st-century works from hundreds of presenters. The show is celebrating its 25th year by taking over Piers 90, 92 and 94 out by the Hudson from Thursday to Sunday. Costs vary depending on when you want to go, but you’ll be pleased to know the fair’s running a happy hour special of its own. Stop by Thursday or Friday from 4 to 8 pm and tickets will run you $27, making it a pretty affordable art fair, if you ask me.