Weekend Recommender: March 14–17
The Orchid Show blooms, TOTEM opens, and Brazilian reggae lands at Joe’s Pub.
March 14, 2013
Spring is officially here with the arrival of The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show
Through April 22, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Spring is in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden—and so are the orchids. Thousands of bright, majestic flowers are on display at the eleventh annual orchid show, which also includes programs like orchid care demonstrations, concerts, tours, children’s events, talks, and Q&A sessions with orchid experts.2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-817-8700
Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM Opens
Wednesday to Sunday performances through May 12
This acclaimed Cirque du Soleil show has been touring the world since 2010. Written and directed by groundbreaking multidisciplinary theater artist Robert Lepage, the highly visual acrobatic show is, essentially, about human evolution—and our desire to fly. Just look for the big blue-and-yellow big top. Citi-Field, 126-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
Roge at Joe's Pub
March 17, 9:30 p.m.
From samba to bossa nova and hip, modern Brazilian sounds Roge is a musician known for his reggae-influenced grooves. His rhythms and songs pay tribute to Brazil's rich musical heritage, but as indicated by his SXSW festival appearances and popular new record, Brenguele, also reflect contemporary culture. Joined this night by Bernie Williams, he’s a great showman, too. 425 Lafayette St., 212-967-7555