4/3-4: World Pillow Fight Day, The Easter Parade…

…Plus My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden and Justin Bond at Joe’s Pub

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Saturday, Apr 3, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM EDT
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4/3-4: World Pillow Fight Day, The Easter Parade…

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Bring a pillow (non-feather, unlike in this picture) to Union Square Park for World Pillow Fight Day.

WHACK JOB: Has it really been a whole year since Union Square Park was crawling with bon vivants whacking the living daylights out of each other with pillows? Yup. Bring a (non-feather) pillow and take heart in the knowledge that similar scrums are taking place in cities across the globe on World Pillow Fight Day. Saturday, 3PM.

GRANDE DAME: Downtown performance artist Justin Bond’s residency at Joe’s Pub is getting better every week: Last Sunday, he duetted with Martha Wainwright and reworked AC/DC’s “Shook Me All Night Long” as a harmony-filled hootenanny (avec banjo). Catch him this week with an Easter-themed evening called Antichrist or Antihistamine?, with a special guest, the award-winning multi-talented playwright and performer Taylor Mac. Sunday, 9:30PM.

BUNNY LOVE: Wait, you're saying you've lived in NYC all this time and you've never been to the Easter Parade? This Fifth Avenue stroll-cum-unofficial hat contest (which goes from 49th to 57th Streets) is one of Gotham's oldest ongoing traditions, and a ball to boot. Seriously, though, wear a hat. Sunday, 10AM-4PM.

HAUNTING: Sarah Kirkland Snider's debut album “Penelope” (September 2010) is a 60-minute song cycle for female voice, chamber orchestra, and electronics featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. How often do you hear indie harp? This is the first and only time Worden will perform “Penelope” until the album's release in August. Also on the bill: live premiere of William Brittelle's sound experiment “Television Landscape.” Bell House, Saturday, 7PM.

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