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Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.

(Photo Courtesy of TriBeCa Film Festival)

We're getting a sneak peak of spring with a mixed week of gorgeous weather and light showers. Here's how to best enjoy it..

Treats & Eats

1. With temps hitting mid-70s this week, it's the perfect time to sneak out of work in time to catch a drink al fresco, and possibly even enjoy a sunset! Check out our favorite spots: Williamsburg favorite Spuyten Duyvil may not have happy hour, but their range of beers, wines, and ciders will make everyone happy - bring a crowd and stay a while; if you're uptown, head to Sheep Meadow and grab a beer from Le Pain Quotidien while daydreaming about the summer ahead.

2. Next week is St Paddy's, and being a proud Irish Bostonian, I'll be cooking up a corned beef and cabbage dinner. For those not so inclined to do the same, check out Fare Plate - "Set in the rustic yet energetic ambiance of the Refinery Rooftop, the event will present what Ireland brings to the table with quality, sustainable fare.  Guests will enjoy Irish food & drink products showcased at tasting and food station."

Sights & Sounds

1. The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its lineup for 2016 Spotlight, Midnight, Special Screenings, and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. While the individual tickets don't go on sale till March 29th, the ticket packages are already on sale and I'm guessing now that the lineup is out there, they will be selling like hot cakes! If you buy a ticket package now, you have way more chance of getting tickets to the screenings you want to see, as they guarantee an online selection period prior to public on-sale dates. There's a nice 8 ticket package, which you can join forces and buy with a few friends, as they allow up to 4 tickets to be purchased for the same screening. The festival takes place Apr 13th-24th at various locations in Manhattan.

2. On Monday 14th, 6:30-7:45p, The New York Times, Times Talks presents Michael Pollan and Alex Gibney at Directors Guild of America, 110 West 57th St. Some topics they promise to cover are "From roasting over fire in Western Australia to fermenting in Peru, embark on a journey through world cultures and cuisines with best-selling author and advocate Michael Pollan and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, joined by Sam Sifton, New York Times Food editor and the founding editor of NYT Cooking. Discover the ideas behind the new Netflix original documentary series “Cooked,” from Pollan and Gibney and a cast of all-star filmmakers who travel the world to investigate the primal human need to cook, issuing a clarion call to reclaim lost traditions and restore balance to our lives." Sounds like you should pack some snacks!

If you need our help with booking tickets or making weekend plans, contact us!