Trip.com is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.

 

1. Uptown/Downtown/Dance
Schimmel Center at Pace University (Financial District)
Friday, Apr. 28 and Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7:30pm

Audiences are in for a real treat when New York Theatre Ballet’s series Uptown/Downtown/Dance new season opens with two as-yet-untitled world premiers from Martin Lawrance and Zhong-Jing Fang. The program also includes Pam Tanowitz, whose works are set to live music by Lou Harrison, David Lang and Beethoven and Edward Henkel’s restaging of “Re-Vision,” with music by Edvard Grieg. Tickets $29

 

2. Cheers for Charity
City Winery (SoHo)
Saturday, Apr. 29 at 1pm

What’s better than a wine tasting event with over 200 wines from over 30 regions served by the finest New York sommeliers? A wine tasting event that gives 100% of the proceeds to Wheeling Forward, an organization that helps people with disabilities “experience life to the fullest and enable them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles.” Tickets start at $99.

 

3. Indie Bookstore Day
Check site for participate stores
Saturday, Apr. 29 (Check site for times)

New Yorkers are independent-minded individuals and so it is our duty to defend independent business that have made this city what it is. Saturday is Indie Bookstore Day and we are going to be hitting one or two independent bookstores in our area to pick up a few reads, snatch up really cool limited edition art pieces, listen to live music and author readings, eat cupcakes and much more.

 

4. Pop-Up Chelsea Market
8th Ave. (14th St. – 23rd St.)
Saturday, Apr. 29 from 10am-6pm

Pop Up New York returns to Chelsea, transforming 8th avenue into a hopping street fair block party. Count on live performances, entertainment, lots of yummy food, trendy goods, a few surprises and an all-around good time!

 

5. Bubble Tea Pop Up Exhibit
355A Bowery (East Village)
Monday-Friday from 11am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday from 11am-10pm (through  Saturday, May 6)

Continuing New York’s sugar obsession – seriously it’s a problem – is the Boba Room, a 3 week “pop up theme park for boba lovers.” Of course you’ll be able to have your fill of bubble tea from New York favorites like Tea and Milk, Pa Tea, Vivi Bubble Tea, and Gong Cha, but the real fun is the exhibit. It features giant bubbles, murals, sculptures, funky neon art and other artistic homages to boba. Tickets $10.