See the Original ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on the Big Screen + More NYC Events 5/11–5/17

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New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week.

Norma Desmond will live again on the big screen.
As part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series, Billy Wilder’s original (and very dark) Hollywood classic “Sunset Boulevard” will return to the silver screen for two days only, nearly seven decades after its original release. The film, which stars Gloria Swanson as the bygone beauty Norma Desmond and which went on to inspire the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, will show in theaters across Manhattan on May 13 and 16. (Tickets: $12.50)

Watch Saturday morning cartoons with an adult flair.
Combine the best of childhood and adulthood with Spoons Toons & Booze at The Bell House on May 13. The Gowanus venue will air episodes from all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons of yesteryear (yes, “Rocko’s Modern Life” will be screened), which you can enjoy while indulging in a plethora of cereals, breakfast tacos, and the perfect Saturday morning beverage: booze! (Tickets: $15)

Kat McPhee sings Sara B.
Katharine McPhee, currently starring in “Waitress” on Broadway, will sing the songs of the musical’s composer Sara Bareilles, in the name of a very good cause. Joined by her “Waitress” costars at The Green Room 42 on May 13, the all-Bareilles evening will have two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and will see all proceeds going directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (Tickets: $30–$50)

Put all your cards on the table.
Also in the name of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the annual Broadway Bets will return to Sardi’s on May 14, where stars, industry veterans, and fans alike will put money where their mouths are—literally. Among the stars raising the stakes this year will be Steve Martin, Michael Cera, Richard Kind, and many others, all competing for the grand title of Broadway Bets Champion. All ticketing includes hors d’oeuvres and access to an open bar. (Tickets start at $150)

Have a dog day afternoon.
As part of the many Hester Street Fair events ongoing through the spring and summer, Dog Day returns to the Lower East Side on May 12. If you have a four-legged pal—or just want to hang around some—head to Seward Park for the afternoon, where there will be special dog-related activities as well as a dog adoption drive, so you can fall in love with a(nother) furry friend. (Free)

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