PLAN DATE: THURS / MAY 16
Wear your Tell-Tale Heart on your sleeve and take your date to the Edgar Allan Poe Festival to celebrate the works of the famously dark and moody writer. Presented by the group Radiotheatre for the fourth year in a row, this show adapts Poe’s work for the stage with the help of a dedicated troupe of actors, visual effects, and award-winning sound design. The performance takes place in St. John’s Sanctuary amidst flickering candlelight to add to the atmosphere. This year they’re celebrating Poe’s 210th birthday, so grab your lover and don’t let go—it’s going to be extra spooky.
Brighten up your night after a macabre performance at the inviting Panca. This Peruvian joint is small but offers outdoor seating as well as a charming interior with colorful art, bright walls, and romantic lighting. Loyal customers mandate that you are legally obligated to order a Pisco Sour, but along with their unique cocktails, they have a small selection of beers and wines from Latin America. The ceviche is equally mandated to start, and from there is a selection of dishes for both those newer to Peruvian cuisine (play it safe with skirt steak or empanadas) and those feeling more adventurous (seared fluke or grilled veal hearts, anyone?).
Edgar Allan Poe Festival: Spooky Stories
St. John’s Sanctuary, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The tales change every night, so check online to see what story is being presented.
92 7th Avenue South, Manhattan
idk tip: Portions run small so feel free to over-order and share.