PLAN DATE: FRI / MAY 3
Before entering the fascinating melodrama of the night, quell your appetites at snug and heartily authentic Chilean restaurant, La Roja de Todos. This devoted, genuine restaurant gets as close to its southern home as it can, priding itself on dishes you can only really get within its warm, red confines: Pastel de Choclo (savory Chilean corn and beef casserole, onions, raisin, black olives and savory chicken, topped with a tasty corn and basil puree), Humitas (Chilean tamales), and Chupe de Mariscos (a thick and tasty seafood chowder filled with clam, calamari, scallops, mussels, shrimp and fish). Trust us, you and your love will be totally enraptured by the opportunity to taste this savory pocket of South American cuisine.
A dash of dazzle and fantasy is always a healthy way to exercise your imagination, and with Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia, you’ll get it mixed in with all the perfect acrobatics and wild storytelling imaginable. Inspired by the vibrancy and richness of Mexican culture, the show takes place in an imaginary Mexico where light and rain touch the soul physically, emotionally, and spiritually—as if in a gorgeous waking dream. You’ll see trapeze artists, hoop experts, human butterflies, hand balancing, juggling, and contortion on a vivid and dramatic backdrop that’ll have your hearts racing and your hands over your mouths in wonder.
La Roja De Todos
10802 Northern Boulevard, Queens
idk tip: There’s a bakery attached to this restaurant, and it’s definitely worth stopping in after you’re done for some Dobladitas.
Cirque Du Soleil's Luzia
Next to Citi Field, Queens
idk tip: If you want to save on tickets, consider making this an exciting double date to get 10% off. Three or more tix and you’ve got yourself a deal.