We’re turning Japanese. We really think so.
What: Grab the corner booth in David Bouley’s Zen den (a collaboration with Osaka’s Tsuji Cooking Academy all-stars) and gaze into the pint-size izakaya scene (pictured) built into the wall of books.
Why: Of the 10,000(!) dishes rumored to have been developed, we’re craving the sencha leaf-smoked duck and chawanmushi (egg custard layered with Dungeness crab and black truffle sauce).
When: Mon.-Sat., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 30 Hudson St., at Duane St. (212-791-3771).
What: The National Theatre of Scotland’s heart-pounding account of the renowned infantry battalion’s time in Iraq — complete with wind sprints, thunderous overhead attacks, and soldiers who knife their way out of a pool table.
Why: It’s one of the more thrilling and athletic bits of theater we’ve ever witnessed.
When: Thru May 7.
Where: St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St., at Dock St., Dumbo. Tickets ($60 and up) at 718-254-8779 or online at stannswarehouse.org.
What: Get swept off your feet by the dark, melodic currents washing through the band’s latest album, Raven in the Grave.
Why: “War in Heaven” makes our heads spin (in a good way).
When: Tonight, 9 p.m. Email email@example.com to win one of two pairs of tickets.
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., b/t Kent & Wythe Aves., Williamsburg (718-486-5400).
We’re Gonna Die
What: Backed by her all-dude band, Future Wife, pro envelope pusher Young Jean Lee recounts familiar childhood memories (and sings catchy tunes) around themes of loneliness, fear, and death.
Why: The Obie Award-winning playwright’s tale about the child ad exec and the husband murderer is a must-listen.
When: Thru Apr. 30.
Where: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl. (212-967-7555). Tickets ($25-$30) online at joespub.com.
Ecolux Designer Pop-Up
What: The GreenShows round up earth-friendly designs from The Sway, Samantha Pleet, Study NY, Suzanne Rae, and more to help you shop what you preach.
Why: Don’t kid yourself; buying green does more for the environment than rewatching FernGully.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Bloomingdale’s Soho, 504 Broadway, b/t Spring & Broome Sts., 5th flr. (212-729-5900).
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Spring Egg Festival
What: French restaurants across the city plate tributary dishes like cured pork lomo eggs Benedict (Marseille) and fried ostrich egg pizza (L’Express).
Why: Make like Veruca Salt and demand your own golden egg (Valrhona chocolate laced with golden dust and filled with fruit sorbet and fresh raspberries) from Le Monde.
When: Thru Apr. 29.
Where: Find participating restaurants online at tourdefrancenyc.com.
Photo: Janelle Jones