Vulture Festival Is This Weekend!

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Vulture Festival 2018!

This weekend, May 19 and 20, Vulture is bringing the fifth annual Vulture Festival to New York, presented by AT&T! When you’re married for five years, you’re supposed to get your partner wood. We considered this for Vulture Festival’s fifth year in New York. You know, just inviting the entire city to come look at a bunch of wood, loosely piled on an empty stage. But quickly we realized, it probably would be better and more fun to just program another great festival. So, that’s what we did!

Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Samantha Bee, Tracy Morgan, Retta, Ava DuVernay, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julianna Margulies, Wendy Williams, Johnny Knoxville, Rachel Bloom, and Adam Pally will be there! So will the cast of Mindhunter, The Bold Type, Younger, Queen Sugar, Ray Donovan, and Star Trek: Discovery.Oh, and you know we’re doing a RuPaul’s Drag Race panel! Also, by popular demand, we have podcasts upon podcasts, including Throwing Shade, Queery, Dr. Gameshow, and Good One. We’ll, also have events for podcasting two towns: S-Town and Crimetown. If that’s not enough, there will also be a comedy show with a special lineup of Vulture curated talent.

You can buy tickets on VultureFestival.com! Or through the event title links below! There will be a standby line events currently listed as sold out.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.: WHO? WEEKLY ROYAL WEDDING LIVE-WATCH
Hosts of the popular podcast Who? Weekly, Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger, and special guests, including at least one British person, watch the long-awaited nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, discussing all the hats and guests that are supposedly famous in England. Freehold, 45 S. 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets $20 (includes complimentary English treats and access to the Vulture Lounge following the event, which opens at 12 p.m.).

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE WITH THE BOLD TYPE
You don’t have to be a fashion aficionado to join The Bold Type’s fierce leading-lady trio — Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, and Meghann Fahy — for a conversation about their hit Freeform dramedy. Find out the stories behind the scenes at Scarlet, their thoughts on their characters’ love lives, and what to expect from the second season. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: JOHN LEGUIZAMO: IN CONVERSATION
Multi-hyphenate artist of stage, film, and television John Leguizamo joins Vulture Festival for the first time to chat about his new graphic novel Freak, his latest theater production Latin History for Morons, his diverse film career, and his general New York–y awesomeness. Panel to be followed by a book signing. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF NETFLIX’S GLOW
Cast members Alison Brie Christopher LowellSydelle Noel,Gayle Rankin join series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Menschto discuss the art of the body slam and just exactly how they made TV’s most badass comedy. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m: QUEERY LIVE
Comedian Cameron Esposito brings her LGBTQ+ interview podcast to Vulture Festival, where she’ll sit down with a special guest from the community and explore stories of identity, personality, and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality, and civil rights. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: DRAG RACE: TEN SEASONS LATER AND TAKING OVER THE MOTHER TUCKING WORLD
Gurl! RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite queens are spilling the Tea. Revisit moments from 10 seasons that totally slayed, learn how to perfect your death drop and more. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AMC’S DIETLAND
Be the first to see creator Marti Noxon’s latest series Dietland (based on Sarai Walker’s book of the same name), then stick around for a juicy conversation with Noxon and cast members Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: DISH WITH THE CAST OF STARZ’S SWEETBITTER
How do you adapt an audacious debut novel about a New York restaurant into a half-hour drama without losing an ounce of its biting charm? Sweetbitter author and executive producer Stephanie Danlerjoins stars Eden EpsteinElla Purnell, Jasmine Mathews andEvan Jonigkeit for a behind-the-scenes look inside cable’s hottest new series, about finding yourself while working in the intoxicating culinary industry — developing your own palette as a 20-something is nothing less than a thrill, after all. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event). the event).

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK WINNER JENNIFER EGAN
After our citywide book-voting contest with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, New York decided it’s reading Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach this summer. To kick off the book club, Egan, whose previous novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will be sitting down for a conversation with New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are free (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: GETTING OLDER WITH YOUNGER
The age-defying cast of Younger Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis — and the show’s creator Darren Star deep-dive into the tangled web of lies, love, and friendship at Vulture Festival. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL IN FIVE ACTS
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her festival debut in this in-depth conversation about five of her most acclaimed film and TV projects, including her Golden Globe–winning turn in SundanceTV’s The Honourable Woman and current starring role in HBO’s The Deuce, on which she also serves as a producer. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. CRIMETOWN LIVE
Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier will indulge Vulture Festival with a live version of their hit Crimetown podcast, which chronicles the history of crime and corruption in different American cities. Guests will include Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy, who was featured in season one. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: ASK WENDY WILLIAMS
Jot down as many questions as you can, honey! Along with a Q&A about her career and show and life, America’s queen of talk, Wendy Williams, is going to offer her advice on your dilemmas at Vulture Festival — like only Wendy can. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: WILD HORSES LIVE
Longform improv troupe and best friends Wild Horses — Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Erin Whitehead, and Mary Holland— in their beloved show, The Perspective, have a fun and intimate chat with special celebrity guest, Phoebe Robinson and then base an improv set on the conversation. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: EATING STORIES
High profile New York caterer Mary Giuliani invites you to hang with her pals for a night of hilarious storytelling. You’ll leave entertained, fed and probably a little tipsy! Join Mary and pals Rachael Ray, Jonathan Van Meter, Jennifer Rubell and New York Magazine’s Chief Restaurant Critic Adam Platt and a few more surprise guests, while they share humorous food stories paired with delicious bite sized food and drink. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: ROXANE GAY AND AMBER TAMBLYN PRESENT FEMINIST AF
Amber Tamblyn is bringing back her Vulture Festival staple reading series, Feminist AF, for another afternoon showcasing the most daring voices in feminist writing today. Special guests include Ally SheedyJennine Capó Crucet, Sharon Olds and Morgan Parker. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: TRACY MORGAN: IN HILARIOUS CONVERSATION
There is only one Tracy Morgan and he’ll be at Vulture Festival to screen an episode of his new hit TBS comedy The Last O.G. and to discuss his return to comedy. This conversation will be moderated by Vulture TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: LAS CULTURISTAS LIVE!
Comedians and beloved Vulture recappers of Rupaul’s Drag Race Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang are creating a special live spectacular version of their podcast, Las Culturistas, featuring an interview with a special celebrity guest, I Don’t Think So, Honey: The Gameshow, and more, so much more. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: AN EVENING WITH RACHEL BLOOM AND ADAM PALLY
Old friends and stars of Lionsgate’s (dark, really dark) comedy Most Likely to Murder Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom join comedy forces for a night of stories and music. A lot of inappropriateness to ensue. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary drink following the event).

SPONSORED: 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.: THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF HOT SUMMER NIGHTS PRESENTED BY DIRECTV
DIRECTV and A24 present the New York premiere of Hot Summer Nights, a fun and sexy thriller set in Cape Cod starring Timothée Chalamet as a teenager whose drug dealing lands him in a world of trouble. Chalamet’s character’s headaches are exacerbated after he enters into an illicit affair with his new partner’s seductive sister. Also starring Maika MonroeAlex Roe and Maia Mitchell. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are free. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with RSVP.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: JERRY SALTZ’S MAD MASTERLY TOUR OF THE MET BREUER
Wake up with Jerry! Join New York and Vulture’s senior art critic Jerry Saltz for an ultra-exclusive private tour of the Met’s Like Life exhibit. The tour will take place before public hours. Please note, end time is estimated and event could run longer. The Met Breuer (945 Madison Avenue). Tickets $150.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: GETTING CURIOUS WITH JONATHAN VAN NESS LIVE
What’s currently piquing the interest of Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness on his podcast? You’ll soon find out — at Vulture Festival! Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m: STAR TREK DISCOVERY: THE FUTURE IS DEFINITELY FEMALE
Join Star Trek Discovery cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Mary Chieffo, Mary Wiseman, Michelle Yeoh, and executive producer Gretchen J. Berg as they reveal the secrets to their distinctly female-forward mission on their CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: BOOZY BRUNCH WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS GILLIAN JACOBS, VANESSA BAYER AND PHOEBE ROBINSON
We won’t judge if you double-fist mimosas during this chat with the stars of the upcoming Netflix film Ibiza Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson. Join the cast for brunch while they talk about their new movie and the lengths that friends will go to support one another, even when it includes - against your better judgment - ditching work to fly to Ibiza all to follow a hot DJ. Moderated by comedian and host of Late Night Whenever podcast Michelle Buteau.  Tickets $30 (Includes light brunch fare PLUS complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: REVISITING S-TOWN
Consider this the little podcast that could: A year after S-Town captured the nation with its genre-bending deep dive into one man’s life, Julie Snyder and Brian Reed will look back at how they crafted their pod-omenon to be less of a podcast, and more of a novel. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: AN AFTERNOON WITH RETTA
See Retta in the flesh, damn it. The former Pawnee goddess is joining Vulture Festival to talk about her new show, Good Girls, her new memoir, So Close to Being the Shit, Y’all Don’t Even Know, and anything else she wants. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: CLAIRE DANES AND JIM PARSONS’S A KID LIKE JAKE
Actors Claire Danes and Jim Parsons, director Silas Howard, and writer Daniel Pearle join the festival to discuss their upcoming critically acclaimed, Sundance-selected feature, A Kid Like Jake. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: THROWING SHADE LIVE
Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi are bringing their popular political comedy podcast Throwing Shade to Vulture Festival to throw some well-deserved side-eye at the people who deserve it and to play a game that will haunt you forever. Special guest Michelle Collins. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: GET YOUR MIND BLOWN WITH THE CAST OF MINDHUNTER
Jonathan Groff — star of Netflix’s creepy/fascinating examination of 1970s-era criminal psychology — is joined by cast members Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, and Cameron Britton for a deep-dive conversation about the critically acclaimed series’ first season, the series’ real-life inspirations, and exactly what level of creepiness fans can look forward to enjoying in season two. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: FIX THIS: IT’S RAY DONOVAN
Emmy-nominated stars of the Showtime hit drama Liev Schreiber andJon Voight, join newly-minted series regular and Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, cast member Eddie Marsan and showrunner, executive producer, and Emmy-nominated director David Hollander make their Vulture Festival debut to discuss the series’s bold move from L.A. to New York for its upcoming sixth season. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: IN CONVERSATION
Johnny Knoxville joins Vulture Festival to discuss his newest Jackass-esque film, Action Point, with our movie critic David Edelstein — as well as the art behind all those crazy stunts of his. Daredevils need not apply. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.: IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMANTHA BEE, THE FULL FRONTAL TEAM, AND REBECCA TRAISTER
The hilarious Samantha Bee along with Full Frontal’s Melinda Taub, Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, Mike Rubens and Amy Hoggart — in conversation with New York writer-at-large Rebecca Traister Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $40 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: BO BURNHAM GUESTS ON GOOD ONE LIVE
In a live episode of Vulture’s signature comedy podcast, Good One, Bo Burnham and host/Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox will use one of Burnham’s best jokes as a way to examine Burnham’s evolution from a YouTube comedy wunderkind to director of Chris Rock’s most recent stand-up to writing and directing the critically acclaimed, Sundance breakout Eighth Grade. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: AVA DUVERNAY AND THE CAST OF QUEEN SUGAR
Oscar-nominated director and executive producer Ava DuVernay returns to Vulture Festival with OWN’s Queen Sugar, also featuring cast members Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW
Join us for a Vulture-curated evening of the very best stand-ups New York City has to offer. Featuring Wyatt Cenac, Ana Fabrega, Josh Gondelman, Ziwe Fumudoh, Matteo Lane, John Reynolds, Julio Torres, Emma Willmann, and Michelle Buteau. The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: DR. GAMESHOW LIVE
Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno are bringing their cult-favorite Dr. Gameshow podcast to Vulture Festival, where audience members will compete playing listener-submitted games to win a special prize! Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

Vulture Festival Is This Weekend!