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“Puffs” at New World Stages.
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Spring is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time to glow!

Awaiting you at Maris Dusan Spa is a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury designed to rejuvenate the body, strengthen your spirit, and gently eliminate the stresses of the day. After these harsh winter months, you will love the therapeutic body treatments that truly uplift you, while helping to create a robust and healthy immune system. Nourishing and revitalizing facials create beautiful skin while lifting the toxins from your pores. And aromatherapy facials, herbal hydrotherapy baths, gentle hair removal services, and traditional skin treatments are blissfully restorative. And with regular visits, the benefits can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

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Looking for the perfect girls’ night out? “Party Face” is the show for you, your bestie, and your mom. Go see this hilarious and bitingly honest play — direct from Ireland — about the lengths we’ll go to convince people we’ve got it all together — and the love and acceptance we find once we allow the truth to expose our imperfectly perfect selves.

When a young woman’s mother brings her own food to her daughter’s party — and also the right person to be her daughter’s new best friend — careful plans are upended. The women put on their party faces and hope for the best, but when facades crack, secrets spill. Tears sprinkle and laughter roars as their revelry leads to revelation.

Directed by Amanda Bearce (Marcy D’Arcy of “Married ... With Children” fame), the play features Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Hayley Mills.

“Party Face” is written by the wickedly brilliant Irish playwright Isobel Mahon and is on stage at City Center now until April 8. It’s an invitation to celebrate life that you don’t want to miss.

“Party Face” at City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues, www.partyfaceplay.com.)

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Another fabULyssly fun Off-Broadway production is “Puffs.” If your children are Harry Potter fans, “Puffs” matinees are the perfect shows for the whole family!

For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain magic school and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs — the moniker for students from the Hufflepuff house at Hogwarts — who just happened to be there, too. It is “a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world,” according to the show’s producers. This new adventure, that also happens to be very funny, will keep ’em entertained for an hour and 45 minutes.

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the show has been “lightly transfigured” so that wizards ages 8 and older can share in the magic of “Puffs,” and “parents can relax knowing their kids won’t learn any new curses.” However, the evening shows are appropriate for ages 13 and older and include some adult language. Choose wisely, and your Potter fans will thank you for taking them to see the show that’s as delicious as a mug of butterbeer.

“Puffs” at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, www.puffstheplay.com).

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Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (www.divamoms.com).

Posted 12:00 am, March 13, 2018
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