Your Weekend TueDo List: A Between Two Ferns Primer, Beck and Pi

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Yes, yes we know — we deliver every Tuesday. Well, sometimes we just can’t wait. To that end, here are a few of the things we’re browsing, viewing and can’t wait to watch. Enjoy your weekend!


Between Two Ferns. Now that President Obama has graced his presence on Between Two Ferns (to plug the Affordable Care Act), the Funny or Die “interview” show, hosted by an intentionally disinterested and nasty Zach Galifianakis, is no longer a semi Internet secret. But we at TueNight have been fans since the show’s inception, and if you haven’t had a chance to peruse past interviews, we suggest taking a trip down the Fern rabbit hole. Make sure not to miss our favorite gems: This bungled Q&A with good sport Jon Hamm; Steve Carell’s hilarious “I’m onto you” turn; Sean Penn’s unfortunate experience with Zach’s southern brother, Seth; the already cranky Ben Stiller (and his horror when he learns of Mr. Galifianakis’s email addy); and of course, Zach’s two-part 2013 Oscar special.


Sephora Radiant Orchid Makeover. If you want to add some serious color to your look this weekend, Sephora stores are offering complimentary beauty consultations based on Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. With any $25 purchase and color session, you’ll receive a free makeover, complete with how-to tips, using products from the trendy line, as well as a free makeup pouch. (Friday 14-Sunday, 16; noon to 6pm. Select locations throughout NYC, check Sephora.com for details)


Beck, Morning Phase (Capitol). Our 90s friend Beck is luring in a new generation, singing out  last week’s episode of Girls with the achingly lovely “Blue Moon.” We’ve been grooving to his latest album, a background soundtrack for our melancholy Sunday morning: drifting strings, acoustics tinged with sweeping electronics and Beck’s unmistakably  low-range vocals. Blissfully moody, filled with California songwriter soul — and feeling more like a fully realized “album” than anything we’ve heard in a while — Beck’s 12th is one of his best.


National Pi Day. Friday, March 14 is not only Einstein’s birthday, but also the widely celebrated Pi Day. There’s a million things to do around the country to celebrate math, however at TueNight, we like to concentrate on the pie specials that the day offers, which means looking for those places where pizza slices cost $3.14.