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15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Photograph: Courtesy of Joshua Lewis
The Bacon and Beer Classic brought thousands of people out to Safeco Field to sample local craft beers and bacon inspired bites from local restaurants.
Jul 25
 
Lucy; first weekend in theaters
Scarlett Johansson is a woman with superhuman strength and mindpower. She also plays one in this movie that promises to be a female-forward action blockbuster. Count us in!

La Magnifique; WNYC Transmitter Park
A late-July screening of the French B-movie spy classic La Magnifique is the perfect marriage of obscure and outdoors.
 
Nasal Vice; Jimmy's No. 43
Comics get a full 20 minutes to make you laugh at this monthly show, hosted by Ben Asher and Brian Jian.
 
Well, this is weird. But what the heck, we're game. ADVENTURE[s] presents the fourth edition of its Myspace-themed hoedown, with DJs Russ and Choyce Hacks providing the tunes (expect plenty o' pop punk and emo). Thanks for the add! 
 
Jul 26
 
Bacon and Beer Classic; Citi Field
Good times often include beer and/or bacon. And here you don't even have to choose. Crazy! What are you even gonna do with all this great news? Eat ridiculous amounts of delicious bacon and drink tons of beer, that's what. Duh.
 
The Fourth Annual NYC Poetry Festival; Governors Island
The city's only all-poetry festival returns to Governors Island with two days of readings by over 250 poets.
 
A party that advertises "tacos, tequila and twisting"? Sign us up!
 
The Antlers; Webster Hall
Antlers broke out with their 2009 LP, Hospice, a concept album teeming with sadness, ache and heartbreak recorded by frontman Peter Silberman in his bedroom.
 
A Bikeable Feast; various locations
As King's County races forward in cultural development, artistic expansions and—obviously—inventive food culture, Manhattanites scale the Williamsburg Bridge to get a taste.
 
National Dance Day; Lincoln Center
Today we dance. Specifically, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will hosting a ton of dance-y events, featuring So You Think You Can Dance favorites tWitch and Allison Holker.
 
 
Jul 27
 
Harlem Week special event; various locations
Harlem's week long celebration of the borough's rich culture continues with the wonderfully titled “A Great Day in Harlem,” and as the name suggests, it’s going to be great, with 40,000+ people expected to attend.
 
The Epic Ride; Brooklyn
Thanks to the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, bicyclers will unite for this 40-mile ride along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront.
 
Of Mice and Men; Longacre Theatre
It's your last day to catch Chris O'Dowd brilliantly performing as Lennie, a mentally challenged migrant worker in the revival we actually agree was a great idea to revive. Oh and James Franco plays his counterpart. So, there's that.
 
Coney Island Reggae Beach Party; Coney Island Boardwalk
If you’re getting baked on the beach, time your sunbathing to coincide with Carter Van Pelt’s monthly skankathon, which welcomes local selectors and legends like Clive Chin and Sir Tommy.
 
Ms. Lauren Hill; Brooklyn Bowl
After spending the last couple of years weathering a legal snafu with tax evasion, hip-hop crooner queen Lauryn Hill seems ready to bounce right back with a busy tour schedule.
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