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15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Photograph: Manish Gosalia
Bayside Tigers Saved by the 90s

Aug 15

Saved by the '90s: A Party with the Bayside Tigers; Le Poisson Rouge
Now's a good time to wear those supremely circular sunglasses that get you accused of being hipster. They're totally acceptable here.

The Trip to Italy opens in theaters
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon somehow make watching two middle-aged dudes eating fine foods all over Europe charming and hilarious.  That in itself is reason to watch this British flick.

Chris Marker Retrospective; BAM
The retrospective of the French filmmaker, artist and cine-essayist also features Marker's 1997 film Level Five.

Frank opens in theaters
Dazzlingly strange art rock pours out of Frank, both the movie—a dark comedy from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson—and the title character, a singer devoted to lyrics about random tufts of string and terrifying litanies that might have freaked out Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

Aug 16

Summer Streets; Manhattan
Your last day to take advantage of nearly seven miles of vehicle-free turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the Upper East Side packed with free food and activities including a rock-climbing wall.

The Monster Tour: Rihanna x Eminem; Metlife Stadium
No, we're not calling these mega–hit–wonders "monsters." But expect monster-sized hits at this mini tour from two of the biggest names in music right now.

Jazz Age Lawn Party; Governor's Island
Brush up on your Fitzgerald and Hemingway for this outdoor bash, where part of Governors Island is transformed into a Prohibition-era soirée.

Martha Graham Cracker; Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Philadelphia-based drag queen Martha Graham Cracker (the creation of Pig Iron Theatre Company co–founder Dito van Reigersberg) and her band swing into town for  rolicking alt-cabaret shenanigans.

East Ville Hoedown; Webster Hall
It's all the good parts of the south minus the driving and the accents. There'll be bacon-infused cocktails and country DJs and bands. Oh, and real moonshine. 

Taylor McFerrin + Jennah Bell + Rich Medina; The Lot LIC
Bobby McFerrin's son is a funk-hop underground artist you don't want miss. So don't miss this.

Aug 17

The Muppets Most Wanted DVD Release Party; Union Hall
Spend your Sunday night singing along to Muppet tunes and getting happily tripped out by Muppets Most Wanted.

Opening of Poor Behavior
Theresa Rebeck's latest black comedy is about two couples spending a weekend in the country. We're guessing that infidelity is part of the mix.

Astoria Park Shore Fest 2014; Queens
Shore Blvd will be blocked off for "Make Shore BoulevART," which–whodathunkit–is a day full of art! 

Our Lady J: Trouble; Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
The übertalented "post-religious gospel" songstress returns to NYC for a one-night event featuring old favorites, plus some new work.

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Charles L
Charles L

no Blood Orange? Free at Summerstage?  to shame