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    AMNH's 13th Annual ID Day

    AMNH's 13th Annual ID Day

  • "Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema"

    "Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema"

  • "Pizza and the Wines That Love It"

    "Pizza and the Wines That Love It"

  • Free makeup workshops

    Free makeup workshops

Photograph: Roderick Mickens

AMNH's 13th Annual ID Day

AMNH's 13th Annual ID Day

AMNH's 13th Annual ID Day
Think of it as Antiques Roadshow for science nerds: Want to know what shell you picked up on the beach, or where the bone your dog found came from? For one day only, 11 scientists from nine departments—including earth and planetary sciences, paleontology, ornithology and ichthyology—will help collectors figure out what exactly they're acquiring. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St (212-769-5100, amnh.org). Sat 4 noon--4pm; free with museum admission.

Arkham at Boulevard Tavern
Embrace your dark side at this goth-themed Greenpoint dance party, named for the fictional Massachusetts city created by horror and sci-fi writer H.P. Lovecraft. The macabre festivities are hosted by DJ Cyclonus and DJ Jose, who spin tunes from spooky genres like horror punk, dark wave and death rock, while classic fright films and TV shows play in the background. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a plate of the bar's all-you-can-eat BBQ ($5). Boulevard Tavern, 579 Meeker Ave between North Henry and Monitor Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-3252, djcyclonus.com). Last Saturday of each month 10pm--4am; free.

Club 57
Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio's pretty-boy soiree is a gem of the Saturday-night gay-party scene: Club 57 attracts big DJs (Mike Cruz, Xavier, Lina) and notable guests, including Amanda Lepore and Joey Israel. Providence, 311 W 57th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-586-6000, providencenyc.com). Sat 10pm; $15, before midnight $10. Open bar 10--11pm.

"Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema"
Soap operas may be waning on TV (sorry, Susan Lucci!), but they're still going strong at MoMA. This screening series explores the use of melodrama in cinema, and begins Saturday 4 (5pm) with Douglas Sirk's 1955 film All That Heaven Allows, in which a country-club widow (Jane Wyman) falls in love with her family's gardener (a steamy Rock Hudson). If you're in the mood for a double feature, stick around for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (7:30pm), Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1974 homage to Sirk. MoMA, 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400, moma.org). Through June 19; $10.

Habitat walks
The early bird gets the, well, birds on this tour of the High Line's flora and fauna. Gardener Maryanne Stubbs will point out the many creatures that call the park home, including swallows, sparrows and finches. If you're lucky, you may even spot a peregrine falcon that often circles the park's southern end, or the gray catbird that nests in the Gansevoort Woodland. The High Line, 835 Washington St at Little W 12th St (212-500-6035, thehighline.org). Sat 4, July 23, Aug 20 8--9am; $15, members $10.

"Pizza and the Wines That Love It"
Clueless about wine? New York Vintners is here to help, with a demonstration and tasting that will hone your palate and really class up your next pizza party. For the Saturday 4 edition, the wineshop's executive chef, Ryan Smith, and sommelier and director of education, Dylan York, will present three flatbread courses, each with its own distinctive vino companion. If you can't make it this weekend, don't worry: The class repeats every Saturday. New York Vintners, 21 Warren St between Broadway and Church St (212-812-3999, newyorkvintners.com). Sat 4pm; $50.

Le Bingo
Sassy host (and former TONY staffer) Linda Simpson's weekly bingo soiree is one of the cheapest—and most hilarious—ways to spend a Saturday night in the Village. Bingo cards are just $2 a pop, the drink specials are $4, and kitschy prizes (doggy coin banks and Hannah Montana tees have been doled out in the past) are numerous. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St (212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com). Sat 7pm; free.

Monica Bill Barnes & Company
The dance troupe known for injecting whimsy and a sense of humor into its work takes up a two-night residency at the Joyce as part of the Gotham Dance Festival. Three pieces by Barnes are on the bill: 2007's Suddenly Summer Somewhere, which invites audience members to lend their voices, karaoke-style, to the Frank Sinatra soundtrack; the New York debut of mostly fanfare, a meditation on deadpan humor; and the world premiere of Everything is getting better all the time, which evokes the musical worlds of rock concerts and high-school marching bands. Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave at 19th St (212-691-9740, joyce.org). Thu 2, Sat 4 at 8pm; $10--$39.

Network Awesome
If wading through 13 million hours of YouTube videos isn't your idea of a relaxing television experience, Network Awesome might be. The online venture (networkawesome.com) curates four to six hours of eclectic content daily: everything from old episodes of Pee-wee's Playhouse to a collection of Elizabeth Taylor film trailers. Meet the project's creator, Jason Forrest, on Saturday 4 and catch some of his streaming favorites, including short films by Sally Cruikshank and Guido Manuli, plus scenes from camp favorite Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St at Canal St (212-601-1000, 92ytribeca.org). Sat 4 at 10pm; $10.

Free makeup workshops
Twice a month, professional-makeup school Make-Up Designory (MUD) hosts gratis workshops for those who don't know powder from primer. The first Saturday of the month has revolving themes (the Saturday 4 class offers tips for summer travel), while the third Saturday is dedicated to variations on the smoky-eye effect (June 18 focuses on achieving the look with a bronze palette). Bring your own tools, or make use of the 30 percent discount on MUD products in the store; after an hour demo, you'll be turned loose to practice while the teachers offer helpful critiques. 375 West Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (212-925-9250, mud.edu). First and third Saturday of the month 1--4pm; free.

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