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Your perfect Sunday: Scandinavian brunch, street art and RJD2
Sun Mar 7
Unlimited brunch at Aquavit. (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin) Your perfect Sunday has been watching you drool on your pillow for the past three hours and now it's hungry—if that sounds creepy, it apologizes; your perfect Sunday only looks upon you dotingly. How about heading out for an all-you-can-eat selection of dishes like beet salad and vodka-lime pickled herring? Such a paradise of Scandinavian cuisine awaits at Aquavit's Unlimited Sunday Brunch. Burn off that third helping of Swedish rice pudding at Street Art, a walking tour of the LES, or take a stroll through the "DecoDence" exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum. Later, RJD2 will be at the Highline Ballroom with mixes for you and your perfect Sunday to get down one more time before you must resume your workplace identity in the morning.—Shayna Courtney
Free things to do today
Sat Mar 6
Elizabeth Arden (Antonio Castillo), day ensemble, green plaid wool, black silk velvet, ivory silk chiffon, circa 1946, USA, gift of Doris Duke. Charles James, dinner ensemble, purple silk taffeta, black silk velvet, 1947, USA, gift of Beatrice Simpson. Photograph: MFIT Museums"Night & Day" Fashion magazines always give tips on transitioning from a "day" look (professional, subdued) to an "evening" one (made-up, fancy); this exhibit looks at the contrast in those conventions throughout the ages. Own This City13th Annual USA Memory Championship Here's hoping that the contestants in today's competition have been taking their their ginkgo biloba. Participants will go head-to-head in a series of challenges to test their memories. ComedyIf You Build It Local comic Rob O'Reilly welcomes his stand-up pals—including Sean O'Connor, Noah Garfinkle, Charlie Gaeta, Luke Cunningham, Pat Stango and JL Cauvin—to the stage.—Shayna Courtney See all free things to do today See...
Relax Here: Yoga for Men
Sat Mar 6
If it weren't for all the baby/pre-natal/bring-your-dog classes out there, themed yoga workshops like this weekend's Yoga for Men at Jaya Yoga (1626 Eighth Ave at Windsor Pl, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-788-8788, jayayogacenter.com) might not seem like they're competing, so much as catering to a need. But, hey, it's a big city full of hundreds of studios, and they've got to find their niche somehow. This men's class used to be taught semi-monthly, but because of scheduling conflicts, has been switched to a workshop format, and will instead be part of a year-long series. Tonight's Shoulder Openers Workshop (5:45--8:15pm; $30, advance $25) is designed to help men "unlock the tight spots" and ultimately get an education on upper body tension relief. Future male-centric workshops will hone in on things like "Hips & Hamstrings" and "Pelvis." Leading the three-hour session is faculty member Michael Gates, who regularly attended Jaya classes for five years before deciding to get...
Your perfect Saturday: Fountain Art Fair, the Golden Girls and a 24-hour movie marathon
Sat Mar 6
Fountain Art Fair After a particularly long week, your perfect Saturday is ready to rejoice in the sunshine. Enjoy the weather (and pray that it signals an early spring) by wandering through the 13 galleries on display at the Fountain Art Fair. Then, continue your celebration of creativity by attending 92Y Tribeca's Diamonds, Teeth and Yarn: Shara Worden Guest Curator Spotlight, or interacting with the Human Sculpture Garden at the Gershwin Hotel. Spend the rest of the evening traveling down the road and back again with Dorothy drag queens and free cheesecake at We Love The Golden Girls 3. Or earn hard-core film-nerd bragging rights by settling in for the 2010 Best Picture Showcase 24-Hour Marathon at AMC Empire 25, where the unlimited popcorn might leave you with a perpetual case of butter fingers. Don't worry—your perfect Saturday will help you lick 'em clean.—Shayna Courtney
Fri Mar 5
All set? Did you fill out your poll ballot yet? Of course you haven't. Allow us to be of some assistance. First, our crix give their predictions for the big races. Second, they spur you into an Oscars-obsessed tizzy with their provocative top 50 most-deserving Oscar winners of all time list. Third, we've devoted a whole page to this weekend's fun: where to watch Sunday's 8pm broadcast for the maximum impact; clips of the best and worst podium speeches. Finally, set your eyeballs right here to the Own This City blog for some dazzlingly witty live-blogging of the whole shindig, courtesy of Team Film. Yes, we have lots of people to thank: our agents, our lawyers, God.