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Things to do in New York this Saturday

Start your weekend the right way with our guide to the best events and places to go in the day and during the evening

Photograph: Oliver Correa
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MoRUS Film Festival, I Heart Anarchy

Fight the power with this weeklong festival from the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) that examines both anarchy's history in the Lower East Side and different aspects of its ideals. The films and oral histories presented each night will cover a different theme like "Sustainable Activism," "Immigrants, Anarchism & the USA" and "Bio Terror, Manufactured Fear & State Repression."

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Various locations Until Saturday August 8 2015
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Full Moon Fest 2015

Critics' pick

Full Moon, the annual dance-friendly beach bash named for and modeled after the monthly all-night parties on the Thai island of Ko Pha Ngan, visits new space Brooklyn Mirage with not only a kickass main stage bill—Yelle, Tensnake, RÜFÜS DU SOL, MOTHXR, The Kite String Tangle—but also a special Crew Love Stage—Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, PillowTalk, No Regular Play, Slow Hands and more.

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Governors Beach Club Saturday August 1 2015
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PotterCon

We know, you're still waiting hopefully for that acceptance letter sent to you via owl to let you know you've finally made it into Hogwarts. News flash: That's never happening. But this is the next best thing! PotterCon is for all you Potterheads out there who have since come into adulthood but would still wear your wizard robe with pride. There will be butterbeer, costume contests and of course a chance for you to be sorted into your witchcraft-and-wizardry house. Gryffindor, anyone? Or maybe you're more Hufflepuff. Go find out at this Muggle mingle for grown children in honor of the Boy Who Lived.

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The Bell House Saturday August 1 2015
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Tinder LIVE! with Lane Moore

The writer, whose work has been featured in The Onion and McSweeney's, comes to the stage to show off her Tinder profile, swipe left, message those guys that peak her interest and even call them live. Then she's joined by funny friends (Frank Conniff, Amanda Seales, Sam Grittner and Mychal Denzel Smith) to evaluate strangers' profiles.

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Knitting Factory Saturday August 1 2015
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Warm Up at MoMA PS1

Critics' pick

After 18 years, MoMA PS1's Warm Up is bigger than ever, with music aficionados and sun-worshipping revelers flocking to the museum's courtyard to take in the top-tier lineup of bands, DJs and producers, along with the same great taste in art, beer and food it's boasted from the beginning.

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MoMA PS1 Saturday August 8 2015 - Saturday September 5 2015
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From Mississippi to Russia with a Side of NYC

Critics' pick

The quintet Imani Winds gives itself a wide expanse with this free, afternoon program on Governor's Island. The pins in the map for the two halves include Hector Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and Paquito D'Rivera (representing South America and Cuba); Rimsky-Korsakov for Russia; and ensemble flutist and composer Valerie Coleman repping for New York City. Rain date Aug 2.

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Governors Island, Nolan Park Saturday August 1 2015
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Godfrey

Critics' pick

Longtime club comic Godfrey has been inching his way toward greater success—he starred in a special last year, Black by Accident, and was recently featured on 30 Rock and Louie—but he continues to bring a naughty, impish glee to his stage sets.

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Gotham Comedy Club Sunday August 2 2015
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Colin Quinn The New York Story

Critics' pick

Colin Quinn The New York Story: Theater review by David Cote It’s not exactly a golden age for ethnic jokes: gags about how black people are like this or Jewish folks always do that…and don’t get me started on Asians! With homicidal cops and white supremacists on one hand and thought-policing PC scolds on the other, there’s not much room for laughs about cultural difference. And should there be? Colin Quinn thinks so in The New York Story, his irreverent, ethnographic survey of the immigrants who helped form the classic New York personality (pushy, cocky, loud). If stereotypes can be woven into a nonhostile humanistic tapestry, Quinn does it. One obvious factor is: Who’s making the jokes and who’s laughing? As a straight, middle-aged, Irish-American, Quinn might worry about charges of minstrelsy, punching down or flat-out racial insensitivity. But the show, lightly directed by Jerry Seinfeld, is more inclusive and sweet-natured than that. As for those chuckling at the material, I can report that the crowd I saw it with was refreshingly mixed. Quinn grew up when the city, he argues, was a real melting pot: messy, boiling and liable to burn. He draws on his experiences as a Park Slope kid in the ’70s, when Brooklyn was genuinely diverse (the script is adapted from his recently released The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America). “This city was supposed to be the sanctuary city for the judgmental, the obnoxious, the nonpositive,” Quinn grumbles. But you can’

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Cherry Lane Theatre Until Sunday August 16 2015
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Brüt

Critics' pick

DJs Peter Napoli and Dan Darlington help you work up a sweat at this party for burly guys. At this edition, they're joined by U-Bahn and the Carry Nation.

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Santos Party House Saturday August 1 2015
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Magic Mike XXL

It's been three years since Mike Lane's (Channing Tatum) retirement from stripping, but the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends that he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa. Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention. With the promise of outrageous fun, a reinvigorated Mike can't resist the chance to jump in and take it all off again.

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The End of the Tour

You won’t see Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Jason Segel through the same eyes after you witness his dense dramatic turn as late Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace. 

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The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer surpasses his devastating The Act of Killing with another essential doc about the Indonesian genocide. The follow-up hits even harder as an indictment.

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Amy

The sad, self-destructive story of Amy Winehouse gets a sympathetic airing in Asif Kapadia’s documentary, which is both a cautionary tale and, when the music’s on, a celebratory one.

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Phoenix

Germany’s hypnotically fascinating Nina Hoss plays a Holocaust survivor so transformed by plastic surgery she’s unrecognizable to her husband (who may have sold her out to the Nazis) in this superb, unsettling psychodrama.

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Tangerine

Hell hath no fury like a trans Hollywood hooker scorned in Sean Baker’s grab-you-by-the-collar indie. Captured via iPhone with a grungy beauty, the tale has a serious core of defiance.

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Trainwreck

Amy Schumer is due for her TV-to-film crossover, and with this dazzling Judd Apatow–directed NYC dating comedy (also a roar of feminist pride), she’s got it.

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Minions

Remember those weird little blobs from the Despicable Me movies? Of course, you do—they eclipsed the main story. Now they have their own supremely silly vehicle. Rejoice.

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A Poem Is a Naked Person

Long buried by its subject, rocker Leon Russell, this doc is finally getting a proper release. It’s not only a delivery device for the music, but a time capsule of early ’70s lifestyles.

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Jimmy's Hall

The politically engaged Ken Loach, one of England’s most accomplished directors, brings an Irish tale of rebellion and community to life. The film thrums with tenderness and rage alike.

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Minions

Remember those weird little blobs from the Despicable Me movies? Of course you do—they eclipsed the main story. Now they have their own supremely silly vehicle. Rejoice.

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Eating out?

The 50 best brunch places in NYC

A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Grab a drink

The 50 best New York bars

Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst

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mirian C
mirian C

If you are a classical music lover and a lover of legendary Pianists, please attend AGUSTIN ANIEVAS in his only NYC appearance this Saturday April 4th, at 5 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street. TICKETS only at $5, presented by 5 @ 5 at DiMenna.  for more info: http://www.mirianconti.com/5--5-at-dimenna.html

No reservations needed, general admission, all tickets $5!!! where in NYC will you find great music with great artists for $5?

MS
MS

This Saturday is also the pop-up market from The Seed : MARKET.

They have 50 vendors (food, drink, beauty and craft), cooking demonstrations, keynote presentation and morning yoga session. Everything is free! Also, the famous food truck The Cinnamon Snail will be having their last day on NYC streets.
Details here: http://theseedexperience.com/the-seed-market-february-28th-2015/

Chris F
Chris F

What about the Belmont Stakes? The world will be watching to see if the 1st Triple Crown winner will happen since 1978 and only the 12th in 130 years!!!