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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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Critics' pick

If you've ever jammed out to dope artists like De La Soul, Jay Z or a Tribe Called Quest, then you definitely get why Brooklyn is the perfect place for a hip-hop fest. The fest kicks off with the 11th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Kickoff Party, followed by performances by Common and Mobb Deep. Duo Lion Babe and the PitchBlack Brass Band will also perform, while the Dummy Clap Film Festival will feature a special screening of the 1994 film Fresh; Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition highlights the history of up-and-coming DJs, MCs and graffiti artists.

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Various locations Wednesday July 8 2015 - Saturday July 11 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 July 11 2015 - Saturday September 5 2015
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Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Composer Danny Elfman has written many tunes that are now a permanent part of our collective cultural conscience, like the theme songs for The Simpsons, the Batman animated series theme and Pee-wee’s Playhouse. He’s also worked on many films with iconic filmmaker Tim Burton—hear his infectious score, from The Nightmare Before Christmas to Beetlejuice, live onstage featuring a full orchestra and choir. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite character!

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Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center) Wednesday July 8 2015 - Sunday July 12 2015
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Taylor Swift + Haim + Vance Joy + Shawn Mendes

Critics' pick

T. Swift was always a little more Madonna than Miranda Lambert, so her decision to leave Nashville for NYC—and pop-country for plain old pop—isn't necessarily shocking. What is mind-blowing is that the 25-year-old's latest album, 1989, has broken sales records long held by Britney Spears and Eminem, something unfathomable in today's music world. Swifty celebrates her overwhelming success with these good-as-sold-out stadium gigs in Jersey. Get ready to "Shake It Off," people.

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MetLife Stadium Friday July 10 2015 - Saturday July 11 2015
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Vision 20 Dance

Critics' pick

The annual Vision Festival, a celebration of artistic experimentation, celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances by MoralesDance (July 8), Yoshiko Chuma (July 10) and the legendary Urban Bush Women (July 12).

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Judson Memorial Church Until Sunday July 12 2015
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Yacht Rock Revue

Critics' pick

Yacht Rock Revue embraces the comedic side of its namesake, the popular series of online skits that poked fun at soft AM-friendly sounds, but these guys can really play and sing. You'll feel that ocean breeze in your hair—yes, even at Irving Plaza—as the boys run through classics by Steely Dan, the Doobies, Bee Gees and many more.

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Irving Plaza Saturday July 11 2015
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East to Edinburgh 2015

Critics' pick

This annual festival celebrates those vigorous American salmon preparing to swim into the shoals of the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Selections include Douglas Taurel’s The American Soldier, Jessica Sherr’s Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies and David Carl’s Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet. Visit 59e59.org for a complete schedule.

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59E59 Theaters Until Sunday July 26 2015
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The New York Musical Theatre Festival 2015

Critics' pick

NYMFomaniacs, rejoice! This impressive feast of new musicals (and a host of related events) takes over various theater spaces near Times Square for its 12th annual edition. Buried treasure could lie anywhere, so check nymf.org for a complete schedule.

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Various locations Until Monday July 27 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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Ice Factory Festival 2015

Critics' pick

In the helter-skelter of summer theater festivals, the cool curatorial heads of the Ice Factory always provide a welcome breeze. This year's lineup of plays and multimedia performance includes work by the Assembly, Blessed Unrest and Glass Bandits. Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting's Dostoevsky adaptation Idiot kicks things off (through June 27).

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New Ohio Theatre Wednesday July 8 2015 - Saturday August 8 2015
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Fresh Dressed

Behind hip-hop’s beats and rhymes was an equally important impulse to carve out a unique fashion identity. Sacha Jenkins’s thoughtful, thorough documentary charts the rise of rap style.

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Now Showing

Dope

Rick Famuyiwa’s comedy follows three high-school nerds who call Los Angeles’ frightening Inglewood home. It’s a euphorically funny indie that flips the script on Boyz n the Hood

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Now Showing

Infinitely Polar Bear

Line up now for Mark Ruffalo’s most complex and likable performance to date, as a mentally unstable parent who, despite frequent mood swings, must care for two rambunctious girls.

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Now Showing

The Third Man

Carol Reed’s 1949 comedy-thriller feels unlike any movie of its era. Now, thanks to an immaculate restoration, it looks like it was filmed only yesterday.

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Eden

The ’90s French house-music scene (the very one that produced Daft Punk) is lovingly evoked in Mia Hansen-Løve’s bittersweet drama about losing yourself in the moment

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Inside Out

Critics' pick

A new Pixar movie is always cause for celebration, this one more than most: By comically exploring a young girl’s internal psychology, the studio approaches near-experimental highs. 

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Now Showing

Love & Mercy

Beach Boys fans, catch a wave to this heartbreakingly good biopic of Brian Wilson, portrayed by two dynamite actors: Paul Dano as the young genius and John Cusack as the fragile, overmedicated adult.

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Now Showing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Post-apocalyptic visionary George Miller returns to the series that made his name, and the results are spectacular: jaw-droppingly violent, surreal and worth the 30-year wait

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Now Showing
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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!!!