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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Behemoth + Cannibal Corpse + Aeon + Tribulation

Critics' pick

A bill featuring perhaps the world's two biggest death-metal bands ain't one to scoff at, especially considering that Polish vets Behemoth and Tampa-via-Buffalo legends Cannibal Corpse each unveiled a masterful new LP last year: The Satanist and A Skeletal Domain, respectively. 

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Webster Hall Saturday February 28 2015
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The Rub

Critics' pick

DJs Ayres and Eleven continue their long-running Rub affair, where they’ll be playing their usual high-octane mix of hip-hop, house, soul and just about anything that’s got the funk.

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The Bell House Saturday February 28 2015
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Le Bingo

Critics' pick

Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

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Le Poisson Rouge Saturday February 28 2015 - Saturday June 27 2015
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The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

Critics' pick

Admire the ornamental flowers and greenery inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as it blossoms into spring.

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New York Botanical Garden Until Sunday April 19 2015
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"Beautiful Beast"

Critics' pick

What is it about a body's size, shape, texture or color that compels us to look toward or away from it? Come to your own conclusions as you walk through this peculiar exhibit with works created "through the lens of the grotesque" by Judy Fox, Folkert de Jong, Elizabeth King, Kiki Smith and 12 other sculptors, in a show curated by Peter Drake. Digital projections, foam, wood and steel twist and turn to conjure a visually jarring cacophony. Be warned: You may find it difficult to look away.

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New York Academy of Art Until Sunday March 8 2015 Free
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Frigid New York Festival 2015

Horse Trade chills out with its ninth annual overheated orgy of fringe attractions at the Kraine and Under St. Marks. Some 30 shows are participating in this "open and uncensored" festival (including a whole bunch from Canada), so check the Frigid website for a complete schedule.

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Various locations Until Sunday March 8 2015
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NYC Beer Week 2015

Bottoms up with the Brooklyn Brewery, Eataly Birreria and other brew maestros at this seventh annual celebration of all things beer. 

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Various locations Until Monday March 2 2015
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"Pheromone Hotbox"

A group of female artists (Amanda Charchian, Aneta Bartos, Shae DeTar, Olivia Locher and Marianna Rothan) challenge the concept of post feminist ideologies by each presenting 10 recent photographs that portray womanhood. All five photographers are known for using their friends as nude subjects to illustrate a female-only utopia, unbidden to the male gaze.

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Steven Kasher Gallery Until Saturday February 28 2015 Free
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Queen and Country

A direct sequel to 1987’s Hope and Glory—and the best thing that John Boorman has made since—Queen and Country begins where that film leaves off, continuing the director’s autobiographical account of his relationship with war and the collateral effect it has on the people at its periphery. 

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Wild Tales

Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but to judge from the first episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear that young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a knack for latching on to ideas with a humorous dimension that's pretty universal.

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Mommy

Prodigy Xavier Dolan, the pride of Montreal, delivers his best film yet, a wrenching and intense look at the limits of motherly love.

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Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako is today's leading director from Africa. His latest, a small-town terrorism thriller, impressed Oscar insiders so mightily they've short-listed it for this year's Best Foreign Language Film.

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Girlhood

Empowerment, a wardrobe rethink and a working knowledge of Rihanna come in handy when a lonely French 16-year-old drops out of high school to join a rambunctious girl gang.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Every stoner's favorite sea creature gets the big-screen treatment in this delightfully surreal feature, in which SpongeBob and his friends wash ashore and confront an evil pirate played by Antonio Banderas

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Blackhat

Michael Mann is back, and he's very sorry for Public Enemies. This gloriously silly technothriller about a hunky hacker (Chris Hemsworth) is Mann's most enjoyable movie since Heat.

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The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland repurposes his love of seedy giallo films for this cheeky story of S&M romance. It's classier than you think, deeper than you realize and just as sensual as you hope.

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Beloved Sisters

Critics' pick

The kind of finely etched family drama that fans of Downton Abbey will flip for, Dominik Graf’s gripping German saga turns an 18th-century ménage à trois into a psychological feast.

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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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Marc S
Marc S

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!!!