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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Affordable Art Fair

Critics' pick

For an $18 ticket, you can shop original paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from more than 50 galleries, priced at $100 to $10,000. 

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Metropolitan Pavillion Until Sunday March 29 2015
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Matthew Weiner's Mad Men

Critics' pick

Enter the world of the ever-dapper Don Draper for the first time ever.

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Museum of the Moving Image Until Sunday June 14 2015
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Britney Spears 101

Critics' pick

Remember the reign of Britney Spears? Well, for a lot of us, the Princess of Pop never left the throne. 

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Brooklyn Saturday March 28 2015
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Fixed: Martyn + Lena Willikens

Critics' pick

JDH & Dave P host a night of genre-defying electronics with flying Dutchman Martyn. Critically acclaimed for his musical versatility, he's just as likely to showcase his gentler house vibes as he is to show off for the serious technoheads. 

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Good Room Saturday March 28 2015 - Sunday March 29 2015
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Hamlet with Peter Sarsgaard

Critics' pick

Shakespeare’s dark classic returns with a star who’s done turns both on the Great White Way and the silver screen, Peter Sarsgaard. 

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Classic Stage Company Until Saturday May 9 2015
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Björk

Critics' pick

Björk's not one for small gestures, so it makes sense that the Icelandic art-pop empress is headlining a little room called Carnegie Hall—kicking off a six-show local stint—the same day her surefire-blockbuster MoMA retrospective opens.

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Carnegie Hall Saturday March 28 2015 - Wednesday April 1 2015
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Rosalyn Drexler, "Vulgar Lives"

Critics' pick

Rosalyn Drexler, now in her eighties, has been a novelist, playwright, Emmy-winning comedy writer and, for a few months when she was in her twenties, a lady wrestler. 

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Garth Greenan Gallery Until Saturday March 28 2015 Free
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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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It Follows

Imbued with the kind of idea that can turn a horror film into a sensation, David Robert Mitchell’s thriller sets a relentless camera on characters that have no idea what’s in pursuit.

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Man From Reno

A Japanese detective novelist escapes her latest book tour, hides in San Francisco and gets swept up in a murder mystery. A brilliant performance from Ayako Fujitani (Steven Seagal’s daughter) helps cement this as the best indie neo-noir since Brick.

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Amour Fou

The great Jessica Hausner (Lourdes) returns with this austere true story of the doomed 1810 romance between German writer Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel. Forget period whimsy; this melodrama will sting for months.

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White God

A Hungarian girl's loyal mutt is taken from her and transformed into a ferocious dogfighting champion. Eventually he escapes and leads a canine revolution that must be seen to be believed.

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While We're Young

Noah Baumbach's acerbic new comedy mines a hilarious generational clash from the unlikely friendship between a fortysomething documentarian (Ben Stiller) and his young hipster apprentice (Adam Driver).

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Jauja

Viggo Mortensen’s star-making Lord of the Rings role has empowered him to do all sorts of strangeness, like this hypnotic Lisandro Alonso oddity about a Danish engineer who loses his daughter in 19th-century Patagonia

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Grey Gardens

Among the strangest real-life family dramas ever captured, a classic dysfunction doc is back onscreen

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Seymour: An Introduction

Hawke’s first documentary is a gentle and loving tribute to a man so anachronistically convinced that talent is its own reward that the film might soon serve as our only proof that people like him ever existed

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It Follows

The camera is relentless in this killer thriller
that rewrites the rules

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Now Showing

Amour Fou

The great Jessica Hausner (Lourdes) returns with this austere true story of the doomed 1810 romance between German writer Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel

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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!!!