Things to do in New York this Saturday

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


1

Journey Through Japan in Deco Style

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NYC '20s-themed parties are a dime a dozen; but '20s-Japan-themed is still novel. To celebrate its current exhibition, "Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan" (on loan from the Brooklyn Museum), the Japan Society hosts a speakeasy among the art, featuring the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet, a dance lesson by Akemi Kinukawa and Ben Rich, hoofers, DJs and plenty of sake.

  1. Japan Society 333 E 47th St, between First and Second Aves, 10017
  2. Sat Apr 19
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2

Tour of Italy: Cheese, Charcuterie and More

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Embark on an edible journey through Italy led by Murray's cheese connoisseur Jason Donnelly. The feast of regional specialties will feature Castelvetrano olives, Parma prosciutto and caciocavallo, paired with Montepulciano and Prosecco wines.

  1. Murray's Cheese Shop 254 Bleecker St, Leroy and Cornelia Sts, 10014
  2. Sat Apr 19
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3

Rochelle Feinstein, Love Vibe

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The six large-scale canvases making up this single installation piece were created by the veteran painter over a 14-year period. Each presents a different visual variation on the phrase love your work, which, according the artist, is the sort of mindless shorthand that represents the poverty of conversational discourse these days.

  1. On Stellar Rays 1 Rivington St, at Bowery
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Sun May 11
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4

No More Mr. Nice Girl: A Memorial/Tribute to Maggie Estep

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New York writer and spoken-word artist Estep, whose cheeky and funny albums, novels and rants made her name in the ’90s, passed away in February. Friends—including Penny Arcade, Rick Moody, Dael Orlandersmith and Eileen Myles—remember this spitfire with poetry and prose.

  1. Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E 3rd St, between Aves B and C
  2. Sat Apr 19
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5

Keith and the Girl Week

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Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili, a.k.a. Keith and the Girl, found podcasting before almost everyone else in the comedy world. They inspired Marc Maron, have a rabid fan base and get their guests talking about some fairly personal stuff with ease. During this annual fest, they host loads of different shows; all are taped for broadcast later.

  1. The Creek and the Cave 10-93 Jackson Ave, at 11th St, 11101
  2. Thu Apr 17 - Sat Apr 19
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6

Hey Queen!

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Sarah Jenny and Avory Agony serve up this monthly panqueer shindig, featuring ever-changing themes, performance art, DJs, go-go dancers, art installations and more.

  1. Littlefield 622 DeGraw St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Sat Apr 19 - Sat Dec 20
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7

Catch 61

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The 61st edition of this series—curated by Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson and Caleb Hammons—highlights work by Laurie Berg, William Burke, Lisa Clair, Sean Donovan, Stephan Goldrajch, GRANDMA, New Saloon, Steven Reker, David Thomson and Saúl Ulerio.

  1. The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen St, between Court and Smith Sts, 11201
  2. Sat Apr 19
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8

Playing for Jim Hall

  • Price band: 2/4
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Magisterial guitarist Jim Hall, who died in December, had virtually no peers when it came to mixing improvisational finesse, harmonic sophistication and abundant heart. No imitation at these tribute gigs, then; just a number of friends and collaborators paying their respects by being themselves. Hall's trusty rhythm section—bassist Scott Colley and drummer Joey Baron—anchors the proceedings, and all-star soloists on hand include Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Greg Osby.

  1. Blue Note 131 W 3rd St, at Sixth Ave
  2. Fri Apr 18 - Sun Apr 20
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9

MATA Festival 2014

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A festival produced by composer for composers—and for the listeners who love composers—MATA returns with a strong international lineup of events, starting with tonight's premiere-packed visit by Finnish ensemble Uusinta. New and recent pieces by Carolyn Chen, Natacha Diels and Alex Weiser are among the highlights on Apr 17. On Apr 18, two NYC powerhouse ensembles—Ekmeles and Talea—come together for one powerful evening. Oscar Bianchi's Matra receives its American premiere on Apr 19, performed by Neue Vocalsolisten and the International Contemporary Ensemble. The Vocalsolisten return for an afternoon matinee on Apr 20, and the finale on Apr 21 features the Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion in works by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber, Paula Matthusen and others.

  1. The Kitchen 512 W 19th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Mon Apr 21
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10

BangOn!NYC Presents Easter Island

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You can spend Easter weekend at church or with family, or you can join the BangOn!NYC crew as it transforms a warehouse into a Polynesian paradise. Highlights include an adult Easter-egg hunt, a set by Dirtybird DJ Worthy and a tropical bouncy castle. Costumes—particularly those with bunny ears—are encouraged. The location will be announced to ticket holders Apr 18.

  1. Location TBA
  2. Sat Apr 19
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See a new film tonight

Godzilla

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Fading Gigolo

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Manakamana

  • Rated as: 5/5
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The Young Girls of Rochefort

  • Rated as: 5/5
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Only Lovers Left Alive

  • Rated as: 5/5
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Under the Skin

  • Rated as: 5/5
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Nymphomaniac: Volume II

  • Rated as: 4/5
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