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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Big Apple Comic Con

Critics' pick

We know, your true brilliance of cosplay is hidden behind that monotonous nine-to-five job. Hide no more because this March marks the 20th anniversary of NYC’s longest-running comic-book, science-fiction and fantasy convention—created by magician and actor Michael "Mike Carbo" Carbonaro—where nerd flags fly free. 

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Penn Plaza Pavilion Saturday March 7 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 7 2015 - Wednesday April 1 2015
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Chappie

In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers -- but now, the people are fighting back.

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Release date: Friday March 6 2015 Now Showing
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Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March your way over to Rockaway Beach for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade the first Saturday in March. The 40th Annual Parade kicks off at 1pm (130th St and Newport Ave) with grand marshals including congressman and respected community members. 

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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Until Saturday March 7 2015
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Lives of the Saints

Critics' pick

Lives of the Saints: Theater review by David Cote Just as the short-story collection is an endangered species in the publishing world, a night of one-act plays can be a tough sell.

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Primary Stages (at the Duke on 42nd Street) Until Friday March 27 2015
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The Armory Show

Critics' pick

The megafair returns, with exhibitors of contemporary and modern art divided, respectively, between Piers 92 and 94. Brace yourself for the 17th chapter of this annual spectacle.

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Piers 92/94 Until Sunday March 8 2015
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Lee Foss + Eskuche & Nu Sky + Psychemagik

Critics' pick

Tom Coveney and Danny McLewin, better known as U.K. duo Psychemagik, have a sound that takes in everything from disco and soul to exotica and, yes, psychedelia—and they make it work, as anyone who's heard their copious and far-reaching remixes can attest. 

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Output Friday March 6 2015
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Blind Idiot God + Oneirogen + Rhyton + Gnaw

Critics' pick

If bands like Don Caballero brought math rock into full bloom in the ’90s, Blind Idiot God, which resurfaced in 2001 after a five-year absence, had begun tilling the soil in the late ’80s. 

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The Paper Box Saturday March 7 2015
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Kes

Taking in school and home life in an area where nature meets the mining industry on the Yorkshire skyline, Ken Loach’s most enduring movie is the story of Billy Casper, a smart but wayward boy who, despite a quick mind and tongue, has a reputation as a rogue.

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Wild Canaries

A contemporary Cobble Hill riff on Manhattan Murder Mystery, Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries may fly along a familiar path, but it’s sexier, smarter and a hell of a lot more fun.

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The Hunting Ground

In this harrowing, high-impact follow-up to The Invisible War (on the rape epidemic within the U.S. military), writer-director Kirby Dick again teams with producer Amy Ziering, to take on reputable colleges that systematically ignore the issue of campus rape, thereby enabling serial predators. 

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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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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!!!