Things to do in New York this Sunday

Don't let your weekend slip away. Find the best things to do on Sundays in New York City.

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
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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. 

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Now Showing
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Punderdome

Critics' pick

The pun, that most democratic of jokes: At its best, it’s sublimely satisfying to the reptilian part of our brains that loves easy comedy. At its worst, it produces a groan so gut-deep, it’s almost as good as a belly laugh. 

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Littlefield Sunday July 5 2015 - Sunday August 2 2015
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IndieFest 2015

The fifth go-round of PIT’s annual IndiePendence Day Festival will feature more of what attracted big crowds to the first four: a marathon 12 hours of live comedy performance, beer and—best of all—free BB (so we can all pretend the founding fathers added the right to freedom of BBQ consumption to the Bill of Rights). 

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Peoples Improv Theater Saturday July 4 2015
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“Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera”

Critics' pick

Born in Hong Kong, Tseng was something of an art- and club-scene fixture during the go-go ’80s, a celebrity shutterbug who documented downtown nightlife, as well as a performance artist for the camera whose photographic self-portraits capture him in a Mao suit, posing fish-out-of-water style against New York and American landmarks. This first-ever retrospective revisits his alien’s perspective of the Reagan era.

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Grey Art Gallery/NYU Until Saturday July 11 2015 Free
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Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead Simulcast

It has been a half century since jam-band progenitors the Grateful Dead first started truckin’. To celebrate this decidedly American act’s big b-day, the band’s surviving founding members will be joined by Phish’s Trey Anastasio—sitting in for the late Jerry Garcia on guitar—for a trio of shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field. 

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Brooklyn Bowl Until Sunday July 5 2015
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Kayak on the Hudson

Nothing strengthens a friendship like wading into water and having to count on your bud to keep a skinny canoe afloat, so bring your comrade along to kayak on the Hudson. You'll get to go out on the water for 20-minute sessions, after a brief lesson, of course—just enough time to bond before your arms get tired.

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Pier 26 Until Monday October 12 2015 Free
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New York Asian Film Festival

Over 50 new films premiere at the 14th edition of this 10-day festival. Some of the movies—including mega-blockbusters, critically acclaimed art films and beautiful historical dramas—are making their way from Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia to New York. 

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center Until Thursday July 9 2015
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Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

Critics' pick

The stand-up, sketch and improv performer known best for The Chris Gethard Show presents an hour-long set covering suicide, alcoholism and other dark themes, with his genuine charm and curiosity.

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Union Hall Sunday July 5 2015
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Mister Sunday

Hometown heroes Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin) have released a mix CD, founded a label, played Beats in Space and toured the world. Their summer series is back for more Sunday Funday daytime jams, spinning their array of underground house, disco and techno rhythms for your dancing pleasure.

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Industry City Sunday July 5 2015 - Sunday August 23 2015
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“KAWS: ALONG THE WAY"

Critics' pick

The former street artist, who's taken his game up a notch, designing a ballon for the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade, and also creating the set for last year's MTV Music Awards at the Barclays Center, fills the Brooklyn Museum's lobby with an 18-foot-tall wooden sculpture depicting his signature character, Companion—a sort of skull-headed Mickey Mouse with Xs for eyes—as a pair of of identical figures, with one consoling the other.

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Brooklyn Museum Until Sunday December 6 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comments

4 comments
mafeloreto
mafeloreto

boo this looks like any other weekend, no MDW events? Parties in Rockaway? Mr Sunday? come TONY you can do better than this

MS
MS

The Seed : MARKET - Pop-up Market 100% all plant-based

- Lots of artisan food, drink and beauty vendors!

- Cooking demos, morning yoga class, special film screening with Q&A

Sunday, May 17th from 11am - 6pm 

At The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. (6 & 7 Ave.)

Details: http://theseedexperience.com/market/



Eric R
Eric R

why is pheromone hotbox listed as a sunday highlight when the details indicate the gallery will be closed?

Jamie P
Jamie P

What have you done with this feature? It used to be a readable roundup. Now it's just an assortment of links that I have to open in a million different tabs. As someone who refers to these weekend roundups quite a bit, I respectfully request that you bring back the old format.