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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World B-Boy Battle #1

Xtreme Breakdancing Sports Inc. hosts the final round of a sports event for break dancing. Featuring the top 16 B-boys, the competition is part performance and part wrestling match with a host, five judges, a referee, sportscasters, "ring models" and a halftime show.

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Queens Theatre Sunday January 25 2015
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New Year's Day Celebration: Oshogatsu

Critics' pick

This Japanese New Year celebration will include lion dancing (shishi-mai) with live taiko drumming, special New Year's calligraphy (kakizome), traditional rice pounding (to make mochi, a traditional New Year food) and kamishibai storytelling.

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Japan Society Sunday January 25 2015
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Round-Up

Critics' pick

BAM Next Wave Festival. Sufjan Stevens adds to his body of conceptual works with this evocation of the rodeo. Some slo-mo footage shot at Oregon's Pendleton Round-Up helps set the scene, though the main attraction should be Stevens's score, which he'll perform along with members of the piano-plus-percussion group Yarn/Wire.

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BAM Harvey Theater Until Sun Jan 25
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"Pheromone Hotbox"

A group of female artists (Amanda Charchian, Aneta Bartos, Shae Detar, Olivia Locher and Marianna Rothen) challenge the concept of post-feminist ideologies by each presenting 10 of their most recent photographs that portray womanhood. All five photographers are known for often including nudity and illustrating elusive stories in their work.

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Steven Kasher Gallery Until Saturday February 28 2015
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A Brief History of Beer

Down your complimentary Sixpoint while watching the "drinkerative" performance by actors William Glenn and Trish Parry as they guide you through A Brief History of Beer, about brewski's beginnings.

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Under St. Marks Until Sunday August 30 2015
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They Might Be Giants

Critics' pick

The quirk-rock masters come off last year's expectedly weird but charming Nanobots to play a special series of NYC dates: one MHOW gig per month for five months, starting with a sold-out show in January. Each of the following concerts is devoted to one of the band's classic releases: They Might Be Giants, Lincoln, Dial-A-Song and Flood, respectively.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg Until Sunday May 31 2015
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The Poetry Brothel

Critics' pick

This interactive performance series is a veritable literary cathouse, where male and female “whores” provide private poetry readings behind closed curtains. At the first event of the year, the Madame and her crew celebrate the miracle elixir—verse. Guest and extraordinarily talented poet Rachel Zucker joins, Hot Club of Flatbush provides music, and Foxx Von Tempt and Rosabelle Selavy perform their burlesque act. Come from the poetry, stay for the tarot, magic and absinthe.

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The Back Room Sunday January 25 2015
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Savages

Critics' pick

Savages first made waves with their scorching 2013 debut Silence Yourself. Last year the thrillingly intense postpunk revivalists followed it up with Words to the Blind, a Dada-inspired “sonic poem” made with Japanese psych-rockers Bo Ningen. At this series of small club dates, the U.K. group unveils new tunes—a super-enticing prospect for those lucky enough to score tix.

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Mercury Lounge Until Saturday January 31 2015
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Guardians of the Galaxy

Watch Groot “express himself” in a more drink-friendly space at this special screening of the 2014 comic-book underdog turned huge hit.

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The Way Station Sunday January 25 2015 Free

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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Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Critics' pick

Decades after her family was torn apart by the Holocaust, documentary director Yael Reuveny dives into the past in a quest for historical certainty.

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The Interview

Critics' pick

A compelling and genuinely radical feature, Seth Rogen's comedy fashions The Great Dictator and Inglourious Basterds into a cross joint and then lights it from both ends.

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Selma

Critics' pick

Ava DuVernay’s masterfully controlled portrait of the fight for civil rights would be a landmark even without the timeliness of its story or the urgency of its unassailable values.

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Two Days, One Night

Critics' pick

A star like Marion Cotillard might seem like an odd fit for the Dardenne brothers’ brand of social realism, but this story of a woman campaigning to keep her job is as honest as it gets.

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American Sniper

Critics' pick

Clint Eastwood offers his complex take on American exceptionalism in this biopic about the deadliest sniper in Army history. A jacked Bradley Cooper hits the bull’s-eye in the title role.

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A Most Violent Year

Critics' pick

Oscar Isaac does his best Michael Corleone in J.C. Chandor’s tense, wintry drama about competing businessmen in 1981 NYC. Jessica Chastain’s fiery turn brings the heat.

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Now Showing

Leviathan

Critics' pick

A vodka-soaked middle finger to Putin, Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest Russian drama is a whale of a movie—grotesque and a little bloated but impossible to ignore.

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Eating out?

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Grab a drink

The 50 best New York bars

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Comments

1 comments
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.