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15 super-duper things to do in NYC this weekend

Written by
Jennifer Picht

Fri 22

Big Glass in Little Italy; noon; $10 suggested museum donation
We've seen saints immortalized in stained glass, but the Simpsons? Italian-American artist Joseph Cavalieri depicts contemporary subjects in his pieces, 12 of which are on view at the Italian American Museum through October 10.

Christie’s First Open; 10am; free
The famous auction house returns with it's 11th annual First Open, offering post-war and contemporary works with more affordable price tags (estimates range from $500 to $180,000). This year's pieces, which include works by Frank Stella, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Sol Lewitt, can be viewed free of charge in Christie's galleries. Even if bidding is out of the question, there's no harm in a little window shopping.

Panorama Festival; noon; $125/day, weekend pass $369
The cheaper answer to Coachella is finally here! After much hemming, hawing and a few venue changes, AEG Live is going bicoastal with its first-ever NYC festival, Panorama. The music bonanza runs over the course of three days on Randalls Island, but Friday 22’s bill includes mega-indie-rockers Arcade Fire, oversize-wig maven Sia, Diplo’s cultural collective Major Lazer, plushy Snapchat mascot DJ Khaled (major key) and the incredible DJ Harvey.

Sat 23

Coney Island Talent Show; 4pm; free
Pull up to the Coney Island Boardwalk between 10th and 12th Streets for this all-ages talent show hosted by burlesque performer the World Famous *BOB*, where prizes are given to not only the best entertainers, but also the best dressed.

Tapped; noon; $39, early admission $59, VIP $74
Scope out and taste over 100 brews during this tap-tastic festival that celebrates New Yorks' booming craft beer scene. Pair suds such as Traveler, 21 Amendment, Two Roads and plenty more with Barclay's yummy Brooklyn Taste Stadium concessions. There will be a local DJ and games available to keep you entertained, and don't worry if you're not a fan of hops—there will be vino for the winos and cold, crisp ciders for the taking. 

Bulletin Market; 11am; Free admission
Just when you thought Williamsburg couldn't get any more saturated with fantastic food, stunning clothing and funky accessories, a new market has taken over a long-vacant lot at the corner of North 8th and Driggs. Bulletin Market, a pop-up food and design fair that will vend booze, snacks, home decor and jewelry, promises a different kind of hang—think a relaxed, block-party vibe where you can grab a craft beer and play lawn games between wallet-endangering shopping missions.

Warm Up 2016; 3pm; $22–$25
If there's one thing you can depend on, it's that every Saturday from June through August MoMA PS1's courtyard will be packed with top-notch music talent—and sweaty revelers.

An Evening with Darlene Love; 7:30pm; free
Darlene Love is one of the biggest names of the girl-group era and ’60s pop music in general: She’s collaborated with Elvis, Sinatra, Sonny and Cher and has survived working with producer Phil Spector. Now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee returns to New York to celebrate her 75th birthday in the sunshine of Lincoln Center for its annual outdoor summer concert program, Out of Doors.

Summer on the Hudson: Quiet Clubbing; 5pm; free
Bust a move without bursting your eardrums while enjoying stunning waterfront views during this Quiet Clubbing event. Here’s the skinny: You control the volume and the style of music you’re dancing to through a set of wireless headphones. Choose from three DJs—each plays a different genre, like hip-hop or Top 40—and start shaking your rump like there’s no tomorrow. 

OZY Fusion Festival; 10:30am; $35–$75
Sure, Panorama may have Kendrick Lamar, but what multinational computing conglomerates has he founded? Bill Gates has (Microsoft, ever heard of it?) and is expected at this collaboration between TV channel Fusion and culture webzine OZY during this “intersection of thought, food, music and shopping.” Also on the lineup is a grab bag of guests from author Malcolm Gladwell to Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and former Newark mayor, Cory Booker. 

Sun 24

Now and Then Trivia
; 8pm; free
Show up for five rounds of trivia about the 1995 coming-of-age classic in which Christina Ricci grows up into Rosie O'Donnell. We've always found that questionable.

Learn to Tango Nights; 6pm; free
It takes two to tango, but you can totally turn up solo at this class. Folks of all ages are welcome to learn this exotic rhythm taught by instructor Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park. After the 45-minute class wraps, you can strut your stuff and practice your new moves until the sun goes down.

Elevation Boat Party: Set Sail for the Skies; 4pm; $35
Grab a cocktail (or six) while NYC’s popular party promoters bring their normally stationary fest to the high(ish) seas for their very first boat party! Guest selector Marcus Worgull of Germany’s famed electronic dance-music label Innervisions is back for his first visit of 2016. He is joined by Output mainstays Frank & Tony as well as new resident DJ Lovecraft for this sail around the island.

SummerStage: Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords; 6pm; $50–$55
The Grammy Award–winning comedy-folk duo hits NYC to perform some new tunes. Eugene Mirman, whom you may know as the voice of Gene Belcher on Bob's Burgers, opens.

Summer Fling; 9:30pm; $10
Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels welcome Jo Firestone, Phoebe Robinson, Naomi Ekperigin and Jordan Carlos to the Union Hall stage for this stand-up show about insecurity and romantic anxiety. 

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