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16 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner
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Sep 12

Let Me Make You a Mixtape; Union Hall
Comedian Josh Gondelman brings some of his favorite acts from both music and stand-up together to form what could best be described as a live mixtape. You know, like the ones you used to make in grade school. Or not. You calling us old?

Taste Talks Brooklyn; Various locations
Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese, Mission Cantina) and Mario Batali co-host this year's three-day food festival featuring dinners and tastings, demonstrations with Brooks Headley and an All-Star BBQ with other cult-status chefs like Wylie Dufresne (wd~50, Alder), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter) and Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar).

Karen O; The Manderley Bar & Le Poisson Rouge
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman plays four intimate hometown shows in honor of her solo debut, Crush Songs, which is out this week on Julian Casablancas's Cult Records.

Ryan McGinley, Yearbook; Team Gallery
This photographer's infatuation with androgyny and the nostalgia of youth are fully realized in this photo display depicting 200 models, all young and nude. It's an illustration of the rocky road into adulthood, but we kinda feel like Ryan's especially good at capturing the beauty of it all. Now that's talent.

The Skeleton Twins Opens in theaters
Former SNL-ers Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig impress as estranged siblings hoping to reconnect. It's a drama, folks—in case you were expecting the funny duo to crack constant jokes. May be a serious one, but definitely worth the watch.

New York Oyster Week; Various locations
Chefs at marquee fish houses and oyster bars curate special menus and pairings that highlight their unique take on the oyster. Consider the oyster

Circus Amok; Various locations
The queer, political circus delights audiences of all ages at parks around the city throughout September.

Sep 13

SHRINK: Puppet Therapy; The PIT
Puppets. Therapy. Put them together and what do you get? Puptherapets. That makes no sense. Fortunately there's a team of puppeteers better at this than us, and they've made an entire improv show around a puppet receiving therapy.  

Vendy Awards; Governors Island
Vote for your favorite street food chef—and feast all day—at the 10th annual cook-off among food trucks, sidewalk carts and other local vendors.

Renegade Craft Fair; Various locations
Back once again with the ill behavior (that's a song lyric), the Renegade Craft Fair promises some super fun homemade knick-knacks that you'll actually use, handmade by people just like you, except better than you at making stuff. 

2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival; Joe's Pub Festival
It's capitalized for a reason: DANCENOW will make you dance. When? Now.

Amy Sedaris meet-and-greet; Fishs Eddy
Ahh, Amy! We loved you in SNL. And that time you were in Elf? Oh, and the fact that you're a bunny activist? You surprise in the best ways, so we are totally down with your meet-and-greet for your new houseware designs.

Sep 14

NYC Honey Week; Various locations
It's your last day to catch this city-wide honey and cheese tastings, chef-hosted dinners, infusion workshops, panel discussions and apiary tours at Gotham institutions like Murray’s Cheese, Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn Kitchen and The Cleveland.

National Ballet of Canada; David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
The company performs Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Featuring costumes and sets by Bob Crowley and a score by Joby Talbot, the piece transforms Lewis Carroll's famous story into a story ballet. Visual art, ya'll. We feel cultured.

Trajal Harrell; the Kitchen
Harrell's series of performances opens as part of the Crossing the Line Festival. Harrell will present his entire Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church dance series over the course of a week. There will be vogueing. Need we say more?

92Y Street Y Annual Street Festival; 92nd Street Y
Party, party. The Upper East Side non-profit has a giant street fest with booths and food and tons of activities for kids. You should go! You'll love it! 

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