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17 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner
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Nov 7

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival; various locations
The fest has been going strong since 2008, and now it's back with even more EDM. That's a lot of DJs.

Exposed: Songs For Unseen Warhol Films; Peter Jay Sharp Building & BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Fort Greene,  7:30pm. $25–$65.
This combination of cinema and music pairs 15 never-before-seen clips from Andy Warhol's film archive with live performances by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Tom Verlaine and others.

New York Festival of Light; DUMBO (in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge), Nov 6–8. Free.
New York City joins the prestigious and tiny list of cities to have a bright and shining Festival of Light, featuring curated light installations, illuminated sculptures and wearable light technologies created by world renowned artists.

Interstellar opens in theaters
The new sci-fi thinker from Christopher Nolan, Interstellar, hits theaters. Our critic says it makes Gravity feel like a palate cleanser.

"The All Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide"; The Rubin Museum of Art, Chelsea, 6–10pm. Free.
Behold 54 intricate 18th-century paintings from China designed in the style of autumn leaves.

Prints Gone Wild!; Littlefield, Gowanus, 6pm. Free.
Brooklyn-based Cannonball Press is hosting its eighth annual "printacular" fair as part of New York Fine Art Print Week.

Around the World in 80 Sips; Espace, Midtown West, 6:30pm. $75–$225.
This sixth annual tasting event indulges winos with light hors d’oeuvres, chocolate and wine from California, France, Italy and more.

The Elephant Man; Booth Theatre, Midtown West, 8pm, $99–$169 
Bradley Cooper starts previews in The Elephant Man, playing the horribly deformed Joseph Merrick.

Nov 8

FKA twigs + Boots; Terminal 5, Midtown West, 9pm. sold out.
When considering London singer-songwriter FKA twigs (real name: Taliah Barnett), one word immediately comes to mind: spellbinding. Strap in for this NYC show, which comes on the heels of her debut record, LP1.

Inside the Mind of R.L. Stine; The Tank, Midtown West, 7pm. $15.
Eek! The Goosebumps author who inspired the infamous Internet meme will speak with hosts Leah Evans and Dave Herman about his career.

Nick Offerman: Full Bush; Beacon Theatre,Upper West Side, 9:45pm, $48-$58 
Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, AKA Nick Offerman, heads to the stage with his home-made ukulele in this show delightfully titled Full Bush.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Radio City Music Hall, Midtown West, 2pm & 7:30pm. $45
You'll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which—after more than eight decades—still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the leggy, spunky Rockettes.

Vintage Camera Day; Alice Austen House, Staten Island, 1pm. Free.
Celebrate the history of the camera and bring your own during a day of activities inspired by pioneering female photographer Alice Austen.

Jeff Ross Presents "Roast Battle"; Gramercy Theatre, Gramercy & Flatiron, 10pm. $30.
A guaranteed lively time, "Roast Battle" is a show hosted by Jeff Ross that pits two comics head to head in a rap-style insult battle. If you’re easily offended, you should probably forget you even read that sentence.

Nov 9

Court Street Spectacular; Brooklyn (Court Street, Joralemon Street to Atlantic Avenue), 10am. Free.
Winter's nearby, so embrace the crisp autumn air just a little longer at this seasonal street fest.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca; Joyce Theatre, Chelsea, 7:30pm. $10–$59
The flamenco queen returns to the Joyce with the tragedy of Sophocles' Antigone.

"Sturtevant: Double Trouble"; MoMA, Midtown East, $10:30am. $25.
When Sturtevant began to copy the work of her Pop Art betters in the 1960s, and claim it as her own, she was dismissed as an eccentric and crackpot. But the artist was just raising the question: If low culture was available for artistic appropriation, why not high-cultural artworks? 

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