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20 super-cool things to do this weekend

Written by
Jaz Joyner

Mar 27

Affordable Art Fair; Metropolitan Pavillion, Chelsea, 11am. $18, Senior and students $10, After dark $30, Private view $70.
Upgrade your apartment without downgrading your wallet at this year's Affordable Art Fair, which, as the title confirms, allows you to check out (and possibly buy) fine art from more than 70 different galleries. 

Get Hard opens in theaters
Will Ferrell plays a convict who turns to Kevin Hart, his building's carwasher, for advice on how to get through life in jail. Turns out though, Hart has no idea what prison is like. So, that's a doozy. 

An Amateur Adult Dance Competition Comedy Show; Treehouse Theater, Chelsea, 11pm. $5.
This monthly comedy show hosted by Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney proves you don't have to give up your childhood dream of becoming a dance superstar, with some of the best (and most hilarious) amateur adult dance teams going head to head for the championship title.

While We're Young opens in theaters
While We’re Young, the writer-director’s confidently charming latest, plays more like a Woody Allen–ish parody than any of his other movies, but the shift hasn’t required a sacrifice in insight, heart or bite.

Baad! Ass Women Festival; Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, 8pm. Free–$27.
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance presents its 15th annual celebration of women in theater, dance, music, film and other arts, including many works by queer-identified women.

Britney Spears 101; Location disclosed after ticket purchase., 7:30pm. $20.
Join Spears scholars (yes, that's a thing) Rachel Goldberg and Suri Ratnatunga for a class on how to be more like Britney, with explanations of the journey, effects and true meaning of Spears's fame.

Ladies of Celebration of Extraordinary Women; Littlefield, Gowanus, 7pm. $15.
As part of the Bad Assery conference, Kristin Dausch sings songs and tells silly stories highlighting all of the badass women in America's history.

Celebrate Life: Dope Jams; Good Room, Greenpoint, 10pm. $15, members $5.
Lovably crusty musical curmudgeons Paul Nickerson and Francis Englehardt ran beloved Brooklyn record spot Dope Jams, where they would host legendarily messy dance parties in their tiny storefront. They've now moved the operation upstate , which makes it more of a DJ road trip, but occasionally grace us again with their presence on nights like tonight.

Mar 28

Greenpoint Comedy Night; WORD, Greenpoint, 7pm. $6.
One ticket gets you two beers and access to new and established comics in the comfy bookstore.

Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance; David H. Koch Theater, Upper West Side, 7pm. $10–$175.
This season, the legendary choreographer includes works by Doris Humphrey and Shen Wei—but, mercifully, he's also presenting 19 of his splendid dances.

NYC Craft Distillers FestivalThe Bowery Hotel, East Village, 1pm, $95. 
Go Gatsby at this pre-Prohibition bash, featuring speakeasy spirits from 25 curated distillers.

Rosalyn Drexler, "Vulgar Lives"Garth Greenan Gallery, Chelsea, 10am. Free.
This show of paintings made between 1959 and 1991 focuses on themes that have preoccupied her in all of her endeavors: gender roles, relations between the sexes, crime, politics and power.

Garden of Laughs; Theater at Madison Square Garden, 8pm. $50-$130.
Big name including Dane Cook, Bill Burr and John Oliver join forces to deliver laughs to the audience and cash to children's organization Garden of Dreams.

An Uncomfortable Conversation about Feminism with Keisha Zollar; The Bell House, Gowanus, 2pm. $20. 
What does it mean to be a feminist and comedian? Funny woman Keisha Zollar leads a very awkward, yet productive conversation on this very subject.  

Miranda Lambert + Justin Moore + Ashley Monroe + Jukebox Mafia; Madison Square Garden, Midtown West, 7:30pm. $63.05–$106.50
Nashville superstar Miranda Lambert, who still carries a down-to-earth vibe despite her hugely successful track record of hits, gigs behind her Billboard-topping fifth LP, Platinum.

Mar 29

What's the Fucking Solution: A Strategy Session; ?What If! Innovation Offices, East Village, included in $40 day pass to Baad! Ass Women Festival. 
Here female comedians mock up a game plan to figure out how they can jump start crazy, awesome success as funny people. 

USA Memory ChampionshipSt. Vartan, Murray Hill, 8:30am. Free. 
Keep your brain in the game as you watch national contestants boil under pressure memorizing decks of cards and dozens of photos and even reciting lengthy poems all with just 15 minutes or less to study.

Judy Gold; The Bell House, Gowanus, 10pm. $30, day pass $40 Baad! Ass Women Festival
Gold's long list of accolades includes two Emmy Awards and a pair of American Comedy Award nominations, and she's done specials for HBO, Comedy Central and Logo. Praise for her most recent Off Broadway hit, The Judy Show—My Life as a Sitcom, endured long past its final curtain call, and you'll see why tonight.

Greek Independence Day Parade; Manhattan, 1:45pm. Free. 
Marching bands and floats celebrating the nation’s history and culture are led by this year’s grand marshal, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Basque Cider HouseTxikito Restaurant, Chelsea, 6pm. $145. 
Immerse yourself in Basque culture with traditional music, art displays and a screening of clips from Emily Lobsenz's documentary Song of the Basques at this food-and-film night.

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