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22 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner

Fri 15

Mad Max: Fury Road; Opens in theaters
Writer-director George Miller hits the post-apocalyptic wasteland once again with a reboot of the revolutionary series, this time with Tom Hardy in the lead role. 

Harlem EatUp!; Various locations, 12pm. Free–$125.
Explore upper Manhattan during this four-day food fest celebrating Harlem's culture and cuisine, with tastings, cooking demos and celeb-chef appearances (Bobby Flay, Amanda Freitag) at the nabe’s iconic joints.

Jeppe Hein, "Please Touch the Art"Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights, 6am–1am. Free. 
Hein's innovative work is not just set in a public space, it welcomes visitors to engage with it in the most playful way.

Wayne Shorter Festival; Various locations, 8pm. $30–$120.
Every local appearance by this 81-year-old legend is a major jazz event, but this festival, featuring a collaboration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, sounds downright unmissable.

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic; Various locations, 10am. $25–$295.
Back for its sixth year, this four-day boozy blow-out spreads out over multiple boroughs with parties, seminars and tastings. Whet your whistle with the swank opening gala serving 25,000 cocktails from all-star mixologists.

Queens New Music FestivalSecret Theater, Long Island City, 10pm. $20, day pass $30, all-access pass $60.
Local composers' collective Random Access Music has compiled an enticing lineup for the return of a fest that brings exciting new sounds to the city's most diverse borough

Frieze New YorkRandall's Island Park, Randall's Island, 12pm. Prices TBA.
The show brings powerhouse creators that launch site-specific works, on top of custom-designed temporary interiors including Antonio Dias’s The Art of Transference among others.

Pitch Perfect 2; Opens in theaters. 
The first ladies of a cappella are back, three years after Pitch Perfect, and they’re again hitting the high notes: This sequel opens as all-girl group the Bellas are branded a national disgrace after an accidental vagina-flashing incident involving Barack Obama. T

The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum; Location TBA, Contact site to request a free visit.
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were two of the best skaters in the early 1990s, and now their controversial legend lives on in this Kickstarter-funded project with a collection open for anyone to see.

Sat 16

"Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life."New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, 10am. $20.
See the recreation of Frida Kahlo's garden in her Mexico studio. Be sure to check out Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the only female mariachi band in New York.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival; Ninth Avenue, Midtown West, Various prices. 
Head over to Hell’s Kitchen for the city’s oldest and largest food festival, and celebrate local food spots like Daisy May’s BBQ and Poseidon Greek Bakery as they set up shop on Ninth, street-market–style.

Dance Parade; Manhattan, 1pm. Free.
At this annual procession, which features more than 70 styles of dance, thousands of moving and grooving marchers make their way through lower Manhattan to Tompkins Square Park, where a post-parade festival will include performances, lessons and a dance party.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore; Duke on 42nd Street, Midtown West, 7:30pm. $60–$80.
Magnificently tasteless (and thoroughly enjoyable), Red Bull’s production of John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is popcorn entertainment dressed in iambic pentameter in its last show tonight.

Scuba (extended set) + George Faya; Verboten, Williamsburg, 11pm. $30, advance $25.
The U.K. techno veteran brings his bass-heavy sounds to play an extended set with support from Verboten resident George Faya.

Lightning Bolt; Le Poisson Rouge, 9pm. $17, advance $15.
More than two decades after it formed, the skull-rattling, wildly exhilarating duo of bassist Brian Gibson and drummer Brian Chippendale touches down in NYC for two whirlwind gigs.

Red Bull Music Academy: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair; Smorgasburg, 11pm. Free. 
If you're hungry, more than 100 Smorgasburg vendors will be proffering all manner of delicious food as you shop and listen to DJs from Have a Killer Time, Mister Saturday Night, Wild Nothing, Mexican Summer and RVNG Intl.

LIC Flea & Food; Long Island City, 10am. Free.
Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea.

Sun 17

FKA twigs; Brooklyn Hangar, Sunset Park, 8pm. $45.
The artpop auteur hosts an immersive stage spectacle, sure to be an epic event, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy.

Sundays on the Roof: Dyed Soundorom; Outpost, Williamsburg, 2pm. $20–$35.
Our favorite local party collective and record label ReSolute kicks off the series with a killer lineup, headlined by French techno wizard Dyed Soundorom. Be warned: Output's frozen margaritas are dangerously delicious.

Rennie Harris RHAWNew Victory Theater, Midtown West, 7pm. $10–$25.
The hip-hop master presents this young company in LUV: American Style, in which a teenage boy searches for purpose in life.

"Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971"; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Midtown West, 10:30am. $25.
Before she “broke up" the Beatles, Yoko Ono was an artist with considerable reputation as a conceptual and performance artist. MoMA examines Ono and her work in the years prior to her celebrity status.

Bronx Week; Various locations and times.
The 10-day festival highlights the northernmost borough with a film festival, a parade, neighborhood tours and food from the area's best local vendors.


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