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22 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner

Fri 26

Marc MaronBAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Fort Greene, 8pm. $35.
The comic, known for his angry tone and humorous rants returns to his former home of NYC for a show as part of The Maronation Tour.

C//TY CLUB #9Bossa Nova Civic Club, Bushwick, 10pm. $10, free before midnight.
The phrase “C//TY CLUB is a place to expect the unexpected” leaves a lot to the imagination, but really all you need to know is there will be awesome DJs and you can (and should) dance. 

Live Dubbed Sitcoms; Videology, Williamsburg, 9:30pm. $5.
This installment if the live-dub, muted sitcoms series features comedians Evan Altshuler, Zach Cherry, Becky Chicoine and others dubbing hilariously over episodes of Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show.

17th Annual Del Close Marathon; Various places, times and prices
The Upright Citizens Brigade returns with its 56-hour laughathon, boasting 575 improv shows at nine stages throughout Chelsea and the East Village.

Key and Peele WritersSVA Theatre, Chelsea, 7:30pm. $20.
The minds behind Key & Peele's hilarious sketch series come to NYC to perform an improved show for the Del Close Marathon. The lineup includes Rebecca Drysdale, Phil Jackson and UCB founding member Ian Roberts.

Midsummer Night SwingDamrosch Park at Lincoln Center, Upper West Side, 6:30pm. $17, season pass $170.
Is your Lindy Hop a little rusty? Each evening soiree begins with an open-level lesson (6:30–7:15pm); the live music starts at 7:30 and typically continues until 10pm.

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller DiscoProspect Park, Prospect Park, 8pm. $18.
Get groovy in the summer breeze as you're flying (or cautiously making your way) around a 16,000 square-foot rink overlooking Prospect Park Lake. This week's theme is "We Are The Champions—Queen," so break out your '80s glam gear and hit the dance/skate floor.

FarmBorough Country Music Festival; Randalls Island Park, 2pm. $225–$1,000.
Whatever your preferred country-music varietal, whether it's slicked-up radio fare or no-nonsense old-school stuff, this fest has plenty to offer.

Sat 27

Cheesemonger Invitational NYCLarkin Cold Storage, Long Island City, 5pm. $75.
If you had to give up cheese or sex for the rest of your life, which would you choose? If you’re hesitating, this fromage fest is for you.

Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party + Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9Celebrate Brooklyn! (at the Prospect Park Bandshell), Prospect Park, 7:30pm. Free. 
As he did on 2014's All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller, jazz polymath pianist Jason Moran tears through standards by the stride pianist, pumped up with house music and Afrobeat styles and geared to set your ass in motion.

Warm Up at MoMa PS1; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, 3pm. $20, advance $18.
You'll have to brave a pretty massive crowd at MoMA's über-popular summer party series, but with LuckyMe's Eclair Fifi and Hippie Dance's Pachanga Boys on the decks, it'll be well worth i

David Bryne Contemporary ColorBarclays Center, Prospect Heights, 7:30pm. $30–$95.
So it's pretty much New York City law that David Byrne has to have something awesome in the works at all times.

Daniel ToshKings Theatre, Brooklyn, 7pm and 9:30pm. $46–$66.
Tosh's fast and furious delivery and occasionally dense, mazelike jokes succeed even more when he's loose and offhanded.

“Zoe Leonard: Analogue"; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Midtown West, 10:30am, $25.
This ambitious project made up of both color and black-and-white photos was created over a 10-year period, and takes its cues from Eugène Atget’s iconic documentation of ancient Parisian neighborhoods disappearing under the onslaught of modernization. 

Morrissey with BlondieMadison Square Garden, Midtown West, 10am. $35–$150.
Fans of the awesome, arty '80s, have we got a double bill for you; ex-Smith and British national treasure and local new wave heroes Blondie. Fingers crossed for a team-up encore.

Rocket Park Mini GolfNew York Hall of Science, Queens, 10am. $6.
Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this real outdoor course that mimics the path of a complete space flight.

Comedy Bang! Bang! Writers; SVA Theatre, Chelsea, 11:15pm. $20.
A group of the popular IFC show's writers—including Nick Wiger and members of the Birthday Boys—visits from L.A. to perform an improvised show as part of the 17th annual Del Close Marathon.

Sun 28

NYC Pride March; Manhattan parade route, 12pm. Free.
Our favorite parade of the year paints Fifth Avenue all the colors of the rainbow. More than 50 floats, 300 marching organizations and thousands of spectators come together for a celebration of love, equality and a whole lot of drag queens.

718 Session Boat PartyCircle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 7:30pm. $45, advance $35.
This boat party has earned a reputation as one of the year's best—meaning it will likely sell out, so the advance-ticket route is a smart way to go.

Guards at the Taj; Atlantic Theater Company, Chelsea, 8pm. $65–$85.
In this far-flung period drama by the boldly imaginative Rajiv Joseph, two soldiers (Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed) protect the newly built Taj Mahal. 

Pride at the Bell House; The Bell House, Gowanus, 8pm. $16.
John Early, Cole Escola, Isaac Oliver and Hamm Samwich oversee this Pride-themed evening of music, comedy and general merriment. Guests include Jemima Kirke (Girl), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Julie Klausner and Sweetie.

A Brief History of BeerUnder St. Marks, East Village, 6:30pm. $18.
Down your complimentary Sixpoint while watching the "drinkerative" performance by actors William Glenn and Trish Parry as they guide you through A Brief History of Beer, about brewski's beginnings.


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