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23 super cool things to do this weekend

23 super cool things to do this weekend

Fri 10

Tangerine; now in theaters
The newest indie-flick from Starlet writer-director Sean Baker is a sizzling wild ride through L.A. We gave it five stars, and you will too.

Cabaret Cinema: The Princess Bride; the Rubin Museum of Art, 9:30pm; $10
The cult-classic tale of true love is screening as part of a series on masks, and neuroscientist Peter Mende-Siedlecki discusses what Westley hides by wearing one as the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Minions; now in theaters
Silliness abounds in this film where the adorable, rambunctious hench-creatures of Despicable Me get their own spin-off. Rest assured: There will be ridiculous antics.

Romeo Santos; Barclays Center, Brooklyn, 8pm; $40–$215
Who’d have known a boy from the Bronx would one day rise to become the King of Bachata? Find out why Santos is one of the most popular Latin music stars singing today.

"The Rise of Sneaker Culture"; Brooklyn Museum, 11am-6pm; $16 
Whether you keep a collection of Jordans in original boxes in your closet, unworn to preserve value, or you’re gonna dig this exhibit, you'll enjoy this fitting follow-up to the Brooklyn Museum’s "Killer Heels" exhibit from early 2015.

Courtney Act; Gramercy Theatre, 10pm; $28.50
A former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, certified glamazon and gifted chanteuse, the Australian drag queen will be serving up some fresh—if fishy—looks and singing the high notes at this album-release party.

Eleven Eleven; Open House, 11pm; $5
This packed multilevel throwdown, the creation of nightlife queen Ladyfag, features resident spinner Michael Magnan and Honey Dijon, plus their weekly guests.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Ticker Tape Parade; Battery Park, 11am; free
The fierce women on Team U.S.A. took the World Cup on July 5. The ballerz, er, players will receive New York’s first-ever ticker-tape parade to honor a woman’s team. Take a summer Friday, because you definitely don’t wanna miss out on this historical moment.

Tour Real-Life Pirate Ship with Hornblower Cruises; South Street Seaport, Pier 15, 9am–5pm; $15
A 495-ton wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet is docked in New York only until July 12. New York is just one stop on a 3,500-mile voyage with 28 crew members, but don’t get any ideas about becoming a stowaway until the time is right for mutiny.


Sat 11

Kayak on the Hudson; Hudson River Park, Pier 26, 10am; free
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or don’t know how to hold a paddle, come on down to kayak on the Hudson River for free on a summer Saturday. We recommend arriving in the morning so you won’t have to wait in line.

Beverly + Weeknight; Riis Park Beach Bazaar, Queens, 1pm; free
Here’s your formula for a perfect sunny Saturday: Grab your sunscreen, towel and shades, and head to Riis Park Beach for a midday performance from the local garage-pop band. The Brooklyn Night Bazaar couldn’t have picked a better place to relocate to.

Yacht Rock Revue; 17 Irving Plaza, 8pm; $16
All of your 1970s soft-rock dreams are about to come true. Prepare yourself for Hall & Oates, Toto and the studly sight of copious amounts of chest hair slyly peeking out from under a deftly unbuttoned wide-collar shirt.

Cool Show (Not Lame) Music Festival; Black Bear Bar, Brooklyn, 2pm; $5
A full nine-hour of comedy, music and boozing hosted by the always hilarious Pat Wise and Alise Morales? Of course we’re in.

The Dan Band; Joe’s Pub, 7pm; $22 plus $20 minimum
Do you think popular music needs more profanity? How about a lot more? If the answer is yes, then head straight to this L.A. gimmick band’s show where all the hits of yesteryear will lose their radio-ready lyrics for some R-rated filth.

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; 50 Kent, Brooklyn, 1pm; $50-$140
This year's headliner Common will take the stage in the evening. It’s worth it to get there early—panel discussions and a block party will help pass the time.

Comedy at Stonewall; The Stonewall Inn, 8pm; $5 plus two-drink minimum
This installment of the monthly showcase of gay and gay-adjacent comedy is a tribute to Caitlyn Jenner. Pro tip: There'll be live makeovers.


Sun 12

Bastille Day; 60th St between Fifth and Lexington Aves, noon-5pm; food and alcohol tastings $25-$65
From mime acts to fencing demos, NYC’s annual Bastille Day celebration is la meilleur (at least in this country). Munch on delectable French pastries like macarons and flaky melt-in-your mouth croissants, or partake in a wine and cheese tasting.

Ted Baker London Summer Sale; Ted Baker London, 10am-8pm; various prices
Gals and guys, you don’t want to miss this print-tastic British brand’s summer sale. Discounts at 40 percent off are enough to make us swoon.

Shoe Market Sale; Shoe Market at Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, 11am-8pm; various prices
This is the final day of the Williamsburg boutique’s sale, so expect deep discounts! Shoes are more than 50 percent off and are also buy one, get one half off! Omigod shoes. Let’s get 'em.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown 2015; the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn, noon; $20
Sample unlimited tastes of homemade ice cream flavors from more than 15 competitors? Count us in!

Ron Fuches Stand-Up; Carolines on Broadway, 7:30pm; $33 plus two-drink minimum
This is the final show of a four-night stand at Carolines for the irresistibly sweet rising star of comedy whose zesty punch lines will leave you in stitches.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2015; Paradise Factory, 1pm; $18
This jam-packed event will include staged readings, full productions and music shows, all revolving around a socially conscious theme. Expect works on police brutality, female veterans, American schools and cybertechnology.

Mister Sunday; Industry City, Brooklyn, 3pm; $15
The modern venue in Red Hook is the perfect setting for this deejayed dance-party extravaganza, with scenery that includes lush greenery, disco balls and string lights. This is the final summer that Mister Sunday will occupy the beautiful Industry City venue before it moves to Nowadays, so get there quick!

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4 comments
Ondine P

You guys forgot about Back to the Beach on Staten Island' FDR Boardwalk at Midland Beach! Zombie Punks The Flesh Junkies closing the show at 7

Emily K

Is Kayak Every Saturday?

Emily K

Is Kayak even Saturday?