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The three best things to do in New York today

By
Jillian Anthony
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Watch Nicki Minaj kill it with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf
Remember when Nicki Minaj was boasting about making "a million off a mixtape," ruling the rap game with nary a proper LP to her name? How times have changed: These days, the versatile Queens-reared sass machine isn't just one of New York's hip-hop elite but a bona fide international superstar, who routinely sells out arenas all on her own (and makes the internet light up when Taylor Swift comes at her). 
PNC Bank Arts Center, 7pm, $29–$125.75

Catch the opening of Paper Towns and see if Cara can act
Catch "It" model Cara Delevingne's acting debut in this teen rom-com-slash-thriller flick based on the novel by John Green, author of the other teen page-turner turned blockbuster, The Fault in Our Stars. 

Rock out in Bushwick at the Gigawatts Festival
This annual music fest hosted by Brooklyn's 1.21 Gigawatts magazine brings three nights of local-leaning rock & roll to the three venues: the Wick, the Well and Our Wicked Lady. Tonight includes garage-punks the Black Lips, noise-rock outfit A Place to Bury Strangers, avant-black-metal band Liturgy. 
The Wick, 4pm, $30, three-day pass $60

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