The 20 best things to do this weekend, guilty pleasures edition

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Unleash your inner hoarder at Mending (#2).

1. Embrace the others at The Other Art Fair, the leading artist fair to discover and buy art direct from the very best emerging artistic talent. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, $15)

2. Bring out your inner hoarder at Mending. A New Materialists Spectacle, a play that invites you to heal your broken relationship with things. (Friday-Saturday, 389 Melrose St., $10)

3. Kick out the glams at Glamdammit, celebrating thirteen years of fist-pumping rock ‘n roll, punk anthems, and glittery glam rock along with a live performance by Michael T and the Vanities. (Friday, Gold Sounds, FREE)

4. Be sticky sweet at Candi Pop: A Bubblegum Pop Dance Party littered with all of your guilty pleasures. Music inspired by: Spice Girls, Justin Bieber, One Direction, TLC, Betty Who, S Club 7 and more. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $12)

5. Choose sides at the Drake Vs. Kanye West Party, pitting Drake against Kanye West in a music battle featuring nothing but their original music as guest DJ’s curate an amazing night for fans. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

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Get your holiday photos with your furry friends (#8).
Get your holiday photos with your furry friends (#8).

6. Bring it back to the basics at American Field, a pop-up market highlighting brands committed to quality and innovation in design. (Saturday, Industry City, FREE)

7. Get a short stack with your tall boy at The Diamond Annual Pancake Breakfast, where you’ll get free* pancakes (*with purchase of beer or wine. Nothing in this world is really free). (Saturday, The Diamond, $5)

8. Send your furry friends a holiday card from People and Pup Portraits. Have your holiday portraits taken with your pets that include a photoshoot, a professionally shot roll of black & white film and digital scans.(Saturday, Bushwick Community Darkroom, $30)

9. Work on your palm heels at the pop-up Self Defense Workshop and learn some introductory skills and useful foundations that that will keep you feeling safe. (Saturday, Superchief Gallery, FREE)

10. Stay wicked at the Witches’ Night Out Fall Market, celebrating all things mystical, macabre, and magical, with over 30 vendors slinging witchy wares. (Saturday-Sunday, Bat Haus, FREE)

11. The animals will thank you at Thanks A Lot Vegan Shop-Up. Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and goods at NYC’s all vegan pop-up market, and grab everything you’ll need for your holiday gatherings. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

12. Buy art for a cause at Stakes 2: When Paper Towels Just Won’t Cut It. Over 40 artists from various mediums come together in a group exhibition of resistance and celebration. All artworks sold will have 100% of proceeds go towards aid in Puerto Rico. (Saturday, Cloud City, FREE)

13. The laughter is contagious at Sick: A Comedy Show About Illnesses and Injuries. Whether it’s runny noses, broken bones, or medical infusions this show is sure to show humor and sincerity and bring home the notion that we’re all human beings. (Saturday, Legion Bar, FREE)

14. Ride by the light of the moon at the Prospect Park Moonlight Ride. Discover the park at night by bike with a peaceful ride that visits many of the park’s little-known treasures. (Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE)

15. Croon the night away at Live Band Karaoke. From The Replacements to The Ramones, from Cheap Trick to The Cure, from the Stooges to the Stones, they’ve got over 160 songs in their catalog for you to sing. (Saturday, Hank’s Saloon, $5)

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Sing it loud at live band karaoke (#15). Photo via Facebook.
Sing it loud at live band karaoke (#15). Photo via Facebook.

16. Go back in time with the Vintage Holiday Market at the Montauk Club, a unique shopping experience featuring curated clothing for men and women, handsome housewares, the finest finery and the most brilliant bric-a-brac. (Sunday, Montauk Club, FREE)

17. Get trashed at the opening reception of NYC Trash! Past, Present & Future tracing the trajectory of waste management in New York from the squalid tenements documented by Jacob A. Riis to Dead Horse Bay to the Fresh Kills landfill and more. (Sunday, City Reliquary, $5)

18. Keep yourself safe at the LGBTQ Self Defense Class. Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one in the first place. (Sunday, Traditional Okinawan Karate, FREE)

19. Fall into The Well’s 3rd Anniversary. To celebrate, they are brewing a beer with their neighbors Interboro NYC, the “Three-miere” will be a custom triple dry hopped IPA available only in cans at The Well. (Sunday, The Well, FREE)

20. Watch some sketchy people at Picture This, a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live. (Sunday, Union Hall, $10)

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