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The 20 best things to do this weekend, spring blizzard edition

1. Support women comics at Femcon 2018, an all fem(ale)/queer two-day comic and art convention with vendors, performances, DJs, fashion show, food, and more. (Fri-Sat, Silent Barn, $10)

2. Learn about science at The Moon is a Planet, Darling, showing art which will pay tribute to women on earth who represent the moon, inspired by a QVC clip where Isaac Mizrahi insisted that the moon was a planet. (Fri-Sun, The THNK1994 Museum, $15)

3. View emerging photography at Foam Talent, a group photography exhibition bringing together 20 international artists whose work encompasses different subjects and techniques and represents a cross section of the current state of photography. (Fri-Sun, Red Hook Labs, FREE)

4. Step into the past at The Final Reel, where a bumbling assistant accidentally finds himself in a silent film and falls in love with the heroine, and it’s up to the audience to decide their fate as they step back into the modern world. (Fri-Sun, Voorhees Hall, $20)

5. Don’t hide your laughter at Camouflage, hosted by Lucas Connolly, which is like a chill house party with free pizza and funny comedians in your living room, featuring Andy Haynes, Emmy Blotnick, Drew Michael, and more. (Friday, Big Irv’s, FREE)


Show your Buffalo pride at the Buffalo City Fair (#10). Photo via Facebook.


6. Make a donation for Free Admission at Luna Park, and by donating to the Mayor’s Fund to advance NYC you’ll receive a wristband that’ll let you enjoy the rides for free all day, including the Cyclone and Thunderbolt. (Saturday, Luna Park, $5+)

7. Indulge your inner Aries at the Zodiac Market and check out NYC’s witchiest artists and makers of oddities, taxidermy, alchemy, tarot, crystals and more. (Saturday, Catland, FREE)

8. Get ready player one at Game Designer Playtest, an opportunity to experience what goes into game design, playtest games prior to release, and give feedback directly to the designers, with games in various stages of production. (Saturday, Twenty Sided Store, FREE with RSVP)

9. Highlight the successes of driven women at Badass Biz Weekend, a two-day program celebrating women leaders in NYC communities who will speak about how they began in their fields and built their brands. (Sat-Sun, New Women Space/Paradice Palase, $10-20)

10. Celebrate New York’s second most populous city at the Buffalo City Fair with wings, beef on weck, Sahlen’s hot dogs, garbage plates, loganberry cocktails, plus music, contests and more. (Saturday, The Bell House, $10)

11. Embrace your ADD at Human Haircut, a solo show by comedian and writer Steven Markow that incorporates rapid transitions between manic video monologues and live bits that are both surrealist and absurd. (Saturday, Vital Joint, $5)

12. Dance your brass off at L Train Brass Band Anniversary Party for a night of beers, booze, and brass bands covering a wide variety of music, plus The Nevermind Orchestra (brass versions of Nirvana songs) and Pussy Grabs Back: The Band. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $5)

13. Pretend it’s actually much warmer at The Rite of Spring with live music and performances by Nuraxi and Les Sans Culottes, DJ Dirtyfinger, plus visuals, mythic headpieces, Flower Power Art Hole, and lots more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

14. Live like common people at Feeling Gloomy: This Was Hardcore celebrating the catalogue of the band Pulp, plus other related bands from that era that’ll have you dancing all night long. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $5-8)

15. Dance all night at Take Me Out, a disco punk party playing all your favorite early aughts alterna-jams like Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Strokes. (Saturday, Knitting Factory, FREE w/RSVP before midnight)


If not for these women, we may not have whiskey (#17).


16. Forget spring cleaning at the Fascination Street Spring Market and buy a gift or something for yourself that leans toward punk, rock ‘n roll, goth, kawaii, or Lolita aesthetics, plus so much more. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bazaar, FREE)

17. Dive into the history of the Whiskey Women, without whom some say the drink would not exist, plus a visit to the production floor, a trip through the barrel room and a tasting of whiskies. (Sunday, Kings County Distillery, $20)

18. Figure out your moon sign at Astrology Part 1 and learn about planetary energy, the signs, and houses in the first half of this series, and come to understand the cycle of the zodiac. (Sunday, Tarot Society, $15-20)

19. See a gathering of the jugglers at Circus Jam Sundays where those who juggle, hoop and work with fire of all skill levels can practice together in a safe and supportive environment. (Sunday, The Floasis, $5)

20. Yuk it up at Five Boroughs Comedy Night featuring comedy by funny people such as Carolyn Busa, Kendra Cunningham, Tito Garza, George Gordon and more. (Sunday, Five Boroughs Brewing, FREE)

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