Here’s what to do in NYC this weekend

(Credit: Noah Kalina)
Tao Lin will speak about his new book, “Taipei.” (Credit: Noah Kalina)

Tao Lin in conversation with Christian Lorentzen

Today, 7p.m., McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., Free, 212-274-1160, http://mcnallyjackson.com/

Author Tao Lin’s autobiographical novel, Taipei, is easily one of the most talked about books of 2013. Tonight Lin will be joined in conversation Christian Lorentzen, editor at The London Review of Books.

Night Market at The Old Bowery Station

Today and tomorrow, 6p.m., The Old Bowery Station, 168 Bowery, NYC, $50, http://nycnightmarket.eventbrite.com/

Sample amazing global eats from seven exclusive local vendors – like Shanghai-style noodles, empanadas, Colombian hot dogs, summer rolls, rendang curry, ice cream sandwiches, and more. All in downtown Manhattan’s hottest event space located on the edge of Nolita.

Cheese & Beer with Janet Fletcher

Today, 7p.m., The Diamond, 43 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, Free, (718) 383-5030, http://wordbrooklyn.com/event/cheese-beer-janet-fletcher

Cheese, beer, the beautiful backyard of one of Greenpoint’s best bars, and cookbook author Janet Fletcher make this an evening full of things that just about everybody can agree on.

Head On: 90210 Vs. Miami Vice

Tomorrow, 10p.m., The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn, Free, (718) 643-6510

http://www.thebellhouseny.com/

A dance battle between decades, warm weather cities, and police officers against rich teenagers: Head On pits the songs of Miami Vice’s 1980s against the pop music popular during the Beverly Hills, 90210 days.

Come

Tomorrow, 8p.m. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., NYC, $15, (212) 533-2111 http://www.boweryballroom.com/

Even though they don’t get mentioned among iconic 90s bands like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., and Nirvana, all of the those bands specifically requested Boston’s Come to tour with them. Their latest reformation finds the band in classic form, and tonight’s show is well worth your time.

Last Fridays with Har Mar Superstar

Tomorrow, 11:55p.m., Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, $5, http://bk.knittingfactory.com/, (347) 529-6696

The man behind a number of radio hits you’ve heard, and a number of indie bands you might not know, Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) always puts on a show that you won’t forget. And since this show takes place a few minutes before midnight, expect some fun times.

4Knots Music Festival

Saturday, 1p.m., South Street Seaport, Free, http://microapp.villagevoice.com/4knots/2013/

Don’t forget the sunscreen as 4Knots takes over the Seaport for a third year in a row with a really impressive lineup that includes Kurt Vile, The Men, Marnie Stern, Hunters, and more.

Urban Beekeeping and BeeSpace

Saturday, 3p.m., MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., Free, www.Moma.org, (212) 708-9400

You probably won’t need to ask for honey for your tea when beekeepers Jan Munn, Ed Diamond, Guillermo Fernandez, and Nicole Toutounji stop by MoMA to talk about Munn’s BeeSpace project and urban beekeeping in Battery Park.

Canada Day Festival

Saturday, 10:30a.m. Central Park, Free, http://www.canadadayinternational.com/

Our neighbors to the Great White North have their hockey, beer, and maple syrup, but there’s so much more from Canada to celebrate (as if those three things aren’t enough). Today in Central Park, pop star Lights, a street hockey tournament, and more.

Astrograss!

Sunday, 12p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, Free, (718)963-3369 http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

A good choice if you’re looking for something fun for you and your much younger friends, Astrograss! plays a fun blend of old-time Appalachian mountain music, traditional bluegrass, progressive bluegrass/newgrass, and even a bit of Eastern European folk music, that’s great for all ages.

NYC Pride March 2013

Sunday, 12p.m., 36th St. & Fifth Ave., Free, http://www.nycpride.org/events

For the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this year’s Pride March has called on the “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte to act as Grand Marshal of one of the biggest and most colorful parades you’ll see in New York or anyplace else.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Two young children killed in deadly Queens fire

Two 4-year-old children died after a blaze at their Far Rockaway home on Saturday night. The Queens fire injured three others, including a third sibling.

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Television

'Orphan Black' recap: Episode 1, ‘Nature Under Constraint…

Welcome to “Orphan Black” Season 2! Hopefully Tatiana Maslany can help Tatiana Maslany get through this, with the help of Tatiana Maslany, while avoiding the…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

NBA

Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.