Get pretty the Brooklyn way, naked brunch, affordable art and more things to do this weekend in NYC – Metro US

Get pretty the Brooklyn way, naked brunch, affordable art and more things to do this weekend in NYC

Sgt. Santa brings holiday cheer to sick children at MGH
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Affordable Art Fair

You’re officially a grown-up, and it’s time to replace those movie posters on your wall; but you don’t have to pay too much to upgrade. At the Metropolitan Pavilion, over 70 exhibitors are selling art at prices that won’t make you faint. It’s the first biannual Affordable Art Fair, where pieces start at $100 for everything from sculptures to photographs, large and small, classic to contemporary. There are also workshops and tours, plus Art After Dark (with complimentary cocktails) Thursday. March 30-April 2, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., $18-$30


Harlem Whiskey Renaissance

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Harlem and give back to the community while sampling some of your favorite dark spirits at Harlem Whiskey Renaissance. Guests will taste Glenlivet, Four Roses, Crown Royal, Hudson Whiskey, Johnnie Walker and more (with passed small bites, never fear) while listening to Dandy Wellington’s tunes from the Harlem Renaissance. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Harbor, a charity that works with local youths. March 30, 7-10 p.m.,Mist-Harlem, 43 W. 116th St. $100+, harlemwhiskeyrenaissance.com


Butoh & Beyond

You know Coney Island for its mermaid parade and freak show — but how about a more esoteric tribute to our body’s energy? Sideshow by the Seashore spotlights the art of Butoh with Mexico’s Diego Pinon and 16 dancers trained in the Japanese tradition of ritual movement. The theme is “surrealism of the flesh,” and it includes acts by underground burlesque star Miss Mary Cyn, Sick Nick the Bellevue Boy and punk-country musician Paige Johnson-Brown of Irrevery. March 31-April 2, Sideshow by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. $15, coneyisland.com


‘Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus’

How has Wesley Snipes not had a comeback? The ’90s action god — and, it must be reiterated, genuinely brilliant dramatic and comedic actor — spent three years in jail for tax evasion, and the best he got out of it is a couple dumb jokes in the third, crappy “Expendables” movie. He could do dumb Guy Movies: “Passenger 57,” “Demolition Man,” “Blade.” He could also kill it in Spike Lee films (“Jungle Fever”), baseball yuk-fests (“Major League”) and hilarious dramas (“White Men Can’t Jump”). All will screen during BAM’s Snipes retro, which will make you wish he’d give Woody Harrelson a call. March 31-April 9, BAMcinematek, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, bam.org


Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg

This weekend kicks off flea-market season with the opening of Brooklyn’s most popular outdoor spots: Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg in Williamsburg on Saturday, and Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO and Smorgasburg in Prospect Park on Sunday. Spend the day sipping either a hot or cold cuppa (who knows, it’s spring) while browsing crafts, clothes, furniture, antiques and rare oddities — not to mention the food trends of next season. April 1 & 2, various locations, free, brooklynflea.com,smorgasburg.com


Bust Craftacular’s Primped

Catch up on beauty and fashion trends while snagging goodies for yourself at Bust Craftacular’s Primped, hosted by Bust Magazine and BK Style Foundation. The Brooklyn Fashion Week event offers over 65 vendors with makeup, clothes and jewelry, plus food and activities. Admission is just $3, and even if you aren’t into shopping, there are free events like runway shows and free primping stations. Or you can just sip a cocktail and browse; after all, fashion is nothing if not art. April 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble St.,$3, bust.com


Musical Brunch at Nitehawk

Kick off your lazy weekends with a feel-good musical romp from your childhood, whether it comes in the form of animation, puppetry, retro obscurity or just good old-fashioned live-action dancing. Nitehawk offers a Musical Brunch series Saturdays and Sundays through April, featuring “Singing in the Rain,” “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,” “Muppets Take Manhattan,” and “Anastasia.” And if you like brunch food but on the other side of the day, this month also brings Musical Midnites. Saturdays and Sundays, April 1-30, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, $12, nitehawkcinema.com


Chocolate Doughnut Takeover

If chocolate is your favorite flavor of everything, then. This weekend, Brooklyn’s brioche-style-doughnut specialist Dough is teaming up with Belgian chocolatier Callebaut for a special all-chocolate menu. All the doughnuts at Dough’s Flatiron location will be dipped, frosted and made with every kind of decadent Belgian chocolate. April 1-2, 14 W. 19th St., prices vary, doughdoughnuts.com


Sunday Undie Bottomless Brunch: The Skivvies

They’re next to naked and serenading you while you enjoy your poached eggs. And why not spend brunch enjoying an intimate “stripped down” concert by the Skivvies, a duo that performs musical theater and pop hits in their underwear? They’re taking up residency at the new Greenroom 42 in Midtown’s Yotel for Sunday Undie Bottom Brunch every week in April. Special guests rotate, and your entree is included in the price — as well as bottomless prosecco mimosas. April 2, 9, 16, 23, Green Room 42, 570 10th Ave., Fourth Floor,$45 thegreenroom42.com


NYC Home Decor & Furniture Bazaar

Give your home an instant facelift with a few strategic updates picked out this Sunday at the NYC Home Decor & Furniture Bazaar. Dozens of crafters and vendors come together on the Upper West Side for the one-day-only event, featuring everything from fun knickknacks and niche design elements to your basics like tables and chairs (hey, everyone’s got to sit). The event is part of Grand Bazaar NYC, which raises money for 400 public schools with an array of rotating vendors.April 2, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Grand Bazaar, 100 W. 77th St. Free, grandbazaarnyc.org


”Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off”

Things are going off-script for this month’s Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off, a cheekily named show that’s exactly what it promises: a combo of stand-up comedy and burlesque, hosted by Kerryn Feehan and Jillaine Gill. For one, it’s Gill’s birthday. Two, it’s the day after April 1. And things are getting a little foolish as the burlesque dancers swap roles to perform stand-up and the comedians take it all off. There’s also a set by DJ Stevie Cee. Proceeds benefit the ACLU. April 2, 8 p.m.,Kraine Theater 85 E. Fourth St.,$15, horsetrade.info


Circus 1903

Go back in time to the heyday of the circus while also previewing the future of the form with “Circus 1903.” This new show brings together the magic minds behind “The Illusionists” and the puppeteers of “War Horse” for a Broadway-level spectacle at Madison Square Garden. Featuring elephant puppetry and gravity-defying aerial acts, the show pulls all the stops to capture the imagination of today’s audiences while celebrating international circus traditions. April 5-19, Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza $39-$89, theateratmsg.com