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  • Cosplay of the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Brooklyn's Sakura Matsuri ("Cherry Blossom Festival"), a weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, took place at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014, featuring a cosplay fashion show among other activities like Taiko drumming,...
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  • Burlesque Show Asstopia! Strips Down at the Bell House
    Entering The Bell House for a burlesque show on a Thursday night while the sun was still out felt strange but, slowly and surely, the venue filled up for the striptease celebration ASSTOPIA! While M.C. Doc Wasabassco recognized many regulars, or his family as he would call it, in the crowd, he...
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  • Flatbush Zombies Sweat It Out at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
    Flatbush Zombies performed at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St.) with openers Grandemarshall on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice.
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  • The Cat Cafe Brings Out the Cat People
    The Purina One Cat Cafe -- a pop-up coffee shop-like space where customers can hang out with and generally enjoy the company of cats, without any of the litter box clean-up -- is seemingly a hit with New Yorkers, who have been crowding the space at 168 Bowery. The cats come from North Shore...
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  • Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel
    Kelis performed to a sold-out crowd at the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to celebrate the release of her new album, Food. Photos by Loren Wohl for the Village Voice. See also: Live review: Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel
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  • This Week in Film: April 25, 2014
    Opening this week in New York, a surprisingly good documentary about bears, narrated by an avuncular John C. Reilly, a Hithcockian thriller set on a train, and a lip-bitingly tense movie about a wannabe killer who might actually go through with the thing. As usual, click on the movie's title to...
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  • Sigmar Polke's Aesthetic Escape at MoMA
    'Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010': This powerful show at the Museum of Modern Art pays witness not only to Polke's conceptual brilliance and technical virtuosity but also to the perverse ego that drove him. Read more by R. C. Baker: "Sigmar Polke's Aesthetic Escape Velocity on View at MoMA."
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  • The World's Fair Pavilion in Queens Opens for One Day
    50 years to the day after the 1964’s World Fair opened to the public, the now-closed-off pavilion opened for tours for just four hours on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. It's all a part of a "six-month series of events to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 World’s Fairs,...
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  • RiFF RAFF at Irving Plaza
    Perhaps Riff Raff's existence, and subsequent ubiquity, in hip-hop was an inevitability. Perhaps it was written in the stars that a goofy white dude from Texas with corn rows, aspirations of superstardom and a penchant for describing normal things in terms of designer clothing would sign with...
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  • Betty Who at the Bowery Ballroom
    "Three months ago, I literally did not know what I was doing," Betty Who confided in one of many girlfriendly asides during her headlining set at the Bowery Ballroom Saturday night. What a difference three months can make. A viral video can kill a career as easily as it can make one, and while...
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  • Marijuana Supporters Light Up on 420 in Washington Square Park
    Approximately 100 activists and marijuana-lovers gathered at Washington Square Park in New York City yesterday for the annual 420 celebration. Many people present participated in a smoke-out, but only two people were given court summonses by the NYPD. Some were demanding marijuana legalization...
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  • Markus Schulz and Khomha at Webster Hall
    DJ's Markus Schulz and Khomha performed at Webster Hall on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photos by Loren Wohl for the Village Voice.
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