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Weekend Agenda

Events to catch this holiday weekend, January 1115.

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1. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, and we’ve got ways to help you pay tribute, from panel talks to movie screenings to a gospel brunch, plus kid-friendly events.

2. Friday and Saturday is the Winter Jazzfest. Here's our cheat sheet to standout acts: essential shows to catch.

3. Life should be magical, and mentalist extraordinaire Oz Pearlman will help you get there with Truth Be Told at iPic Theater on Friday. Don't tell him any secrets!

4. It’s also the last weekend for At the Illusionist's Table at the McKittrick Hotel, an intimate fine-dining-whiskey-and-magic-and-mentalist experience set to flickering candlelight, from acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven.

5. The perceptive Daily Show host Trevor Noah brings the jokes for two shows at Radio City on Friday and Saturday.

6. While the Killers amp things up at Madison Square Garden on Friday, in support of their latest album Wonderful Wonderful. Will there be epaulettes? Show up and see!

7. Performers of all stripes converge this weekend for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, which means theater lovers have their pick of festivals, like the Public's Under the Radar, which includes a co-presentation, with BRIC Performing Arts Center, of The Hendrix Project.

8. While American Realness, an experimental festival of dance, performance, and discourse, spans several venues including the Abrons Arts Center.

9. Dynamic dance, art, film, and theater are all in store at COIL at Performance Space New York.

10. While the Prototype Festival brings its opera and musical theater to various venues around the city. Choose wisely!

11. If you're still trying to cling to those New Year's resolutions, Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room is hosting a Resolution Bar pop-up. Show up on Friday (and January 16, 22, and 29) beginning at 5 p.m. for healthy-ish dishes and cocktails like the self-explanatory "Calorie Counter," a "Penny Pincher" cheaper option, and, of course, nonalcoholic drinks.

12. But if you never got on that wagon in the first place, have some booze with your miniature trains at the last Bar Car Night Saturday at the NYBG's Holiday Train Show, an after-dark 21+ affair with music and dance, festive drinks, and a fire pit. Don't drink and drive trains, and have a happy weekend!


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