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Weekend Agenda

Events to catch this weekend, December 14–18.


From Cruel Intentions: The Musical.   

1. It’s the last weekend to see Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, so make sure and hurry if you want to ’gram those infinity rooms.

2. And travel back to the ’90s with the delightful Cruel Intentions: The Musical musical at (le) Poisson Rouge, with shows through January 6. With period tunes like “Just a Girl” and "Bittersweet Symphony," you will most certainly find yourself singing along.

3. Visit the 32-foot-tall World’s Largest Menorah in Park Slope, which has been its home since 1985. Through December 19, there will be live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the kids at every lighting.

4. And if you’re looking for a naughty way to celebrate Hanukkah, try Menorah Horah at Drom, a holiday burlesque show by the Schlep Sisters. Things will be spinning, and we're not just talking about dreidels.

5. Who said the Nutcracker has to be confined to ballet? The Hip Hop Nutcracker features breakdancing, with Tchiakovsky's score reimagined. It's Saturday at Kings Theatre, with Kurtis Blow as MC.

6. While this weekend there are several opportunities to catch Murray Hill’s A Murray Little Christmas, with guests including burlesque star Angie Pontani and the great Bridget Everett, who you can also currently catch in Amazon's Love You More.

7. On Friday, musician, visual artist, and performer Sahra Motalebi presents Directory of Portrayals (From Rendering What Remains), an open-form, mixed-platform opera at the Kitchen based on online exchanges with her sister.

8. And on Saturday, Drag Race’s Bianca Del Rio introduces the 7 p.m. screening of the classic Auntie Mame at the Metrograph Theater.

9. LCD Soundsystem is once again making the rounds at Brooklyn Steel, with eight more shows to go this year.

10. And for a little extra cash at James Joyce’s The Dead, 1904, which tells the story of a gathering on the Feast of the Epiphany, you’ll be served an evening meal to eat alongside the actors. Just try not to get in their way, and happy weekend!

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