1. It’s the weekend! Let’s laugh. Famously dry comic Todd Barry hosts his funny friends for two nights at The Stand, Friday and Saturday.
2. While at Union Hall on Saturday Janeane Garofalo joins Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren, Vanessa Bayer, and Benny Horowitz for a live recording of the podcast Going Off Track.
3. We could also dance. Earl Sweatshirt, member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, performs in support of his stellar debut, Doris, on Saturday …
5. And hey! We can now play shuffleboard, after this week’s opening of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus. Grab your Hawaiian shirt and go.
6. On Friday there’s an opportunity to join the McConassaince when Matthew McConaughey discusses his film Dallas Buyers Club for free, courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. If you don’t get in, you can always watch this supercut of him being a total downer in True Detective. (We’ll take him any way we can get him!)
7. Or swing through the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, when, after a screening of Network, New York Times reporter David Itzkoff will discuss his new book, Mad as Hell, about the making of the movie.
8. Your adult self will appreciate “The Power of Poison,” a show at the AMNH about the history and science of poison: the snakebite that (maybe) killed Cleopatra, the tribal concoctions that continue to be made to this day. And your inner 12-year-old will get to see the toxic frogs.
9. While over at another museum, the Guggenheim hosts the Pacific Northwest Ballet in the probing “Works & Process” series, with shows on Sunday and Monday.
10. Take advantage of the 50-degree weather this weekend (!) at the beach, with the opening of the photo exhibit “A Stroll Through Coney Island Among Friends” on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.
11. Or stay inside for the Russ Meyer film retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives, which doubles as a tribute to Roger Ebert, who co-wrote screenplays for two of the films (including Beyond the Valley of the Dolls). Happy weekend!