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NYC weekend picks: Our best bets

Don't have any weekend plans?

From concerts to festivals to relaxing in the city, we've got you covered.

Here are our picks for things to do in NYC this weekend.

Drag Brunch: New York (Sundays)

Up your Sunday brunch game at Voss Events'
(Credit: Voss Events)

Up your Sunday brunch game at Voss Events' Drag Brunch. Enjoy an open bar while watching performances from local queens and special guests from "RuPaul's Drag Race" and more. Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., Manhattan, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. show times, $39.95 to $69.95, vossevents.com

Kings County Distillery Saturday tours

New York's oldest whiskey distillery may be right
(Credit: Getty Images / Emmanuel Dunand )

New York's oldest whiskey distillery may be right in your backyard. Head to Kings County Distillery on Saturdays to walk through the space, learn how whiskey is made and taste three of the finished products. Tours run approximately 40 minutes. Kings County Distillery, 288 Sands St., Brooklyn, tours run from 1 to 3:45 p.m., $8, eventbrite.com

Wafels & Dinges factory tour (Saturdays)

See how those delicious waffles from the Wafels
(Credit: Karen Sterling)

See how those delicious waffles from the Wafels & Dinges food trucks are made at its Brooklyn factory. The company opens its headquarters on Saturdays for guests to watch the liège dough being made and to enjoy samples of the waffles. Commissary Wafels & Dinges, 254 Butler St., Brooklyn, 10 a.m.- noon, $15, eventbrite.com

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Winter Flea and Smorgasburg (weekends through March)

Just because it's winter doesn't mean all of
(Credit: Brooklyn Flea / Georgia Frierson)

Just because it's winter doesn't mean all of the flea and food markets are down for the count. Visit this indoor market, in the lobby of the former Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, for jewelry, crafts, apparel, records and more. Among the food options: Bird's Eye Vietnamese, Ramen Burger, Monk's Meats and Raindrop Cake. Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, $1 entry, brooklynflea.com

Union Square Saturday Greenmarket

Head to lower Manhattan on your day off
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Head to lower Manhattan on your day off to stock up on local produce, baked goods and more. Union Square Saturday Greenmarket is year-round, which means there's always something offered for every season. Union Square Park, Manhattan, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., grownyc.org

Jewish Food Tour (Sundays)

The Lower East Side is filled with spots
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The Lower East Side is filled with spots hosting classic Jewish cuisine, and this walking tour will lead you through some of the best foodie spots. Enjoy five tastings of Jewish food, including knish, bialy, matzoh ball soup and much more. Every Sunday, 2nd Avenue and Eldridge Street, Manhattan, noon to 2 p.m., $50, besttours.com

'Art in the Bar' (Saturdays through April 15)

Grab a friend and head to Ditmas Park's
(Credit: Dana Reszutek)

Grab a friend and head to Ditmas Park's Sycamore Bar, which is hosting a weekly "Art in the Bar" event beginning in December, combining crafts with craft beers. Each event has its own theme, from printmaking to watercolor, so attendees can broaden their artistic horizons each time. Sycamore Bar, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn, 2 to 3:30 p.m., $30-45 (includes one beverage), sycamorebrooklyn.com

Middle Kids (April 1)

Australian indie-rock group Middle Kids will take the
(Credit: Jeff Colchamiro)

Australian indie-rock group Middle Kids will take the stage at Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right. The band is touring its latest, self-titled EP. 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, 8 p.m., $12, babysallright.ticketfly.com

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BUST Craftacular (April 1)

Celebrate Brooklyn's finest fashion and beauty with this
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Celebrate Brooklyn's finest fashion and beauty with this all-day shopping event. BUST Magazine is teaming up with the BK Style Foundation to present 65 local vendors selling, among other things, makeup, jewelry, and clothing. Enjoy free and discounted activities and items while you peruse the market, a braid bar, tarot readings, craft cocktails and more. The first 150 attendees will receive a complimentary swag bag. Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $3, bust.com

NYC Home Décor & Furniture Bazaar (April 2)

Grand Bazaar NYC is hosting a special market,
(Credit: Grand Bazaar NYC)

Grand Bazaar NYC is hosting a special market, dedicated to all things furniture. Peruse unique handmade, antique and vintage chairs, mirrors, woodwork and more to spruce up your space. While you're debating which throw pillow to add to your collection, be sure to check out the regular Grand Bazaar variety of local food vendors to grab a quick bite. 100 W. 77th St., Manhattan, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., free admission, facebook.com/events

'Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty' at Brooklyn Museum (through April 2)

Contemporary artist Marilyn Minter's paintings, videos and photographs
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Contemporary artist Marilyn Minter's paintings, videos and photographs are on display at Brooklyn Museum's exhibit, "Pretty/Dirty." The collection explores feminism, sexuality and American culture. 200 Eastern Pkwy., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $16, brooklynmuseum.org

Brooklyn Brewery MASH presents Beer Mansion (April 21 to 22)

Nothing sounds quite as great for beer lovers
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Nothing sounds quite as great for beer lovers as rooms on rooms of brews. Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansion is taking over East Williamsburg with five themed tasting rooms, each featuring a unique selection of local craft beers. Explore the mansion while sipping on brews to enjoy a variety of live music, art, games and more. The Monto & The Well, 272 Meserole St., Brooklyn, 6 to 10 p.m., $55, brooklynbrewerymash.com

Chairlift (April 22)

This may be the last time to see
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This may be the last time to see this Brooklyn-based pop duo. Chairlift, which announced its breakup following scheduled gigs, will be taking the stage at Brooklyn Steel before partying ways to focus on independent projects. Kristin Kontrol will open. 319 Frost St., Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $20, axs.com

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FAD Market (April 22 to 23, May 13 to 14)

FAD Market's spring series will take place at
(Credit: FAD Market)

FAD Market's spring series will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Shop the 45 artists and vendors offering a variety of items, including jewelry, apparel and home furnishings. 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., free, fadmarket.co

'Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning 1916 -2016' (through April 23)

Head to the Museum of the City of
(Credit: The Museum of the City of New York)

Head to the Museum of the City of New York to learn about the history of zoning laws in its exhibit, "Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning 1916 -2016." Learn how the city skyline came to be in a series of historic documents, images and more. 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street, Manhattan, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $14, mcny.org

Mitski (April 29)

Unique indie rocker Mitski -- think St. Vincent's
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Unique indie rocker Mitski -- think St. Vincent's guitar riffs combined with the angst of a Lana Del Rey song -- is performing in NYC once again, after a sold-out show at Webster Hall in 2016. Hear hits from her "Puberty 2" album, including "Your Best American Girl," as the singer takes the stage at Brooklyn Steel. 319 Frost St., Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $25, bowerypresents.com

Vagabon (May 6)

New York-based artist Laetitia Tamko will perform as
(Credit: Jeff Colchamiro)

New York-based artist Laetitia Tamko will perform as her musical persona of Vagabon at Brooklyn Bazaar. Expect tunes from her debut album, "Infinite Worlds." 150 Greenpoint Ave., 8 p.m., $12, ticketfly.com

'The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel' (through May 7)

This Museum of Modern Art photography exhibition features
(Credit: Jan Groover, 'Untitled," 1983, Gelatin silver print, MoMA. © 2016 Jan Groover)

This Museum of Modern Art photography exhibition features a collection of images acquired over 40 years, with the help of Robert B. Menschel. The exhibition represents 150 years of photography through images from around the world. 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $25, moma.org

'In Transit' (through June 25)

In what's described as Broadway's first a cappella
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

In what's described as Broadway's first a cappella musical, overlapping stories are told that suggest the rhythm of the New York subway. Kristen Anderson-Lopez, co-author of the songs in "Frozen," is part of the creative team. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., Manhattan, $89-$159; 212-239-6200, intransitbroadway.com

'Dear Evan Hansen' (through July 2)

Ben Platt, pictured, stars as a troubled teen
(Credit: Matthew Murphy)

Ben Platt, pictured, stars as a troubled teen who, by fluke, becomes famous on the internet in this musical, a transfer from an Off-Broadway hit at Second Stage Theatre. The Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., Manhattan, $79-$175; 212-239-6200, dearevanhansen.com

'¡CUBA!' (through Aug. 13)

Take a trip to the island of Cuba
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Take a trip to the island of Cuba by heading to the island of Manhattan. This exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History, explores Cuba's history, people, culture, animals and environments. You'll see re-created wetlands and caves, learn about remote forests, and visit live lizards, boas and frogs. The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan, $22; 212-769-5100, amnh.org

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