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Weekend Picks: Carrie Underwood, Columbus Circle Holiday Market, more

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Watch country superstar Carrie Underwood belt out hits like "Good Girl" and "See You Again" from her "Blown Away" album. (Fri., $51-$61, 7:30 p.m., Nassau Coliseum; Sat., $46-$66, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center)

Get your dose of culture at the Margaret Mead Film Festival. More than 25 films focusing on the theme "Whose Story Is It?" are being screened, including standouts like the New York debut of Anand Patwardhan's "Jai Bhim Comrade," about India's caste system. (Through Sun., $12-$15, American Museum of Natural History, 77th St., btwn Central Park West and Columbus Ave., 212-769-5200)

As the holiday season draws near, don't miss out on the first weekend of the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. Choose from the handmade crafts, accessories and jewelry, then grab some cider and head to Central Park to congratulate yourself on finishing your holiday gift-shopping early. (Fri.-Dec. 24, Columbus Circle, urbanspacenyc.com)

The dancers of Alvin Alley American Dance Theater return to the New York stage. Ailey's venerated "Revelations" will be performed, and must-see new choreographies like the Caribbean-influenced, Garth Fagan-choreographed "From Before" are sure to inspire. (Through Dec. 30, $25-$135, New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St. 212-581-1212)

For this month's Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, check out out "GO: a community-curated open studio project," which includes film, gallery talks, music and more. The museum is also collecting supplies for Sandy victims. (Sat., FREE, 5 p.m., Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights, 718-638-5000)

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