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Weekend Picks: Catalpa NYC, NewFest and more

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NewFest - New York's LGBT film festival - celebratse its 24th year with a plethora of narratives, documentaries and shorts screenings, as well as panel discussions. (Fri.-Tues., various showtimes, $12-$14, Water Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St.,

Head out to's first annual BBQ & Blues Blowout for a day of chowing down on barbecue, sipping on brews and listening to live blues and country music. (Sat., noon or 4 p.m. sessions, $25-$80, Greenwich Village Country Club, 110 University Pl., fifth fl.,

Attention, classical music fans: Next week's Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center offers up a free preview concert on Saturday. Tickets are being distributed starting at 10 a.m. at Avery Fisher Hall. (Sat., 7:30 p.m., FREE, Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., 212-875-5030)

The Black Keys and Snoop Dogg headline the two-day outdoor music festival Catalpa NYC. (Sat.-Sun., 1:30 p.m., $99.99/one-day pass or $179.99/weekend pass, Randalls Island,

The American Museum of Natural History's new exhibition is uber-creepy and crawly: It's name, "Spiders Alive!" should tell you all you need to know. So get ready to get up close and personal with 19 species of live spiders. (Sat.-Dec. 2, various hours, FREE-$19, The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, 212-769-5100)

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