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Weekend Picks: Craig Ferguson, New Yorker Festival, more

Craig Ferguson, host of

Craig Ferguson, host of "The Late Late Show." Credit: Getty Images

Laugh, laugh and laugh some more when "The Late, Late Show" host Craig Ferguson takes the stage for his first NYC show in more than two years. (Sat., $40-$80, 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., 212-247-4777)

See some of the top names in entertainment, literature and the arts - from Viola Davis to Ben Stiller to Margaret Atwood - discuss their projects, works and more at the annual New Yorker Festival. (Fri.-Sun., newyorker.com)

Taste more than 100 brews - many of them local - at the Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival. Also expect food and entertainment. (Sat., $45-$65, sessions at 1 and 6 p.m., Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Pl., Fort Greene, villagevoice.com)

More than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper make up the Guggenheim's exhibition "Picasso Black and White," which explores the famed artist's black-and-white palette. (Fri.-Jan. 23, FREE-$22, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3500)

This is an annual must-see at the American Museum of Natural History: "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter," where you can view 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. (Sat.-May 28, FREE-$19, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., 212-769-5100)

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