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Weekend Picks: Dave Matthews, Craft Beer and more!

Dave Matthews performs at the Blue Man Group's

Dave Matthews performs at the Blue Man Group's 20th anniversary reunion show. Photo Credit: Getty Images, 2011

Brooklyn Book Festival
Grab your latest read and make your way to Brooklyn Borough Hall Sunday for the Brooklyn Book Festival, which will bring together accomplished authors and up-and-comers to whet the appetites of all you literary types. (Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,FREE, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.,

Dave Matthews at Randall’s Island
The Dave Matthews Band will be taking over Randall’s Island for three days, and bringing with it groups that include Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Brandi Carlile and Soja. (Fri.-Sun., 12:30 p.m. daily, $85-$195, Randall’s Island,

Craft Beer Week:
The state’s premiere craft breweries and local celebrity chefs, as well as more than 100 beer destinations and 30 acclaimed restaurants, all will come together to celebrate the art of craft beer making at the Fourth Annual N.Y. Craft Beer Week, which includes an outstanding line-up of special events and promotions happening in all five boroughs. (

Governors Island Art Fair
Run by artists for artists, the fair will feature more than 100 independent artists, painters, sculpters and so on, who each will have a room of their own in which to create an exhibition of their designs. (Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 


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