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NYC weekend picks: Our best bets

Don't have any plans for the weekend? We're here to help.

There are plenty of reasons to get out of the apartment and experience real life.

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

Comedy Shows

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"Las Culturistas Live: I Don't Think So Honey!:" 50 comedians and performers will each get one minute to go off on the hottest pop culture moments of the day and past moments that turned them into Culturistas. The Bell House (149 Seventh St., Brooklyn) 8 p.m. $20.


"Your Love, Our Musical:" Comedians Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman pick a real couple from the audience, interview them and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical. Caveat (21 A Clinton St., Brooklyn) 7 p.m. $20.


"Women in Comedy: A Love Letter to Myself:" This two-hour variety show takes a diverse group of women (stand-up, improvisers and musical comedians) and asked them to write and read love letters to themselves on stage. Proceeds will go toward Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn) 8 p.m. $25.

'Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier' (March 18)

This opera tells the story of Danny Chen,
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This opera tells the story of Danny Chen, a Chinatown resident who enlists in the Army but finds out that enemies can be inside the base -- when hazing turns deadly. Librettist David Henry Hwang and composer Huang Ruo will talk about their collaboration. Excerpts of the opera will be performed by Fang-Tao Jiang, Andrew Stenson, Guang Yang and pianist Lachlan Glen. ($45, 7:30 p.m., The Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.,

Visit a new-to-you brewery

One of close to 10 breweries to open
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One of close to 10 breweries to open in NYC in 2017, Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Sunset Park has a rotating roster of 10 beers available in its taproom. Sip a sampler flight while playing a board game -- and you can even bring Fido to this pet-friendly spot, next to a 12,500-square-foot production facility. (open 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11 Fridays, noon-11 Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays; 215 47th St.)

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