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Along with previously mentioned anticipation of Keith Hennessy appearance at the New Museum tonight, here are a few suggestions for a fun-filled weekend on the Lower East Side.

Joey Arias and Penny Arcade

As we posted in our Weekly Music Picks, NYC icons Joey Arias and Penny Arcade, are hosting the theatrical cabaret Weimar New York, dreamed up by “avant-curator” Earl Dax, at the Abrons Arts Center. The shows will feature John Kelly, San Francisco burlesque star Alotta Boutte, and the U.S. debut of European cabaret star Sven Ratzke. $35 // June 11 & 12 // 8pm // 466 Grand St.

Rooftop Films will be screening the New York premier of the documentary Biker Fox, tonight at the Open Road Rooftop.  A smash hit at the Slamdance Film Festival, the movie follows “Tulsa’s best-known bicycle-riding, raccoon-feeding, scrapyard-dealing, screaming, motivational philosopher of life.”  The night starts off with music by Natureboy.  $10 // 8pm // 350 Grand St.

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You can hop on a free ferry and head south to Governor’s Island for Figment NYC 2010. The Figment Festival is taking over the island for the weekend, transforming it into a large-scale collaborative artwork, featuring local artists and encouraging interactive play.  FREE // June 11, 10am – 4pm, June 12, 10am – 6pm, June 13, 10am – 6pm.

This week’s Midnight Movie at the Sunshine is Darren Aronofsky‘s Requiem For a Dream. A gritty, hallucinogenic adaptation of Hubert Selby, Jr.’s novel detailing the horrors and highs of drug addiction.  Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Connelly star. $9.99 // Fri. and Sat. at midnight // 143 E. Houston St.

Dirty Martini via Abrons Arts Center

On Sunday Abrons Arts Center will host the New York premiere of Gary Beeber‘s documentary Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque, an honest account of the outrageous life and career of Dirty Martini, one of the originators of New York’s neo-burlesque scene. The movie features some of the best that burlesque has to offer: Julie Atlas Muz, World Famous *BOB*, Jo Boobs, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Bunny Love, and Angie Pontani. These prolific figures of the neo-burlesque community will all share the stage for a one-night only performance after the screening, hosted by the inestimable MC Murray Hill. $25 // 8pm // 466 Grand St.

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