It's not every weekend the holy grail of Harry Potter events AND 11.11.11 come to New York, so go out and enjoy the following events happening in the city:
The Movie That Goes To 11: This is Spinal Tap
Where: BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 636-4100
When: Friday, 11:11PM
It happens only once a century, so celebrate 11.11.11 with the only movie that goes to volume 11, This Is Spinal Tap. BAM is hosting the screening appropriately at 11:11PM on Friday but if you get there at 7PM, you can join in on a special Skype Q&A appearance from Spinal Tap members Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls (Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer).
World Cup Quidditch
Where: Randall's Island
When: Saturday and Sunday
Athleticism meets fantasy at the fifth annual, intercollegiate World Cup Quidditch Match at Randall's Island this weekend. Spectators can enjoy the magical festivities with improv comedians hosting as announcers, a wide variety of music, shop for Harry Potter, and much more.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Where: Multiple locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
When: Friday and Saturday
Price: $45, two day pass; $30, one day pass
Join in on the multi-venue "takeover" of some of Williamsburg's favorite locations including Public Assembly and Cameo for a two day celebration featuring both emerging and established electronic artists. Reggie Watts, Fischerspooner, and Stretch Armstrong are just a few of the many musicians included in the lineup.
Where: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn; (347) 529-6696
When: Sunday, 7PM
Ex-Moldy Peaches member Kimya Dawson takes her first solo album since being featured on the popular Juno soundtrack to the Knitting Factory. Check out music from Thunder Thighs and opening acts Your Heart Breaksand Berth Control.
Diego Rivera Exhibition
Where: MoMa, 11 West 53 Street; (212) 708-9400
When: Sunday-May 14, 2012
Price: $22.50 General Admission
Starting Sunday, the Museum of Modern Art will be presenting key works from Diego Rivera's 1931 MoMa exhibition, which set new attendance records for the museum. Rivera's murals will pull from themes focusing on Mexican nationality, revolution, and class struggle.
Live From New York: A Discussion with the SNL Writers
Where: The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52 Street; (212) 621-6600
When: Sunday, 4PM
Join the writers of Saturday Night Live for a backstage perspective on how sketches are created and classic jokes are coined. Seth Meyers, Erik Kenward, John Mulaney and others will be present for the discussion. Variety Executive Editor Steve Gaydos moderates.
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