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Weekend Feature: DailyCandy Weekend Guide Features Opportunities To Laugh, Learn

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NY1 VIDEO: Summer is here and school is out, and if you're still not ready to pack it up for the shore, there are many things to do around town. Lauren Lumsden of dailycandy.com spoke with NY1 about what's going on in the city this weekend.

LAUGH
Del Close Marathon at UCB
What: It's the longest nonstop improv comedy festival in the world. Groups from all over will be performing 24 hours a day on five stages. You can buy a wristband for $30 and go to all the shows (except a couple special ticketed events).
Why: If you have insomnia, head to the theatre in the middle of the night for some insane craziness.
When: Through Sunday at midnight
Where: Various theatres around town. All the info's at delclosemarathon.com.

LEARN
Sunday Supper: Paella + Tapas Summer Feast
What: Get schooled by chef Nick Suarez (Backyard Cooking Company) on the ins and outs of perfecting the sofrito base; choosing the right rice and pan; and how to get those crunchy, caramelized underbits (proper name — socarrat).
Why: After your lessons, sit down to a meal of chef-prepared paellas (chicken, chorizo, and mussel; piquillo pepper and white bean), plus romesco crostini, Spanish tortilla, Brooklyn Brewery suds, and more.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Tickets ($150) at sundaysuppers.bigcartel.com. Location revealed at purchase.

BRUNCH
The Harrison
What: The Tribeca mainstay takes on the weekend tradition with cornflake-crusted French toast with strawberry rhubarb compote, crispy scrapple and eggs with cheese polenta, and a falafel-and-egg sandwich.
Why: Anticipate needing some hair of the dog? The Senator’s Wife (Solerno blood orange and prosecco) and aptly named The Antidote (pisco, watermelon, lime, and agave) should do the trick.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 355 Greenwich St., at Harrison St. (212-274-9310).

SEE
The Painted Bird Trilogy
What: Take in four brooding hours of dance performances with live music (divided into three parts), ruminating on ideas of home and human nature.
Why: Such a performance surely balances your summer blockbuster binge.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St., b/t Bowery & Second Ave. Tickets ($25-$60) at ovationtix.com.

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