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What You're Doing This Weekend, 4/11-12

Hats off to the Easter Parade, rev up for the Auto Show, and other can't-miss events around town this weekend

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    What You're Doing This Weekend, 4/11-12
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    Fancy bonnets take to the streets at Sunday's Easter Parade.

    BUNNY LOVE: Wait, you're saying you've lived in NYC all this time and you've never been to the Easter Parade? This Fifth Avenue stroll-cum-unofficial hat contest (which goes from 49th to 57th Streets) is one of Gotham's oldest ongoing traditions, and a ball to boot. Seriously, though, wear a hat. Sunday, 10AM-4PM.

    BABY YOU CAN BUY MY CAR: Gawk at dozens of fantastically modern, uber-green, high-concept automobiles at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, going on at the Jacob Javits Center. Then take the subway home. All weekend, schedule varies.

    GYPPED: We'll just quote the organizers here: "High-energy Balkan funk!" "The Coltrane of the Clarinet -- from Turkey!" The NY Gypsy Festival's 5th Anniversary Season Kick-Off Party is a marathon six-hour extravaganza of live music, performance, palm reading, you name it. If it's gypsy. Saturday, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 10PM.

    DEALER'S CHOICE: The news that Lower East Side vintage-garb and house-line staple Sweet Tater is closing is very sad. But the deals you'll score as they clear out their coffers ($5! $10!) almost make up for it. All weekend.

    PUNK'D: Buy some indie tracts and hand-printed zines at this weekend's 3rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair, and stick it to the man, man. Judson Memorial, Saturday, 11AM-8PM.