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The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

The Brooklyn Paper

Sure, you’ve caught March madness, but don’t waste your weekend inside watching college basketball. Let The Weekender be your guide:

• You loved “Slumdog Millionaire,” so now check out these Brooklyn locations for the best South Asian food, fun and frocks.

• You gotta check out the two new sandwich shops in Park Slope!

• The Brooklyn Flea will be hopping as always in DUMBO.

• Why not join the Park Slope Food Co-op? After all, it’s NOT boycotting Israel.

• On Saturday, the Paper Bag Players are back with a new, interactive show for kids called, “Make a Little Room for Me!” From its speedy bike race to a friendly alligator (is there any other kind) to the paint-splattered finale, the 50-year-old troupe never disappoints. It’s at 11 am and 2 pm at Kumble Theater at Long Island University [1 University Pl., near the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb avenues, (718) 488-1624].

• On Sunday, celebrate the golden age of silent film with “The Extra Girl,” a classic Mack Sennett story about a small-town girl (played by the incomparable Mabel Normand) who goes to Hollywood to hit the big time (and you know that story!). Better still, the screening features a live piano accompaniment.

It’s at 1:30 pm at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [Eastern Parkway at Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 230-2100]. And it’s free.

• That guy from “Top Chef” is now cooking in Park Slope.

• Head for the Purity Diner on Seventh Avenue; you might see Councilman Bill DeBlasio there. He’s ALWAYS there.

• Go rent a copy of “Man on Wire,” which won the Oscar this week and was made by two Park Slopers.

• You could buy Dan Zanes’s new album — if you love God, that is.

• Our critic raved about “The Winter’s Tale,” but didn’t love “The Cherry Orchard,” now in repertory at BAM.

• You can still catch “Sleeping Beauty” at Puppetworks. Our own Trey Dooley raved about it.

As always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

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