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To celebrate the arrival of several new shops, The Shops at Columbus Circle has teamed with shopping mag Lucky and retailer C. Wonder to find an original design for The Shops’ first official shopping tote. A panel of guest judges will select the winning design.

In the mood for paella this weekend? Stop by Socarrat Paella Bar’s newest location in Midtown East.

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head to East River Park from 5 to 9 p.m. for pizza place Two Boots’ 25th Anniversary Concert. Part of the SummerStage series, and hosted and MC’ed by comedian/actor Luis Guzman, this night of fun will have everything from live music to performance art, poetry, aerialists and cornmeal-crusted, Cajun-Italian style pizzas (provided by Two Boots).

There’s nothing greater than having fun and giving to charity, and you will get a chance to do both this Friday, August 24, at Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, N.J. The indoor kart racing company will host the first annual Pole Position Raceway “Racing with the Pros” Charity Event from 7 to 10 p.m. in collaboration with beverage company Monster Energy and Street League Skateboarding.

Back in 1993, I was a third grade student growing up in Akron, Ohio. I remember getting ready for school one morning and my mom busted out the most tragic thing to weaken my 10-year-old heart: A lengthy article in the Akron Beacon Journal that declared Saved By the Bell was going off the air.

I’ve been to a few video game events and I have to say they are a lot of fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to test your skills against a group of friends or other gamers. Plus, onlookers always cheer you on. This Thursday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center, the construction toy company K’NEX will celebrate the addition of Mario Kart™ Wii Building Sets (for ages 6 and up) with in-store events for fans.

In NYC, all the cool kids go to flea markets. I mean, think about it—you basically have a one-stop shop for unique vintage threads, handcrafted furniture, vinyl records, artwork and probably anything else you can imagine. If you're looking to hang with the popular crowd this weekend, I suggest a trip to the Brooklyn Flea’s Fort Greene location.

Remember that Valentine’s Day card with a lovey-dovey picture of a heart you received back in third grade? Well, your actual heart doesn’t look like that. If you want to see a larger-than-life version of what a real heart looks like, head to BODIES…The Exhibition, where a 13 feet long, 7 feet wide and 12 feet high replica is waiting to greet you at the entrance.

I’ve never gone to a large-scale arts festival in NYC, but I’m going to try to this year. I’ve planned to catch a show during New York International Fringe Festival, aka FringeNYC. This two-week event, thru Aug 26, is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.

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