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So much art, so little time! Eight international art fairs — including the world famous Armory Art Show — and countless other small shows, auctions and gallery exhibits explode onto the scene with the latest and greatest from the art world.

The plethora of parties and paintings could just make you want to scream. Fear not, patrons! Our friends at Artlog put together this handy-dandy guide that will have your friends thinking you’ve got an MFA hidden up your sleeve. Check out the happenings section for super discounts and in-the-know offers for VIP sneak previews and afterparties. The Bridge Art Fair Opening Party and the Diva Block Party (both tomorrow night) sound especially tantalizing.

Just a reminder: Some of the greatest (and most affordable) art you’ll find this weekend will be in the smaller galleries speckled throughout the city. One such show is “Body Shop” put on by Mezze. The show features figurative works by Kiran Chandra, Debasish Manna, Grace Yung Ting Teng and Baseem Rayyes, and the price range prove quite comfortable for the first time investor. Check out “Body Shop” at Karin Kohlberg Studio (3 West 30th St., Suite 4) on Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm.

See you there, daaaaaahlings.

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While the $23 BK restaurant week deal satiates NYC palates for only 7 days, Brooklyn restaurant Melt offers a 5-course $25 prix fixe dinner every Tuesday! The cozy eatery features innovative American cuisine and a $20 wine pairing. With portions just large enough to satisfy without being overly filling, the deal is fantastic for the caliber of the food, making this an inexpensive way to enjoy a special weeknight meal.

Melt is located at 440 Bergen Street between 5th Avenue and Flatbush, easily accessible from the Atlantic Street stop. (718) 230-5925.

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Gear up, people! The 2008 New York International Auto Show drives into town this weekend, parking at the Javits Center itself from March 21st to the 30th. The NYT offers a comprehensive review for attendees and armchair enthusiasts alike. While the show unveils new consumer-focused ’08 and ’09 models, geeky gawkers will be more intrigued by the impractical but totally awesome concept cars. Drool over the latest midlife-crisis-ready sports cars, like this Maserati GrandTurismo 4.7. They don’t call them hot rods for nothin’!

Admission is $14 for adults, $4 for children and can be purchased online here. The MTA is offering discount packages for travel on LIRR and Metro-North. Public show dates are Friday March 21st through Sunday March 30th, 11am – 10:30pm (Sundays: 10am – 7pm). The Javits Center is located at 11th Ave. between 34th and 39th streets (655 W. 34th St.) in Manhattan.

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