If you can get past the The weekend is here, wondering how to spend it? Here are some ideas to shuffle through.
Friday, August 10
- “Fishing Luck“ follows the story of a Taipei girl, Jing. While going on a business trip to the fishing town of Lanyu Island, known for their abundance of flying fish Jing loses her purse and her boyfriend. She then stays in a house of an aboriginal boy, Fend, and a relationship blossoms. The screening is part of the Queens Museum of Art’s Passport Fridays series. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. at the lawn.
- Tonight is a series of workshops, a benefit party, and a night market for Raise The Roof 2, all to benefit education programs at the Bushwick Campus Farm. At 7 and 8 p.m., there will be Farm-in-the-Sky Tour/Beekeping workshops, followed by a special farm-inspired concoctions and Farmers’ Market Jam Bank from 8 to 9 p.m. Then comes live reggae in the Gallery, by Radical Revolution. There’s a $10 suggested donation for workshops and the party.
- Come to Open Roof Top on the lower East side for a screening of “Only the Young.” A film which follows a group of boys in which religion and skateboarding play a huge role in their lives, as well as enjoying your youth. Doors open at 8 p.m., live music follows at 8:30, and the film will begin at 9. Join for the after-party 11:30 – 1 a.m.
- Howse! is an event at Cameo Gallery at 93 North 6th Street, featuring Octa Octa and the Range. This event is 21+, tickets are $5 at the door. Arrive by 11:30 p.m.
Saturday August, 11
- Detropia is a cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising. There will be a Q&A with filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Screening at the Old American Can Factory – 232 Third St. at 3rd Avenue. Doors open 8 p.m., live music at 8:30, and at 9 the film will begin. From 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. there will be a reception in the courtyard with complimentary beverages.
- At Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, come for Floating Kabarette. Think sensual trapeze artists, fantastical male and female burlesque artists, sublime chanteurs and beautiful chanteuses, and the best cabaret and variety artists in New York City. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., the event starts at 10 and tickets cost $20. To reserve a table, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 p.m. on Saturday and you’re guaranteed your table if you arrive by 10 p.m. Advance ticket-holders are admitted to the venue first starting at 9:30pm.
- Brooklyn Bass X Tar and Feathered present Point Break. Featuring Juge Wise, T’Angelo, and Evan Michael. Event is 21+, tickets are sold at the door of the Cameo Gallery at 93 North 6th Street for $5.
Sunday August, 11
- Calling all dog owners. A free Brooklyn health clinic for dogs is being offered by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Low Cost Vet Mobile, ASPCA, and Animal Care and Control of NYC. In case of rain, the clinic will be open on Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pups must be at least 8 weeks old to receive services and must be on a leash and cleaned up after. These services are free but will provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more great events throughout the borough, visit our Events Calendar. If we missed something, feel free to post your own event!