Build yourself a water tower, and 23 more ways to have a creative weekend

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Make your own Brooklyn icon (#8), pic by Flickr user Shinya Suzuki

1. Hone your day-drinking skills at the Wythe Hotel’s monthly Lunch Beers, featuring performance artists and DJs. (Friday, FREE)

2. Don’t forget about the Spectacle Theater’s evening of contemporary Hungarian experimental cinema, An Exercise in Remembering. (Friday, $5)

3. Bring your dancing shoes to the Rock shop for a brass & drum ensemble extravaganza, with Fulaso, Batala NYC, Funkrust Brass Band, and Veveritse. (Friday, $7)

4. Get completely immersed in wild Burner culture at Thunder Gumbo’s Cult of the Sacred Cowboy, featuring three stages of music, a silent disco, giant puppets, art, and more. (Friday, $20)

5. Relive your best/worst high school dances at the Teenage Guide to Popularity’s Music Video Make-Out Party. (Friday, FREE)

6. Slake your thirst at the Culture Whore’s queer art dance party Oasis. (Friday, $15)

7. Roll up your sleeves and head to Open Source Gallery’s Camp Mossandsticks for crafting and activism, from protest-sign making to DIY dildo carving. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

8. Build (and tag!) a water tower of your very own at the Brooklyn Historical Society. (Saturday, $15)

9. Pace yourself at Makossa Bklyn, Latin Soul Brothers’ nine-hour dance party with a half-dozen DJs from NYC and San Fran. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Look back over artist Jonathan Blum’s career during his 50th birthday retrospective at ShapeShifter Lab. (Saturday, FREE)

11. Say goodbye to yet another North Bk art space during the final show at Heliopolis. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Celebrate everyone’s favorite font (to hate) at the 2-year anniversary of Comic Sans, with Phoebe Robinson, Crystian Ramirez, Abigoliah Schamaun.

13. Get lost in wild revelry at the Junxion’s Choose Your Adventure party, which takes place in many locations at once, in three boroughs plus an island. (Saturday, $25–$85)

14. Go back to nature at the Biodiversity Ball, a costume ball featuring juices and herbal elixirs, a black light algae lounge, and more. (Saturday, $10 suggested)

15. Take back the night with drag-party superstars Bushwig and Bathsalts’ Evening of Gay Privilege. (Saturday, $10)

16. It’s the last night at the Trash Bar, so go say goodbye and see what insanity breaks out. Maybe they’ll find that body in the wall. (Saturday, $10)

17. Immerse yourself in Bed-Stuy with the neighborhood-wide STooPS Festival, showcasing art, performance, music, and conversation. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Greatly improve your poetry collection at micro-publisher Ugly Duckling Presse’s summer sale, where all books are $5. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Greatly improve your collection of, uh, taxidermy and bizarre ephemera at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Gorge your way through the day with the Williamsburg Restaurant Crawl. (Sunday, $20)

21. Not hungry? Drink your way through the day (like any good writer) with the Brooklyn Literary Pub Crawl. (Sunday, $15)

22. (Play)fight to the death a dozen different ways with games like “Badblood” and “Nothing Good Will Come of This” at the 6th annual Deathmatch By Audio, now at the Silent Barn. (Sunday, $8)

23. Show your pride at the Bell House with a variety show featuring comedian Sasheer Zamata, author Julie Klausner, drag rapper Hamm Sandwich, and many more. Proceeds go to SAGE. (Sunday, $16)

24. caribBeing has a double feature of modern Caribbean life for you to check out, so get another perspective on life, set to steel drum music. (Sunday, $16 suggested)

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