Dance, on a barge! And 18 other ideas to find weekend fun

If you have any better ideas of how to get people to hold your hand we'd like to hear them.

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1. Join the DJs, musicians and artists of Late Bloomers at 7 Dunham to help out the New York City Urban Debate League. (Friday)

2. Why contra dance on land like a mere peasant when you can dance on a barge? (Friday)

3. OK GO are spinning DJ sets at Glasslands, hopefully from the comfort of a treadmill. (Friday)

4. Dreamscapes at The Muse presents a collection of choreographed vignettes featuring stilt dancing and aerial artistry. (Friday)

5. Photoville’s got great photography, but don’t forget about all the free classes! (Friday-Sunday)

6. Grilled sandwiches are competing for your love in Red Hook. It’s like ‘The Bachelor,’ except enjoyable. (Saturday)

7. Radio Bushwick’s Yeah Hop! is a day-long music and film festival with “a sonic and visual exploration of what it is to be in a moment,” which we guess means they’ll also have paintings and lasers. (Saturday)

8. Remind beer it’s special by celebrating it at the NYC Brewers Guild Blocktoberfest, featuring food trucks, live music and DJs, a beanbag toss tournament, and beer from the guild’s 19 different brewers. (Saturday)

9. Getting the Part: Tips for the Working Actor…well…has advice for all you aspiring actors. (Saturday)

10. Greet autumn with a dance party in the archway under the Manhattan Bridge. (Saturday)

11. Get design advice from the creator of the Ghostbusters logo. (Saturday)

12. Are you a true cult movie expert? Prove it at Genuine Cult Movie Trivia at Freddy’s Bar. (Saturday)

13. Pick some pumpkins and pet some goats at Brooklyn Plantology’s Great Pumpkin Patch. If it’s as great as the name claims, maybe the Great Pumpkin will even show up! (Saturday-Sunday)

14. If you’ve given up on dating forever but your friends somehow haven’t, make them do the dirty work of finding a boo for you at Friends of Single People. (Sunday)

15. Talk beer and drink beer with Sisters in Craft at Covenhoven. (Sunday)

16. If you love stuffing your face and judging people as much as we do, The Scenario’s Vegan Chili Cook-Off was made for you. (Sunday)

17. The Silent Barn is hosting a storytelling night all about people’s experiences with surveillance, which we’re sure we can all relate to, even if we don’t realize it. (Sunday)

18. Star Trek Sundays at Videology is showing episodes containing both the highlights of lowlights of the show’s attempts to deal with the racism of today by making allegories about it in the future (Sunday)

19. The Brooklyn Book Festival is done with the bookend events, and it’s time for the real thing. Good thing we’ve got picks for five awesome panels, so you don’t get overwhelmed by choice (Sunday)