Help Sharon Van Etten help a friend, and 15 other ways to spend the weekend

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See Sharon Van Etten closer than usual at Union Pool this Sunday. Photo by Mary Dorn

1. Marvin Berry and the New Sound, the band with Bushwick’s punk rock MTA worker hero, is having a record release party, so go say thank you by rocking out (Friday)

2. Experimental/weird school The School of Making is having a benefit party, and you like learning right? So help them out (Friday)

3. Pretend you’re cultured by catching LoftOpera’s production of La Bohéme (Friday and Saturday)

4. The Park Slope Methodist Church book sale is your chance to get all the cheap books you can carry in your arms, or in a tote bag if you’re fancy (Friday – Sunday)

5. Get all the locally-produced food you can afford at Bat Haus’ artisan food market, The Batchery (Saturday)

6. Can’t decide whether you want to learn to silkscreen or write haiku? Learn both at Launchpad! (Saturday)

7. Take a Black History Month tour through Green-Wood Cemetery to find out about the awesome black heroes buried there (Saturday)

8. Head to 61 Local for a Barrier Brewing tap takeover. Finally, some Long Island transplants we won’t hate (Saturday)

9. Jews and Reviews invites you to Videology to laugh at film clips of teens at prom, before a screening of teen classic (that isn’t that good) Can’t Hardly Wait (Saturday)

10. Study the art in reality TV (seriously) at Morgan Avenue Underground’s “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” (Saturday)

11. If you’re a woman, or identify as one, and want to make some noise about it, hit up a meeting about the upcoming Bushwick production of The Vagina Monologues (Sunday)

12. Embrace your destiny as a coddled millennial and go pick up an award you don’t deserve at “Everyone’s A Winner” (Sunday)

13. Put your Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat skills to the test at Union Pool’s Our Princess Is In Another Castle (Sunday)

14. Learn Garageband for free, so you can finally put out that wonderful bedroom pop EP that you keep threatening people with (Sunday)

15. So, what’s the deal with Pulaski Bridge, is it falling down? Find out when the Center for Investigative Research presents the findings of last week’s bridge expedition (Sunday)

16. Official Brokelyn crush Sharon Van Etten, Kyp Malone and more musicians are helping a recently injured friend pay his surgery bills by putting on a show (Sunday)