Shuffleboard for a cause, and 16 other things to do this weekend

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Win or lose, you’ll be doing a good deed. via Flickr user Robyn Lee

1. Hop on the soul train at R&B and funk dance party The Mess Around. (Friday)

2. Ebola is on everyone’s minds, so why not enjoy grindhouse exploitation flick Ebola Syndrome at Spectacle Theater? (Friday)

3. Go claim your two Brooklyn Brewery beers and some laughs at Greenpoint Comedy Night. (Saturday)

4. Gotham Girls Roller Derby is having their Fifth Annual Fall Auction with a 1920s speakeasy party. (Saturday)

5. Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram has a new comedy book, “Science…for Her!” and she’s gonna sit down at powerHouse and talk about it with deranged billionaire John Hodgman  (Saturday)

6. Hear some expat tales at the BookCourt reading of Trans Europe Express. (Saturday)

7. Dance to analog jams just like the Founding Fathers and pioneers did at I Love Vinyl. (Saturday)

8. Learn how Raspberry Pi can work into your art projects at Reverse Artspace. (Saturday)

9. Be the first to see the new bar, brewery and events space at Threes Brewing and try their new IPA at Smite the Brite. (Saturday)

10. Learn about the Italian immigrant who headed the carving of Mount Rushmore and take a trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery at In The Shadow of Mount Rushmore: Luigi Del Bianco. (Saturday)

11. Discuss black women’s mainstream portrayals at Mythologies of the Diva: Reexamining the Image of Black Women in Pop Culture. (Saturday)

12. Ask artists what the hell each of their pieces is supposed to mean at Park Slope Windsor Terrace Open Studios. (Saturday-Sunday)

13. Say goodbye to Death By Audio on the first weekend of art show send-off Death By Art, before it gets swamped with European tourists (Saturday – Sunday)

14. Take a free exercise class and get some fitness wisdom at the BK Fit: Health and Fitness Week Expo. (Sunday)

15. Get tips on how to make people regret messing with you at this free women’s self-defense class. (Sunday)

16. Support a Park Slope soup kitchen CHiPS by playing hours of shuffleboard at Royal Palms. (Sunday)

17. See some ceramic self-portraits at The Birth from Tragedy at Pratt Institute. (Sunday)