Superhero striptease and 13 other super things to do this weekend

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It’s what’s inside the costume that counts. Photo by Mo Pitz, via Facebook

1. Belt your most heartfelt version of “Don’t Speak” and try 90s music-themed drinks at Union Hall’s 90’s Summer Jams Sing-Along. (Friday)

2. Maybe you’re in the mood for a jug band. Maybe you’ve been craving some Japanese Gypsy rock. You’ll find both at The Way Station. (Friday)

3. The Earthman Experience brings its Afrobeat-funk-house sound to BAM as part of DanceAfrica 2014. (Friday)

4. Vomitface, Nice Breeze, Slippertails and Schmear are performing at Shea Stadium. Maybe be a good audience member and bring a napkin for Vomitface? (Friday)

5. This week’s free Knitting Factory show features Moving Units and DJ Sweaty. We hope they make you dance enough to validate their names.  (Friday)

6. Rekindle your fear of showers and mama’s boys at this screening of Psycho. (Friday-Saturday)

7. Shop for food, crafts and fashion from Africa and the diaspora at DanceAfrica Bazaar. (Saturday-Monday)

8. Comedians and cheap beer remind you why bookstores are so fun at WORD. (Saturday)

9. See New York painted through non-fiction short films with Rooftop Films. It’s like watching a series of artful, extended Vines. (Saturday)

10. Prove your flow really is faster than Twista’s and Busta Rhymes’ at Hip Hop Karaoke. (Saturday)

11. Dance party Bassment NYC is back at Cameo Gallery, which means you can finally get properly low again. (Saturday)

12. Take a critical look at the Kennedy years at a screening and discussion of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the U.S. (Sunday)

13. Have your faith in the police further shaken at a screening of Police Academy at Habana Outpost.  (Sunday)

14. Superhero striptease sounds like fan fiction, but it’s happening at The Bell House courtesy of Wasabassco. Don’t worry, they keep theirs masks on so you know who the good guys are. (Sunday)