This weekend: Bike fest, cherry blossoms, recession art

will oldham (bonnie ‘prince’ billy) reads from rudolph wurlitzer’s slow fade with musical accompaniment by ben chasny (six organs of admittance). elisa ambrogio opens the evening. williamsburg’s spoonbill + sugartown, free.

8pm: the brooklyn filmmakers collective presents ‘on the streets‘, a collection of short films. djs get it started and keep it going after. brooklyn winery, $10 admission includes a beer.

10pm-4am: bangon!nyc‘s hosts a dance party in an abandoned church in williamsburg. open bar 10-10:45pm. dress ‘holy’ and get a free drink. $10 admission.

sat 10am-4pm
: the first-ever five boro bike fest is set to feature clinics, bike repair, live entertainment + an expo with demos and giveaways. brooklyn bridge park, free.

12-4pm: 70+ artists and organizations provide demos, tips, arts + crafts, more at the go green! greenpoint! earth day festival. mccarren park, free.

4pm: chef-restaurateurs frank castronovo and frank falcinelli discuss recipes from their new cookbook the frankies spuntino kitchen companion + kitchen manual. bpl, free.

6pm-midnight: recession art‘s new group show irrational exuberance (inspired by alan greenspan’s quote of doom) opening party. highlights: an automaton that saws a dollar in half, sculptures made of sunset park dollar store finds, more. the invisible dog, free.

(every sunday): prospect heights bar the way station plays the latest doctor who episode, free. bonus: their bathroom is a tardis!

7pm: the gutterbilly bbq + arkhams 5th anniversary party features bbq (obvi), vendors, music from the goddamn gallows, amour obscur, more. bell house, $10 adv, $13 dos.

the red hook food vendors open for the season

10am-6pm: the 30th annual sakura matsuri cherry blossom festival boasts the largest collection outside of japan. events include manga artists, j-pop, minbu folk dance, a kids’ origami workshop, sudoku, more. bbg, $15.

11am-7pm: local artisans sell handmade goods and food at the brooklyn lyceum’s annual spring craft market. free admission.

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