This weekend: Comic book day, 3rd Ward show, Derby

FRIDAY
2-4pm, 3:30-5:30pm: knit-a-boob workshop: knit prosthetic breasts for patients and survivors of breast cancer who have lost their own to surgery. note: due to resources, knitting experience is preferred. textile arts center, free (rsvp).

5pm-4am: swimming cities’ presents ‘animal farm‘, a bbq dance party with a pig roast, frito pie, robotic petting zoo, wife-beater wet t-shirt contest, live bluegrass, more. $3 beers, open bar 10-10:30pm. 370 ten eyck street (bushwick), $5-$10 admission.

7-10pm: the largest 3rd ward member group show to date features works in every medium from photography to sculpture to furniture. plus, live music and free brooklyn republic drinks. free (rsvp).

SATURDAY
free comic book day! local comic shops celebrate w. in-store appearances, new titles, and (of course) free comics. some highlights: bergen street comics, brooklyn comics + more.

various times (race time 6pm): embrace your southern gentlemen or belle during the 137th annual kentucky derby at the bell house, union hall, or pete’s candy store.

1-6pm (thru 6/12): 200+ artists display 1000+ works of art for the opening of the brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s spring pier art show, red hook.

midnight: dj mike doughty (soul coughing) spins ‘super stupid party jamz’ (think madge, michael jackson, montell jordan, more) at union hall, free.

SUNDAY
11am-1pm: kate payne signs copies of the hip girl’s guide to homemaking at the brooklyn flea.

1pm: bring binoculars to green-wood’s ‘birds, blooms + beauty‘ mother’s day walking tour, $15.

Listings brought to you by the skint.