Get poetic on the Wonder Wheel, and 17 more ways to have a well-rounded weekend

So many haikus, so little time

So many haikus, so little time. via Flickr user Joe Hall

1. See what two years of Brooklyn College MFAing creates at Chain Reaction, the spring thesis exhibition at SIGNAL Gallery. (Friday)

2. Ride the Wonder Wheel while poets serenade you with Coney Island-inspired work at Poem-a-Rama. (Friday)

3. Help out the Free Portrait Project by very quietly collecting original paintings and prints at this Silent Art Auction Fundraiser at Shoestring Press. (Friday)

4. Deciding whether you want to dance like you’re in Serbia or Colombia is usually a pretty stressful decision, so we’re glad this Balkan Cumbia dance party understands our needs. (Friday)

5. Shea Stadium is being transformed into a beach party for one night only, with help from Eskalators and The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt. (Friday)

6. Check out documentaries, animations, and rom coms at Haiti Film Fest. (Friday-Sunday)

7. Try not to get bitten by too many any gators as you dance to cajun music at the Bayou n’ Brooklyn Festival. (Saturday)

8. Cheerfully explore how different cultures relate to death at the launch of Memento Mori: A Love Story at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. (Saturday)

9. Learn to be a non-embarrassing human on the dance floor with help from salsa lessons from Dance Fever Studios. (Saturday)

10. Remember what flirting with the help of technology was like before Tinder at Friends and Lovers’ A/S/L dance party. (Saturday)

11. See video shorts by comedians as you drink Bronx Brewery beer at Red Hot Video Fun Time at Bat Haus. (Saturday)

12. Run with all your might through the Brooklyn Museum at this scavenger hunt, but just try not to tear up any art in your search for clues. (Saturday)

13. The House of Vans kicks off their Almost Summer series with a free Julie Ruin show. Just follow the cookie road to get there. (Sunday)

14. Bring your mamas and mama figures to Hill Country Brooklyn for Mother’s Day Fam Jam, featuring soul music from The Gold Magnolias. (Sunday)

15. Learn what to do when your bicycle completely betrays you at this free bike repair class for women and trans folk. (Sunday)

16. See the long lost 1984 film The Wild Life and declare whether it’s having stayed under the radar is a tragedy. (Sunday)

17. Habana Outpost is showing The Warriors outside, and the weather’s been great lately, so come out to play. (Sunday)

18. If you love Mexico and you love Morrissey, go to BAM to see Mexican Morrissey cover band Mexrrissey. (Sunday)