Celebrate sumo, 14 more ways to crush it this weekend

Tip the scales in your favor this weekend

Tip the scales in your favor this weekend via Flickr user Edward Dalmulder

1. Drink and dance and sweat like you’re in the tropics without getting a horrific sunburn at Friends and Lovers’ tropical dance party. (Friday)

2. Mad Max: Fury Road is out now, but you can see where it all started at Videology’s screening of the original Mad Max. And even better than a movie theatre, your ticket comes with popcorn and beer. (Friday)

3. Get dressed up real fancy-like for a cause at Vodou Bar’s AIDS Awareness Cocktail Gala. (Friday)

4. See Eddie Palmieri, the “Latin Thelonius Monk,” and his Latin Jazz Septet tear it up at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. (Saturday)

5. Stuff yourself with kolaches until you feel like one at New York’s First Ever Kolache Eating Contest. (Saturday)

6. Belly flop your way into The Brooklyn Kitchen for Sumo Party, where you can watch games, drink beer and eat bento. (Saturday)

7. Take your block party excitement to the streets with craft booths, games, and performances at Kingston Avenue Festival. (Saturday)

8. Take in the plant-based glory that is Vegan Shop-Up. (Saturday)

9. Get yourself to Sarut’s furniture and home decor sale so your apartment can finally stop looking like a neglected bunker. (Saturday)

10. Aparna Nancherla and Nore Davis are trying to catch their Big(er) Break at Bluebird Food & Spirits and they need you there to help them. (Saturday)

11. Appreciate some bad films with some not so bad comics as Bad Movie Club takes on 3 Ninjas, with some help from Francesca Day and Emily Lynne. (Saturday)

12. Learn everything you’ve been dying to know about urban homesteading, Catwoman, and bug-centric cuisine at Livestream Public’s Presentation Party Night. (Sunday)

13. Check out all the dance talent that’s been hiding in Gowanus (but hopefully not in the Gowanus) with New York Restoration Project’s Community Arts showcase. (Sunday)

14. Prepare for warmer and muggier nights to come at Habana Outpost’s screening of Do the Right Thing. (Sunday)

15. It’s series finale time, so squeeze yourself into one of these bars and watch Mad Men one last time. We suggest Hanson Dry, for the $4 martinis. (Sunday)