Weekend to-do list: Bed-Stuy bar crawl, BK Blackout, vegan pop up

Bed Stuy bar crawl is back this weekend. Photo via Clay Williams.

You may not have won the mega millions, but we do win the weather lottery this weekend with predicted temperatures between 70-80 degrees for both Saturday and Sunday. Here our some of our picks for the best free and cheap events this weekend, culled from our new Brokelyn events calendar. Don’t see your awesome event listed? What are you waiting for? Add it right now! It’s free and easy and will be seen by lots of eye balls that belong to eager people looking for something to do.


7pm: You know those twig terrariums you see at The Flea every week? The founders wrote a book and are having a release party tonight with Brooklyn Brewery treats and even a palm reader. Free!

9pm: This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything described as “swing/folk” music. Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg is playing host to the quintet Djangos and Tangos again tonight. Free!

12:30am: Sing like a dirty rock star at Trash Bar’s free late-night karaoke (also Saturday night). Free!


10am: It’s going to be 70 degrees, so you have no excuse to miss free morning yoga in Prospect Park.

All day: Dekalb Market, the Brooklyn Flea (in Fort Greene on Saturday and Williamsburg on Sunday) and Smorgasburg are all back open for the outdoor season!

3pm: Free beer, free food, free softball and a chance to fight Leukemia and lymphoma in sunny Williamsburg? What more do you want? Get to The Gibson to check it out.

4pm: Another secretive Cash Mob is in the works for Saturday afternoon to support a struggling small business, in Carroll Gardens this time. Drink specials to follow at a nearby bar.

6pm: One bar crawl not to miss: hang with the locals in Bed-Stuy’s new hot spots, with drink specials along the way. ($15)

9pm: A “barn-burning celebration” of dark beers at Brooklyn Brewery’s tasty sounding Brooklyn Blackout. ($20)


11am: The zine is the scene at the first ever Brooklyn Zine Fest. Free!

12pm: Don’t have a cow, man: the Vegan Shop-Up is back at Pine Box Rock Shop! Check it out for loads of cruelty free free samples and other tasty goodness (vegan queso, anyone?).

2pmTea and cookies and words and authors at Powerhouse.

9pm: When nerds do karaoke, you get Nerdeoke! It’s a sci-fi singalong at The Way Station, with special props given to anyone in appropriate garb. Free!

10pm: Step away from the torrents for a second and go watch Mad Men among real people at Brooklyn Winery or Sheep Station. Free!

3pm-1am: Or you could go meet your neighbors at Bed-Stuy’s cozy Bedford Hill cafe, with discounts on wine and beer all night. Free!

See more events and add your own for free in the Brokelyn Events calendar.