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The 20 best things to do this weekend, house party edition

1. Strap on your skates for Free Admission Skating every Friday and Monday from 3:30-6pm and enjoy great views of Manhattan while skating to today’s hottest music. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating, FREE + $6 skate rental)

2. A house party to rep your house, Geek Harry Potter House Party will have the special 20th century edition of the Harry Potter series, so BYOB for beer pong and enjoy Harry Potter fun for your pleasure. (Friday, Word Brooklyn, FREE)

3. Go retro with an old fashioned dating show at Young, Hot, Sluts: A Matchmaking Show, where bachelor(ette)s choose their date based on how well they answer questions like, “If you wanted morning sex, how would you initiate it?” (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $10)

4. Sustain through the sustainability film The Iron Triangle, this week picturing the slow-moving and tragic demise of one of the city’s last great blighted spots: Willets Point. (Friday, 61 Franklin St. Gardens, FREE)

5. Tell it like it is at How to Build a Fire: Where Are You Going? a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. (Saturday, Open Source Gallery, FREE?)


See yourself reflected times 1500 at Fort Tilden (#7). Photo via moma.org.

6. See five huge exhibits on display at Artistic Summer Escape where The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) presents their 40th anniversary summer season of art in their 25,000 square foot gallery where you can meet many of the nearly 300 artists and enjoy live music. (Sat-Sun, BWAC, FREE)

7. Get that selfie at Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama, comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres that reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building that dates to the time when Fort Tilden was an active US military base. (Saturday, Fort Tilden, FREE)

8. Relive the Death By Audio Days at You Were Here, a visceral time capsule of the year DBA transformed from an artist loft into what would become one of New York’s most beloved underground music venues. (Saturday, Secret Project Robot, FREE)

9. Watch the low-tech noir film Lake Street Detective where a poet-detective searches a midwest metropolis for a mysterious thief, from high society to the underground, and beyond. (Saturday, Film Noir Cinema, $10)

10. Have an enchanted evening at Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind / Kaki King, where the otherworldly Brooklyn-based guitarist Kaki King sets the stage for the fantasy for a classic Hayao Miyazaki animated films. (Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE)

11. You never know what you’re gonna get at Showdinger, a blend of visual art, stand-up, witchcraft, and booze during an intimate and daring night of underground entertainment. (Saturday, Catland, $8-10)

12. Get big laughs and free snacks at Cheap Date Comedy with comedians Jim Tews, Justin Williams, Wanjiko Eke, and more, and with chances to win prizes. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)

13. Man it’s a hot one at Hot Summer Nights Outdoor Concert Series and dance to fresh renditions of Jazz Age favorites by Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra with style, sophistication, and a touch of the blues. (Saturday, On Stage at Kingsborough, FREE)

14. Dance ’round the bases at the Stadium-Sized Silent Disco that will take place on the baseball field with three live DJ’s spinning your favorite hits. Admission also includes a free ticket to a future Cyclones game and glow-in-the-dark gear. (Saturday, MCU Park, $25-30)

15. Do the mashed potato at Bootie NYC vs. Beyonce, with DJs who are known for their killer mashups that will be mixing and mashing Beyonce’s music with other artists for perfect song combinations. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $10)


Learn about one of the city’s last great blighted spots: Willets Point.  (#4).

16. Make movie magic at How to Shoot Your Scenes Workshop which will go over topics like how to break down a script into shots, composing your shot cinematically, lighting, audio, and more. (Sunday, Prospect Park, FREE-$15)

17. Take a closer look at the Brooklyn Navy Yard: Architecture & Infrastructure Tour, from Civil War-era machine shops to innovative LEED-Certified structures, and how these buildings have been adapted for modern industry. (Saturday, Brooklyn Navy Yard, $30)

18. The competition is fierce at the 2nd Annual Bay Area vs. NYC Dance Battle with an exclusive street battle, and chances to sign up for one-versus-one dance tournaments. (Sunday, JACK, $15-20)

19. Leave Bevers at home for Broad City Trivia with 5 rounds of trivia based on all four seasons of the show, challenging the assumption that you and your fellow qweens know every last detail about it for the chance to win special prizes. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

20. Be a star at the cutest queer party Daddy Issues which is all inclusive and “all about fagging out, so leave your masc mask at the door and dance those issues away.” (Sunday, House of YES, $10)

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