Afropunk Fest, 16 other rocking ways to spend the weekend

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Lianne La Havas will be there. Will you?

1. Learn how hard all your beloved John Hughes characters sold out at Forty-Six Candles, an evening of disillusioned fiction. (Friday)

2. Morgan Avenue Underground’s Komputer Love is a night of cyberpunk film, art, and robotic dancing. (Friday)

3. Controversially Speaking is an exhibit of conversation-provoking art along with some music and spoken word. (Friday)

4. The lWlVl Festival (pronounced low-level, obviously) brings live music and giant interactive art installations together for two nights. (Friday-Saturday)

5. Hang with the coolest of the cool kids at Afropunk Fest. (Saturday-Sunday)

6. Conquer the Brooklyn Museum at this scavenger hunt, but please try not to crash head-first into anything too valuable. (Saturday)

7. BLDG 92’s Battle of Brooklyn scavenger battle is your chance to stick it to the British, because you’re still not over what they did here 238 years ago. (Saturday)

8. Or, learn about the whole thing while drinking on a Battle of Brooklyn Pub Crawl, which is closer to your high school experience than you’d like to admit. (Saturday)

9. Hear some young writers from NY Writers Coalition along with some big names at Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. (Saturday)

10. Dassara Ramen is celebrating their second birthday with a pig and goat roast and some free sake. (Saturday)

11. Pause the Tape takes a look at the ways music and film shape storytelling with the podcasters from Bonnie & Maude and Soundtrack Series. (Saturday)

12. Awaken Wellness Fair is on their body-mind-spirit ancient healing game. (Sunday)

13. Rattled Expo is a market for you indie parents and your indie children. (Sunday)

14. Freddy’s Bar honors fine 90s cinema with Super Mario Bros. and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. (Sunday)

15. Shea Stadium’s The Macaulay Culkin Show Summer Comedy Fest lineup is so long we’re not sure where they’re going to fit the audience. (Sunday)

16. Owl and Wolf are bringing some dark folk to Pete’s Candy Store. (Sunday)

17. Defend Brooklyn’s honor as Green-Wood Cemetery Commemorates the Battle of Brooklyn. (Sunday)

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