Attend a cosmic lit party, and 18 other ways to have a stellar weekend

Ooooh. via NASA Marshall Space Center's Flickr
Ooooh. via NASA Marshall Space Center’s Flickr

1. Take in a ton of Northside music—all the free shows are listed in our badgeless guide to the festival. (All weekend, FREE)

2. Bid a fond farewell to the Old Gem with a performance showcase and group show fundraiser for Arts@Renaissance. (Friday, FREE)

3. Concoct some laughs at the Bitches Brew comedy show, featuring Brandon Scott Wolf, Courtney Fearrington, Rosebud Baker, and more. (Friday, FREE)

4. See what does and doesn’t match the drapes at Wasabassco Burlesque’s Shag Carpet. (Friday, $20)

5. Try not to go in the water as Ten Bones Theatre Company attempts to perform Jaws entirely from memory. (Friday, $10)

6. Go through the looking glass at Green-Wood Cemetery’s monthlong performance series Dark Wonderland, this weekend featuring Queen GodIs, Arturo Vidich, and SLV. (Friday & Saturday, $25)

7. Come hungry and thirsty to the Sixpoint Brewery & Brooklyn Crab annual block party. (Saturday, $20)

8. Gorge yourself on cruelty-free fare at the Summertime Smash Vegan Shop-Up. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Northside not enough tunes for you? How about a whole day of free music, plus a WFMU record fair and documentary, at Kickstarter HQ? (Saturday, FREE)

10. Stock up on books, t-shirts, buttons, and a whole lot more at the Lesbian Herstory Archives’ annual Brooklyn Pride Book Sale. (Saturday, FREE)

11. Immerse yourself in the body-positive, inclusive healing space of Harriet’s Apothecary Village, presented by Beatbox Botanicals. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Geek out at NYC’s first-ever queer comic-con. (Saturday, $25)

13. Fall hard for Rooftop Films’ selection of short films about love. (Saturday, $15)

14. Get celestial at H.I.P. Lit: Cosmic Edition, with readings from Erika Swyler, Ted Thompson, and Sarah Gerard, as well as immersive theater, art, music, and more. (Saturday, FREE)

15. Dance your face off at Verboten’s We Are Brooklyn Pride, featuring two dance floors and six DJs. (Saturday, $20)

16. Another chance to gorge yourself silly: Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop’s 6th annual Crawfish Boil. (Sunday, $30)

17. See what’s in the cards for you at the Tarot Society’s Catland residency. (Sunday, $7 suggested)

18. Take in art, music, tarot readings, food, and more at this month’s Pioneer Works Second Sunday. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Get mondo-fancy at the Girl Boss Gorilla Party featuring Jolly Roger, Andy California,  Pinky Aoki, and Norman Westberg of SWANS. (Sunday, FREE)

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