Be part of a giant pie fight, and 9 other things to do this weekend

If you aren’t interested in a Brooklyn clown festival on Friday, you are truly a stooge.

1. Celebrate your own freedom by looking at pictures of people who are fighting for it. Then go to Starbucks maybe. (Friday)

2. You can laugh at these clowns having a pie fight (and clown festival) if you want, but don’t our veterans of foreign pie wars deserve better? (Friday)

3. Finally, a place in Brooklyn to buy bike parts. (Saturday)

4. Saturday morning, cartoons and alcohol: finally combined in a way that isn’t your father throwing a bottle of Old Grandad at the TV. (Saturday)

5. Take a trip up to Long Island City, where they still believe it’s summer and are having block parties. (Saturday)

6. Adopt a dog before Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher do it and ruin it for everyone. (Saturday)

7. Despite the fact that democracy simply doesn’t work, Brooklyn Museum is leaving its next featured exhibition up to you, the people. (Saturday and Sunday)

8. Go dance to reggae in Coney Island one last time and show September who’s boss. (Sunday)

9. The world of competitive cold soupery is a wild and untamed one, so we suggest showing up armed. (Sunday)

10. If you need some backup guitars for smashing at the end of your set, head to Brooklyn Bowl. (Sunday)

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  1. Annulla Annulla

    Dave, I’m shocked that you omitted one of the best events of the year — Circus Amok is opening this weekend. It has Acrobats! Drag! Giant puppets! Music! Politics! and it is free.

    Here’s the announcement:

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, and the Rest of Us: Circus Amok presents our 19th spectacular theatrical extravaganza: “MOO.”


    In “MOO” we encounter a circus under siege! Creditors are knocking down the doors, performers disappearing left and right, and there’s a cow on the loose! But the show must go on! Astounding acrobats, stunning stilters, bodacious bovines, and catastrophic clowns all forge ahead while a wire-walker teeters on the edge of sanity. Cops and Carol Channing mix it up in this not-to-be-missed spectacle!

    Saturday, September 8
    COFFEY PARK, Red Hook, Brooklyn
    Dwight & Verona Streets
    B61 Bus

    Sunday, September 9
    1:00pm and 4:00pm
    FT. GREENE PARK, Brooklyn
    Myrtle Ave and St. Edward’s Street
    B, Q, R to Dekalb, or G to Fulton

    Saturday, September 15
    SOCRATES SCULPTURE GARDEN, Long Island City, Queens
    Broadway & Vernon Boulevard.
    Q or N to Broadway.

    Sunday, September 16
    1:00pm and 4:00pm
    Madison Avenue & East 122nd Street
    4, 5, 6 to 125th Street, or 2, 3 to 125th Street.

    Saturday, September 22
    ST MARY’S PARK, South Bronx
    St. Ann’s Avenue & East 149th Street
    2, 5 to 3rd Ave – 149th Street

    Sunday, September 23
    1:00pm and 4:00pm
    Avenue A & East 7th Street
    L to 1st Ave, 6 to Astor Place, or F to 2nd Ave


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