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The 20 best things to do this weekend, wrestling edition

1. Say what the folk at the Brooklyn Folk Festival which presents the best in American and world folk music, with talent from New York’s own thriving folk music scene as well as from the national and international world of folk, traditional and vernacular music. (Fri-Sun, St. Ann’s Church, $25-40)

2. Blast off into Space Lace, and feast your eyes on some sexy local art from Benjamin Wright Coleman, who has created whole worlds within worlds with his latest work in space lace.  (Friday, Shag, FREE)

3. Bare it all at Mid Riff Comedy, featuring stand up comics you’ve seen on TV along with rising stars you’ll want to keep your eye on, plus drink giveaways for those in tiny tops. (Friday, Precious Metal, FREE)

4. Take a seat with Marisol, one woman’s riveting ride through gritty streets after cataclysmic events in heaven change the city as she knows it, encountering surreal characters and otherworldly events. (Fri-Sun, Moto Spirits Distillery, $30)

5. Jump into the ring with The Squared Circle, where comedians face off for the richest prize in the game: the World Comedyweight Championship, celebrating the best of pro wrestling in this comedy competition. (Friday, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, $7)


Wear someone else’s skin (#). Photo via.

6. Find something wonderful at the More Galore Market, and visit an exquisite selection of creations, one-of-a-kind vintage, handmade jewelry + accessories, circus and fire props, costumes, sparkle magic, and more galore. (Saturday, The Floasis, FREE)

7. Spice up your life at Spices: A Primer, and discuss a variety of spices and their origins and health benefits, distinguish between their whole and ground form, and learn proper usage and storage techniques. (Saturday, Brooklyn Brainery, $35)

8. Go for a thrill ride during Free Admission at Luna Park, and receive free admission upon donating a minimum of $10 to support local Brooklyn charity, Children of Promise, which will grant you access to all of the park’s rides. (Saturday, Luna Park, $10+ donation)

9. Wear your finest black to Oddities Flea Market bringing you an extensive variety of peculiar items such as anatomical curiosities, natural history items, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art and more. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, $10-30)

10. Dance the day away at Yes Homo: A Queer Daytime Dance Party, and celebrate queer icons and artists with DJ Sean McMahill by dancing your butt off before you go out later to dance some more. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

11. See a variety of performers at First Saturday and join the fiercest Mexican American, Chicanx, and Latinx creators with live music by Renee Goust and Pistolera, a showcase by the Latinx drag collective Yas Mama, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

12. Try someone else on for size at Bodysuits which focuses on human bodies turned into wearable garments with molds of actual people, presenting hyper-realistic replicas of other people’s skin. (Saturday, Superchief Gallery, FREE)

13. Wrestle up the courage for Drags and Dropkicks, and dive into the rabbit hole at the event that has been dubbed the Alice in Wonderland of wrestling, where you’ll go mad watching the hard-hitting wrestlers of all kinds battling it out. (Saturday, House of Yes, $35)

14. See sideshow from the front row at the Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival, where they’ve assembled an array of performance artists, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, sideshow performers and dancers, who have all been tasked with presenting original works that define “ritual cabaret.” (Fri-Sun, Coney Island USA, $15-35)

15. Keep the goth going at Oddities Flea Market Afterparty, an exclusive after-hours experience will begin and celebrate all things odd and unusual with a curated night of music and dark performances. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $42)


Peep the band Pistolera (#11). Photo via.

16. Spring into action at the Greenpointers Flower Power Spring Market, with a diverse array of handcrafted goods by over 60 local purveyors of uniquely designed items, gifts, and food, plus live musical performances, rooftop yoga, dream catcher workshops, and an immersive fairy glen. (Sunday, Greenpoint Loft, FREE)

17. Perfect your instrument throwing at Flapjacks, Banjo Toss & Canoeing, where The Dredgers will be hosting the first Boathouse Flapjacks Social to give people energy to join the banjo toss, and test your skills at tossing banjos to win one in the men and women’s rounds. (Sunday, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, FREE)

18. Suddenly it’s Seymour at Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Brooklyn Theatre Club, the only immersive company that casts the audience in speaking roles and ensemble singing alongside the BTC actors – scripts, props, and costumes all provided. (Sunday, Knitting Factory, $15-20)

19. Get a leg up for Swing Night, and get a dance lesson from Seraphina Mallon-Breiman, followed by a live set from the Tucci Swing Band led by Katie Martucci, with a social after the class ends. (Sunday, Starr Bar, $15)

20. Experience it all at The Show, a late night variety hour with musicians, comedians, drag performers, dope prizes and cheap drinks, plus a sweet sweet raffle at intermission. (Sunday, Fine Time, FREE)

The Flower Power-themed Greenpointers Spring Market is THIS SUNDAY (April 7th, 1-7PM) inside one of Brooklyn’s historic spaces, the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St)! Shop from 60+ highly curated local crafters and artisans while enjoying live music, views of the NYC skyline, FREE fun activities like roof deck yoga, dreamcatcher workshops, butterfly making station, immersive fairy glen, photo booth decked out with a floral art installation, 3D avatar creation, poetry, & more! Celebrate the season with peace, love, and supporting local indie business. [Sponsored]

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