Get wild(life), and 15 other things to do this weekend in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Wildlife Festival makes sure you see green somehow
The Brooklyn Wildlife Festival makes sure you see green somehow

1. Voodoo Boogaoo describes themselves as what you’d get if you gave “Mary and Joseph 20 hits of acid and a MacBook.” See them at Freddy’s Bar to check if they match your exact image of that description. (Friday)

2. Spoke the Hub has free exercise classes during their fall registration event this weekend. (Saturday-Sunday)

3. Parenthetical Bounce’s opening reception at Court Tree Collective shows off some bright abstract paintings. (Saturday)

4. See pairs of writers and artists honor the buddy system by sharing each others’ work at Ekphrasis. Be sure to keep an eye out for a couple Brokelyn cameos. (Saturday)

5. Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival has over 65 independent music, dance and burlesque performers, but probably not too many trees. (Saturday)

6. New York Adventure Club’s Red Hook Day starts with private tours of a glasswork gallery, a bakery, and an artisanal distillery, and naturally ends with a BBQ to top it all off. (Saturday)

7. Greenpoint Hand Skills is giving lessons on letterpress printing to folks of all skills at Letterpress Workshop. (Saturday)

8. Hit the Brooklyn Spirit Trail in Red Hook for distillery tours and samples of wine, sorel, rum and whiskey. Don’t worry, this totally counts as drinking for research. (Saturday)

9. The Othermen, Quitty and the Dont’s, and Light Bulb Alley are taking garage-punk to The Gutter. (Saturday)

10. Greenpoint Y Holistic Day wants you to finally stop neglecting your health with exercise demo classes, talks on healthy eating, and flu shots. (Saturday)

11. Grand Victory’s gonna get pretty bright with the DJs and live performances at glamdammit’s Top of the Pops glam rock party. (Saturday)

12. Show off your sandwich gobbling prowess at Sheepshead Summer Stroll’s hero eating contest. (Saturday)

13. Wig out at Bushwig, Bushwick’s only weekend-long giant drag festival. (Saturday – Sunday)

14. Block Bust is a pop-up film festival presenting the work of 13 teams of rising filmmakers. (Sunday)

15. Green-Wood Cemetery has an exhibit on William F. Mangels, the designer of many Coney Island rides, featuring some of his creations. (Sunday)

16. Golly Magazine is releasing their first print issue and they’re celebrating with a day of music, art, food, and fashion at The Silent Barn. (Sunday)

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