Dance yourself crazy at Mister Sunday, and 22 more ways to have a groovy weekend

Dance the (Sun)day away. (pic by Flickr user John M.)
Dance the (Sun)day away. (pic by Flickr user John M.)

1. Try not to get a pie in the face at Standard Toykraft’s That Slapstick Show, a curated evening of silent film’s comedy gems. (Friday, $10)

2. Diversify our hilarity at the brand new Experimental Comedy Gallery with Affirmative Laughter: Black Girls Are Funny, featuring Marie Faustin, Nicky Sunshine, Chanel Ali, and more. (Friday, FREE)

3. Sate your taste for melodrama while watching the Debussy opera Pelleas and Melisande—on a boat. (Friday through Sunday, $30)

4. Be awed and amused at Big Sky Works’ Elements Circus Cabaret, starring trapeezists, hoopers, and clowns, plus surprise musical guests from HONK NYC. (Friday, $20)

5. Dance late into the night at the Party Line Loft Party with DJs Jamie 3:26, Ivan Monegro, and Ben Manzone. (Friday, $10)

6. Poke your nose where it doesn’t (usually) belong during the annual Open House New York festival, which throws open the doors of tons of normally closed buildings—here’s all the ones in Brooklyn. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

7. Or wander through other people’s art-making spaces at Gowanus Open Studios. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

8. See a whole slew of very Brooklyn-y bands like LVL UP, Perfect Pussy, Downtown Boys, and Destruction Unit, curated by AdHoc in—why not?—a car wash. (Saturday, $10)

9. Have a taste of the islands at the NYC Caribbean Food Fest, with chef demonstrations, a spice market, and of course lots of samples. (Saturday, $10)

10. Get mechanized at ShapeShifter Lab with Machine Music, a showcase of robotic instruments featuring things like tactile speakers and something called Dervish Robots. (Saturday, $20)

11. Channel your inner Chthulu on a walking tour of H.P. Lovecraft’s Brooklyn. (Saturday, $20)

12. Rock out at X Marks the Lot’s Felabration, a celebration of Fela Kuti featuring DJs, a 10-piece afrobeat band, Nigerian food and vendors, and more. (Saturday, $10)

13. Check out three new exhibitions: Dis place, Selections from Revelations, and How to Suffer Politely at MoCADA’s Fall Opening Reception. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Go totally wild at Rubulad and HONK NYC’s Brass-Tastic Blow Out, featuring nine outrageous bands, including BatalaNYC, Les Vilains Chicots, New Creations Brass Band, the Drumadics, and more. (Saturday, $20)

15. Bust out your flannel and Doc Martens for the 5th anniversary of Party Like It’s 1999. (Saturday, FRE)

16. Get your fill of taxidermied oddities at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, now at the Bell House. (Sunday, $1)

17. Turn poop into prizes at Bushwick City Farm’s 1st annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo, which will also have cargo-bike hayrides, pumpkin carving, and food from Arrogant Swine and Duncan’s Burgers. (Sunday $2 suggested)

18. Burn the shit out of your mouth at the Heatonists’ Chiles & Chili, with roasted hatch chiles from New Mexico to start a fire in your face. (Sunday, $15)

19. Or eat something (a little bit) more normal at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club during the Food-on-a-Stick Takedown.(Sunday, $20)

20. Celebrate culture in Brooklyn’s Chinatown at the Autumn Moon Festival & Lantern Parade. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Get your groove on with Mister Sunday at their very last party in Industry City—after this they’re moving the fun to—*shudder*—Queens. (Sunday, $15)

22. Shop quirky at Lucky 13 Saloon’s Kinda Punky Flea Market, with vendors like Creepy Cakes Confectionary, Inked Barbie Cosmetics, Crooked Teeth Keys, and lots more. (Sunday, FREE)

23. Start your Halloween-ing way early at Black Bear Bar’s Spooky Monster Variety Hour, with music, dancing, prizes, and more. (Sunday, $5)

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