Don’t let the frogs get you, and 26 more ways to have a killer weekend


1. Bid a sad farewell to Proteus Gowanus, the latest in an endless series of losses for alternative spaces in Bk. (Friday, FREE)

2. Baila to the diverse offerings at Celebrate Brooklyn’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, Bajofondo, Astro, and Los Auténticos Decadentes. (Friday, FREE)

3. Whip up some laughs at Bitches Brew, featuring comics Ryan Donahue, Jeff Simmermon, Farah Brook, and more. (Friday, FREE)

4. Stomp your feet at the Classon Social Club to accordion gypsy root music from the Amigos Band. (Friday, $8)

5. Strut your stuff at the Xanadude dance party in the Panther Room, with DJs Sean B., Deputy, and Eli Escobar. (Friday, $15)

6. If you think an island full of dinosaurs is scary, head to Nitehawk’s midnight screening of Frogs for (much campier) island terror. (Friday, $11)

7. Get your groove on at the Afro-Latino Festival, with talks, film screenings, culinary exchange, and a plethora of musical acts, including Que Bajo?!, Les Nubians, Cultura Profética, Kafu Banton, and lots more. (Saturday & Sunday, day prices vary)

8. Celebrate the wild diversity of indie lit at the 3rd annual Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

9. Get to know the history of a new hood at the [re]Explore East New York trolley tour. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Learn some new things about a hood you’re probably pretty familiar with at the 4th annual Bushwick History Photo Walk. (Saturday, FREE)

11. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the J-Collabo Summer Festival, featuring Japanese food vendors, workshops, lectures, comedy and a photography exhibition. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Indulge in some guilt-free gorging at the Beat the Heat Vegan Shop-Up. (Saturday, FREE)

13. Giggle your way through the first-ever musical comedy festival, featuring 40+ melodically hilarious acts. (Saturday, $5)

14. Play ruff (sorry) at By Brooklyn’s 4th annual French Bulldog Party to benefit Bad Ass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. (Saturday, $10 with a dog; $15 without)

15. Who would have ever thought to put booze and sexytime together? Head to Babeland Bk for Sex Tips & Shakes, featuring boozy milkshakes by Magnum Cream Liqueur. (Saturday, FREE)

16. Get really retro at Green-Wood Cemetery, which will be transformed into a 19th-century pleasure garden and theatre to honor resident William Niblo, whose Manhattan theater-garden was “the Radio City Music Hall of its day.” (Saturday, $37)

17. Hopefully they will let you have a seat at the Stand & Deliver comedy show, featuring Mark Reiss, Neil Constantine, Calvin Cato, and more. (Saturday, FREE)

18. Give in to ’90s nostalgia at the Salute Your Queer Shorts party, with music from My So Called Band, Freya Wilcox & the Howl, the Meltaways, and more. (Saturday, $7)

19. Join up with the other mass romantics to go see the bleeding heart show that is the New Pornographers at Celebrate Brooklyn. (Saturday, FREE)

20. Go back in time with Cezar Del Valle, who will discuss his new book on the theatrical history of Coney Island. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Toss some balls at the BoCoCa Bastille Day Celebration and petanque tournament. Pourquoi pas? (Sunday, FREE)

22. Don’t get a headache at the Royal Palms’ Ice Cream Takedown. (Sunday, $20)

23. Sing hallelujah and drink some Sixpoint beer with Reverend Vince Anderson at the Church Picnic. (Sunday, FREE)

24. Dance in the Ft. Green Park sunshine at the Soul Summit Music Festival. (Sunday, FREE)

25. Get sassy at Superfine during Miz Stefani’s music and comedy salon, featuring Jason Trachtenberg, Jessica Delfino, and Simeon Goodson. (Sunday, $15)

26. Ooh and aah at the death-defying Muse Circus Cabaret, with performances by Cherrie Sprite, Graham Cracker, Anna Chazelle, Marlena Vega, and many more. (Sunday, $15)

27. Gather up your spoons and head to the Silent Barn, where Title: Point will grace you with a live performance of The Room. (Sunday, FREE)

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