Bushwig! And 20 more ways to have a glamorous weekend

Bushwig cofounder Hororchata, who is very shy. [pic by Maro
Bushwig cofounder and delicate flower Hororchata. [pic by Maro]
1. Go back to simpler days at Booklyn’s Last Squat City, an exhibit of zines and comix by Fly, an artist, activist, squatter, and Lower East Side icon. (Friday to Sunday, FREE)

2. The BEAT Festival is on all weekend, with great events like Fertile Grounds, an “immersive performance exploration” of the Weeksville Heritage Center. (Friday & Saturday, $20)

3. Embrace the past at 5th Estate with Music Video Time Machine, showing videos from the ’70s to the ’90s all night long. Just don’t get too nostalgic. (Friday, FREE)

4. Picture yourself at the Photoville opening, which got rained out on Thursday, giving you another chance to see it. (Friday, FREE)

5. Enjoy the sultry stylings of Wasabassco Burlesque’s All the Way at the Way Station, featuring Evelyn Vinyl, Medianoche, Lux LaCroix, Nasty Canasta, and many more. (Friday, $20)

6. Most of this year’s alt-drag extravaganza Bushwig takes place in Ridgewood, but there are afterparties all over North Brooklyn, like tonight’s Drag Ball at Lovegun. (Friday, $10)

7. Celebrate the Ethiopian New Year at Bunna Café with music from Arki Sounds and DJ Si Rak, and dancing on tables until the wee hours. (Friday, FREE)

8. Score some great books for great prices at Greenlight Bookstore’s Fall Sidewalk Sale. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Find out about crazy new culinary creations at the TasteTalks Future Food Expo. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

10. Browse zillions of quirky & unique items at the Renegade Craft Fair. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

11. Get a whole passel of discounts at Brooklyn Based’s Total East Williamsburg Immersion, including cheap beers at duckduck, Matt Torey’s, the Well, and more. (Saturday, $25)

12. Learn about the monetization of Kim’s butt and many other important topics at Drunk TED Talks’ Is the Culture Keeping Up With the Kardashians? A Kimposium. (Saturday, $5)

13. Keep Brooklyn arts alive at the opening reception for Invisible Dog’s seventh season. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Giggle while you booze at Industry City Distillery’s The Complete Collection comedy show, featuring John Early, Jo Firestone, Julio Torres, and more. (Saturday, FREE)

15. Witness dysfunction and healing at Relationshit, where comedians tell stories from their love lives and then get advice from a therapist right on stage. (Saturday, $10)

16. Come out to play-ay-ay at the Warriors Reunion, with music, food, cast members, cosplay, and of course a screening of the film. (Sunday, $25)

17. Show some puppy love at the Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue’s Fall Fest, featuring food, crafts, a pitbull kissing booth, and plenty of adoptable pooches. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Rock your best look at the Essence Street Style Block Party, with music, DJs, a fashion show, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Get to the point at Green-Wood Cemetery with Pencil Passion: a talk by Caroline Weaver, owner of CW Pencils, followed by a trolley ride to the monument of pencil king Faber. (Sunday, FREE talk / $20 trolley ride)

20. Immerse yourself in culture at Pioneer Works’ Second Sunday, with open studios, exhibitions, and live music from Chia’s Dance Party and Grupo Chonta. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Laugh yourself silly at The Corrigan Show, with guests David Cross, Michael Rapaport, and Taran Killam. (Definitely arrive early.) (Sunday, FREE)

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