Get super silly at the Idiotarod, and 24 more ways to have an absurdly fun weekend

Get silly with the Idiots (#) (pic by Alix Piorun)
Have a ridiculous time with the Idiots (#9) (pic by Alix Piorun)

1. See the light at The Lamp Show, a group exhibition where 30+ artists will be showing their illuminated works. (Friday, 99¢ Gallery, FREE)

2. Feel the drama at the One Catches Light festival, featuring three short plays by three solo artists. (Friday & Saturday, Jack, $15)

3. Embrace your inner bohemian at the Title:Point SalON!, with a presentation by photographer Walter Wlodarczyk, tunes from pianist Carter Catchcart, a reading by novelist Kegan Zema and more. (Friday, Silent Barn, FREE)

 4. Swipe right at Lane Moore’s Tinder Live, which is just what it sounds like; this month she’ll be joined by Aparna Nancherla, Abbi Crutchfield and Daisy Rosario. (Friday, Knitting Factory, $10) [oops – wrong listing!]

5. Be amazed at the Muse’s Sexy Circus Fundraiser, with dozens of performers doing acrobatics, dance, burlesque and boylesque and much more. (Friday, The Muse, $15)

6. Or be dazzled at Dumbo Burlesque’s Wildcat Cabaret, featuring Cassandra Rosebeetle, Pinkie Special, Sean Blue, Elizabeth Munn and Nina LaVoix. (Friday, Big Sky Works, $25)

7. Watch some trippy cartoons at the newly reopened Spectacle Theater’s Headspace showcase of animated short films. (Friday, Spectacle Theater, $5)

8. Go totally wild at Vapelandia, a nine-hour dance party with 23 DJs in a fried chicken joint in Bushwick. (Friday, Broadway Chicken & Pizza, $20)

9. Get real silly at the 12th annual Idiotarod, an absurd themed costumed shopping cart race. And definitely don’t forget the after partyhere‘s what happened there last year. (Saturday, secret start location // After party at Gowanus Ballroom, $5 to race // FREE to party)

10. Gorge on good-for-you goodies at the Vegan Cook-Up breakfast competition—there’s a panel of vegan judges, but ticketholders get to taste every entry. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $20)

11. Look at lovely art at the “Visionary Streetscapes” Opening Reception, featuring work from Pure Vision Arts, Manhattan’s first studio for artists with autism and developmental disabilities. (Saturday, City Reliquary, FREE)

12. See some sweet photos at Souls of Lefferts, a portraiture series showcasing neighborhood residents. (Saturday, PLG Arts, FREE)

13. Warm up at the Hot Glass Cold Beer Fundraiser, where attendees get a handblown glass to fill with bottomless booze all night. (Saturday, Brooklyn Glass, $20)

14. Another fundraiser to take the chill off: Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s Antifreeze 2016, with chili from Lot 2, meat from Fleisher’s, and tunes by DJ Malik Work and others. (Saturday, Littlefield, $20)

15. Share your strangeness at the Show/Tell Show, where audience members show off their weird collections interspersed with comedians including Tim Duffy, Lukas Kaiser and Katie Compa. (Saturday, Over the Eight, FREE)

16. Get down to it at Brass Tacks, with big brash tunes from New Sound Brass, No Small Money Brass Band and Natasha Diggs. (Saturday, Industry City Distillery, $10)

17. Get your boogie on at Rhythm of Afrika, a dance party featuring African house, deep house and African dance music. (Saturday, Basement Bar, FREE)

18. Or shake it at the fancy rooftop dance party One Night Only, presented by the So So Glos and Bikes in the Kitchen. (Saturday, McCarren Hotel & Pool, FREE)

19. Build community at #WeAreCrownHeights’ Ice Cream (and Soup!) Social, with story circles, portraits on display, live music, and more. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bell Food, FREE)

20. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Peking Opera’s Feng Gu performing with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. (Sunday, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, $12.50)

21. Revel in the wonder that is the music video at Audio Visuals, featuring 20+ diverse videos, a live performance by Kung Fu Crimewave, and a panel discussion with filmmakers. (Sunday, Palisades, $5 suggested)

22. Kick it at daytime dance party No Parking on the Dance Floor, with DJs $mall ¢hange, Dirtyfinger, Reagonomics and more. (Sunday, House of Yes, $10)

23. Laugh your face off for a good cause at the Stand Up for 826NYC benefit, featuring Maeve Higgins, Chris Gethard, Seaton Smith, Naomi Ekperigin and many more. (Sunday, Bell House, $25)

24. See a darker element of success at the Obscura Society lecture: “The Sinister Side of the Beatles.” (Sunday, Unnameable Books, $15)

25. Let your lyrical side shine at the Bay Ridge Poets Society third-anniversary open mic & meetup. (Sunday, Owl’s Head, FREE)

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