Get super-soaked at our 80s Splashback Party, and 19 more ways to have a wet & wild weekend


1. Get wet & wild at Pour Some Water on Me: A Brokelyn 80s Splashback Party, an adults-only takeover of the splash pad at Lakeside in Prospect Park, featuring an 80s hair metal dance party, SuperSoaker target practice, roller skating, an all-male wet T-shirt contest, watery limbo, summery raffle prizes, photos, drinks, and on and on. (Friday, $18)

2. Honor your kink at Roulette with Dan Savage’s Hump, an amateur dirty film festival. (Friday – Sunday, $25, $15 via Goldstar)

3. Ease on down the road to Fulton Park for the African Film Fest screening of The Wiz. (Friday, FREE)

4. Get some culture with LoftOpera, performing perform Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen in a huge warehouse. (Friday & Saturday, $20)

5. Shake it at the Bell House during I Know You Got Soul, a funky dance party. (Friday, FREE)

6. The Brooklyn Comedy Fest is still happening—tonight there are two great shows: the BKCF edition of Late Night Basement, and First Comes Love, where comedians perform adult film scenes live on stage, with special guest Ron Jeremy. (Friday, FREE / $18)

7. Check out the handiwork of some seriously craft kids at Open Source Gallery’s 8th annual Soap Box Derby. (Saturday, FREE)

8. Hear a huge number of musicians and performers, including Burnt Sugar the Arkestra, Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, and United African Dance Troupe, at the Clinton Hill party Brooklyn Bazaar. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Don’t stop ’til you get enough at the Bk Loves MJ // Do the Right Thing block party. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Dance yourself silly at the MakossaBK Cookout, featuring a half-dozen DJs from NYC and San Fran. (Saturday, FREE)

11. Get all kinds of excited with a Babeland / Bitter & Esters matchup, where you’ll learn sex tips as well as secrets of DIY brewing. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Sing your little heart out for a good cause at Silent Barn: Punk Rock Karaoke is hosting a benefit for recently arrested animal rights activists. (Saturday, $8)

13. Head to Union Hall for the latest installment of The Wonderful World of Boning, sex ed with a sense of humor featuring Lux Alptraum, Will Miles, and Ben Kissel. (Saturday, $8)

14. Commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn—the biggest battle of the Revolutionary War—at Green-Wood Cemetery, with a day full of living-history events. (Sunday, FREE)

15. Head south for the massive Brighton Jubilee Festival, a multi-block party full of vendors, entertainments, food, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

16. Celebrate queer culture at Bed-Stuy Pride, with local artists, performances, workshops, music, vendors, wellness & fitness activities, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Get a serious dose of the macabre at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, which has gotten so popular that it’s moved to the Bell House to accommodate many, many more taxidermy junkies. (Sunday, $1)

18. Attend Strangeways’ first-ever “public cupping,” which—get your mind out of the gutter—is a fancy name for a coffee tasting. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Prove your limitless Liz Lemon love at Videology’s 30 Rock Trivia. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Get uncomfortable at Over the Eight with comedians Matt Koff and Nate Fernald co-headlining Two Jewish Guys Talking Mostly About Their Dicks. (Sunday, FREE)

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