Glitz it up with Brooklyn Wildlife and 24 more ways to have a glamorous weekend

It’s the weekend, glamdammit. (Pic via bowiepills tumblr)

1. Watch some seriously creative kids perform dance, music, and spoken word at the Educated Little Monsters Summer Showcase. (Friday & Saturday, $10)

2. Bid on fabulous art at Tender Trap to support New Orleans community development group Our School at Blair Grocery. (Friday, FREE)

3. See some art in the dark at Brooklyn Fire Proof, where the group show Luminary will light up the pitch-black gallery. (Friday, FREE)

4. It’s game on at Come Out & Play After Dark, where Dumbo streets become an arcade filled with life-size and participatory games. (Friday, FREE)

5. Gawk at a slew of fabulous felines in Acro-Cats, where the kittehs walk on tightropes, jump through hoops, balance on balls, and more. (Friday through Sunday, $25)

6. Join Rooftop Films for a portrait of urban life in Harlem through the eyes of filmmaker Khalik Allah. (Friday, FREE)

7. Watch the Dance Cartel’s immersive performance and video mashup Wet Clutch. (Friday, FREE)

8. Gasp at a slew of death-defying performances during Big Sky Works’ Summer Circus Cabaret. (Friday, $25)

9. Get radically tantalized at the Schlep Sisters’ 80s Bodacious Burlesque. (Friday, $15)

10. Dance your face off at the Paper Box for the return of Reggay: Queer Dancehall Party. (Friday, $10)

11. Glam it up with Brooklyn Wildlife at the Flat with a half-dozen bands and dancing into the wee hours. (Saturday, $5)

12. Perfect your brainfreeze at Brooklyn Flea’s Ice Cream Bonanza. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

13. Kick it with the fabricators at Brooklyn Metal Works open studios, including demos and art talks on everything from soldering to chain-making. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

14. Take in a smorgasbord of tunes at the Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival. (Saturday & Sunday, $5 suggested)

15. Eat, drink, and party your way through Brooklyn Based’s Total Bay Ridge Immersion—and don’t forget to pick up your South Brooklyn Beer Book! (Saturday, $25)

16. Cavort with canines at the 2nd annual South Slope Doggy Fashion Show. (Saturday, FREE)

17. Spend a sporty day in Coney Island—first with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby double-header, and then at the Cyclones game, where we’ll be coronating King Henry. (Saturday, $20 and $17)

18. Get messy at Sweat, a queer dance and art party presented by the Culture Whore. (Saturday, $10)

19. Choose life, a job, a family, and to attend Feeling Gloomy’s Gloomspotting, featuring the worst toilet in Brooklyn, a Sean Connery impersonation contest, and much more. (Saturday, $6)

20. Pick up some great crafts and snacks at the Greenpointers Summer Market. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Hatch plans to save our borough with the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network. (Sunday, FREE)

22. Another chance to get down with doggies: BarkFest, featuring a splash zone, agility courses, and even dog-friendly fireworks. (Sunday, FREE)

23. Learn how to make it as a writer at the Hustle reading and discussion series, with Angela Flournoy, Leigh Stein, and Jennifer Baker. (Sunday, FREE)

24. Find beauty everywhere during the opening of FiveMyles’ new group show, the Sublime of the Mundane. (Sunday, FREE)

25. And one final puptastic party: a Britpop Benefit for BARC Shelter. (Sunday, FREE)

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