Go fly a kite and 20 other ways to soar through the weekend

Kites kick butt (#15), photo by Hein.Mück

1. Leave a trail of breadcrumbs on your way to Hyperallergic’s Lost Lectures, where you’ll hear from journalist Jon Ronson, urban explorer Steve Duncan, and Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. (Friday, $50)

2. Don’t get swept away by the Cartoon Monsoon at Annoyance Theater. (Friday, $8)

3. What would happen if those summer nights were less, well, white? Find out in American Candy’s Grease 3: The Browning of Rydell. (Friday, $25)

4. See what happens when television and comedy intersect at Late Night TV’s 1-year anniversary. (Friday, FREE)

5. Get (symbolically) wet at the Leimay Cave SOAK performance art festival. (Friday & Saturday, suggested donation)

6. Dive into the Immersive Gallery’s deep-sea cabaret Poseidon’s Children. (Friday, $25)

7. You’ll definitely scream for the Brooklyn Brainery’s ice cream club. (Saturday, FREE with homemade ice cream)

8. See an absolutely astonishing amount of art at the 9th annual Bushwick Open Studios. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

9. Don’t even try to sit still at the Red Hook Fest, featuring music and dance from Chop & Quench, Sahr Ngaujah, and Soul Company. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Take it to the streets of the barrio during UnionDocs’ Living Los Sures Day, with walking tours, film screenings, music, and dancing. (Saturday, FREE)

11. No but do you REALLY love your bike? Ride over to Bicycle Fetish Day and prove it. (Saturday, FREE)

12. If you’re more the perambulatory type, join Melville House and BookRiot for the 2nd annual Morley Walk. (Saturday, FREE)

13. Grab some homies and head to the Spring Fling 1998 Prom, which will obviously be all that and a bag of chips. (Saturday, $7)

14. Make sure to pick the right letters at the H_ngm_n reading at Berl’s Poetry Shop. (Saturday, FREE)

15. It’s been 20 years since Jagged Little Pill came out, and instead of thinking about how old that makes you, go check out Party Like It’s 1999’s celebration of it and other 90s jams. (Saturday, FREE)

16. Go fly a kite—and listen to Hungry March Band, and watch Nieves Latin Dance Company, and participate in a talent show—at the 11th annual Kite Festival. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Visit the Unisphere at the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Kick off Brooklyn Pride Week in a very unique way with the Gay Green-Wood trolley tour. (Sunday, $20)

19. Revisit a dark time in this country’s history at Jack Arts with readings of anti-lynching plays from the 1900s. (Sunday, $10 suggested)

20. Spend some time with Holly Golitely at Habana Outpost’s screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (Sunday, FREE)

21. How does a bike shop celebrate turning two? In Bicycle Roots’ case, a big party with raffles, food and a limited edition microbrew made just for them. (Sunday, FREE)

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