Go to the Mermaid Parade! And 21 other things to do this weekend

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Yaaaayyyyyy, summer is officially here! Photo by Madelyn Owens

1. Just FEEL is an exhibition on glass sculptures and paintings. Try not to feel them too hard, though. (Friday)

2. The Bell House brings you a confetti dance party. You bring the confetti cake. (Friday)

3. Former child actor Giuseppe Andrews has made 30 underground films with close to no money with the help of trailer park neighbors and homeless friends. Giuseppe Makes a Movie follows him as he creates his latest film. (Friday)

4. Keep it loose, keep it tight with Amos Lee at Celebrate Brooklyn. (Friday)

5. Once you’ve recovered from the slap in the face that is learning Pizza Fest doesn’t only involve pizza, check out their music lineup. (Friday – Sunday)

6. Welcome summer with the Mermaid Parade! Not only is it incredibly fun, but since this year’s Queen Mermaid and King Neptune are Chiara and Dante de Blasio, a Bill O’Reilly rage stroke is all but guaranteed! (Saturday)

7. If you see a room full of classical sculptures and priceless artifacts and think “obstacle course!!!” The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt was made for you. (Saturday)

8. Make Music NY brings over 1,300 concerts to the city for the summer solstice. (Saturday)

9. New hip hop record label BlackMarketWares is launching with the Black Market Music Festival. (Saturday)

10. Eat Green in Greenpoint features discounted vegan food and samples at over 15 restaurants. (Saturday)

11. Show how gifted you are at baking and eating pies at Brooklyn Brainery’s Pie Bake Off & Backyard Potluck. (Saturday)

12. Dum Dum Girls are coming down to Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn. (Saturday)

13. If you get to Babeland’s Summer Lovin’ Party early enough you can get a free hot dog voucher. Don’t worry though, Babe the pig wasn’t harmed. (Saturday)

14. Live Dubbed Sitcoms takes on Full House and Family Matters to make your favorite childhood shows a lot darker. (Saturday)

15. Brooklyn’s own Tiny Victories are celebrating a large-ish victory with their record release party at Baby’s All Right. Get there during happy hour, for $1 frozen cocktails, so you’ll be hyped for the show (Saturday)

16. Morrissey cancelled his tour and clearly doesn’t want you to take him out tonight. Cope with his rejection at the Morrissey FOMO party, where there’s music and there’s people and they’re young and alive. (Saturday)

17. Family Fun Day at the Brooklyn Navy Yard features a sustainability scavenger hunt and a tour of Brooklyn Grange. (Sunday)

18. Damn it, you’re a Dapper Dan man, so hang out with others of your kind at the Canal Bar when they screen O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Sunday)

19. Laugh anxiously at your fears with Mara Wilson (fka Matilda) at What Are You Afraid Of? (Sunday)

20. Learn to navigate the city by the stars so you can survive the next time your phone dies. (Sunday)

21. 61 Local’s Sunday Film Series is hosting a screening of The Act of Killing, the Joshua Oppenheimer documentary on the Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966. (Sunday)

22. Or maybe go a little more light-hearted and hang out in the back at Freddy’s while watching cult schlock classic The Apple and Village People kinda-biopic Can’t Stop the Music (Sunday)

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