Heat things up at a fire circus, and 20 more ways to have a hot weekend

Is it getting hot in here...? (Pic courtesy of Flambeaux Fire)
Is it getting hot in here…? (Pic courtesy of Flambeaux Fire)

1. We are very excited about the Parks Department’s outdoor October movies, which begin tonight at McCarren Park with Fright Night. (Friday, FREE)

2. Get trippy at the Rock Shop’s Electronic Music and Visual Experience, with performances by DJ/VJ TM5, redgreenblue, and I, Synthesist. (Friday, $10)

3. The whole weekend is full of Bushwick Film Fest, with screenings, panels, and more—plus use code BFF2015 to get 20% off. (Friday through Sunday, $12)

4. Or get immersed in Hearts of Fire, starring Flambeaux Fire in a “shamanic fire circus ritual performance,” followed by a slew of DJs, musicians, dancers, fortune tellers, and more. (Friday & Saturday, $40)

5. Head into the future with Wasabassco 3000, a burlesque show set centuries from now, starring Hazel Honeysuckle, Poison Ivory, Cherry Brown, and many more. (Friday, $20)

6. Or stay right here and learn valuable lessons at Great Gig: A Corporate Training for Business, a new play from the Shame Game at Annoyance Theater. (Friday, $5)

7. Start your weekend off buzzed at the Craft Coffee Festival, where you can sample the wares of 20+ different caffeine purveyors. (Saturday, $35–$45)

8. But let the jitters wear off before heading to the UrbanGlass Open Studios, as there are activities for which you’ll want a steady hand, like glassblowing, kilnforming, and bead stringing. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Get all the hand-me-down crystals, tinctures, and potions you need at Catland’s end-of-summer yard sale. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Play ruff (sorry) at By Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest with Dachshunds & Schnauzers. (Saturday, $10 with dog / $15 without)

11. Take a wander through Sunset Park and Industry City with ArtWalk’s Art + the Built Environment, where you’ll learn about the neighborhood’s creativity and architecture. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Go back in time to New York’s 70s and 80s underground jazz scene at Reverse Space’s WATT(!!!) musical benefit, where you’ll get free records, enjoy an open bar, and dance to music from Roberto Lange, MPeach, DJ Chipotle, and Offending Command. (Saturday, $25)

13. Celebrate Hispanic and Latin communities in Brooklyn and beyond at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday, featuring a performance by Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a reading by Raquel Cepeda, poetry by Caribbean fellows from Cave Canem, and Honduran band Aurelio. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Explore the past and present of New York’s frenzied media scene in Green-Wood at Media Movers & Shakers with our own editor David Colon, Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young, and journalist Julia Vitullo-Martin. (Saturday, FREE or $20 with a trolley tour)

15. Toast to more than a decade of glittery glam-rock evenings at Glamdammit’s Eleventh Anniversary, featuring Michael T and the Vanities, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Astro Erle, and more. (Saturday, $10)

16. Spend the day at Brooklyn’s newest community market, Rock n’ Shop at the Paper Box, with 40+ vendors, free pancakes from 9 to 10, and music from the Bushwick Hotel, Slim Wray, Consumata, Scarboro, Radio Armada, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Satiate your sweet tooth at the City Reliquary’s 6th annual Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival, a massive bake sale with music, face-painting, booze, and an unbelievable amount of treats. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Celebrate Williamsburg’s newest venue at National Sawdust Community Day, including a kiddie puppet show, an experimental violinist, a parade, and an interactive Sonic Ball. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Head south for Bay Ridge’s 42nd annual 3rd Avenue Festival, a 24-block-long street fair with rides, games, music, performances, sidewalk sales, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Find out some new things that can be done with the saxophone at Threes Brewery’s Three Conic Sections #7, with jazz acts by Peter Brendler Quartet, The Ghost, and Rob Wilkerson & Friends. (Sunday, $15)

21. Or find out some new things that can be done with puppets at Standard Toykraft’s Puppet Pandemic, with marionettes, papier-mâche mayhem, and everything in between. (Sunday, $10)

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