Rock out with rad bands, and 18 more ways to have a raucous weekend

Acid Dad: working hard for your listening pleasure (#) (pic by Sonic Highlark)
Acid Dad: working hard for your listening pleasure (#9) (pic by Sonic Highlark)

1. Get immersed in a “mythic future” with composer and vocalist Samita Sinha’s Bewilderment and Other Queer Lions at the Invisible Dog. (Friday through Sunday, $20)

2. Stuff yourself at the Diamond’s 1st Friday Nachos with four different varieties torched up by El Jefe’s Nachoria. (Friday, FREE)

3. Hang with the New York Adventure Club after hours at the Old Stone House, enjoying a private tour and a wine & cheese reception. (Friday, $24)

4. Kick of 12 days of art with GAMBAzine at Hell Phone, and enjoy a variety of performances, from spoken word to music to dance. (Friday, FREE)

5. Let the finally reopened House of Yes show you their appreciation at the Thank You for EVERYTHING party, with dancing, aerial feats, and plenty of surprises. (Friday, FREE)

6. Shake it out at YEAH: An Indie Disco featuring indie rock, electropop, and dance punk from DJs Brian Blackout, Mister Disco, and Doctor Mister. (Friday, FREE)

7. Bring some little ones and see what all the hype is about at the Museum of Food & Drink’s family-friendly exhibition tour. (Saturday, FREE)

8. Get that Christmas tree out of your apartment and watch it get pulped at Mulchfest, happening at several parks across Bk. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

9. Rock out at Baby’s All Right, where Ohmyrockness presents NYC’s Hardest Working Bands of 2015, with Future Punx, Haybaby, Pill, Acid Dad, and more. (Saturday, $12)

10. Or listen to some very different song stylings at MoCADA’s NON Records showcase, featuring Chino Amobi and SCRAAATCH, artists who use sound to “disrupt social binaries and examine the reverberations of racialized violence.” (Saturday, $5)

11. See some death-defying stunts at Story Hour, an evening of narrative aerial theater accompanied by live music. (Saturday, $20)

12. Take in a ton of burlesquers at the 4th annual Legends Calendar Show, starring Dirty Martini, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Madame Rosebud, Zoe Zigfield, and many more. (Saturday, $15)

13. Dance your face off at the Good Room in celebration of The Bunker’s 13-Year Anniversary, with tunes from Function, Post Scriptum, Mike Servito, and more. (Saturday, $15)

14. Donate or trade awesome books at the Free Black Women’s Library Pop-Up at Bed Vyne Brew. (Sunday, FREE)

15. Hear about how writers pay the bills at The Hustle, with D. Watkins, Erika Anderson, and Mensah Demary. (Sunday, FREE)

16. Drop trou with a few hundred of your closest friends at Improv Everywhere’s 15th annual No Pants Subway Ride, with meeting points in all five boroughs. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Fête everyone’s favorite Victorian detective at the Way Station’s Happy Birthday Holmes, with movies, trivia, drink specials, and music. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Join artists, educators, community organizers, and concerned citizens at Jack for a Benefit for the Family of Tamir Rice, an evening of poetry, music, dance, and art. (Sunday, $10–$30)

19. Walk on the wild side at Manhattan Inn’s Tribute to Lou Reed, with sets by Julie Holland, Pencil, Invisible Familiars, and more. (Sunday, $12)

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