See a slew of sand sculptures, and 21 more ways to have a summery weekend

Queen of the sand (pic by Flickr user Aeter)

1. Go wild at Thunder Gumbo’s Night of the Disco Pig, a whole-pig BBQ and barrage of spectacles, including performances, installations, DJs, and more. (Friday, $15)

2. Rhapsodize at the Roots Café Poetry Series, featuring verse from Kyle Dargan, Mary Austin Speaker, Justin Petropoulos, and Sara Jane Stoner. (Friday, FREE)

3. Groove to the dulcet blues of the Hill Brothers at the Classon Social Club. (Friday, $10)

4. Hear some hilariously heated hate at Videology’s F*ck That Movie, where comedians take down the films they most revile. (Friday, $5)

5. See some live-painting as Mike Perry and his street-art crew create 10 murals in one day at the Pacific Park Arts block party. (Saturday, FREE)

6. Marvel at what people can accomplish with just sand at the 25th annual Coney Island Sand-Sculpting Contest. (Saturday, FREE)

7. Put your hands in the air at Cypher League’s Brooklyn Renaissance Festival, an all-day affair featuring Talib Kweli, Quincy Vidal, DOPELEAGUE, Mogul Club, and a lot more. (Saturday, FREE)

8. Just try to stay normal at Sugar Hill Disco during Might Get Weird’s Endless Summer, with DJs, installations, face-painting, performance art, and more. (Saturday, $20)

9. Taste your weight in booze at the 3rd Annual Tap & Cork Brooklyn Beer & Wine Festival. (Saturday, $20)

10. Raise a glass to J’Eatjet, which is celebrating its 2-year anniversary with drink specials (like watermelon coolers and grownup lemonades), plus buy one/get one food specials and DJs after 10. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

11. Have a dose of the macabre at Cloud City where Chicago’s Rough House Theatre presents Sad Songs for Bad People, an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, songs of tragic misfortune—and dozens of puppets. (Saturday & Sunday, $10)

12. Cowabunga—see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at City Reliquary’s Reel Slice Film Series, while munching on Two Boots’ Shell Shock, a special pizza created just for the event. (Saturday, $10)

13. Baille all noche at Telenovela, Riot Chica’s Latin/Spanish oldies dance party at Don Pedro. (Saturday, $8)

14. Find somebody to love and bring ’em to Feeling Gloomy <3s Queen, which promises a Bohemian Rhapsody singalong and half-price entry to anyone with a mustache (real or fake). (Saturday, $6)

15. Celebrate independent radio at the Bondfire Radio Audio Festival, featuring 12 hours of live DJs and musicians. (Sunday, $15)

16. Bring the whole brood to the Wash Ave Rocks block party, with food tastings, a hair & fashion runway show, live music and dance, a pooch parade, and a kids carnival corner. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Stitch the old to the new at the Green-Wood Inventors Club, first hearing about the history of the sewing machine and then learning to sew with soft circuitry to create light-up clothing. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Feel alright at the Swing-A-Ling Backyard BBQ, an all-day reggae extravaganza at Pioneer Works, with a late-night live performance by the Frightnrs. (Sunday, $5)

19. Get judgey at the Hill County Homebrew Takedown, where, after drinking All The Beers, you can gorge on BBQ. (Sunday, $20)

20. Dance yourself silly at the Dirtybird BBQ, featuring beats from Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin Music Page, Shiba San, and special guest Slick Rick. (Sunday, $35)

21. Did you know there was a patron saint of flooding? Join Morbid Anatomy Museum for a procession and spectacle to honor Saint Florian—and hopefully keep the Gowanus at bay. (Sunday, $20)

22. Get electrifying chills at the Habana Outpost screening of Grease. (Sunday, FREE)

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