Sing along with the Spice Girls, and 25 more ways to get what you really, really want this weekend

Zig-a-zig… uh… (#16)

1. Get a head-start on the beeriest month at Die Koelner Bierhalle’s Brooklyn Oktoberfest Launch Party, kicking off weeks of beer, brats, and beats. (Friday, FREE)

2. Head to NYC’s geekiest gathering: Nerd Nite, this month featuring lectures on sensory illusions, story theory, and what Angry Birds can teach us about autoimmune diseases. (Friday, $10)

3. It’s the final weekend of BEAT Fest, with some great performances left, including Ocaso, a Sunset Park “performance adventure” featuring theater, opera, and dance. (Friday & Saturday, $20)

4. Cringe through Annoyance Theater’s Roast of Your 15-Year-Old Self, where comedians share their worst teenage missteps. (Friday, $8)

5. Kick off this year’s Coney Island Film Fest with a variety show by the seashore, featuring burlesque, ventriloquism, and sideshow stunts. (Friday, $25)

6. Get glittery at the PWR BTTM record release show—we love this band and are very excited to get a glimpse of those marvelous cheekbones. (Friday, $8)

7. Have a pawfect time at Brooklyn Dog Day, hosted by borough Pres Eric Addams, with a doggie fashion show, puppy training, and plenty of canine cuddles. (Saturday, FREE)

8. Pedal over to the Old Stone House for the Brooklyn Bike Jumble, the borough’s biggest cycling flea market. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Sample tons of great brews with the New York City Brewers Guild at Blocktoberfest. (Saturday, $10–$30)

10. Or get crabby at Kilo Bravo’s 1st Annual Bk Crabfest, with all-you-can-eat cajun blue crabs and seafood boil, plus beers, music, and more. (Saturday, $35)

11. Be literary at the Mellow Pages Library Summer Vacation Reading, featuring Jami Attenberg, Lauren Groff, Alice Sola Kim, and more luminaries. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Trek all over Red Hook following Common Dances, a multi-site scavenger hunt and performance event presenting 18 short works in 30 locations. (Saturday, $3–$25 suggested)

13. Much of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is already sold out, but there are a few events with tickets left, like today’s You’re the Expert, with Jo Firestone, Scott Adsit, and more. (Saturday, $15)

14. Shake your butt on the banks of the noxious Newtown Creek at North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Rock the Pulaski, featuring Morgan O’Kane, Blacktop Daisy, the Nu Gospel Keys, and more. (Saturday, $5)

15. Or dance yourself into a frenzy in an even odder venue: the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, where Groupmuse presents The Rite of Spring, performed by the 85-member Experiential Orchestra. (Saturday, $20)

16. Get what you want—what you really, really want—at Videology’s Spice World Singalong and Costume Party. (Saturday, $10)

17. If you still can’t believe Bushwig is over, take in some more drag at Branded Saloon, where Switch ‘n’ Play presents Staches & Lashes. (Saturday, $7–$15)

18. Embrace your angst at Who Is Gloomier Than Teenagers?, Feeling Gloomy’s Sadie Hawkins Dance. (Saturday, $6)

19. It’s the most literary day of the year: Brooklyn Book Fest! With dozens of events and thousands of book lovers you can’t have a bad time, but check out our panel recs to make sure you get the good stuff. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Get cultural with the Laundromat Project’s annual Field Day, with open studios, art workshops, creative walks, and more, scattered throughout Bed-Stuy. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Don’t let the cooler weather get you down; head to the Living Gallery’s Summer Is a State of Mind BBQ. (Sunday, FREE)

22. Or hit the weirdly named Sloodge for FallOut!, an afternoon of art, music, dance, readings, and more from Hoover Dam Collective. (Sunday, $5)

23. Chow down at the Diamond’s 8th annual Brew & Chew, a homebrew/food pairing fundraiser. (Sunday, $25)

24. Cheer on your favorite seafaring drone at the Red Hook Regatta, where 3D-printed boats compete in a variety of categories. (Sunday, FREE)

25. Get goofy at the Macauley Culkin Show, featuring comedy from Robert Ecks, Colin O’Brien, Mo Fry Pas, and many more. (Sunday, $5)

26. Harken back to simpler (weirder) entertainments at the Force Majeure Vaudeville Show, this month with trick-ropes, accordions, breakdancing, and a rap act called Fantasy Grandma. (Sunday, $10)

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