1. Roll on over to Rinkworm, a pop-up skating rink open for three days and nights of live performances and music, infectious roller discos, and karaoke on skates. (Fri-Sun, Flux Factory, FREE)
2. Join a delicious gathering at Cultivating Intimacy Through Cacao, and learn simple practices to help create levels of connection and intimacy within ourselves and with others. (Friday, Anima Mundi Apothecary, $40)
3. Create your own honey jar at Loving the Alien – A Workshop on Love and Magick, a workshop with guided meditation and a demo on how to craft a honey jar spell for sweetening someone up to you. (Friday, Antidote Apothecary + Tea Bar, $20).
4. Performed in front of a live audience, Live from the Stuy is a new concert series featuring performances by Dom O Briggs, Pink Henny, Supe The Dude, and many more. (Friday, Basquiat’s Bottle, $5)
5. Go for a bar-warming party at Hank’s Grand Opening, and help them celebrate the opening of their new space in Downtown Brooklyn, with DJs Mr. Lee and The Stranger spinning all night long. (Friday, Hank’s Saloon, FREE)
6. Run to or from love at the Runstreet Brooklyn Love Art Run and celebrate love in all its forms during a relaxed pace 5K art run, with special photo contest themes and prizes as well as love-laced art included. (Saturday, OrangeTheory Fitness Williamsburg, $30)
7. Immerse yourself inside the action at the Winter VR Gaming Tournament which will feature challenging virtual reality games including a rhythm game, a classic arcade throwback, and a racing game. (Sat-Sun, City Point, $10)
8. Catch two different shows at BAMcafé Live, with unparalleled clarinetist Don Byron and jazz pianist Aruán Ortiz on Friday, and Raycee Jones taking the stage Saturday with her unique blend of soul, electronica, blues, and trip-hop. (Fri-Sat, BAM, FREE)
9. Pretend you’re in Portland at The Oregon Trail Time Triails, and watch as comedians get serious for once and try to best each other in a game previously only played in elementary school libraries. (Saturday, Vital Joint, FREE)
10. Take in an homage to Saturday morning cartoons at Lars Lame and the Fuzzbox Show: Video Release, who’ll bring an array of puppets, characters, musicians and ghoulish monsters, plus musical guests Wooter and Pinc Louds. (Saturday, The Gutter, $5)
11. But make it fashion at Fashion Freak, and check out a party during NYFW that won’t bore you, with Darrel Thorne’s open studio, performances by Hybrid Movement Company, Darlinda Just Darlinda, and much more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)
12. Squawk it up at Spring Chickens: Whole Lotta Love, a show of drag artists appearing with their stories of heartache and triumphs alike, featuring Shanita Bump, Preston Change-O, Glitter Macabre, and more. (Saturday, Eris Evolution, $5-10)
13. See some cool visuals at Mandeville World Premiere and view a new independent animated series based on a book from the 1350’s and animated using medieval woodcuts. (Saturday, The Brick, $7)
14. Bring your little black bag to Goth Swap, a clothing swap for black clothing only, and any unclaimed clothing will be donated to Housing Works. (Sunday, Saint Vitus Bar, FREE)
15. Take a tour of the new Futureworks Maker Space Open House and view the new 20,000sq ft space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal and check out the new equipment and facilities, promoting creativity and collaboration across disciplines. (Sunday, Futureworks Makerspace, FREE)
16. Pay tribute to J Dilla at Donuts Are Forever, a celebration of life and the acknowledgment of a prolific music career from fans and music lovers, with DJs Perly, Kool, and more. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bowl, $15)
17. See a delectable evening of variety at Blunderland Variety Show, with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes. (Sunday, House of Yes, $20-30)
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