This weekend: Bike fest, cherry blossoms, recession art

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FRIDAY
3pm:
will oldham (bonnie ‘prince’ billy) reads from rudolph wurlitzer’s slow fade with musical accompaniment by ben chasny (six organs of admittance). elisa ambrogio opens the evening. williamsburg’s spoonbill + sugartown, free.

8pm: the brooklyn filmmakers collective presents ‘on the streets‘, a collection of short films. djs get it started and keep it going after. brooklyn winery, $10 admission includes a beer.

10pm-4am: bangon!nyc‘s hosts a dance party in an abandoned church in williamsburg. open bar 10-10:45pm. dress ‘holy’ and get a free drink. $10 admission.

SATURDAY
sat 10am-4pm
: the first-ever five boro bike fest is set to feature clinics, bike repair, live entertainment + an expo with demos and giveaways. brooklyn bridge park, free.

12-4pm: 70+ artists and organizations provide demos, tips, arts + crafts, more at the go green! greenpoint! earth day festival. mccarren park, free.

4pm: chef-restaurateurs frank castronovo and frank falcinelli discuss recipes from their new cookbook the frankies spuntino kitchen companion + kitchen manual. bpl, free.

6pm-midnight: recession art‘s new group show irrational exuberance (inspired by alan greenspan’s quote of doom) opening party. highlights: an automaton that saws a dollar in half, sculptures made of sunset park dollar store finds, more. the invisible dog, free.

SUNDAY
7pm
(every sunday): prospect heights bar the way station plays the latest doctor who episode, free. bonus: their bathroom is a tardis!

7pm: the gutterbilly bbq + arkhams 5th anniversary party features bbq (obvi), vendors, music from the goddamn gallows, amour obscur, more. bell house, $10 adv, $13 dos.

ALL WEEKEND
the red hook food vendors open for the season

10am-6pm: the 30th annual sakura matsuri cherry blossom festival boasts the largest collection outside of japan. events include manga artists, j-pop, minbu folk dance, a kids’ origami workshop, sudoku, more. bbg, $15.

11am-7pm: local artisans sell handmade goods and food at the brooklyn lyceum’s annual spring craft market. free admission.

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