Thrash with Latino punks, 22 more raucous weekend ideas

Last year's Latino Punk Fest—SO sweaty. (Pic by Walter Wlodarczyk)
Last year’s Latino Punk Fest—SO sweaty. (Pic by Walter Wlodarczyk)

1. Gather your rings and things and fine array and head to the Navy Yard for The Taming of the Shrew, starring students from the literacy & performance program Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-iance. (Friday, FREE)

2. Listen to dance-y darlings Hank & Cupcakes play Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate the release of their new video for “Shut Up.” (Friday, $12)

3. DIY venue the Swamp called it quits last year (RIP), so the sweaty, thrashy twoday Latino Punk Fest moves to the Acheron. (Friday & Saturday, $15)

4. Check out Hood Gallery’s group show “Bindle,” featuring 30+ artists and sporadic distribution of bindles to guests. (Friday, FREE)

5. Be awed at Big Sky Works, a home for alt-comedy and dazzling circus performances, at I Dare You, “an aerial evening of the amazing and confusing.” (Friday, $20)

6. Dance crazy at Gemini & Scorpio’s JaNk!, with hip-hop brass band PitchBlak and experimental circus composer Sxip Shirey. (Friday, $20)

7. Wish a happy happy to Jo “Boobs” Weldon, founder of the NY School of Burlesque, at her birthday show Living Dolls, featuring top burlesquers like Darlinda Just Darlinda, Dirty Martini, the Maine Attraction, and many more. (Friday, $15)

8. Celebrate Bed-Stuy at the Tomkins Ave TAMA Summerfest, with vendors, food, and music by Sadat X from Brand Nubian and Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Hear Author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl present their alphabet book of kick-ass ladies, Rad American Women, at Greenlight. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Get sultry at the Que Bajo?! Brazilian Summerfest, a daylong Tropical Bass dance party at the Wick. (Saturday, $15)

11. It’s time to get ill and pay tribute to the great Adam Yauch at the 4th annual MCA Day. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Deno’s Wonder Wheel is 95 years old! Fête the fab landmark on Coney Island History Day, with magic, antique hand-cranked organs, Spook-a-Rama figurine displays, and more. (Saturday, FREE)

13. Head to Crown Heights event space Kymberle Project, which will be filled to the gills with art & culture at Rebel Minded Festival. (Saturday, $20)

15. A sure sign that summer is coming to a close (sob!): the final free CelebrateBrooklyn! show. At least it’s a great one: the inimitable TuNe-yArDs with experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces. (Saturday, FREE)

16. Hit an outdoor dance jam in a secret location: SnapCrackle’s Open Garden Party, with DJs from Brooklyn and beyond. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Gorge on a nose-to-tail whole animal feast from Landhaus, this week featuring goat: goat yogurt salad, goat chorizo, and spit-roasted kid goat. (Sunday, FREE)

18. Pioneer Works presents another smorgasbord of entertainments at Second Sunday, this month with delights from Amorphic Robot Works, Clocktower artists, PortSide, and a lot more. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Geek out at the superfan-appropriate 100% Game of Thrones Party, with a costume contest, GoT installations, a game of WesteRISK, Mother of Dragons burlesque, and so much more. (Sunday, $10)

20. Get political with We the People LIVE, a topical conversation comedy show featuring John Fugelsang, Aparna Nancherla, John Opdycke, and Jena Friedman. (Sunday, FREE)

21. Go crazy at Habana Outpost’s screening of Purple Rain. (Sunday, FREE)

22. Or get serious at FiveMyles’ On Griffin Alley, an interdisciplinary re-imagining of the trial of Lena Baker, the first and only woman to ever be electrocuted in the state of Georgia. (Sunday, FREE)

23. Take in your monthly dose of vaudeville at Force Majeure, with magic from Albert Cadabra, sideshow weirdness from Black Scorpion, buugeng manipulation by Brian Lugo, and more. (Sunday, $10)

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