it’s the last weekend of cold weather guys. forever. so let’s celebrate by dismissing it all together and getting out.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea- Reception and Show,
Quetzal Bus Welcome Home and Fundraiser, House of YES, Bushwick.
Paul Raffaele at Good Room, Greenpoint.
New Orleans Crawfish Boil, The Hall at MP Taverna, Williamsburg.
all night. spicy creole cuisine and funky fresh lowlands bands can’t be bad. I’ll buy your ticket if you can tell me the difference between a crayfish, a crawfish, and a crawdad (leave it in the comments!) tickets here, bands start at 6 but music and crustaceans will be crackin’ all night long baby. at MP Tavern, 470 driggs ave. shell i save you a dance?
Brooklyn Folk Festival, St. Ann’s Church, Brooklyn Heights.
how brooklyn does a folk fest. with storytelling, cozy Q&As with the artists, instrument-making workshops and lots and lots and lots of music- the feel-good kind. all weekend, details and tickets here. 157 Montague St, $20-25, folk me all night.
Ben Harper at Rough Trade, Williamsburg.
Hangover Cure Brunch, Brooklyn Kitchen, Greenpoint.
Smorgasburg’s Seasonal Initiation, at the waterfront in Williamsburg.
if you didn’t make it last week, head over to christen the season of food booths and beer sleuths (read: those who carry out thorough and relentless beer investigations) over at the waterfront. it’s smorgasburg season, baby. and you know what that means. all of the wonderful things and all of the wonderful people in that wonderful spot on the east river. for a look at this season’s vendors, check here. to realize that you are going to go no matter what, as long as porchetta keeps squeezing that weird-ass plastic pig toy all day, see you there at 11am baby. 90 kent ave. dig in.
Luminous Flux, Flux Factory, Queens.
Drunk Ted Talks at Littlefield, Gowanus.
Anti-Establishment Hubaloo at Industry City Distillery, Sunset Park.
Sweetness & Mischief at Cloud City, Williamsburg.
UNFINISHED exhibit at the old Whitney/the new Met Breuer, UES.
where to eat this weekend
Cafe Mogador, 133 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg.