Rooftop films are iconic to New York summers. And ergonomic discomfort and overall audible negligence are inherent to rooftop films (and they are still charming as fuck). Refinery 29’s rooftop film series has chairs and headphones and dranks and snacks to make this experience that much better. Thursday night rings us Paterson, the touching film of a brilliant observationist (played by relentlessly soulful adam driver) and is not to be missed, especially from an elevated position. tickets, here. showtime is 815 at 57 thames st.
don’t know what madhi is? why don’t you just take a peek out of all the magic that is there instagram and then tell me you aren’t hungry. and curious. and thirsty for a unique beer pairing then come to this weeks installation of the diamond’s international pop up dinners. This week it’s madhi. just come find out, ok? dinner starts at 7pm, all info here. and no, you don’t have to be mad high to be part of it… (but it would be a lot cooler if you were) #meetmeinthegondola 43 franklin st.
Fast and Furious Weekend at Nitehawk, Williamsburg
some people like to use the weekend so slow down, unwind, relax. if those words absolutely aren’t on your agenda this weekend (but maybe, like, you want some stationary entertainment) hit up the fast and furious marathon weekend at nitehawk. gotta be honest, these movies are a lot better than they were in the 90s. and yes, i just referred to them as films. come after you get madhi, ok? all showtimes, tickets, and info here. 136 metropolitan ave.
Charlie Bliss Album Release Party (with Yucky Duster!) at Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg.
Moscow Mule Week!
is a thing! yeah. it’s a thing.
my favorite spots in brooklyn for a good m.mule are the ides at the wythe (a mule with a view!) for something a little more grounded (in a beefy way), head to the meatball shop (having a ball with a mule!), the one at the richardson (a mule dressed up with a cock tail!) and the one at duck duck in bushwick (which you should just know is named such because it opened next door to a tattoo parlor named “goose”. HAHAHA. that’s some good brooklyn shit right there.) anyway, go forth. it’s mule week. or whatever.
this year’s sneaky sleeper film (ah-ha!) on the festival circuit. Kicks, despite it’s underground appeal and notorious crew (that includes biggie’s son!), wasn’t a shoe in. (uh oh.) the story line surprisingly combating issues of race, violence, and masculinity, and showcasing male black friendship in a way that isn’t often seen on screen. it shows that this movie supposedly about sneaker culture has a lot more soul. (can’t stop, won’t stop.) it’s left footprints (yoinks!) in the hearts and minds of so many film buffs and sneaker heads, and anyone who can appreciate a damn beautiful story. tickets $12 available here, doors at 7, film at 8. leave more puns in the comments please. 370 metropolitan ave.
what better way to kick off (almost!) pool season than with a book fair! i’m being serious. if you’ve ever been to the mccarren park (or any) public pool in the city, you know you have to wash in front of attendants, leave all of your belongings and dignity in a pint-sized mildew chamber of a locker, and confess all our your sins before being allowed out on the deck. what is allowed? one book! OH YEAH. so get inspired for this year’s pool deck consumption by getting it at the source. all of these participants will be ready to sell you rare editions and books to dive into and get lost in, plus performances all damn day. preview friday 7-9pm (AFTER PARTY at night of joy!), fair saturday noon-6pm. all info here, 776 lorimer st.
Magick City Dance Party in Greenpoint
of all the #reasonstocrosstheriverthisweekend this one should take priority. this massive food festival celebrates the best part of our city – that we are made up of so many people from so many walks of life. all of whom share at least two things – a love of new york and a need to eat. come experience all of the beauty in our diversity along 15 blocks of culinary delights from all over the world, plus live entertainment and activities. 10am-6pm, saturday and sunday! more info here, 9th ave between 42nd and 57th.
Kairos Market at the Brooklyn Art Library, Williamsburg.
sometime I pray to the gods to remove from me the temptation to get so rowdy in the weekends. and sometimes they respond in Sunday taco events. which means that we all must earn these tacos. These are not tacos for the clear minded, tight moraled folk. the FIFO folks who were early to bed and early to rise, no way, Jose. This one is for us. Let tacos be your salvation Sunday and let it happen here. so many tacos waiting to envelope you in a warm tortilla embrace of forgiveness, of understanding, or of one that softly whispers, “tequila would help.” It’s happening at the Brooklyn bazaar. $20 will cure anything you got. tickets and everything else here. 2-4pm, 150 greenpoint ave at the Brooklyn bazaar- don’t act like you haven’t seen weirder things man.
Queens Brunch Bazaar at Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood.