Friday, May 22, 2009

The weekend: 5.22-5.25

It's a three-day weekend for most of you. Here's a look at what's going on in a neighborhood near you this holiday:

Friday, May 22

Music: Gowanus welcomes its newest spot with Littlefield (622 Degraw St.), which follows a soft opening last with some music this weekend. On the bill tonight are Little Girls, Sisters, and Golden Triangle. It all starts at 9 p.m., and is free.

Saturday, May 23

Drinking: Tour northern Brooklyn by bar in the Great Greenpoint BBQrawl, with a different Brooklyn Brewery (and free BBQ) at each stop. The tour starts at 3 p.m., moving along at its own pace, with stops at Black Rabbit, Brouwerij Lane, The Mark Bar, t.b.d. Brooklyn, and Van Gogh's Radio Lounge.

Film: Catch Rooftop Film's first-ever screening on the roof of Brooklyn Tech (29 Fort Greene Place) with the program Dangerous Docs, films that capture bizarre and extreme phenomenon that you have to see to believe. The six films are about "teenagers in Soweto dance atop moving trains, Australian preservationists rescue bizarre endangered chickens, a sideshow performer turns amputation into a spectator sport, and men travel from all across the world to compete in the World Beard and Mustache Championships." Tickets are $9 and can be purchased in advance here.

BBQ: Celebrate the holiday at the Bell House (149 7th St.) with a Dom Deluise Memorial Day BBQ. A double feature of his films "The End" and "Cannonball Run" will be screening. Also enjoy $1 hot dogs and burgers, and $2 Modellos and Presidentes. The event itself is free.

Sunday, May 24

Music: Enjoy this year's first Sunday Best at The Yard, as the Gowanus Canal-side outdoor spot returns for another summer of music and festivals. DJ Quentin Harris kicks things off at this Sunday's event, which runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, or $8 with an RSVP to

Bikes: Celebrate the 126th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge with a 10-mile roundtrip bike ride sponsored by Williamsburg's City Reliquary Museum. The ride kicks off at noon at the museum, located at 370 Metropolitan Ave at noon. Wear a birthday hat and join in the party. There is a suggested donation of $5, or its free with the purchase of a 2009 Bicycle Fetish Day tee-shirt.

Parades: Mark Memorial Day by going to one of several parades occurring in Brooklyn. There's one in Greenpoint on Sunday and then in Gerristen Beach, Bay Ridge and Canarsie on Monday. For more, see here.

Monday, May 25

BBQ: Not equipped for an outdoor BBQ? Park Slope's Flatbush Farm (76 St. Marks Ave.) has you covered. Enjoy hot dogs, burgers, and even kebabs in the restaurant's garden, and drink pourer Jason Roberts will serve up some Bumble Tea - Earl Grey-infused, vodka-based sweet tea. Sounds delicious.


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