Friday, May 8, 2009

The weekend: 5.8-5.10

The weekend is finally upon us.

Here's a list of some events going on in and around Brooklyn.

Friday, May 8

Burlesque: Coney Island spices things up with Burlesque at the Beach, at Sideshows By The Seashore. Tonight's season opener features Chris McDaniel's Cowgirlesque, as well as Maximum Risk. It's more than just stripping: expect from knife throwing, trick roping, contortion, and bullwhipping. The show starts at 10 p.m., tickets $15. The Sideshow's located at the corner of Surf Avenue and 12th Street.

Music: Deli Magazine's Best of NYC Fest continues this weekend at The Bell House, with Crystal Stilts, Blank Dogs, Religious Knives and Dinowalrus tonight. Sunday's headliner is Chairlift. More information here. The Bell house is located at 149 7th St.

Art: This isn't exactly in Brooklyn, but caught our eye. The Greene Space in Manhattan scoured the city for Voices from the Boroughs, its first visual arts exhibition, celebrating New York City's diverse artistic community. Brooklyn works come from Chanel Kennebrew and Jason Lewis, with Diana McClure acting as Brooklyn's curatorial advisor. The exhibit runs through May 24, wtih an introduction tonight at 7 p.m. moderated by Kurt Anderson. Tickets $35. The Greene Space is located at 44 Charlton Street.

Saturday, May 9

Bikes: The Bicycle Fetish Day block party returns to Williamsburg's Havemeyer street, with awards and celebrations of bicycle culture, bike artwork, bicycle rides, cycling organizations, and bicycle beautification stations. A grill will be cooking up hot dogs and hamburgers, and the City Reliquary museum will host an after-party with DJ Darney Iller spinning. The party runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Havemeyer between Hope and Grand streets, and is free.

Music: Hang out at the Bklyn Yard this weekend, with Drew Torres, H. Wood, Psychedelic Disco Angels, Fall Of The Albatross, Jonny On The Rocks, Just A Lil Bit, The Sheppard Brothers, KMBS, Neuronautas, and Tayisha Busay making music on the Gowanus. The all ages event is free and starts at 11:30 p.m. The Yard is located on Carroll Street near the canal.

Cars: Ogle pre '64 Hotrods, Kustoms and traditional Bobbers and Choppers at the Rumblers Car Club Show, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Coney Island. A trophy will be given for the "Best Ride in Coney Island." Stick around for live music will come from Dead Luck Devilles & Tombstone Brawlers inside the Sideshow at 8:30PM, free.

Sunday, May 10

Music: The Ditmas Park Concert Series, celebrating music from the vibrant neighborhood, continues with weekend with Janus, a flute-viola-harp trio, at Temple Beth Emeth (Marlborough Road at Church Avenue). The show starts at 4 p.m., with tickets $10.

Brunch: Honor Mom, and maybe get a little tipsy, with a Mother's Day brunch at BAM, buffet style with endless Bloddy Marys and mimosas. After brunch, take her to a movie at BAM Rose Cinemas or check out The Merchant of Venice at the BAM Harvey Theater. The brunch runs from noon to 3 p.m., last seating at 1:45 p.m., and costs $30 per person ($10 extra for the unlimited drinks). Call 718.623.7811 for reservations. BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Ave.


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