Friday, June 26, 2009

The weekend: 6.26-6.28

The weekend is upon us. Here's a look at some of the events happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, June 26

Film: JellyNYC and TOPSHOP host a private film screening tonight at The Bell House (149 7th St.), showing the Antonioni class "Blow Up." In addition to the film, the night features complimentary bike valet, drinks and, of course, pop corn. They'll also be giving away twenty $50 TOPSHOP gift vouchers, so you can add to bulk up on flirty dresses and shirts for the summer. DJ Mia Moretti spins the hits before the film. It starts at 7 p.m. with the movie at 9 p.m. and is free, just RSVP to

Craftsmanship: Spend your weekend building a boat through a workshop at the Gowanus Studio Space (119 8th St.). It starts tonight with an information session and a late-night rowing session on, of all places, the Gowanus Canal. It costs $90 for the weekend, and you can register here.

Burlesque: It's a blast from the past at DUMBO's Galapapos Art Space (16 Main St.) tonight with "Vaudvillionairs," with performances, from aerialists to musicians, inspired by Coney Island's heyday of Luna Park. It starts at 10 p.m., with tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Saturday, June 27

Print: Remember zines? Maybe you made one when you were a teenager. Despite the popularity of things like the Internet, the fan publications still persist, and on June 26 and 27, you can flip through ones made right in New York City at the Brooklyn Lyceum's Zine Fest, running noon to 7 p.m. at the venue, located at 227 4th Ave.

Art: Tour southside Williamsburg's galleries through a Williamsburg Gallery Association tour, led by art critic and art tour guide Merrily Kerr, a must-see for art lovers and the art-curious alike. Tours leave from the WGA table on Bedford Avenue between North 5th & North 6th Streets at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased prior to the tour at the WGA table on Bedford Ave., or in advance here.

Skating: It's a Beach Blanket Bingo Skate Party at Dreamland Roller Rink and celebrate summer in true style. Wear your swimsuit or summery beach attire for reduced admission to the party. With Michael Jackson music playing at the rink all weekend, you're also inspired to wear MJ-inspired attire. There will be also be a roller skating swimsuit contest, so dress for success. It's from 8 p.m. to midnight, with tickets $12 ($10 if you dress the part), with skate rentals $5. The rink is located at West 21st St at the boardwalk.

Party: Winkel and Balktick are bringing a party along the Gowanus Canal with "The Love Canal," a "celebration" of the toxic canal at Bklyn Yard. Come dressed up as a mutant and dance to DJs and enjoy performers, bands, and art projects. The show is all ages, from 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., and is free before 4 p.m., $7 after.

Festival: Take in Irish music, food, dance and sports at the Brookyln Irish Festival, a two-day festival at Floyd Bennett Field. Tickets are $10, $15 after 4 p.m., and free for kids. Gates open at 11 a.m.

Sunday, June 28

Circus: It's the last day Sunday of CIRCUSundays at The Waterfront Museum (290 Conover Street) in Red Hook. Don't miss out on European intimate circus at its most breathtaking, as it brings David & Paris, a tip top magician and a hip-hop juggler; veterans of Las Vegas resorts and the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Tickets are $14, $10 for kids (under age two are free); $18 and $12 at the door.

Food: Unpretentious foodies unite at the UnFancy Food Show, featuring book signings, food and drink specials of local produce, at the East River Bar (97 S. 6th St) from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5.

Seminar: Learn the dos and dont's of book in New York City at The Bell House's No Guest List event. Hear from some of the city's top bookers, with Eugene Mirman hosting. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. It starts at 8 p.m.


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