Friday, July 17, 2009

The Weekend: 7.17-7.19

Weekend's looking beautiful. Here's a look at what's happening near you.

Friday, July 17

Arts: The first ever BoCoCa Arts Festival comes to...BoCoCa (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens for all you saying, "Wha???") on July 17, complete with music, theater and more. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events.

Skating: -It's a Funk n' Fireworks skate party at Dreamland Roller Rink (West 21st St at the boardwalk). Skate to funk, soul, and old school skate classics in Coney Island, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. It's all ages, with $10 admission and $5 for rentals. And don't miss the fireworks display on the beach at 9:30.

Games: No, this isn't the suburbs, but Williamsburg's streets will be home to capture the flag tonight, presented by Newmindspace + Urban Madness. Two teams hide flags in their territory and attempt to capture the enemy flag using buses, taxis, bicycles, longboards or their own two feet. Meet at North 7th Street and Kent Avenue. And stick around for the afterparty at Exit in Greenpoint (149 Greenpoint Avenue).

Saturday, July 18

Festival: The Siren Festival returns to Coney Island this weekend. Make sure to check out Brooklyn bands Tiny Masters of Today and Bear Hands. Oh yeah, and of course Built to Spill.

Food: While there, put those Saturday afternoons watching the game and participate in the Atomic Wings eating contest at their booth on Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk. Make sure to drink plenty of water, because they're going to be spicy. Stop by the booth between noon and 2:30 p.m. to join in for the 5:30 p.m. chowdown.

Sunday, July 19

Music: You know the Pool Parties have moved to the Williamsburg waterfront, right? You probably already know that Dirty Projectors are playing there today too. In case you didn't, don't miss one of the most talked about indie bands, who also happen to be from Brooklyn, and enjoy the view. Gates at 2 p.m. With Magnolia Electric Co. and Crystal Antlers.

Comedy: There's always something good at Tearing of the Veil of Maya. This week it's David Cross, John Mulaney, Jon Glaser, and some very special guests, in addition to hosts Eugene Mirman and Michael Showalter. It's moved to the Bell House (149 7th St.) tonight, so don't be showing up to Union Hall. It's at 8 p.m., but get there early. Tickets are $10.


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