Friday, October 2, 2009

The Weekend: 10.2-10.4

Lots of birthdays, burlesque and buzz-worthy shows and festivals this weekend in Brooklyn. Here's a look at what's happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, October 2

Burlesque: The New York Burlesque Festival continues to shake up Brooklyn tonight, with a show at The Bell House in Gowanus, hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny and featuring local favorites Gigi La Femme, aerialist Harvest Moon, and Little Brooklyn. Tickets $12 in advance, $16 DOS. Starting at 8 pm at 149 7th Street.

Music: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence kicks off in New Zealand today, but you can celebrate right at home with a concert at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope. Music from Earthdriver, Imani Uzuri, Choco Orta, Red Baraat, Mahina Movement, and The Citizens will help spread the love. At 8 p.m. Tickest $10 in advance, $15 at the door. At 227 Fourth Avenue.

On screen: Two festivals bring you independent films this weeking, starting with the ninth annual Coney Island Film Festival today through Sunday, featuring 96 selections from around the world. At 7:30 p.m. at Sideshows By the Seashore (1208 Surf Avenue). Tomorrow, the third annual Red Hook International Film and Video Festival brings two days of New York-oriented films, including a one-minute-long animated piece to a brief documentary on late Gowanus Lounge founder Robert Guskind. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Screening Room (499 Van Brunt Street).

Maze: It's the last night to experience "You Are Here," a maze installation with music, at Death by Audio (49 South 2nd Street). See what you've been missing. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $8.

Saturday, October 3

Buzz: Rising experimental artist Mica Levi plays Littlefield in Gowanus with her band, Micachu & The Shapes. Catch this one while they still play intimate venues. With Julianna Barwick and Mon Khmer. Tickets $15. At 622 Degraw Street with doors at 8 p.m.

Hot hot hot: The Chile Pepper Fiesta will be sure to heat things up this weekend, celebrating the chile pepper and its uses in cultures around the world with musical performances and culinary activities, including a chile pepper and chocolate takedown and tastings from local chocolatiers Fine & Raw and Mast Brothers. Starting at noon at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (entrances at Flatbush Avenue, at the parking lot gate at 900 Washington Avenue, and at Eastern Parkway).

Booze: It's fall, and that usually means one thing: beer. Indeed, the second annual Freaktoberfest Boutique Beer and Music Festival comes to Public Assembly in Williamsburg. There are 20 craft breweries, with admission getting you five tasting tickets, At 2 p.m., starting with the beer quiz Geektoberfest. 66 North 6th Street.

Happy Birthday: There are birthday celebrations for the young and old this weekend. Tonight, Galapagos Art Space celebreates one year in its DUMBO location at 16 Main Street with a variety spectacular featuring cabaret, burlesque and other flashy performances. At 10 p.m. Tomorrow, the Manhattan Bridge turns 100, with everything from bike rides to fireworks to help in the centennial celebration.

Sunday, October 4

Take It To The Street: Reclaim city streets through two street fairs today. In downtown Brooklyn, there's The Atlantic Antic, one of the biggest borough street fairs at one mile, with music, food and fun from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also don't miss the New York Transit Museum's 16th annual bus festival, featuring vehicles that date back to the 1910s. There will be much of the same street fair-wise farther south in at the Third Avenue Festival, from 69th to 94th streets, also 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Putt Putt: Come play a round of mini-golf at The Putting Lot in Bushwick before you can't. The lot closes today for the season. Located at 12 Wyckoff Avenue.


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