Still have no idea what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here are your best bets for a good time come five o’clock Friday:
Where/When: The Boathouse, Prospect Park, Friday at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate and support Prospect Park’s playgrounds, open play spaces and educational programming with a cocktail party at the Boathouse. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. The Bumbys will be doing performance art.
Where/When: , Friday at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Known for their clever lyrics, tight harmonies, and alt-country aesthetic, Ménage à Twang blends the sassy spirit of Loretta Lynn with the sardonic humor of Tina Fey. Formed at a Brooklyn bar in 2006, the band has spent the past five years honing their signature performance style at venues such as The Living Room, Pianos, Pete's Candy Store, Littlefield's and Union Hall. Donning matching dresses and drawing on their theatre backgrounds, the ladies continue to entertain with acoustic guitars, anti-depressant pill bottle shakers, and snarky stage banter.
Where/When: 4th Ave & 7th St, Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Come one, come all to the third annual PS 39 Spring Carnival. There will be ponies, face painting, games, raffles, prizes, live music, a bouncy house, Brooklyn Boulders climbing wall and great food! The Carnival is held in the schoolyard on the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street.
Where/When: , Saturday at 5 p.m.
Why Go: The Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays celebrates the beginning of summer with a night of music, dancing, games, contests and food at the Best of Brooklyn Block Party. First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Come hear Son de Madre blend Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian; watch Hands to the Sky (Angelo Boyke, 52 min., 2010), a dance documentary that explores and celebrates the world of summertime dance jams and outdoor house music parties; and take a museum tour.
Where/When: , Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Directed by Michael Mann, The Keep (1983) is a bold fusion of World War II melodrama and gothic horror concerns an implacable Nazi officer (Jürgen Prochnow) whose occupation of a remote Transylvanian castle stirs up a long-dormant Lovecraftian demon. A murky, but enormously evocative film with multiple alternate endings (available on YouTube), The Keep was semi-disowned by its director and remains unreleased on DVD or Blu-ray; in other words, it’s a certifiable cult item with a growing reputation, and its inky blacks are a must-see on 35mm.