Get Out! The Weekend Guide

Our picks for fun and local weekend events.

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:

New Voices in Black Cinema: The Tested

Where/When: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Friday, 6:50 p.m.

Why Go: “The Tested,” directed by Russell Costanzo, 
is about how a teenager is shot dead by a policeman and how the mother and brother’s different paths of redemption and understanding lead to forgiveness. After the movie there will be a Q&A with the director and actors Aunjanue Ellis, Armando Riesco and Michael Morris.

Cost: $12

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Where/When: Grand Army Plaza, Saturday at 8 a.m.

Why Go: Grab some fresh fruits, meats, seafood, veggies and wine at this year-round, weekly farmer's market. You can also drop off your textiles at GrowNYC's Textile Recycling and drop off your compost at GrowNYC Compost Collection.

Cost: Free!

Introduction to Birdwatching

Where/When: Prospect Park W & 9th St, Saturday, 12 p.m.

Why Go: There are more than 250 species of birds in Prospect Park, you’re bound to see a couple!

Cost: Free!

Author Talk: Martha Southgate

Where/When: Central Library10 Grand Army Plz, Saturday at 4 p.m.

Why Go: In her new novel, “The Taste of Salt,” the award-winning novelist tells the story of a family tested to the limits by an unending cycle of addiction over the course of two generations.

Cost: Free!

Hoots & Hellmouth

Where/When: The Rock Shop249 4th Ave, Saturday, 10:30 p.m.

Why Go: Philadelphia's Hoots & Hellmouth blend the “twisted roots” of American music in to “a fierce and fiery alchemy”. Come see the show and drink! Concert is 21 and older.

Cost: $10

New Voices in Black Cinema: Let’s Stay Together

Where/When: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Sunday, 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: “Let’s Stay Together,” directed by Joshua Bee Alafia, a young man embarks on a mission to better understand the role of black men and their families, after he has a premonition that a new Rev. Al Green album could save the family unit. Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Cost: $12


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