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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:

Where/When: , Friday at 10 p.m.

Why Go: John Mason is a renowned authority on Yoruba culture and religion, but he is also a percussionist and composer, helping to expand the improvisational vocabulary of spirituals, blues, rap and more with the musical languages of West Africa. Mason and his band appear as part of DanceAfrica 2012, performing an assortment of sunny acoustic numbers that bridge traditions and continents. 

Cost: Free! 

Where/When: , Friday at 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Robin Electric play edgy, unbridled rock and roll, with loud crunchy guitar and three-part harmonies. The Brooklyn-based California King bridge the gap between distant Rock & Soul icons Prince and Hendrix and more modern Indie Rock pioneers such as Radiohead and TV on The Radio.

Cost: $10 

Where/When: , Lefferts Historic House, Saturday at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Help spread manure, till soil and plant potatoes (and in the fall, you can come back and reap what you sowed!). Once the planting is done, wash up and churn some fresh butter and spread it on freshly baked cornbread made on-site over an open fire.

Cost: FREE!

Where/When: 327 5th Ave, Saturday at 4 p.m.

Why Go: Join Picada Y Vino Wine Shop for their weekly wine tasting every Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

Where/When: , Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Come see a major revival of Harold Pinter’s —two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss SaigonHamlet) and film actor (BrazilPirates of the Caribbean)— Alan Cox and Alex Hassell. Pinter’s first great success is about a pair of working-class brothers who allow a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions, and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory.

Cost: $25

Where/When: , Sunday at 11 a.m.

Why Go: The Food Truck Rally is back! Every third Sunday of the month through October, the NYC Food Truck Association brings New York's finest food trucks to Prospect Park. Come eat from Kelvin Natural Slush Co., 
Kimchi Taco, 
Milk Truck, 
Mud truck, 
The Red Hook Lobster Pound and more!

Cost: $25


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