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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 8 p.m.

Why Go: Come and check out Summer Fiction, the new music project from Bill Ricchini. The self-titled debut album was recorded in Philadelphia studios, bedrooms and church basements and features a cast of over 20 classical and rock musicians including a string quartet, horns and members of Philly bands like Buried Beds, and BC Camplight.

Cost: $8

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

Why Go: “Funky But It’s Nu Awlins,” is an all-out celebration of music from the Big Easy. All-star luminaries from New Orleans past and present, like Irma Thomas, 
Ivan Neville
, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
, Nicholas Payton, 
Davell Crawford and 
Donald Harrison, join Dr. John and his own style of rhythm and blues for this funk-filled program. 

Cost: $35

Where/When: Skylight One Hanson Place, Saturday at 12 p.m.

Why Go: Over 50 getaway destinations—from counties, to towns, to local farms and bed and breakfasts within a day's drive or train ride of NYC—will be exhibiting on the main floor Skylight One Hanson, Downtown Brooklyn’s former Williamsburg Savings Bank. Find out what's hot in sustainable travel, book vacation packages and sample local wines and foods. Downstairs in the old bank vault will be the “Made in Brooklyn” Marketplace. Use code “escapemaker12” to get $3.00 off your ticket purchase online here.

Cost: $13

Where/When: , 440 6th Ave, Saturday at 4 p.m.

Why Go: The opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. and showcase Victoria Behm's exhibit, an eclectic display of her multiple artistic obsessions. Her work includes elegant grid paintings, in encaustic and oil on canvas, wood-cut prints she made on an old press at a Mayan paper cooperative in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and quirky pen and ink drawings covering a range of subjects, reflecting Behm's broad life experiences and intimate daily encounters.

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , 376 9th St, Sunday at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Andrew Demetre, New York-based cultural adventurer/writer/performer, will put on an evocative monologue and DJ set. Alone on stage, armed with an iPod, he will take the audience on a musical and spoken word journey to Xinjiang Province, Far Western China—the traditional lands of the Uyghur people. Radio XUAR: The Unheard Music, will pay homage to important Uyghur musical figures and their struggle to squeeze their expression through the censors of the Communist Party of China while trying to keep their musical and cultural legacies, and sometimes themselves, alive.

Cost: Free!

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