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: , 279 Flatbush Ave, Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Live Music every Friday night with Alegba & Friends. Enjoy awesome Jazz, Haitian roots, RaRa, Soul and more from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., no cover charge.

Cost: Free! 

Where/When: , 335 Flatbush Ave, Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Don’t miss Strings & Thangs Violinist Phearnone play classic hits that’ll make you want to dance. Music, cocktail specials and southern food, what’s not to love? Music starts at 8 p.m. and bar specials start at 10 p.m. and run through closing.

Cost: Free! 

Where/When: , 627 5th Ave, Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Come to Freddy’s sound-proofed back room and listen to some great music. "Freddy's hosts some of the city's most original readings and performances," The Village Voice wrote.

Cost: Free! 


Where/When: , near The Pavilion Theater on 15th Street, Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Why Go: Come exercise by doing the ancient practices of Qi Gong & Tai Chi in Prospect Park. The , on 8 Windsor Pl, will be leading attendees through all the moves.

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , 338 6th Ave, Saturday, Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Why Go: Punch and Judy introduce: The Three Wishes, The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs. Adapted for hand puppets by Nicolas Coppola, all three plays will be performed at each showing. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Reservations via phone or e-mail are recommended. No same-day reservations.

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , 702 Union St, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m.

Why Go: Huskey Burnette is a music veteran who knows just how to blend Rock & Roll, Mississippi Delta and Electric Blues to create a southern, gritty, soulful sound. After winning the FYI Award for Best Blues Band in 2009, Husky and his drummer grace the stage at Union Hall for a night of fantastic music. 

Cost: $8

Where/When: , 1000 Washington Ave, Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate the seasons with a spectacular tour at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, considered "the premier horticultural attraction in the region," by the New York Times. Our free Seasonal Highlights tours are led by BBC's trained Garden Guides. These guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. on weekends. Meet at the Visitor Center; no reservations are needed.

Cost: Free!


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