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: , 149 7th St, Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Cure, The Go-Go’s, MJ, Sheila E., Prince and Run-D.M.C. filled the 80s with ridiculously fun music, and on Friday, The Engagements covering all the classics. Rock your favorite 80s look and you could win free tickets to any Bell House show of your choice and a John Hughes DVD set.

Cost: $5 in advance with code “1980” or $10 at the door

Where/When: , 622 Degraw St, Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m.

Why Go: Happy House and Lite + Brite Productions present an Olympic Dance Party for everyone who ever dreamed of feeling like an Olympian. Dress as a participating country or your favorite athlete and dance all night to music divided into sets by country and by DJs Brian Blackout and Mister Disco.

Cost: $3


Where/When: , near The Pavilion Theater on 15th Street, Saturday, Aug. 11 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: , 200 Eastern Pkwy, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

Why Go: This 2011 documentary, directed by Hélène Lee and Christophe Farnarier, follows the life of Rastafarianism's founder, Leonard Percival Howell, from precocious anti-colonialist to world traveler and social visionary.

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , Prospect Park W & 9th St, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Don’t miss the last Celebrate Brooklyn! concert at the Bandshell of the season with Lyle Lovett. His wry wit and omnivorous musical palate embraces everything from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop. According to The Boston Globe, his live performances feel “like the best kind of soul-stirring church service, full of joy, solemnity, reverence, and contemplation.” With Aoife O’Donovan opening the night, this concert will be a fitting way to wrap up the season.

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , 837 Union St, Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m.

Why Go: Are you a poet, musician or dancer in search of a venue? Whatever your talent, Tea Lounge will give you a stage. Performers get happy hour prices all night. Bring five friends and they will get happy hour prices too!

Cost: Free!


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