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: , Prospect Park W & 9th St, Friday July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: The outspoken Algerian songbird SOUAD MASSI is one of the most original and captivating voices to come out of North Africa in a generation, with a stylistic range that runs the gamut from Western folk, rock and country to flamenco, Arab street pop and the chaabi music of her home.
Where/When: , 376 9th St, Friday July 6 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Come see the Avant-siren chanteuse Carol Lipnik with her wildly eclectic accompanist, the acclaimed pianist/ multi-instrumentalist, Dred Scott, conjure an authentic Coney Island Parlor Punk that is by turns, phantasmagorical, carnivalesque, gleefully macabre, and compelling.
Where/When: , 85 4th Ave, Friday July 6 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Come sharpen your punch and kick at the free women’s self-defense class every Friday at 8 p.m. The goal is to teach practical ways to defend against an attacker. Every woman should have access to women’s self-defense training in a positive and empowering setting, for free.
Where/When: , Lincoln Rd & Ocean Ave, Saturday July 7 at 1 p.m.
Why Go: This free program offers kids quality fishing instruction and an introduction to aquatic ecology. Children 15 and under, accompanied by parent/guardian, will learn about recreational fishing, fishing safety and fish-friendly techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day in the Park!
Where/When: , 200 Eastern Pkwy, Saturday July 7 at 5 p.m.
Why Go: Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday celebrates the last weekend of the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978-1982 with a free evening of performances and activities that bring to life the vibrant New York art scene of the 1980s.
Where/When: , 702 Union St, Saturday July 7 at 11:45 p.m.
Why Go: DJ Orion and friends are throwing a house party at Union Hall, and you're invited! Come get down to the music you'd hear at a Brooklyn house party: 80s pop, 90s hip-hop, current hits and classic party jams. No cover, no velvet rope, just good people and good times!
Where/When: , 338 6th Ave, Sunday July 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India sweeps through this Park Slope puppet house with an original song score. The characters are adapted for Marionettes. Suggested for ages 4 and up.