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: 808 Union St, Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Every parent deserves a night out, so Project Playdate is partnering with Kidville Park Slope to offer three hours of "babysitting" time to parents in need of some R&R. Dinner and activities included. For more info, click here.   

Cost: $45 

Where/When: Prospect Park, 9th St & Prospect Park W., Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Machel Montano, the soca music star who started his career when he was 7, will bring the wild and steamy spirit of Trinidad Carnival to Kings County at the Bandshell. In 2011, he released his 35th album, and won in six categories at the International Reggae and World Music Awards: Most Outstanding Stage Personality, Best Male Calypso/Soca Entertainer, Best Caribbean Entertainer, Most Outstanding Show Band, Best Soca Band and The King of Soca.

Cost: FREE!

Where/When: , 336 3rd St, Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Piper Theatre presents a little Gothic horror to put a chill in the night air! "The Island of Dr. Moreau" sends up enough Victorian-style shivers to keep audiences on the edge of their lawn chairs, for this mystical and savage tale of science run amok. Piper's original adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ novel uses physical storytelling to heighten Moreau’s sense of otherworldly spookiness - as if a mad doctor, a mysterious island and strange beasts (or so they appear) weren't enough. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE!


Where/When: , Eastern Pkwy & Flatbush Ave, Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Why Go: Who doesn't love water activities in the summer? Prospect Park offers a basic canoeing class for kids eight years old and up. 

Cost: FREE!

Where/When: , 702 Union St, Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Featuring musical guests like Steven Bachmann and Susanna Raeven, Mind Warrior filmmaker Vikram Gandhi (Kumare), Barry Rothbart and more!
Comedian Greg Barris is bringing the deviant hilarity of the Heart Of Darkness back to Brooklyn's Union Hall for the January installment of the monthly residency!
 Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Cost: $8


Where/When: , 149 7th St, Saturday, July 21 at 10 p.m.

Why Go: Believe or not, “Clueless” turns 17 years old on July 21st! So, Party Like It's 1999: “Clueless” in July Edition will take you back to the time of Cher, Dionne, Tai, Travis, Josh, Mr. Hall and Miss Geist with selections from its excellent soundtrack and the best rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop from the decade that made Alicia Silverstone a star! Free in the Frontier Room!

Cost: FREE!

Where/When: , 622 Degraw St, Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m.

Why Go: Come join us in a rare opportunity to meet, touch and hear a collection of exquisitely hand-made, exotic instruments from around the globe. From the Australian Didgeridoo to the West African Gyil, Middle Eastern Oud, to the Indian Tabla, this popular children’s music series is back with original and traditional songs played by a newly assembled band of world instruments. Bring a drum to partake in an impromptu drum circle, plus learn dance moves with help from the Jamal Jackson African Dance Company.

Cost: $10


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