By Brooklyn Reader

August 14, 2015, 2:15 pm



It’s a five-week countdown until the end of summer. So if you haven’t yet “gotten it in,” the way you expected this summer, you better jump on it! Lucky for you, this weekend provides a delicious menu of fun activities to not only dig into, but possibly even make up for lost time!


FRIDAY, August 14

Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party!

11295704_10153048183352909_2011105293461702808_nFri Aug 14 8:00 pm at The Bell House, located at 149 7th St Brooklyn is the Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party! The Engagements cover band brings you the 80s dance party you’ve always wanted!!  A-ha / Bananarama / Berlin / Boss / Bowie / Cameo / Cars / Cure / Eurythmics / Falco / Fixx / Flock of Seagulls / Gary Numan / Go-Gos / Hall N Oates / INXS / Journey / Men At Work / Madonna / Michael Jackson / Modern English / Outfield / Pet Shop Boys / Prince / Simple Minds / Smiths / Talk Talk / Talking Heads / …

Plus Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds!! Two sets from The Engagements with Steve Reynolds DJ’ing before, between, and after! DJ starts at 8pm!


Indie 80s

32206_Ctek_JunJuly_strangerthanparadise_613x463Now through August 27,BAMcinématek and Cinema Conservancy present Indie 80s, a six week, 60+ film series spotlighting the independent films of the neglected decade between the golden age of 70s New Hollywood and the indie boom of the 90s. Exploring the textures of regional America and uncovering alternative histories to the supposed monoculture of the Reagan years, independent filmmakers of the 1980s offered up an edgy alternative to overblown Hollywood blockbusters and the straight-laced conservatism of the era. Go here to for more information and to purchase tickets.


SATURDAY, August 15

Tap + Cork Beer and Wine Festival

unnamed-1Saturday, August 15, at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St., is the return of Tap + Cork, featuring tasting tables of dozens of craft beers and artisanal wines, food and other local vendors, accompanied by DJ sets and live musical performances. Tickets are on sale now $20/advance; $30/door. Admission includes 15 drink tickets (additional tix may be purchased at event) and commemorative sampling cup. For tickets or more information, visit


Soul of Brooklyn

11702753_995132593855025_1018260059709518986_nMoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn Festival is a borough-wide celebration of the diverse arts and cultures of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora, takes place annually in August.This weeklong series of events promotes African Diasporan arts and culture while supporting partnerships between local arts organizations and Black businesses. The festival includes over 20 performances, street fairs, educational events, workshops, tastings, film screenings and shopping opportunities, making Soul of Brooklyn Festival the premier venue for tourists, arts enthusiasts and locals to experience all that Brooklyn’s African Diaspora has to offer.

Soul of BK Festival Opening Day

August 15 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Self-Care Sundays | Yoke: Yoga + Music Pop-Up

August 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


August 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Click here to view all events



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