We’re approaching the end of the month and though the rhyme says April showers brings May flowers (most frequently attributed to Thomas Tusser), mother nature is acting so unpredictable, that perhaps a prescription of lithium is in order. Which means that it could be a hundred degrees this weekend or it could snow; though the Brooklyn forecast calls for thunderstorms. So snap up a three dollar umbrella from the suddenly there umbrella guy, and maybe put on a pair of those horribly overplayed rain boots, to fight the inclement weather. The other option is to tap your way to a car on demand, and maybe hit the love lotto in Uber Pool or Lyft (I don’t discriminate).
Either way, there’s some fun things happening in Brooklyn this weekend and I’ve listed a few of them here. Get out there and have some fun, and keep it classy BK.
New Voices In Black Cinema, BAM, Fri-Sun, Various Times, $14 for each screening (Fort Greene)
New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its sixth year with narrative features, documentaries, and shorts that redefine the black experience in America and around the world.
Presented in partnership with ActNow Foundation. Since its founding in 2005, the ActNow Foundation has been a production company and advocate for diverse, independent filmmakers and playwrights interested in producing work reflecting the infinite range of African-American and Latino experiences across the globe. ActNow hosts regular events in Brooklyn to showcase the best in independent theater and film. Additionally, they are dedicated to fostering the growth of New York’s brightest and most talented through regular panels, speakers, and workshops. “How To Tell You’re A Douchebag” is set in Brooklyn and “Free In Deed”, has an interesting trailer, so those are my two picks!
Street Sign Unveiling & Brunch Party, Littlefields, Free & $10-$15, 11am-5pm (Park Slope)
PumpkinHead was a New York battle rapper, who checked into the hospital for a simple gallstone procedure and suddenly died. He left a strong legacy, which is why he is getting a street named after him this Saturday, but he also left behind a wife and three kids. This is an unveiling of the street sign and als a brunch party, where proceeds go to the Diaz family. It’s a slate of good DJs on the bill, including Neil Armstrong and Sucio Smash, and the brunch food will be provided by neighborhood establishments. It’s thrown by the PH memorial committee and the record label he co-founded, MCMI. Sounds like a winning recipe for a fun and supportive Saturday afternoon
Alive Underground, Backdrop, 87 4th Avenue, 7pm, $20,
This is the organizer’s words about Alive: Peace and love! This is a personal invitation for your attendance and support of my independent music showcase. Help keep Alive Underground alive as our special guest celebrating our 5th show and near-1-year anniversary as we present: “The Chocolate Noise Affect”, A maturely sophisticated good time celebrating sounds of blackness rooted in classic funk, soul and jazz for the contemporary music junkie.
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Afrikandy. C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, 1pm-7pm, $10 (Bed-Stuy)
Day party with AfroHouse and Soulful Rhythms sounds like an awesome Sunday afternoon. Ok granted, maybe you get that same type of experience in the church you attend on Sundays, but I’m sure your church doesn’t have a DJ and they probably don’t have Mimosas or Bloody Marys. The three DJs are known for their world music tunes, so getting your diasporan two-step will be quite effortless. You’ll also be getting it in early, so you can still rest up and get ready for your Monday, or in the case get ready for the season premier of Game Of Thrones! You can get more information by clicking this here.
Game Of Thrones, HBO, 9pm
If you haven’t caught up, I suggest you do so this weekend and then get ready for all of your friends to talk about nothing else on Monday. If you decide not to watch Sunday night, and don’t want to read any spoilers, I suggest you stay off the internet. That’s everything from Pinterest to Tinder, because a potential hook-up might drop a spoiler on you. I saw someone call it a “soap opera with dragons”, but whatever your call it, it’s fun, fantasy television, in that quality, HBO kind of way. Don’t have HBO? Well, it’s multiple bars showing it, and you can find a good one by clicking here
Check out Dick & Dave on BK Live, giving your event pics (I’m Dick)