With a long weekend on deck, the real question is what NOT to do. Don’t holla at ladies like you on a one day pass. Don’t bring flowers to folks with allergies. Don’t bring your jump off to your best friend’s wedding. Don’t eat chocolate while wearing white pants. Don’t call people after 11:00 p.m., unless they’re expecting your call or are butt naked and ran out of data for the month. Don’t call your dad without a good reason. But, what you should do: take the advice from this weekend roundup and mature your way into a fun three-day situation.
I’m not even going to talk about one’s trials and tribulations, because that’s a never ending conversation. Instead, let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and smoking sess baby…well at least until Monday. Keeping the gully at one hundred, here’s a few suggestions to keep you from getting pregnant on Sunday. But if you end up with child, name that baby after me – I ain’t got no kids!
It’s a lot happening, so here’s my picks:
Dance Africa, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette St., May 26 – May 29, $25+ (Fort Greene)
This year’s 40th anniversary celebration of DanceAfrica “The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond” pays tribute to the music and movement traditions of Guinea, featuring two powerful ensembles that represent the diverse cultures of the African diaspora and the transformative power of movement. Members of Philadelphia’s hip-hop based Illstyle & Peace Productions join with members of New York City’s Forces of Nature and the drummers and dancers of Asase Yaa, performing a joyful collision of traditional and contemporary styles. Then, Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble, a master group of Guinean dancers and musicians from the New York City area, present a spirited showcase of West African culture along with the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Tickets start at $25: https://goo.gl/hdJnvI
Turntables On The Hudson’s 19th Anniversary, Outpost (The Roof), 74 Wythe Avenue, Friday, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., $15-$20 (Williamsburg)
Classic NYC party, giving you everything you need this weekend – and more! From their FB Event page:
Eddy Plenty + Nappy G on percussion
The Brooklyn Gypsies & Mariachi Flor De Toloache (LIVE)
Posted by Mike Richardson on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
SweatHouse, Gold Sounds, 44 Wilson Avenue, Saturday, 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Free (Bushwick)
My man Fresh Daily back in the east for this Memorial Day Jumpie! It’s free as well, so spend it on booze and tips.
Makossa, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Free (East Williamsburg)
In 2017, the Makossa Brooklyn Cookout enters its eighth consecutive summer. Still considered one of the best outdoor summer soirees in Brooklyn (and officially voted one of the 20 Best Summertime Parties in NYC by Time Out in 2014), Wonway Posibul of Latin Soul Brothers links up with the NYC-based event promotion team Rare Form to bring his famous Makossa sound from San Francisco to NYC, creating a bi-coastal vibe like none other. The monthly cookouts have garnered a loyal following, lots of acclaim and success since its birthplace, the backyard of Fresthetic, a boutique / gallery in Williamsburg.
From their FB event page: “Believe it or not, the eighth season of #MakossaBK is upon us. Putting this together every year is no easy feat. So we want to thank everyone for the anticipation and excitement they bring to this event every summer. We know there are tons of options during the summer months. We strive to give y’all the best vibes possible and to demonstrate how unique Brooklyn can be, May through September. With that being said, we hope you can join us this Memorial Day weekend for our season opener at Our Wicked Lady. As history has dictated, the first one of the year is always a crazy one. I Don’t Do Clubs and Mixmag have included us as “Must Visit NYC Summer Parties” for 2017. We’re no longer BK’s best-kept secret. Arrive early, stay late and we’ll handle the rest.” RSVP: www.makossacookout.com/bk
With special guests:
LIL’ DAVE (Illvibe Collective/Recordbreakin’ – Philly)
DJ LAYLO (A Party Called Rosie Perez/Afrikando – NYC)
Hosted by Mike Baker the Bike Maker (HNRL – NYC). Presented by Latin Soul Brothers, Fresthetic & Rare Form.
Freesome, Secret location, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m., Free for first 300 ppl
From their Facebook Event Page: “We are on the cusp of officially launching the summer with a blend of FREE food, dope vibes and even doper music. Most importantly, we are proud to give unto you staggering amounts of FUN! There is no other place to be that will be serving up what we have for you, as we kick off the FREESOME Series 2017.
Shhhh, it’s a secret location! While the event venue is still under wraps, there is no secret about the anticipation and excitement buzzing around the first FREESOME of the year. So please – reserve a ticket, for you, your friend, your whole crew and meet us on Saturday, May 27, 2017. We are offering 300 complimentary tickets. But wait, there’s more. In addition to FREE admission for our first 300 FRIENDS (via RSVP), we are also serving up FREE food on the day of the event, courtesy of our peeps @PulledTogether and FwF merch (while supplies last). Early arrival is strongly suggested and encouraged.
Our DJ line-up is better than ever with musical stylings by our very own DJ ErnzWorld, Khalil.livinproof, AddedRankz & more to be announced.”
You got the details, now get your FRIENDS, get these tickets and get you some FUN!”
Coney Island Art Walls, 3030 Stillwell Avenue, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m., Free (Coney Island)
From the FB Event Page: “Join me, Jellybean Benitez, along with DJ Kamala, Tony Touch, Ray Vazquez and a special surprise guest DJ to be announced the day of the event.”
12:00 p.m.: DJ Kamala
2:00 p.m.: Jellybean Benitez
3:00 p.m.: Ray Vazquez
4:30 p.m.: Jellybean Benitez
5:30 p.m.: Tony Touch
7:00 p.m.: Jellybean Benitez
8:00 p.m.: Surprise Guest DJ
JOY, Bed Vyne Cocktail, 305 Halsey Street, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $0-$5 (Bed Stuy)
From the event page: “The 2017 season of Brooklyn’s day party JOY, hosted by Rimarkable + bklyn boihood, is here!! On the heels of our successful inauguaral season in 2016, we are excited to celebrate with you again in 2017! Special Guest DJ: gold s’wet
*FREE BEFORE 5:00 p.m. and with RSVP: [email protected] – MUST RECEIVE CONFIRMATION!
*$5 without RSVP and after 5:00 p.m.
* While we love children, this is not a family event. Adults only – 21 and over!”
Now go, run, tell that and get your weekend poppin’!