Weekend Events

Events are free and in Bklyn unless noted.
Movies in the park. Fences, The Last Dragon, Boss Baby, Queen of Katwe, Fist Fight, The Lego Batman Movie, Southside With You, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Santa Rosalia Festival till Monday. See last Monday’s posting.
Saturday, Aug. 26: South Slope Derby, 12-2 pm, showcases over fifty original gravity-powered art vehicles made by local kids. Made with found and recycled objects and building materials, these seemingly useless piles of seemingly useless trash turned into functional racing machines. Seventh Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Rock the Park, 12-5 pm. Epiphany Church hosts a free community event with free food, a live DJ, and game stations with activities for all ages. Potomac Playground, 446 Tompkins Ave. at Macon Street.

Wrestling Fundraiser for Wounded Veterans, 2-10 pm. Pro wrestlers and armored combatants face off at this fund-raiser to benefit disabled veterans. With food, beer, music, face painting, magician, arts and crafts, raffles, battling knights at 6 pm, and pro wrestling at 7 pm, donation suggested. Rawley American Legion Post, 193 9th St. between Third and Fourth Avenues.

Print and Zine Swap, 4-8 pm. Open to all genres of photography welcome. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St. between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
The Outer Boroughs screening, the online comedy series about supernatural activity in Brooklyn. Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th Streets.
Battle of Brooklyn Tales and Tunes, 7 pm, $25 ($10 kids), a revolutionary night with dance group Brooklyn Contra, festive music, storytellers, and music from duo Charming Disaster, and a drinks from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
The Rub, 10 pm, 21+. A late-night dance party. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.

Brooklyn Chess Festival, 10 am-4 pm. Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more. Chess boards will be provided.
Learn-to-play chess clinics for all levels. Pick-up chess games. Simul-play featuring seven-time Women’s World Champion and international Grand Master Irina Krush. First come, first served. Play a Master: International Chess master Yaacov Norowitz, World Chess federation’s Andrey Krasnov and National Master Azeez Alade. Film Barn Blitz Tournament. Eastern Parkway, Classon and Washington Avenues in Dr. Ronald McNair Park Accessible.
GRO Girls Skate, 12-4 pm. Girls Riders Organization and SOH celebrate the skateboarding season with an open skate. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards for those under 18) to join in. Riverside Skate Park at 108th St, Manhattan.
Saturday and Sunday: Afropunk, noon, $45, 55+. It claims it’s the premier Brooklyn-based festival for Black music, fashion, film, and art. Headlining this year’s festivities is megastar Solange, a magnifying force fit to embody all that Afropunk stands for. (Her recent A Seat at the Table dominated charts and hearts.) Alternative r&b singer SZA, Sampha, Thundercat, Princess Nokia, Kaytranada, Raphael Saadiq, Anderson .Paak, and more are also set to grace the stages. Reflecting and propelling all manner of Black art, AFROPUNK continues to cultivate a space for Black cultures, subcultures, countercultures, and everything in between. Commodore Barry Park.


Sunday, Aug. 27: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.  

Concerts on the Slope, 3 pm, $20 suggested donation. The classical trio Cantata Profana performing Stephen Hartke’s “The Horse with the Lavender Eye” and work from Stravinsky and Brahms. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Pl. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

See seasonal tab at the top.



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