The Brooklyn Mutt Show
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 857-4816
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-7PM
Price: $25 suggested donation, $30 dog entry
Shunning the high-brow pooches from this year's Westminister Dog Show is The Brooklyn Mutt Show, where adorable mutts will be strutting their stuff for the third annual event. Head to the historic Brooklyn Lyceum where the pups will compete for the best looks, personality, and talent. Got a mutt of your own? Enter them in!
The Filmshop Presents Wanderlust: A Film
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 486-5400
When: Saturday, 8PM
Filmmakers of The Filmshop set up camp at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for an evening featuring a series of 2-minute films and live music from Firehorse, Conveyor, Alyson Greenfield, DJs iRockiRoll, and Bande a Part.
Coney Island Spring Gala
Where: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th Street; (212) 353-1600
When: Saturday, 7PM-11PM
Revel in the 30th anniversary of Coney Island's legendary Mermaid Parade at the annual spring gala, where the girls of Burlesque at the Beach and Miss Coney Island 2012 will perform for the raucous crowd. All guests will also be treated to the night's special circus after-party.
Where: Arlene's Grocery, 95 Stanton Street; (212) 358-1633
When: Friday, 8:30PM
The electronic-synth championing band returns from their adventures at SXSW for a night of frenzy in the Lower East Side. Moon Furies, led by best friend duo Jim Wittmann and Andy Kiel, invite you to celebrate the band's EP Not Earth and their latest single "Skyy," which can be streamed below. The band's addicting tunes are a surefire way to pack in your weekend dose of revelry with dancing and an electrifying show.
The Red Hook Criterium
Where: 72 Bowne Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn; After party at The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510
When: Saturday, 5:30PM
Price: Run, $1.62
This unique event combines the world of fixed-gear biking and 5km running for multiple laps in an evening race that will include everyone from professional athletes to bike messengers to ordinary cyclists. The Bell House will host the race's after party filled with Six Point beer, dancing, and music.
Justin Bond and Caden Manson: Bond on Blonde
Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens; (718) 784-2084
When: Sunday, 3PM-6PM
Price: $10 suggested donation
Upholding the stereotype that the fair-haired among us have more fun is an afternoon installation filled with performances, music, and videos curated by MX Justin Vivian Bond and Caden Manson at PS1's Performance Dome.
Mad Men Viewing Party
Where: The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd Street, (212) 621-6600
When: Sunday, 9PM-11PM
The Paley Center invites you for the return of 'Mad Men's' long-awaited premiere of their fifth season. The viewing party is hosted by TV Guide Magazine's own Matt Roush and Carol Dittbrenner. Guests can enjoy a pre-screening cocktail party and are encouraged to dress up in the show's popular retro-stylings. For more viewing parties in the city, click here. Watch below for some intel on the premiere's secrets: