9th Annual Madonnathon
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 963-3369
When: Friday, 8PM
Start the weekend off by dancing to every Madonna hit known to man at Brooklyn Bowl's 9th Annual Madonnathon. Live performances from a string of musicians all accompanied by The Material Boys will also be at hand for the epic dance party.
Hester Street Fair
Where: Corner of Hester and Essex Streets
When: Saturday, 10AM-6PM
The Hester Street Fair returns with a full lineup of vendors selling everything from original art, crafts, to unique jewelry. Stroll through the fair nibbling on delectables from Luke's Lobster, La Sonrisa, We Rub You, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, and many more.
Large-Scale Cindy Sherman Opening Reception
Where: Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, (212) 206-7100
When: Saturday, 5:30-7:30PM
Skip the weekend crowds at the Museum of Modern Art and head to Chelsea for Cindy Sherman's opening reception at Metro Pictures, where she'll be showcasing new, large-scale works exhibiting beautiful "outsized enigmatic female figures standing in striking isolation before ominous landscapes."
Where: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 384-4586
When: Saturday, 2PM and 4PM
Public Assembly opens its doors to 25 varieties of Brooklyn's very best homebrews. A ticket will also get you a plate of delicious barbecue from Brooklyn pop-up restaurant, Fat Beagle.
Dekalb Market: Twilight Hours
Where: 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn; (212) 529-9262
When: Saturday, 6PM-1AM
Price: Free with RSVP
Every last Saturday of the month, Dekalb Market gets rowdy with a party adding "carnivalesque performances" to the open-air market. This Saturday, SPANK ROCK with special guests Hussle Club, a photobooth, complimentary disco nails, and much more will be available for guests.
New Amsterdam Bike Show
Where: Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson Street;
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10AM-7PM
Price: $15 online, $20 at the door
Cycling fanatics gather in Soho for a two-day festival showcasing the best in roadbikes, a bicycle "fashion show," guest speakers, and much more. While there, enjoy the festival's beer garden provided by Grolsch Lager.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Festival
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue; (212) 889-6652
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-6PM
Price: $12 online, $15 at the door
Cartoon enthusiasts convene for the 10th anniversary of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon's annual festival at the Lexington Avenue Armory, where both established and emerging artists celebrate animation, graphic novels, comics, and more.