Get shut out of Kraftwerk tickets? We've got an alternative electro-party for you and the rest of us to both commiserate and celebrate their music, plus plenty of outdoor events to enjoy this weekend's upcoming sunshine below.
Kraftjerks: Shut-Out Fest
Where: Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
When: Friday, 9PM
Were you rudely shut out of Kraftwerk's highly anticipated performances at the MoMA? Join the rest of the rejected gang at Big Sky Works, where live performances and visual installations will explore Kraftwerk's influence and musical contribution. The evening will also feature a keytar-triggered light show!
Opening Day Parade
Where: Prospect Park, 7th Avenue & 2nd Street, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, 10AM
Grab the little ones to celebrate the arrival of baseball season with an Opening Day Parade in Prospect Park. Little Leaguers from the neighborhood will march around the park and end with a ceremonial first pitch at the Bandshell.
Oyster Shuck & Cask Event
Where: 191 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 230-7600
When: Saturday, 12PM
Head to Park Slope for the 1st annual Oyster Shuck and Cask Fest, where the folks of Bierkraft reopen their outdoor space for fine ales and seafood delectables.
Brooklyn Flea+Smorgasbord (new vendors!)
Where: East River Waterfront between North 6th and 7th, Brooklyn
When: Saturday (Smorgasburg), 11AM-6PM + Sunday (Flea), 10AM-5PM
Last weekend Smorgasbord returned to Williamsburg for another year of the best in artisanal food vendors. While organizers predict booze will be served at the weekly bazaar by May or June (fingers crossed), for this weekend, we'll get excited for new vendors Baby Got Back Ribs and New York Stock Company. The Flea has also got some new goods brought to you by Bender Bound, Dinosaur Brooklyn, and Pentatonic Guitars.
Jonquil, Xylos, Darlings
Where: Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 609-0484
When: Saturday, 9PM
Beautiful weather moves back into the city, which means heading to Union Pool for outdoor tacos and cheap beer. Add Jonquil and you've got the perfect Saturday mix to celebrate warmer temperatures and good music.
Brooklyn Zine Fest
Where: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 384-4586
When: Sunday, 11AM-6PM
Explore the niche-centric world of independent publishing at the Brooklyn Zine Fest hosted at Public Assembly, where over 60 tables showcase material on literature, photography, cooking, and much more. While in the neighborhood, check out Crown Victoria, recently named by NYMag as 2012's Best Outdoor Bar.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed an event for Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.