"Fat Kid Rules the World" Premiere and After Party
Where: New Design High School, 350 Grand Street
When: Friday, 8PM
Check out Matthew Lillard's off-beat, directorial debut with "Fat Kid Rules the World," premiering on Friday at the Rooftop Festival. The film centers on a depressed teenager who tries to throw himself in front of a bus, only to be saved by a "drug addicted musical genius." After party at R Bar!
First Annual New York Funny Songs Festival
Where: Various locations
Price: $8 in advance, $10 at door
The best of comedians, musicians, and witty lyricists convene for this weekend's first annual New York Funny Songs Fest happening at various venues in the Lower East Side including Lolita Bar, Casa Mezcal, and Tammany Hall.
FIGMENT New York
Where: Governor's Island
When: Saturday-Sunday, 10AM-6PM
FIGMENT New York takes over Governor's Island for a weekend filled with unique, interactive art including an awesome sculpture garden inspired by a mini-golf course, gigantic tree house, and much more.
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Where: Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets, (212) 538-4071
When: Saturday-Sunday, 11AM-6PM
Price: $8 per plate
The best barbecue masters gather in Madison Square Park for a daylong grill fest celebrating the best meats from bbq capitals including Texas, North Carolina, and many more.
Kristen Schaal: Going Blue
Where: UCB East
When: Saturday, 7:30PM
Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal gears up for her taping at the Fillmore in San Francisco with a set in the East Village.
Adam Green "Cartoon and Complaint"
Where: The Intercourse, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn; (917) 860-1147
When: Sunday, 1PM-5PM
Adam Green from the now defunct The Moldy Peaches will showcase his exploration of cartoon and mythology, which drew inspiration from both drug-visions and "Aladdin." Sunday is the only day for public viewing (all other viewings by appointment only) so get to Red Hook! While in the hood, check out the newly opened Brooklyn Crab for seafood, bocce, AND shuffleboard.
Some performers to keep an eye out for at the New York Funny Songs Festival: