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18 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner
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Sep 19

The One LP Project–ARC First Gallery Show; ARChive of Contemporary Music
A really cool photo exhibit that features musicians and artists holding up their favorite album covers. Pretty nice event if you like music—or have eyes. 

On Truth (and Lies) in Joyce; BAM Fischer
James Joyce was a great writer but what if he was telling a bunch of lies? This panel discussion covers just that. Who's a naughty boy, eh?

Tusk Opens in theaters
Kevin Smith might be back in top form with this dark horror comedy about a radio interviewer kidnapped by his subject. See for yourself.

Nerd Nite Nerdtacular; Galapagos Art Space
The Big Bang Theory is to nerds what religion was to Bob Dylan: pretty terrible. Nerds show what they're really about—learning and being open-minded—at this lecture series shindig at Galapagos. 

OK Go DJ Set with Cyclists; Glasslands
The quirky Chicago alt-rock band spins a set in Brooklyn. We're hoping treadmills are involved.

Pass the Mic: A Night of Women Emcees; BAMcafé
Ladies get on the mic, and they get on the mic right. This is a great opportunity to expand your mind if you think the hip-hop being just for dudes. 

Stromae; Terminal 5
The Brussel-born pop star plays an intimate gig at Terminal 5. Not the Terminal 5 at JFK. The one that's a venue. He's good. You should go. 

Pirate Ball; Waterfront Museum
Yar, me matey. A dancetastic ball for sea-farin' ne'er-do-wells and scallywags.

King Crimson; Best Buy Theater
Of all the great prog-era dinosaurs still roaming the earth, Robert Fripp's 46-year-old art-rock institution has remained the most committed to reinvention. This time around, the group will debut a three-drummer septet lineup, dubbed a Seven-Headed Beast.

Sep 20

International Hip-Hop Night; BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
There's this new craze called "hip-hop" that all the kids are talkin' about. We hear it's gonna be somethin'! Apparently other people around the world have heard of it too and they want to tell us their version of it. Exciting. 

There Will be Blood Screening + Live Film Score; United Palace Theater
I drink your milkshake. I drink it up. The modern classic gets royal treatment with a full orchestra playing the score, led by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. 

Gemini & Scorpio Loft Open House Party; Location TBA
Loft parties. Gotta love 'em. But how do you get into one? Who knows. We're just going to pretend that we are super cool and get invited to these things all the time. 

Source360 with Wu-Tang Clan + The Diplomats + Bone Thugs-N-Harmony + Dom Kennedy + Lil’ Kim + Curren$y; Barclays Center
So much hip hop! So little time! Fortunately, every good MC ever will be at this huge event at Barclays. 

Sep 21

Flatbush Frolic; Brooklyn (stretches down Cortelyou from Ocean Avenue to Coney Island Avenue)
The Flatbush Frolic sounds not unlike what would happen if you downed an entire container of cough syrup and walked down Flatbush. But it's actually a street fair with tons of activities for kids and adults. Fancy that. 

Lantern Floating for Peace; Hearst Plaza
Sounds like a cool new buzz band. It's actually an event to raise peace awareness, using floating lanterns.

Feast of San Gennaro; Little Italy
It's the last day of the Feast of San Gennaro so head down to Little Italy to eat all the treats you can fit into your mouth. 

Brooklyn Book Festival; Various location
Now, we may be going out on a limb here, but we've heard that many people in Brooklyn are fairly literate and enjoy le books.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden; New York Botanical Garden
A spoooooooky pumpkin garden that is probably haunted will make you shiver with fright (as will the actual cold, given that it's near the end of September). 

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