A Spike Lee’s pop-up sale and the Greenpoint Film Fest: 17 things to do this weekend

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Good job, you made it to the weekend. Here are some highlights from around the borough the next few days.

The 12th annual Greenpoint Film Festival is on all weekend through Sunday. On Friday night, Indigo De Souza plays the Lena Horne Bandshell at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! and Tinder hosts a dating event. The Greenpoint Library hosts a kindergarten prep class for families on Saturday morning and the LeFrak Center in Prospect Park hosts a Roller Dance that night. End the weekend with a laugh on Sunday at Union Hall or C’mon Everybody with a night of comedy.

See what else Brooklyn has on tap in our weekend round-up:


The 12th annual Greenpoint Film Festival
Runs through August 6
Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Film Festival returns for indoor screenings for the first time in two years, now through Sunday, culminating with Saim Sadiq’s “Joyland” as the closing night film. The festival includes 48 films (10 features, 38 shorts), with screenings at The Boiler/ELM Foundation. Film industry catering favorites Wilson Rivas Crafts will have a food truck on the premises providing concessions for filmgoers and attendees. 191 N. 14th Street. Tickets are $15 per movie.

Restaurant Week
Now through August 20
Restaurant Week is officially back and Brooklyn has 44 restaurants participating in the event, which is actually a monthlong grub fest, happening now through August 20. This year, there are more options at different price points. Many participating restaurants are offering two-course lunches for $30, $45 or $60, and three-course dinners for $30, $45 or $60. Reservations are now open and MasterCard owners are eligible for an extra discount at some restaurants.

Friday, August 4

Indigo De Souza at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7:30 p.m
Known for her intimate, confessional-like lyricism, Indigo De Souza isn’t afraid to confront themes of grief and impermanence in her music. Her transparency of spirit invites warmth and familiarity, pulling the audience into her world. Show opener Vundabar will captivate your senses with a melody-rich blend of folk and indie surf-tinged music Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park. Enter on Prospect Park West at Ninth or 15th Streets. Free.

Binki at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
Binki’s fresh voice blends indie rock, hip-hop and funk into bedroom pop that sounds somewhere between Prince and TV on the Radio. Binki has some of the best new music to grace the Music Hall of Williamsburg this year. 16+. 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn. Tickets are $29.

Rooftop Films presents ‘Scrapper’
8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. live music, 9 p.m. film begins
Rooftop Films will show the New York premiere of “Scrapper” on Friday night at the Old American Can Factory. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, “Scrapper” follows Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, who lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality. 232 Third Street. Tickets are $19.

Tinder’s Single Summer Series
9 p.m.
Tinder is looking to help singles find summer love with the viral dating sensation Chaotic Singles Party. Tinder will be hosting a live dating event on Friday, August 4 at The Moxy in Williamsburg, designed to take the pressure off meeting someone new and bridge the gap between online and offline dating. Tinder members in New York can buy one ticket that’s good for a plus-one, themselves and the match who they’re interested in getting to know better. 353 Bedford Avenue. Tickets are $25.

Saturday, August 5

Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why lounge on the beach when you can sports on the beach? NYC Parks is partnering with National Calisthenics Awards, Bring Back BK, and Rockstar Entertainment to host competitive and non-competitive activities alike. Think calisthenics displays, tug o’ war, cornhole, meditative stretching, jenga and more. Kick off your flip flops and come play at Coney Island. West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance. Registration required on site.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
11 a.m.
In this Greenpoint Library class, families will engage in activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. You will explore literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art and play to help your child be ready for school on day one. You also receive free materials to continue learning at home. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. 107 Norman Avenue at Leonard Street.

Spike Lee’s pop-up stoop sale
12 to 7 p.m.
Filmmaker and Knicks fan Spike Lee welcomes the community to a pop-up stoop sale on Saturday. Spike writes, “Pull Up To Fort Greene In Da People’s Republic Of Brooklyn For The Spike’s Joint Pop Up Stoop Sale Featuring Specially Priced Items And Limited Edition Product. This Joint Is Gonna Be Crazy!” It’s anyone’s guess what Spike will have on sale — maybe Mookie’s Dodgers jersey? Either way, this is one sale you don’t want to miss. 75 S. Elliott Place, between DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues.

Lakeside Roller Dance Night
6:30 to 9 p.m.
If you have to sweat why not skate while you’re at it? The LeFrak Center in Prospect Park hosts Roller Dance Night on Saturday, featuring beats by DJQ & DJ FREEDOM, along with food and drinks from Bluestone. Your ticket includes admissions and skate rental. 171 East Drive. Tickets are $13.

Dirty Circus Variety Show
Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 
Created and curated by House of Yes Co-Founder Anya Sapozhnikova, the Dirty Circus Variety Show will unfold in three acts. “A variety show dedicated to the raw and the raunchy,” this is not for the faint of heart. Expect aerial acrobatics, absurdity and circus shenanigans and more. 21+. 2 Wyckoff Ave. Tickets are $52.

The Hidden Ecology of Prospect Park After Dark
8 to 10 p.m.
Discover the nocturnal wonders of Prospect Park on Saturday with a starlit expedition led by urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Walk through the park while Willow points out its thriving natural nightlife and learn how to identify and track Brooklyn’s nocturnal creatures. Prospect Park SW/Bartel Pritchard Square. Tickets are $39.

Cocktail Magique
8 p.m.
An evening of circus, cocktails, and burlesque awaits you at Company XIV on Saturday. Cocktail Magique is a mixological adventure where every guest receives petite cocktails and small bites while burlesque stars pour cocktails from the speakeasy bar. Thematically evocative of 19th-century Paris, the Magique show is inspired by the Belle Époque, where you’ll experience acts on stage, in the audience, and even overhead. 21+. 17 Wyckoff Avenue. Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, August 6

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ in theaters
Beat the heat at the Alamo Drafthouse and Hollywood’s newest spin on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Seth Rogen is behind the relaunch, and from the looks of it, these turtles are played by actual up-and-coming teen actors. Get your pizza fix. 445 Albee Square W., 4th floor.

Brooklyn Museum Pop-up Market
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., every Sunday through mid-November
Brooklyn Pop-up meets every Sunday for a weekly artisan market with 30-plus vendors at Brooklyn Museum. Hosted at the museum’s front plaza, this year the pop-up expands its food offerings and will offer new activations and other initiatives to bring Brooklyn together. 200 Eastern Parkway. Free.

Steve Martin Presents
Doors at 5 p.m., show at 5:30 p.m.
SNL’s Andrew Dismukes and Michael Good’s long-running variety show of the city’s best comedians come to Union Hall on Sunday night. No, Steven Martin isn’t actually involved. But you can expect a surprise line-up of comedians this weekend. 21+. 702 Union Street. Tickets are $11.55 in advance.

Gay Church
8 p.m.
Join comedian and musician Tessa Skara (HBO’s “High Maintenance,” “Little America”) and their house band GAY TEARS as they worship at the altar of queerness on Sunday night at C’mon Everybody. You’ll see the city’s hottest comedians & drag performers too. 325 Franklin Avenue. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door.

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