Weekend Edition

It looks as though the skies are going to clear in time for a nice weekend. Here are some weekend events to get you out of the house.

Williamsburg Walks

Tomorrow is the season opening for Williamsburg Walks, which this year runs every Saturday through June and July. Bedford Avenue will be closed to traffic between Metropolitan Avenue and North 9th Street. This year, civic and cultural groups will be programming certain blocks. This Saturday’s “host” will be the Williamsburg Gallery Association, which will provide creative programming, such as live music, performance art, installations, gallery booths, public art projects, activities for kids, and more. The WGA block of Williamsburg Walks will be a vibrant display of the diverse arts of the Williamsburg community.

Slate Gallery will have a table featuring the work of Mr. Imagination, a charismatic and flamboyant outsider artist who creates sculptures in the vein of traditional African Art using found materials of all varieties. Works are available at many price levels.

Other highlights include wheel-throwing pottery demonstrations and instruction by local design showroom and ceramic studio Choplet (all afternoon); an acoustic post-afrobeat band featuring members of the Superpowers afrobeat ensemble (2pm) and local artist Marc Breslin be making a long continuous drawing over the course of a few hours as a commentary on histories of violence (starting at 2pm).

Where: Bedford Avenue
When: Saturday, noon to 8 pm
Price: Free

Rooftop Films

Stingray Sam – A dazzling six-episode musical-western comedy that takes place in outer space, written, directed by and starring Cory McAbee, the creator of The American Astronaut. The filmmakers will be in attendance. Watch the trailer here.

Where: on the roof of the Brooklyn Tech, 29 Fort Greene Place (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) MAP
When: Saturday, June 6th. Doors open at 8; Sound Fix will have a live music show at 8:30, and the movie starts at 9.
Price: $9 – order tickets here