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Get Out: Fela Movie Screening, Mos Def Performance, House Music Party and more!

This is a no-excuses weekend! There's simply too much goodness to enjoy in Central Brooklyn over the next three days... Check it out!

It's Friday, and you've got no idea what to do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best-bets for your liveliest weekend fun. Check our picks for activities to hit and exciting events to explore in and around Bed-Stuy:

WHAT: Brooklyn Shorts” Outdoor Movie Screening

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, June 24, 8:00pm – 10:30pm, Common Grounds, 376 Tompkins Avenue, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: ActNow Foundation and Media MVMT have curated an outdoor screening of short films by Brooklyn’s most cutting-edge filmmakers. Enjoy refreshments and films under the stars

COST: Free

 

WHAT: Fort Greene Festival featuring headline performance by

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 25, 12:00pm – 10:00pm, Fort Greene Park, 85 South Oxford Street (at Dekalb Avenue), Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: Taking place in historic Fort Greene Park, this year’s Fort Greene Festival headlines Mos Def, alongside a lineup of other fantastic live musical performances and a taste of Brooklyn’s diverse culture and cuisine. Bring a blanket, bring your friends, and enjoy a full day of food, shopping and live music in Fort Greene Park.

COST: Free

 

WHAT: Exhibitions: Vishnu-- Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior

WHEN/WHERE: June 24–October 2, 11:00am – 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Bklyn, NY, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

WHY GO: Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior is the first major museum exhibition to focus on Vishnu, one of Hinduism’s three major deities. Presenting approximately 170 paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects that were made in India between the fourth and twentieth centuries, this exhibition serves as a brief survey of Hindu art styles as well as an examination of the Vaishnava (Vishnu-worshipping) tradition.

COST: Suggested Contribution:$10 Students with Valid ID:$6 Adults 62 and over:$6 Members:Free Children under 12:Free

 

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WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 25, 2:30pm–4:30pm, , 361 Lewis Avenue, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: The documentary “Fela Kuti Music is  the Weapon” with the Afrobeat legend, political revolutionary, musician, composer and performer, mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Well shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.

COST: Free

 

WHAT: 100% House Music Dance Party

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 26 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Amarachi Loung, 325 Franklin Avenue btw Clifton Place and Greene Avenue

WHY GO: Amarachi Lounge presents Soulful Sundays, 100% House Music with Dj Josif Clark each and every Sunday!!! Two-for one drinks; hosted by Radio Rahim & Sexyju (Judy). Come out an enjoy yourself!!

COST: Free before 7pm, $5 after

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