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Your Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, July 710.


Bob Dylan returns to the Forest Hills stadium this weekend.   

1. Kick off your weekend on Thursday when Sunny Jain and his banghra-jazz group Red Baraat welcome friends like Heems and Shilpa Ray for a free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show of South Asian sounds. For more free shows this week, check out our roundup, including Josh Ritter at Prospect Park and Guided by Voices headlining the 4Knots Music Festival.

2. Also on Thursday, Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion) goes digital at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of his new Barsuk release, Blanco.

3. On Friday, the one-two pop punch of Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas take Barclays on their Future Now tour, with special guest Mike Posner.

4. While Bob Dylan returns to Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, the first time since his big "electric summer" show in 1965. Mavis Staples opens.

5. Keep it sexy by the sea when Maxwell plays the Coney Island Amphitheater on Saturday in support of his first album in seven years, blackSUMMERS'night. With Ro James.

6. Or get sweaty in a different way when hip-hop, classic disco, funk, and soul DJs the Rub throws an old-school dance party at the Coney Island Art Walls, beginning at 4 p.m.

7. Speaking of dancing, it's the final days of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Take a swing, jazz, or tango class, then try out your new skills.

8. It’s summer, so the best way to discuss work is . . . while drunk. Drunk Ted Talks at Littlefield does just that on Saturday, covering all aspects relating to labor. Including vacation. Why aren't we on vacation?

9. Or just get tipsy on a lot of rosé at this weekend's two-day Pinknic on Governors Island, by the founders of La Nuit en Rosé. Pair your wine with DJ sets by Claptone, Miami Horror, Tube & Berger, Slow Hands, Tortured Soul, and more.

10. Another booze option: Pair over 100 whiskeys plus cocktails and beer with southern food at this weekend's Whiskey Fried Classic (from the folks behind the Bacon and Beer Classic) at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Also on hand, games and live music.

11. Check out a new movie or see filmmaker John Carpenter perform themes from his classic films as well as new compositions at the PlayStation Theater on Friday.

12. And see some live theater when the Classical Theatre of Harlem presents a free run of Macbeth at Marcus Garvey Park beginning on Friday.

13. French independence isn't until the 14th, but this year the French Institute Alliance Française's Bastille Day party happens on Sunday, taking up 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues and featuring French cuisine, music, dance, a screening of the Euro 2016 soccer finals, and more. Happy weekend!

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