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Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, August 10–13.


A crew at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.   

1. On Thursday, head to Prospect Park, where jazz pianist and MacArthur “genius” Jason Moran leads the Wordless Music Orchestra for an original live score of Selma, in one of the last free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! shows of the season.

2. And it’s the end of an era for Webster Hall, with rapper and food enthusiast Action Bronson playing the venue’s last show before it shuts down for renovations and new management. Bronson will be previewing cuts off his upcoming Blue Chips 7000 album, and be on the lookout for special guests.

3. On Thursday at Threes Brewing, the comedy group Awful DJ is doing the definitive ranking of all music videos, with guest judge Anthony O'Connell. That’s free, beginning at 8 and probably lasting for days.

4. On Friday night, you can throw some shade with the podcast Las Culturistas at Littlefield. It’s a whole show of their popular “I don’t think so, honey” rants, with 50 guests including Michelle Collins and Michelle Buteau.

5. This week Pilot, the floating oyster bar by the folks behind Grand Banks, opened in Brooklyn Heights. Have your bivalves, crab claws ,and ceviche on a gorgeous 1924 wooden racing schooner. Watch the cocktails, though: You don’t want to fall off.

6. And this Saturday and Sunday is the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing. Watch 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake, with music, dance, performances by Shaolin Monks, traditional Asian folk arts and crafts, and a multi-ethnic food court.

7. Saturday’s Warm-Up at MoMA PS1 is a good one, with A$AP Ferg, Total Freedom, Cardi B, and more. You’ll probably want to buy tickets ahead of time.

8. This weekend, Lincoln Center Out of Doors closes the season with AmericanaFest, a celebration of roots music with free performances by the Jayhawks and Bonnie Raitt.

9. It’s the last week to catch the existential comedy A Parallelogram, which, according to our critic, is “a spinal tap straight into the well-meaning neuroticism of the privileged, white, Western liberal.”

10. And this Sunday kicks off the free, week-long Battery Dance Festival, with performances by the Martha Graham School and Sri Lankan artists Danuka Ariyawansa and Behri Drums and Dance Ensemble. Do a little dance, and have a happy weekend!

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