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Your Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, July 16-19.

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1. Let’s off kick the weekend on Thursday, shall we? At McNally Jackson, an evening of storytelling will celebrate The Next Next Level, by Leon Neyfakh. Readers include Craig Finn of the Hold Steady, journalist Carrie Battan, and Wesley Morris of Grantland.

2. Or see a free movie. On Thursday, there’s a screening of Sharknado 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, or on Friday, head to Queens for a free screening of Ghostbusters at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

3. On Sunday, the Rubin Museum goes into full party mode for its annual summer block party, with free admission, Himalayan refreshments, family art-making, outdoor performances, and more. Come dressed to impress for a costume contest.

4. In Williamsburg, the party’s all about man’s best friend at Barkfest, which includes everything from face time with famous pups, to a GIF photo booth to take pics with your pup, to an obstacle course to play on. No puppy to speak of? Never fear, there will be some adorable ones there to adopt.

5. Those looking for a laugh can check out comedian D.L. Hughley at Carolines, with shows from Thursday to Saturday.

6. Or squeeze in a date for the final weeks of the dramedy Of Good Stock, with a talented cast including Alicia Silverstone. It closes on July 26.

7. Also closing soon: An Act of God on Broadway, starring Jim Parsons, and the delightful play The Flick, at the Barrow Street Theater. It ends on August 30, so there’s still a window of time. Plan accordingly.

8. Check out some pop tunes at Radio City Music Hall, when Kelly Clarkson performs on Thursday and Friday in support of her latest, Piece by Piece.

9. On Saturday, over at Madison Square Garden, resilient foursome U2 kicks off an eight-night stint. Everyone, make sure the Edge doesn’t get too close to … the edge.

10. Ever been, Wes Anderson style, to a gallery in a functioning child psychiatrist’s office? Head to 57W57 Arts so you can say that you have. Currently up is a group exhibition of Canadian artists curated by the MKG127 gallery in Toronto. Note: the “Waiting Room” is open only on weekends, because it’s actually a waiting room, and if you see lollipops on the receptionist’s desk, they’re not for you.

11. Or swing by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to finally see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. If you head there after-hours on Thursday (or other select days), they make it a festive affair, with music and Mexican food and drink. Happy weekend!


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