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Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, June 24.

Chance the Rapper performs this weekend as part of the Governors Festival.   

1. Festival season kicks off strong this weekend with the Governors Ball on Randalls Island. Come for Chance the Rapper, Lorde, and Phoenix, and stay for prime eats from Roberta’s, Tacombi, and more. Just be sure to wait an hour after eating before dancing.

2. There are also some Governors Ball After Dark satellite shows from participating festival artists like Car Seat Headrest at Webster Hall on Friday and Parquet Courts at Villain on Saturday. One hundred percent of the fun, at a fraction of the commitment.

3. Through June 8 is the inaugural Split Screens Festival at the IFC Center, curated by New York’s television critic Matt Zoller Seitz. See screenings and discussions with folks like Hank Azaria, Rami Malek, the casts of Search Party and Difficult People, and more. It'll be like TV, but IRL.

4. And this weekend concludes the World Science Festival. Stargaze with Bill Nye for free on Saturday night, head to Times Square for activities, demonstrations, and installations; tackle trivia questions at the Natural History Museum on Friday; and count fish with marine biologists in NYC’s waterways for free on Saturday. Learn something!

5. On Friday eve Paul Major talks with Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) in celebration of his book Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major. After the Q&A and conversation they're promising "heavy jams." Also on hand: Quinn's barbecue and a select open bar.

6. And the same night at the Bell House comedian Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) performs with funk fusion band the Nasty Delicious.

7. This weekend the BookCon literary festival at Javits Center gets you up close and personal with heavyweights like Margaret Atwood, who will appear alongside celeb writers like Mayim Bialik in a weekend of panels, readings, and signings.

8. And this Saturday and Sunday is the free and participatory FIGMENT NYC on Governors Island. They encourage you to engage with the art from touching it to dancing with it (but maybe not tasting it) as you experience installations, performance art, dance and theater, social experiments, video projections, DJs, and more.

9.The month-long Blue Note Jazz Festival began this week, with more than 100 events in ten venues throughout New York City.

10. And on Saturday head to Brooklyn for the annual Bushwick Collective Block Party extravaganza, with graffiti artists, face painting, food and drink, and free performances from Foxy Brown, Juelz Santana, Cam'ron, and more. Party in the streets, and happy weekend!