Weekend Events: July 3 – July 7

Don't be fooled by Marnie Stern's bubbly exterior—she can shred with the best of them. Trance rockers Indian Jewelry are also in attendance, and (if you needed any more incentive) free PBR and SoCo will be flowing. Indian Jewelry, Marnie Stern, and others, The Yard (July 4)
Buckminster Fuller's wacky, aerodynamic structures are still way ahead of the times. Buckminster Fuller at the Whitney. (ongoing)
Son of afro-beat icon Fela Kuti takes up where his father left off, accompanied by brassy 20 piece band Egypt 80. Legendary Bronx-born DJs Afrika Bambaata add contemporary sounds to the cultural milieu. Sean Kuti and Afrika Bambaata at Central Park Summerstage. (July 6)
Get your Fourth of July weekend started early with free barbecued eats, resident DJ sounds, and vertiginous rooftop views. Rooftop BBQ at Studio B. (July 3)
The French know their thrillers (Cache, anyone?). This latest imported nail-biter is no exception to that tradition of excellence. Tell No One at Landmark Sunshine Theater. (ongoing)
Carol John's colorful paintings are mini explosions of brilliance. New York Magazine settled with "zesty." Carol John at the Ivy Brown Gallery (ongoing)
Poor Showgirls—this movie has been ragged on for years. It's fine by us, though, when Upright Citizens Brigade are the perpetrators. Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! at Upright Citizens Brigade. (July 3)
Mary-Kate's ex is back on the horse with this stunning collection of surprisingly intimate Klansman, gangbanger, and metal head portraits. Max Snow at the Moeller Snow Gallery. (ongoing)
New York Magazine reveals the best vantage points to scope out the fireworks on Friday. Grab a blanket and stake your claim now! Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks. (July 4)

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