NYC Pride 2010—Come have a gay old time with NYC's annual Pride parade which kicks off this weekend. It's not just about the March either: Activities from the Pride Ride to the AIDS Candlelit Vigil celebrate NYC's gay history and culture.
Sunday, June 27, noon-late; Begins on 5th Avenue (at 36th Steet) and ends at Christopher Street (at Greenwich Street). View the full roster of events here
Salon Fridays at the Tribeca Grand Hotel—Kick off Gay Pride weekend with everyone's favorite gay (and now party promoter!), Mr. Mickey. Also hosting this Friday is PAPER's Drew Elliot and Kelly Cutrone's assistant Andrew Mukumal. We guarantee drinks will be drunk and the people watching will be out of control.
Friday, June 25, 10p.m. - late, Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas (between White and Walker streets), 212-965-2080, free admission.
NYC Food Film Festival—Calling all foodies! Welcome the weekend with the 4th Annual Food Film Festival, which is exactly what it sounds like. Head out to various NYC locations and eat what you see on the screen, anything from oysters to grits to southeast Asian street food.
Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, various locations. Sign up here
Woodley and Bunny at Homemade: Brooklyn—We're all about celebrating all forms of artistic expression, hair styling included! Sarah Butler of famed hair salon Woodley and Bunny will be offering her expertise at Metropolitan Green at this weekend event.
Saturday, June 26 - Sunday, June 27, noon - 7p.m.; $60, by appointment only. E-mail email@example.com to sign up. Metropolitan Green, 439 Metropolitan Avenue (between North 5th street and North 6th streets).
LLast Saturdays of Summer—OK, so we aren't mourning the loss of summer just yet (the heat is a constant reminder), but head out to Greenpoint Brooklyn and celebrate the 70 local small businesses that have taken up shop. Pick up a Last Days of Summer shopping passport, and you could win some swe-et prizes.
Saturday, June 26, noon - 7p.m., Franklin Street, Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint Avenue and Nassau Avenue.
Restrepo At Angelika Theater—On assignment for Vanity Fair, journalist Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) and photographer Tim Hetherington filmed the 173rd Airborne division's 15 soldiers at an outpost in Afghanistan named after fallen medic Juan S. Restrepo. It's a breath of fresh air from the moralizing banter of most documentaries—the documentary stands alone with an intensity free of ideology.
Sunday, June 27, Screenings throughout the day, 18 West Houston Street (at Mercer Street), $13; 212-995-2000
Northside Festival—In case you needed more proof that most cool bands hail from Brooklyn, hit this weekend's Northside Festival for a marathon of music, film and art. Our picks include Les Savy Fav, Au Revoir Simone and The Fiery Furnaces.
Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, various Brooklyn venues, $5 and up available here.
Jeff Soto Art Opening—This Cali-based artist debuts a new series of paintings inspired by skateboarding, hip-hop and action toys. With street culture as a focal point, we have a feeling we'll definitely dig this collection.
Saturday, June 26, 7.-9p.m. Jonathan Levine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212-243-3822