Weekend Warrior: Our Offical Cheat-Sheet


—Kick off what's bound to be a summer rager with this free gig from our fave Brooklyn based 80's-synthpop-electronic-whatever band. They've been compared to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, and Arcade Fire, so, seriously, you won't want to miss this.

Saturday, June 5th, 6p.m., The Beach at Governor's Island. Free Admission.

Come Out & Play 2010
—Each year, Come Out & Play settles in a different neighborhood for a weekend dedicated solely to fun and games. Come today, unleash the child within and hop over to the BK and let loose. We're talking schoolyard games, Nerf wars, and water gun fights.

Friday, June 4th to Sunday, June 6th, 10a.m.-10p.m., Park Slope and Gowanus Canal. Free Admission. Sign up for games at the festival's headquarters at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Check out the full schedule here.


Housing Works Open Air Street Fair—Summer means street fairs and this weekend, $20 buys you an all-you-can-stuff bag of vintage clothes and CDs from the Housing Works Warehouse and SoHo Thrift Shop. The best part? It's for a great cause: proceeds benefit low-income New Yorkers living with HIV.

Saturday, June 5th, 10a.m.-6p.m. Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street, (between East Houston and Prince Streets). Free Admission.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?—Calling all foodies! This weekend, treat yourself to plates and plates of scrumptious summer delicacies for an incredible price. Head over to the Meatpacking district for a day of indulgence highlighting local eateries like the Red Cat, the Green Table and Lucy's Whey. Just consider it your cheat-day!

Saturday, June 5th, 11:30a.-3p.m. Gansevoort Plaza (at Washington Street). Tickets are $35 and are good for 6 tastes. Click here to buy.

Teenage Riot Records Night—Teenage Riot Records is sponsoring this night of debauchery featuring the sounds of MSTRKRFT's JFK, 12th Planet and St. Mandrew. As if that isn't enough, Alex English and DJ Reckles will also be spinning. So come out and get down on the dancefloor.

Friday, June 4th, 10p.m. Webster Hall: 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues). $1 before midnight on the GBH Guest List, click here to sign up. 19+ with I.D.

Key To The City
—A fan of interactive art? Want to explore NYC's boroughs? Well, you're in luck. Artist Paul Ram írez Jonas has created Key to the City, an art project and scavenger hunt fusion involving keys with will unlock certain places in the five boroughs.

Check here for directions, hours, and more.


Greenmarket at the Hester Street Fair—This weekend staple celebrates the culture and rich history of the Lower East Side. Experience all the neighborhood has to offer with local goods, music, and scrumptious food including lobster rolls (yum), popsicles (yum) and BBQ (yum). Now, Greenmarket opens its summer season here with strawberries, rhubarb and spring veggies.

Saturday & Sunday, 10a.m.-6p.m., intersection of Essex and Hester streets.

45% Off Dinner and a Movie
—If you're looking to do something low-key this weekend, Fandango is offering an excellent deal on this tried-and-true date. Get 2 tix to The A-Team starring Liam Neeson and a yummy Bradley Cooper plus a $25 restaurant gift certificate.

Expires June 4th at 11:59p.m. Click here to buy.

Shell Sell
— Normally, we can't wait for the Redhead's crunchy fried chicken, but this weekend we'll opt for the crawfish at the restaurant's annual Crawfish Festival. Get there early and take a seat amongst the crustaceans and delish sides like sausage, artichokes and roasted garlic. And don't worry, the shellfish are fresh-water farmed so you don't run the risk of ingesting casualties of the oil-spill.

Sunday, June 6th, 1-10p.m., The Redhead, 349 East 13th Street (at 1st Avenue). $30.

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