Top 5 shows of the weekend


While we’re still dealing with rollercoaster weather patterns, one can’t help but feel that summer is threatening to happen eventually… we’ve had the schedules for Celebrate BrooklynSummerstage, 4knots and more. So enjoy today’s sunshine and deal with the rain at the weekend… it can’t last forever! It has been a good week, with La Sera’s fantastic show at Market Hotel last night, an invigorating Secret Science Club lecture at the Bell House on Tuesday, and some great options to look forward to right now. I also want to point out two music-related events that aren’t shows this weekend – the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on Saturday, now in its 9th year, and a screening of the Damned Documentary, Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead at Rough Trade on Sunday.

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Out In The Streets Festival returns with Mr. Twin Sister, Total Slacker and more

Ridgewood’s Onderdonk House is the kind of place you’d visit on an elementary school field trip. Historical lectures, pumpkin picking, craft classes and guided tours hosted by the local historical society are some of the activities typically provided by the space’s curators; save for one August weekend each year when the folks behind the Out In The Streets fest move in with craft beers, food vendors and all of your favorite local indie rock bands.

This year’s fest, which starts on Saturday, August 1, has a great lineup, headlined by dream-pop vets Mr. Twin Sister, slack punks Total Slacker, and Slumberland-devotees Air Waves. Local vendors curated by Ridgewood Market will he hocking their wares, plus food and drink from Archie’s, Montana’s Trailhouse, The Doe Foundation, Wyckoff Starr and Strangeways will be available.

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Summerscreen TONIGHT: Point Break with Total Slacker and Red Romans

Yep, that’s right– we’re trying to tell you the FBI is gonna pay you to learn how to surf.

Starting at 6pm tonight, there will be tons of foods (hence the floating lobster rolls to our left) and music by Total Slacker and a band you might not have heard of yet, but let me tell you why you should pay attention.

Red Romans is the new project from Chris Burke of Beach Fossils fame, so they’re obviously gonna be awesome. Also, while we’re name dropping, Total Slacker’s drummer is the bro of Beirut’s Zach Condon— and I’m sure he loves that everyone keeps talking about it. Moral of the story– pretty boys on instruments, and pretty boys on film. Damn, do we miss Patrick Swayze and 90s Keanu Reeves. “The correct term is babes, sir.”

Doors 6pm, Red Romans 6:30, Total Slacker 7:30, Screening of Point Break 8:30 on the corner of N 12th & Bedford.

This a free event, so bring your blanket and your boyfriend. Be sure to check out the trailer for the 1991 classic after the jump.

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