Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Friday, June 3- Sunday, June 12- The 14th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival began just last night. This year, the term “plot” is key as cinephiles are being forced to be creative with issues of the day and mirror real life through their storytelling. Over 100 films will make their premieres at the Festival, with awards and $50,000 in cash and prizes at stake. With single program tickets starting at just $10, support some local culture and check it out! (Brooklyn Film Festival)
Saturday, June 4th- Hell’s Kitchen’s Ardesia is playing host to a complete lesson in making pretzels tomorrow! For $40, you can help yourself to beer, wine, and other snacks, while being taught the perfect way to roll and create your very own pretzels. Tickets are $40, but fun like this is priceless. (Pretzels at Ardesia)
Friday, June 3- Sunday, June 5- The Mets take on NL East powerhouses the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field this weekend. Terry Collins is fiery. Carlos Beltran is killing it. Jose Reyes is still here. David Wright is…..hurt, but still. Come on out to Flushing for a great weekend of MLB Action. (Mets-Phillies Tickets)
Sunday, June 5- Low on scratch and like sports? Head over to Governor’s Island on Sunday for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. What’s that you ask? It’s the fourth annual polo match with champagne, snacks, and picnic stuffings served on the side, free ferry rides to the island beginning at 10, with gates at 11, and concessions at noon, for a 2:30pm match. Confused? Check this out. (Polo in New York)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, June 3- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out some releases coming out today- “X-Men: First Class” (PG-13) is this week’s big release. If you can get past the hordes of nerds dressed as Mr. Fantastic outside the theater, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, and Kevin Bacon star in the prequel to the Marvel series. Yes, I know Mr. Fantastic is in the Fantastic Four. Nerd. Don’t blame us if you hate it.
Saturday, June 4- Sunday, June 5- Tomorrow night, prepare to have your faces melted! Although LocalBozo.com will not be in the house, show some love to our boys at Saving Abel as they open for the incredible Black Label Society at Irving Plaza. Tickets are $44.70, all in. (Black Label Society) Also, YEEEAAA BOOOOYYY! It’s time once again for Hot 97’s 2011 Summer Jam! Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Drake, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa and much more. It all starts at 6:30pm across the pond at the Meadowlands! (Hot 97 Summer Jam)
Friday, June 3- Sunday, June 5- You may know him as Eddie’s brother, or the ‘Rick James story guy’ from Chappelle’s show. But it can’t be denied that Charlie Murphy is his own man, and quite funny. All weekend long you can catch Charlie at NYC’s famed Carolines on Broadway. There you will see a totally uncensored Murphy, that you could never see on basic cable. (Charlie Murphy)
Friday, June 3- Saturday, June 4- Get ready for an eclectic weekend in NYC. Tonight, hit up Doc Hollidays for a Happy Hour Honky Tonk acoustic jam from 5:30-8:30 for a great pre-game. Tomorrow, hit up a Toga party at Peggy O’Neill’s in Coney Island for $2 shots and jello shots, giveaways and a small cover at the door from 7pm – 2am. Wanna club it up instead? Give Rebel a go tonight- ladies are free until midnight for “Upscale Fridays” with Power 105.1 DJ Envy and DJ Self killin it. No sneakers and no t-shirts. Blowouts, however, are optional.
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5- Howl Arts, Inc. brings its 8th Annual HOWL! Festival to Tompkins Square Park, for an exceptional, existential, and uplifting weekend of cutting edge art, fantasy, fun, and family entertainment. The best thing is this event is totally free, and a great way to celebrate the start summer with an outdoor festival honoring Allen Ginsberg’s 85th birthday weekend. The LocaBozo crew will be there on Sunday, so please tweet us out, and stop by! (The Howl Festival)
Sunday, June 5- Williamsburg’s The Metropolitan offers a free burger or dog with the purchase of any drink. A ton of guys and girls will be on the patio of this Brooklyn gay bar until 9pm, where the $8 pitchers of domestic bud pitchers begins until 10. If you make it all night, the place has $2 drafts of both. $2! (The Metropolitan)
- Jane Van Arsdale & Alan Smithee