Oh hey, I didn’t see you there! (I literally didn’t see you there because this is the internet, ya weirdo!) Welcome back to another weekend that’s chockablock full of stuff to do! I’m actually headed out of town to go see CHER down in DC, which I am absolutely v. pumped about, although it is a slight bummer to be missing out on all of the NYC recreational action. YOU can take full advantage if you’re around, though! There are plenty of good movie screenings happening (I had a v. tough time choosing among them for our GIF theme, but ultimately went with Addams Family Values, which is screening at Videology on Sunday), plus catch Coney Island Music Festival, hit up the Brooklyn Tattoo Expo and MORE! Before we talk details, here’s what you might’ve missed on BYT this week:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

  • …and LPR is hosting a $25 Nico, 1988 tribute tonight ft. Marissa Nadler, US Girls and more…
  • …AND Lola Pistola will be at The Safari Room at El Cortez for $10!
  • Too broke? Just get to MoMA PS1 for a free OSHUN gig!
  • Plus BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson will play a free show at Prospect Park!
  • Or if you have ALL of the money, head to MetLife Stadium for an $81+ evening with Jay-Z and Beyonce!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

  • The Brooklyn Tattoo Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday! Tickets will cost you $10-$35 a pop.
  • Press Play Fair (dedicated to books and music) also kicks off today at Pioneer Works! $10 suggested donation.
  • Or if you’re down to stay up past your bedtime in the name of Nomi Malone, catch a midnight screening of Showgirls at Syndicated for just $4!
  • In terms of tunes, there’s a Kate Bush dance party happening at C’mon Everybody for just $5-$8!
  • Also be sure to pop over to Elsewhere for a Jessy Lanza DJ set on the roof! Tickets are $12-$20 a pop.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

  • Don’t mind a trek out to NJ? Rubblebucket are playing Asbury Lanes for $18+!
  • Or keep it slightly more local by hitting up Coney Island Music Festival! It’s FREE!
  • Or if that’s STILL too far for you, just chill out with Viceroy on Elsewhere’s rooftop! Tickets are $15-$20. (And stick around for a $20-$30 Laff Traxx gig after that!)
  • Speaking of Laff Traxx, you can also catch an earlier set at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up for $18!
  • Meanwhile, The Essex Lights are at the Knitting Factory for $15-$18…
  • …AND it’s the 2018 US Air Guitar Championships at Rough Trade for $18+!

  • But maybe you just really wanna hit up the sixth annual NY Deathfest, in which case get to Saint Vitus today and tomorrow! Two-day passes are $50, or $25-$30 individually.
  • In terms of dance parties, get to the Bell House for a new round of Party Like It’s 1999, which is Sheryl Crow-themed this go-round!
  • AND it’s a new round of Yas Mama at C’mon Everybody, so scrounge up $5 and g-g-g-g-go!
  • If you’re more into movies, head to Videology for a $24 screening of Isle of Dogs ft. bonus Jupiter’s Brandy!
  • Or for comedy, head to Union Hall for $8-$10 Book Club (ft. Blythe Roberson, Ziwe Fumudoh and more) and/or $8-$10 See You In Hell (ft. Shalewa Sharpe, Sam Evans, Sean Patton and more)!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

  • If you’re feelin’ ye olde cinematic vibes, you can head to Randall’s Island Park for a free outdoor screening of Coco
  • …and Habana Outpost is hosting a free outdoor screening of Love & Basketball!
  • You should also make a beeline for Videology, where you can 1. watch a $20 screening of Clueless with bonus mimosa, and/or 2. a $12 screening of Addams Family Values!

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  • Meanwhile, The Sound of Music is screening at Museum of the Moving Image!
  • Tunes-wise, just head on over to Union Pool for a $15 DEAKIN show!
  • Plus Houndmouth will be at Rough Trade for a show ‘n signing!
  • But wanna party early AF and/or keep last night’s party goin’ real late? Head to Bushwick AV Club for a thing that starts at 4am and ends at 2pm! Tickets are $20+.

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