Saturday, Oct. 16
Brasswick! Toot over to 3 Dollar Bill for Bushwick’s very own homegrown brass music festival on Saturday. Running at six hours, the festival features five live brass bands, three comedians, and two food vendors. Hosted by the L Train Brass Band, the evening promises to be a rootin-tootin good time, with all proceeds from the pay-what-you-can event going to a Louisiana nonprofit dedicated to supporting the artists and culture bearers of New Orleans.
Oct. 16 from 4 to 10 pm at 260 Meserole St. in Williamsburg, $10 suggested donation.
Alegba and Friends at Bar Chord: Musician Alegba Jahyile brought joy to countless Brooklynites last summer through his daily impromptu concerts at the Prospect Park boathouse. While music venues were shuttered, the Flatbush musician brought live performances into the open air, giving cooped up Brooklynites the chance to dance their pandemic blues away. Now back to regular gigs, Jahyile’s monthly residency at Bar Chord is this Saturday.
Oct. 16 at 9 pm at 1008 Cortelyou Rd in Flatbush.
Sunday, Oct. 17
Pizza on the pier: Fight hunger by stuffing your face full of pizza this weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Slice out hunger is offering unlimited pizza from some of Brooklyn’s best pizzaiolos for the price of admission, with proceeds going to three hunger fighting organizations, including the Brooklyn-based Campaign Against Hunger.
Oct. 17 from noon to 4:30 pm at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, $35 in advance, $45 day of, tickets here.
All weekend long
Gowanus Open Studios: Gowanus Open Studios is back for its 25th year, offering art lovers access to the hundreds of working art studios tucked away into the industrial buildings of Gowanus. Featuring over 400 artists in over 100 venues, the yearly event offers a peek behind the curtain of the artistic process, and a chance to chat with working artists about their works. This year’s open studios carries a special significance for many of the neighborhood’s artists — not only because the event was cancelled last year, but because many artists had their studios and works destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Some of those artists will be set up at 540 President St.
Oct. 16 and 17 at multiple locations throughout Gowanus, details at artsgowanus.com
Dune (1984) at Nitehawk Williamsburg: Before you watch the much-hyped 2021 version featuring dreamboat Timothèe Chalamet, why not catch up on the original David Lynch version from 1984? Largely maligned upon its release, the film is still worth watching for those looking to immerse themselves in the world of Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic, with two midnight screenings planned at the Nitehawk Williamsburg this weekend.
Oct. 15 and 17 at midnight at 136 Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg, $15 tickets here.
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: If you’re looking to get an early-ish start on Halloween festivities, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is running until Oct. 21, offering screenings of some of the most inventive horror films by up and coming directors from countries including Japan, Spain, Germany, and Taiwan. The festival will also feature the premiere of a the Netflix original vampire thriller “Night Teeth.”
Through Oct. 21 at various venues in Williamsburg, additional details at broooklynhorror.eventive.org.