A real ‘Siren’ song
The Siren Music Festival returns for the 10th year on Saturday, for a day of hot, loud music one block from the cooling waters of the Atlantic. To mark the milestone, the now-huge punk pop duo Matt and Kim will now headline the same stage that hosted them in 2007, when they were quite a few names down on the bill. Also check out one band whose name we can’t even print (the first word is Holy, the second rhymes with duck, which is our cheeky way of telling you the name without getting in trouble).
Noon-9 pm. Siren Festival (Surf Avenue at W. 10th Street in Coney Island, no phone). Free. For info, visit www.siren.villagevoice.com/2010.
3rd Ward’s annual free hog barbecue, featuring five bands, beer, and, of course, a whole pig, returns to the Bushwick space with chef Alex McCrery, of the food truck The Goods, will be manning the pit at this urban pig roast. The Ramblers, a Brooklyn take on CCR, will provide the tunes.
2-9 pm. Annual Pig Out at 3rd Ward [195 Morgan Ave. between Meadow and Stagg streets in Bushwick, (718) 715-4961].
Opera on Tap is known for taking opera out of stuffy opera houses and bringing it where it belongs (in bars). Now, the group is bringing “The Barber of Seville” to the Old Stone House. No, it won’t be the standard three-plus hour performance, but rather a palatable one-hour version that goes down easy with kids and beer.
6 pm. “Barber of Seville” by Opera on Tap at the Old Stone House [Fifth Avenue at Third Street in Park Slope, (718) 768-3195]. Free. For info, visit www.oldstonehouse.org.
Popeye and pizza
Is there a more seminal Brooklyn underworld movie than “The French Connection”? Sure, it makes the borough look like a crime-ridden cesspool, but it’s got Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle, and it has the greatest car chase scene in the history of cinema, when Hackman hits everything but the baby as he chases an elevated train. There’s no better place to watch the carnage than in the delightful backyard at Enoteca on Court.
8 pm. “The French Connection” at Enoteca on Court [347 Court St. at Union Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 243-1000], www.enotecaoncourt.com.
Nothing says summer quite like the music of The Beach Boys — so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic surfer band of the 1960s is catching yet another wave at Borough President Markowitz’s summer concert series. Though the “Boys” exist only in name — and in the voice of former frontman Mike Love — this is still a cooking show that will be filled with all the hits: “Surfin’ Safari,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “California Girls,” and “Good Vibrations.”
7:30 pm. The Beach Boys at Asser Levy Seaside Park [W. Fifth Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, (718) 222-0600]. Free. For info, visit www.brooklynconcerts.com.