The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday • Brooklyn Paper

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Super heralds: Monks C.L. Weatherstone, Ryan Andes and Joseph Mathers prepare for the arrival of Bodhidharma in “Action Philosophers!” Performances run at the Brick Theater from Oct. 6-16.
Photo by Crystal Skillman

What do philosophers, roast beef, river fishing and hip-hop have in common? They could all be part of the best weekend ever. Behold, below: it’s your weekend, Brooklyn!

• Want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the teachings of Descartes, Neitzsche and Marx, without reading all those long, boring treatises? Spend your Friday night getting enlightened at “Action Philosophers!” a play about the granddaddies of philosophy — and their fictional lives as superheroes. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any false information you may absorb and then spout at a forthcoming cocktail party.

• Go scare yourself silly “The Nightmare Play,” a PigPen Theatre Company production that reimagines Ukranian folk stories and throws them up onstage in a terrifying tale of nightmares that come alive. Expect big bad wolves and terrified kids, and be prepared to have a few nightmares of your own. But don’t worry, you can still bring your children — if they’re brave, that is.

• Got an itchin’ for some fishin’? Of course you do! So grab the rod closest to you and head out to the East River this weekend because guess what? Could it be? Yes, that’s right: The Brooklyn Fishing Derby is officially on!

Go see “The Nightmare Story”!
Courtesy of Pigpen Theater

• Bedford-Stuyvesant’s alive! Go check out Mos Def and the Brooklyn Philharmonic as they team up for a musical mash-up at Restoration Plaza on Saturday afternoon, part of the week-long Bed Stuy Alive festival.

• Ah, fall in Williamsburg — there’s no better time to sit in quietly under a tree, breathe in the fresh crisp air, watch the leaves turn those splendid fall colors — and get a nagging email from your boss (for free!), right in the middle of McCarren, thanks to the park’s brand spankin’ new wireless set-up!

• Got an extra 10 bucks and change lying around? Spend it on the best roast beef sandwich you’ll ever eat at Piazza Mercato on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. You can thank us later.

• And as always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

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