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

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas

Well, 2012 is marching on, and even though we’re coming up on February, it still feels like spring. That’s good news for us — maybe that means the Year of the Dragon is rubbing off already. Either way, we’ll take what we can get, and run with it. That’s why we’re picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off, and bounding out of our tiny apartments because guess what? It’s finally, yes finally, your weekend!

• Kick off your fabulous Friday with a trip to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the brand new exhibit, “Question Bridge,” a video installation that explores the politics of race identity.

• Then, spend Friday evening watching the Heights Players’ rendition of “Enchanted April” — it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy while you’re freezing your butt off outside.

• After the show, chow down on some delectable fondue at Cobble Hill’s favorite new neighbor, the Bourgeois Pig. Wash it down with a Kaiser’s Swizzle!

• On Saturday night, head Downtown, to Issue Project Room’s brand new space on Livington Street, to check out the final performance of the art organization’s first-ever Gaudeamus Muziekweek, a Dutch-themed music festival.

• Then, head to Fort Greene and cool yourself off with a smooth cocktail at brand new drink spot, Dick and Jane’s.

• Afterwards, why not stop by Clinton Hill Pickles, an old-school cuc shop in Clinton Hill from the ex-purveyor of the famed Guss’ Pickles. Then, ponder the state of scene and try a few of these new-school varieties, and compare.

• Want a hot, fresh hamburger at the trendiest place in town? On Saturday, go get on line at Downtown’s brand spankin’ new Shake Shack on the Fulton Mall. The “Fudge-eddaboutit” concrete comes highly recommended — after all, it’s chock full of Mast Brothers chocolate and smothered in specialty chocolate-cinnamon sauce!

• On Saturday, head on over to the Transit Museum and take a subway tour with an expert!

• Spend the rest of your Saturday learning all about Brooklyn’s maritime history at the Navy Yard museum! Who wouldn’t wanna?

• Then, hop over to Midwood and feast on a knish — hand-made by Brooklyn legend Mohamed Salem of Adelman’s Kosher Delicatessen! Trust us — these knishes are delicious.

• Still hungry? Great! Head to Park Slope and check out Va Beh, a brand new Italian outpost that makes a dreamy crostini.

• Round out your Saturday night with the Gallery Players, at opening night of their production of “A Man of No Importance.”

• Wake yourself up on Sunday with a trip to the Williamsburg’s hottest — and coolest — coffee shop Toby’s Estate, all the way from the land down under!

• Then, go have brunch with NJ Burkett, a TV news correspondent with a trove of stories about his experiences reporting, at Congregation Mount Sinai.

• On Sunday evening, stop by Williamsburg’s own indie theater, UnionDocs, for a film screening and discussion about transmedia, an interactive form of gaming.

• Afterwards, treat yourself to a cocktail and a clam sandwich at the Slope’s newest pub, Sea Witch, to wind down a pretty perfect weekend.

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

Head to the Gallery Players on Saturday for the first performance of their brand new production, “A Man of No Importance.”
Photo courtesy of Robert Earle Jones