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Park Slope Planner: The Best Events August 28-September 1

As a lot of people head out of town for the long weekend, you might start to feel like you’ve got the whole city to yourself — so why not make the most of it! If you’re looking for something to do, you’ll find plenty nearby, from an art opening, to a unicycle ride, to a free screening of a movie you might be inspired to sing along with. Details on those events and more below.

Looking for some family-friendly things to do? Check out our roundup of children’s events!

Samuel Augustin Presents: Les Maitres de L’arbre Haitian Art Exhibit
When: Thursday, August 28, 6-10pm
Where: Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place
What: See works by a number of artists and hear some music by the Gashford Guillaume Trio, which starts playing at 8pm
How much: Free!

Brooklyn Unicycle Day
When: Friday, August 29, 2-10pm
Where: Ride passes through Grand Army Plaza at 4pm
What: A 13-mile ride across the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island marks the beginning of the NYC Unicycle Festival. Join the ride (helmets required) or just watch the single-wheel enthusiasts pass through the area.
How much: Free!

The 5th Annual Backpack To School Event
When: Friday, August 29, 3:30-6pm
Where: Nicholas Heyward Playground, Wyckoff St between Hoyt and Bond
What: Children of all ages from Gowanus Houses and the surrounding community can receive a new backpack, school supplies, and a free bike helmet from NYCDOT before the beginning of the school year — all children are welcome!
How much: Free!

Kings Of Karaoke
When: Friday, August 29, 11:59pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: You’ve got a song in your heart whether you can actually sing or not, and here’s the place to let it out.
How much: Free!

Sarah Alden
When: Saturday, August 30, 8pm
Where: Barbes, 376 9th Street
What: It’s your last chance to see the violinist for the Hot Rubies and the Luminescent Orchestri, who’s been playing here for the month of August.
How much: Free!

Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Sunday, August 31, 8pm
Where: Canal Bar, 270 3rd Avenue
What: It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, with your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight — but it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane in this Gowanus bar’s backyard screening of the popular sing-along movie.
How much: Free!

The Moth StorySlam
When: Monday, September 1, 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Whether you’re chosen to tell your 5-minute story or you just get to listen to others, this month’s topic — crime and punishment — should be a pretty compelling one! The winning storyteller of the night gets to move on to a GrandSlam Championship.
How much: $8 at the door.

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