Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: August 19-21

Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: August 19-21
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MCA Day 2016 takes place at Littlefield on Saturday, August 20 at 12pm. (Photo via ircle.of.the.noose/Instagram)

Weekend events to cool you down include MCA memories, taxidermy, a pizza eating contest, and more.

Take advantage of all the great restaurants in our area which are part of Dine In Brooklyn throughout August 22. View our article here for all details.

Commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn with events throughout the borough!

Tatters & Rags / Northern Arms / Girls on Grass
When: Friday, August 19. Doors at 8:00pm; Show at 18:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Post punk folk and a lot more featuring a talented triple bill.
How much: $10, tickets available online.

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality
When:  Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 28, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $8. Seniors and students are $6, and children 12 and under are free.

MCA DAY 2016: Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch
When:  Saturday, August 20, 12pm-6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Artists, DJs, live music, and a lot of surprises will happen during this celebration for the life and work of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch. You can view our preview article here.
How much: Free, but please RSVP.

Summer Stroll: 5th Avenue’s 1st Annual Pizza Eating Contest with Artichoke Pizza, and more
When: Saturday, August 20, 5pm-9pm
Where: 5th Avenue, between Dean Street – Sterling Place
What: The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is sponsoring the annual Summer Strolls series throughout the heat of the summer. View our article which provides information on all four summer strolls.
How much: Free.

Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
When: Exhibit on view August 10-27. (This exhibit will be open by appointment. To view, please contact contact@opensourcegallery.org) Exhibit opening reception, Saturday, August 13 from 7pm-9pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way depicts lyrics and quotes by Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., an artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Hip hop in engrained in the history of Brooklyn and this project aims to serve as a connection to the history of the borough and prompt a conversation about the role of residents and neighbors in preserving it and moving their communities forward. Through cooperation with residents of Brooklyn, Boa Mistura generated conversation about what the borough means to its residents and its visitors, providing a catalyst for the neighborhood to explore their identity and celebrate the aesthetic value of neglected aspects of the neighborhood. At the gallery, Boa Mistura exhibits silkscreen prints alongside video of the mural project. The video, created by Mark and Jack Chandler, documents the process of making the mural, including interviews with the artists. Within this exhibit, the community is invited to continue the conversation that Boa Mistura began with their murals. View our article about the South Slope neighborhood murals.
How Much: Free

εὖτόπος, (Eutopia), a site-responsive installation by the Vanderbilt Republic
When: Through Sunday, September 11. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm.
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
What: This large-scale, site-responsive exhibition connects artwork and installations by Sabrina Barrios, Sarah E. Brook, Charles Heppner, Carlton Scott Sturgill,TAXIPLASM, TJ Volonis, and Dale Williams to the storied past and bucolic present of Staten Island’s historic Snug Harbor — creating a space to present the energy and form of dreams made real. Curation, lighting & technical design by George Del Barrio. From Gowanus-based Vanderbilt Republic. Check out our review and why you should plan a day trip to see this exhibition.
How much: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students and free for kids 12 and under.

PS 321 Flea Market
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm
Where: 180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets – in front of PS 321
What: This market is considered a Park Slope institution by many, and plans to be open year round. The flea is under new management this year.

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
When: Sundays, 11am-6pm
Where: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (Located near Lakeside and the Lincoln Road entrance)
What: Smorgasburg begins its warm weather months in our beautiful backyard. Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park’s Lincoln Road entrance.  Find the market on Google Maps here. Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Dog friendly.

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