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11 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | September 3, 2015 4:52pm 

 A Dolly Parton tribute, a puppet burlesque show and 'Gilmore Girls' trivia are all on the menu.   
11 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend
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These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Camille Bautista, Serena Dai, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht and Nikhita Venugopal.

All Weekend

Anime After Dark: “Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”

Where: Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Nitehawk’s Anime After Dark midnight movie series kicks off with “Cowboy Bebop,” a film based on a popular TV show about interstellar bounty hunters. Think cowboys, but in space. Tickets cost $11 with screenings on Friday and Saturday.

“Alternative Pleasure” Pop-Up Store

Where: 1067 Pacific St., Crown Heights

A store selling “gestures and experiences” created by artists and performers is open for business at the 1067 PacificPeople art collective, the same group behind the recent “Pickpocket Party.” The group said the experiences, each between three and 15 minutes long, will be created using dance, choreography, voice and language. On Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, September 4

Puppets and Pasties

Where: Standard ToyKraft, Williamsburg, 722 Metropolitan Ave.

This monthly burlesque show involves a little something extra — puppets. Expect an audience-involved experience.

Dollypalooza: An Epic Fan Tribute to Dolly Parton

Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Gowanus

The Southern songstress who brought the world “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” (before Whitney Houston) will be celebrated by the burlesque performer World Famous BOB, the Dolly cover band Doll Parts and others. Tickets are $15.

Carnival 2015 Brass Fest

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights

As part of the annual Carnival celebration in Brooklyn, nine of the Caribbean’s hottest musical acts will perform at the Brooklyn Museum to kick off the weekend of events that ends with the West Indian Day Parade on Monday. Tickets are $55.

Saturday, September 5

Cooking Quick!

Where: Court Tree Collective, Carroll Gardens, 371 Court St.

Calling all gourmands with a passion for cooking but no time to spend in the kitchen. Join Chef Andy Hawley at Court Tree Collective to learn a number of simple, delicious recipes that can be derived into several other dishes with quick cooking and preparation methods. The menu for the evening includes apple braised pork shoulder, a whole roasted chicken and oven-roasted cauliflower. The class is priced at $10.

Bed-Stuy First Saturdays Art Walk

Where: Art galleries throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant 

Take a self-guided, free tour of Bed-Stuy’s galleries as cultural centers and local businesses open their doors to showcase neighborhood talent. Check out the latest exhibitions at House of Art Gallery and the Window Studio Community Art Center, or stop by the Luminal Theater to watch relationship documentary “In Search of the Black Knight.”

Junior Carnival Parade

Where: Kingston Avenue and St. Johns Place, Crown Heights

A special carnival parade just for kids will start at Kingston Avenue and St. Johns Place and continue to Franklin Avenue and President Street. A celebration will take place at the Brooklyn Museum afterwards.

Dark ‘80s Dance Party

Where: The Cobra Club, Bushwick, 6 Wyckoff Ave.

The Cobra Club’s dark rock night Venom takes on the ‘80s for a special Labor Day weekend event. Goth it up, and get ready to grind.

Sunday, September 6

Gilmore Girls Trivia

Where: Videology, Williamsburg, 308 Bedford Ave.

Study up on your pop culture references and head to this free “Gilmore Girls” trivia night at Videology. There will be five rounds testing your Lorelai and Rory know-how.

Pop-up Audubon: Radical Raptors in Prospect Park

Where: Zucker Natural Exploration Area, Prospect Park

Naturalists with Prospect Park Alliance will lead kids in nature-related play including dissecting an owl pellet and painting with mud. There will also be family bird watching and an opportunity for kids to spread wood chips to help protect tree roots. This event is free.