Upbeat Weekend Guide: Summer Concerts, Brunch & Shops Plus Literature Festivals 🎶🥙🛍️

We’ve got a Brooklyn heavy line-up of events. Did we mention they’re Brooklyn heavy? Yes, Brooklyn has this weekend’s heat in the form of concerts, celebrations, and art-parties, so we encourage you to commute down at some point. We love a good art party that mixes activism with art and a fire playlist so the Papi JuiceVol 49: Papi Paradise is a must experience.

We are also excited for the FILA & VICE project chronicling the relationship between sport and fashion, grab those tickets quickly! Food for soul fun presents itself this weekend in the Venus Flytrap’s party, which is serving the homeless female population in need of essential feminine hygiene products. Also, the Cosmos Summit is in line with this sense of justice, refinement, and fun, featuring a jam-packed itinerary for GA ticket holders. Browse more of the guide to survey what other concerts, food fairs, and musical experiences you might be missing.

Friday, August 23rd

FILA & VICE Present: Tennis in Technicolor (85 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn @ 7 PM)


With their disruptor’s spreading like fire, FILA decided to create a weekend-long event centered on their products and look. The exclusive celebration is a kick-off to the immersive investigation into the brand’s origins and relationship to Tennis. The part focuses on Pierluigi Rolando’s work, the original Creative Director for the brand. His leadership reintroduced athleticism to fashion via the use of color scheme which united courts and style in 1973. Expect music, refreshments, and style.

Discotechnique: Summer Of Donna (2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn @ 10 PM)


Throw it back, physically and musically, to the ’80s when hair was high, eyeshadows were loud, and scrunchies were in. The Summer of Donna event at the House of Yes is all about invoking freedom, sensuality, appeal, and heat. The Discotechnique party encourages visitors to come dressed in their best flashback fashion, which means glitters, metallics, hairspray, and print. There is an open bar, lush seating, disco decor, and plenty of good energy.

The Venus Flytrap Project (7 East 36th Street, Manhattan @ 9 PM)


The Homeless Period Project is in collaboration with Penelope Sierra for The Venus Flytrap Project, one centered on the crisis women without homes face. Not only is life on the street dangerous in general but without access to feminine care items such as tampons, pads, birth control, and more, life is also full of unnecessary ostracization and discomfort. The project is bringing attention to the feminine care product crisis by hosting a party to drive donations. 100% of monetary contributions, tampons, and other items will be distributed directly to those in need. This party with a purpose will be bold, colorful, vibrant and exciting with music from the top Latin, Hip-hop and Carribean chars.

Saturday, August 24th

Papi Juice Vol.49: Papi Paradise (599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn @ 10 PM)


The community known as Papi Juice is doing it once again. The art collective focuses on organizing events which acknowledge, showcase, and empower queer and trans artists. The Vol 49: Papi Paradise event boasts a no borders, melanin proud, internationally acceptant vibe that facilities authentic expression, dance, joy, and tolerance. Mingle with the crowd, grab a drink, and connect with the community at your own pace.

Brooklyn Summer Craft Beer Fest (141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn @ different sessions)


The Brooklynn Navy Yard lot is the location of this summer’s Summer Brew Fest. The vendor lineup features unique local breweries with a variety of fermented blends and ciders. Enjoy a large curation of flavor options under the sun at this outdoor garden. Visitors will enjoy samples of different beers, wines, cocktails and whiskeys throughout the duration of the night as well as live musical performances, bites, and entertainment.

San Junipero - A Retrowave Night (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn @ 11:30 PM

Back to the 80’s we go again because we cannot get enough! The San Junipero is an explosion of cinematic works from artists at the top of their game in the genres of Retrowave/Synthwave sounds. The Synthwave genre is known as retro-wave, and synth-wave, featuring retro-futuristic influences from 1980’s soundtracks made famous by film and video game culture. The night will focus on building an experience for attendees that is both sonically and visually expressive of everything we yearn for in 80’s culture.

Sunday, August 25th

Summer Brunch & Shop at Bazaar (100 West 77th Street, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

Come hungry and ready to browse! The Summer Brunch & Shop at the Grand Bazaar will have a lineup of foods from many cuisines including lobster rolls, wood-oven pizzas, Japanese rice bowls, empanadas, risotto, and many more specialties. There will also be a turnout of over 150 different artisans and vendors displaying handmade goods for home, your wardrobe or kitchen. Many of the participants are locals, vintage, or antique dealers.

The Cosmos Summit: Home-bound (99 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn @ 8 AM)


The day is full of perks for GA ticket holders. Visitors will mingle with a sea of people looking to feel good, empowered, satisfied, and enthralled by thought. Expect to meet Asian women, gender non-binary creators, business owners, and entrepreneurs from all over. Enjoy a day of workshops that will enjoy you on work and personal life thriving. There will be an art installation to explore at your leisure from Creative Director Bianca Ng. Enjoy a guided tea tasting from Three Gems Tea and wrap that up with a full lunch from Khao’ Na Kitchen. These are just about half of the activities and entertainment planned, and it’s already worth it’s asking price.

Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival (509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn @ 3 PM)


The partnership between Greenlight Bookstore and Akashic Books is bringing readers and bookworms the 15th annual Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival. This year’s event will be housed at the Roulette art space, in honor of creation and storytelling. Poets and novelists will turn up for readings and discussion. Some participants are Tina Change, author of Hybrida: Poems, Nicole Sealey author of Ordinary Beast: Poems, and more.

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