• VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $10, The Found Footage Festival and TV Carnage are proud to announce the fourth installment of their wildly unpredictable and wildly popular monthly comedy show, VCR Party, in New York, More info
• Toy Story 3 & Music By Blue Sour (for kids) @ East River State Park (No. 8th St & Kent Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE
♫ Cursive/ Titus Andronicus/ Love as Laughter/ Joyce Manor @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
♫ Nude Beach/ Swearin’/ Golden Clouds/ Yogurt Brain @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $7
♫ ALL WEEKEND (8/17-8/19) PERMANENT WAVE 2012 MUSIC FESTIVAL ♫
♫ Jane’s Addiction/ Die Antwoord @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 6:45pm, $49.50
♫ Doll Fight/ Laura Stevenson/ Wojcik/ Leda @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7
• Global Carnival and Capoeira Adventures @ McCarren Park, 11am-noon, Carnival showcases the best dances and music from around the world. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics, performances last an hour.
• Japanese Knife Forging @ Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) 11am-3pm, Free, In partnership with the Japanese Culinary Arts Network (J-CAN) and Kikuchi Knives, three master knife craftsmen will be visiting the U.S. and demonstrating time-honored knife making methods at Smorgasburg, as well as knife engraving.
• Brunch Cocktails with Peter Joseph @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2pm, for those bored with Bloody Marys and mimosas, Peter Joseph offers his book Boozy Brunch, containing more than a hundred drink recipes, plus food pairings and brunch trivia.
♫ Unstoppable Death Machines/ Filthy Savage/ The Psyhed/ Eula Big Ups/ The Numerators/Yeah Well Whatever @ XPO 929 (929 Broadway) 7:30pm, $8
♫ RUB-A-DUB COMBINATION: A Reggae Dance @ Public Assembly (70 N 6th St) 10pm, $5, DJs Prince Polo & Q-Mastah spinning the best roots reggae, dancehall, and dub, RSVP
♫ Gunfight!/ Family Photos/ The Rotaries/ The Hague @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St.) 8:30pm, FREE
• Words by the Water @ Transmitter Park, 7pm, Akashic Books Night, featuring Shira Nayman, Elizabeth Nunez, and Kevin Holohan
• Watercolor on Prepared Paper Workshop @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, this workshop allows the artist to experiment with watercolor while being able to get the white of the paper back by simply wiping it away!
• Drink to Linc! – Party for Lincoln Restler’s Reelection @ Bellweather (594 Union Ave) 7pm, Lincoln is facing an exceptionally tough reelection race as State Committeeman / District Leader for Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Fort Greene. Vito Lopez and the Brooklyn Democratic Machine are doing everything they can to defeat Lincoln on September 13, 2012. RSVP
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