5 things to do in NYC this weekend – Aug. 22-24

Regine Chassagne and Win Butler are shown here performing during the Reflektor tour.  Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images
Regine Chassagne and Win Butler are shown here performing during the Reflektor tour.
Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images


Lebowski Fest
Aug. 22-23, 8 p.m.
Various locations, Manhattan
$20-$30, www.lebowskifest.com

The Dude abides — for 48 hours to celebrate the 1998 Coen brothers classic. Night One has unlimited bowling and shoe rental at Lucky Strike (just don’t f— with the Jesus). Night two features a musical performance by Cover Me Badd — not covering The Eagles — and a screening of “The Big Lebowski” at Gramercy Theater.


Arcade Fire
Aug. 22-24, 7:30 p.m.
Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave., Ft. Greene
$30, 917-618-6700

The Canadian seven-piece indie act is back in Brooklyn, going strong with the success of their fourth studio album, “Reflektor.” A little more disco and a little less rock on this one, with co-production by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and the occasional backing vocal by some rock guy named David Bowie.


T.A. Brooklyn Tour de Las Bicicletas
Aug. 23, 11 a.m.
Bartel Pritchard
Prospect Park Southwest at 15th Street, South Slope
Free, www.bikenyc.org

Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro designed 122 bike sculptures that have been spread throughout NYC, turning our cityscape into a sculpture garden to explore. Join this bike ride from Prospect Park through Manhattan and back to Brooklyn to check out each artwork, ending at the Red Hook ball fields for some post-riding lunch.


The B-Side (Method Man edition)
Aug. 23, 11 p.m.
The People’s Improv Theater
123 E. 24th St.
$10, 212-563-7488

Celebrate the Wu-Tang Clan’s legendary Method Man with a cast of characters who may not have cool names like Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Ghostface Killah, but hope to entertain you just as much as if they did. Song parodies by Richie Alfson (NorthCoast), stand-up from BET’s April Brody, sketches by The Anthology Players and more. Also, enter a rap battle/trivia game for a chance to win some denomination of Benjamins.


Forty-Five Candles
Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Union Hall
702 Union St., Park Slope
$8, 718-638-4400

The rest of the event’s title is “An Evening of Fiction in Which John Hughes Characters Grow the F— Up,” so you know where this is headed. It’s been 30 years since “Sixteen Candles” and it’s about time we get an update on the lives of Long Duk Dong and “The Breakfast Club”’s Claire Standish. And what about Ferris Bueller’s pal Cameron? Find out what John Hughes’ beloved characters have been up to.


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