This weekend, New York City is turning back the clock to pop culture’s best decade. Events all over town are celebrating everything you loved about the era, from movies to music and even the style (oh, the style). So whatever you’re nostalgic for, this weekend will dust it off, pop it in the VCR, crank it up on the CD player and let it fly.
The fashion may have been questionable, but let’s be real: They don’t make music like they did in the ‘90s. Lucky for you (and your downstairs neighbors), Smash Mouth, Salt-N-Pepa, Lisa Loeb, Naughty by Nature, Coolio and Tonic are getting the party back together for‘90s Fest. Don’t pretend you don’t still know all the words — we’re all friends here.$50-$150, Sept. 12, 1-10 p.m., 50 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
This week’s edition of the Bell House’sParty Like It’s 1999actually celebrates 1993. It was Sept. 12 that “The X-Files” first aired, introducing a whole new generation to the intrigues of Area 51 (door prize to those who come in costume, btw). More importantly, it gave us a TV show that even nerds and jocks could agree on. Maybe aliens will come in peace.Free, Sept. 12, 10 p.m., 149 Seventh St., Brooklyn
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The Bayside Tigersaren’t just big “Saved by the Bell” fans. The tribute band plays all of the ‘90s pop hits, so every wallflower will find something to dance to. In addition to their usual Friday night gigSaved by the ‘90sat Webster Hall, they’re the official after-party act for ‘90s Fest at Brooklyn Bowl.$15, Sept. 12, 8:30 p.m., 61 Wythe Ave.
Videology’s weekly throwback trivia nights give us life, but this week’s subject is something we’re much too familiar with. Roll up Sunday at 7 p.m. in your best duds and get ready to drop some Cher Horowitz pearls of wisdom during“Clueless” trivia. As if you could beat us.Free, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn