Holy heatwave, Bushwick. It’s summer for real and you know what that means…… open hydrantspiraguastaco breaks, Green Mint Iced teas from Wyckoff Starr, Basil Gimlets at the Kingdom, and Babuskas at the Narrows. Get some sun, hydrate and gear up for a full social schedule.

Tonight

Celebrate the heat with a artistic tribute to Dante’s Inferno. "Factory Fresh battles through the circles of Hell to bring you 7 Contemporary Artists and their work inspired by  Dante’s Inferno. Featuring work by Tim Kent, SHM Kim, Adam Collison, Amanda Nedham, Mary Kate Maher, Monika Zarzeczna and Paul D’Agostino, and featuring an essay accompaniment by Paul D’Agostino."

Friday

Take advantage of that summer Friday afternoon and check out some music at the Maria Hernandez Park Afternoon Concert series. (3-4pm).

Check out St. Nicks Alliance’s new arts space The Renaissance Center of North Brooklyn — a new Greater Bushwick community arts space. The opening of their inaugural exhibition (featuring Bushwick’s own Aaron Kreiswirth among other talent) is happening tonight and events all weekend long! (In the old outpatient clinic building on the Greenpoint Hospital Campus in "East Williamsburg").

Lumenhouse welcomes No One Dies: an solo exhibit featuring new work by Mariko Suzuki. 7-9pm.

Head to St. Nicholas Ave. for the best A/C in town AND dancing… Flamenco at 8:30 at The Bodega.

Hoodrats Across America w/ Animals of the Arctic are playing at the Division of Human Works on Broadway. (Technically free but donations appreciated.)

Hardcore and metal are on the menu all weekend at the Acheron — check out the lineup here.

There is a big ole thing happening at the House of Yes: UNDERWORLD …A Benefit Party for The Deconstructive Theatre Project featuring every possible kind of performance in the world AND DJ Scot Bowman + specialty drinks by LoveGirrrrrrrrrrrrl.

Saturday

There will be an artist talk at the Urbanity Exhibit on Noll Street.

See even more art at SUGAR: Love and Freedom: artworks by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs and Doug Young. Opening 6-9pm.

Mix & Match Video Festival (Mix & Match is a group for video artists that reuse, remix, and re-edit found footage in creative ways. is on at the Bushwick Starr.

Sidekicks and Menzingers play Silent Barn.

Sunday

Knickerbocker Avenue is closed to traffic between Starr and Suydam Streets for Weekend Walks, sponsored by RBSCC, between 11am and 5pm. Free yoga, live music, and almost certainly, like last year, dominoes.

Monday….
…is the new Thursday which was the new Saturday? Big shows, folks. Big. Plus films.

Our very own Asa Ransom will be in Wburg at Cameo with These Are Powers. It’s the place to be.

Lord Scrummage plays Silent Barn: "Dark dance vibes from dirty Detroit." 

Moviehouse’s Cinemaparque returns to Sternberg Park! To kick off their summer season they are partnering with Arts In Bushwick and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking to create brand new works featuring the artists of Bushwick Open Studios. 8pm!

Tuesday

In the sprit of Tracy Jordan, let’s live every week (in July and early August) like it’s shark week. Shark-themed Killer Movies every Tuesday night at The Bodega with trivia, prizes and "more!"

Yet another opportunity to get involved with the Market Hotel Project awaits you. Latest news: All of the five summonses issued in relation to Market Hotel on 4/3/2010 have been dismissed. (!)