Adiós summer!!!! Sorry sweat-lovers but this season is coming to an end & this town is ready to celebrate.  For those of us sticking around, we’ve got plenty to do: BBQs, anniversary parties, fundraisers, some rather intense (in a good way) art exhibits, and lots of opportunities to learn something new.  Be safe & enjoy the extra long weekend!

Tonight

Storefront is switchin’ things up with a special Thursday night opening for The Joe Bonham Project, an exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, organized by guest curator James Panero.

And at the Wreck Room, it’s Kitty night.  DJs, drink specials, cat costumes (and calls, I’m sure), come together to “bring back Thursday.”  I say go hungry, and have a ball or two while you’re there.

Friday

The savagely burglarized Silent Barn still needs our help.  Brooklyn Fireproof plays host for tonight’s benefit show, featuring Old Table, Jefferson High, Decades, Colour Buk, Genuine Imitiations, Humbert Humbert & Donner Party Picnic.

It’s fundraiser time at Vaudeville Park.  For $12 they are promising a panoply of horror films, a “Dungeon of Hell,” some live drumming, a bicycle wheel virtuoso, and a Brooklyn Brewery open bar.  

WE ARE: is of course here, this week starring Jonathan Ehrenbert & Meredith James.  

And Baby States kicks off their September tour with a live show at Cafe Orwell.

Saturday

The amazing Bushwick Farmer’s Market kicks off a new program today: Bushwick Farmer’s Market Cooks!  Every Saturday from 11am to 4pm they are offering free workshops, demos, tastings & talks – all about, you guessed it: food.  

Wanna celebrate the end to this steamy & rather tumultuous season?  Goodbye Blue Monday is all over it.  Tonight focuses on the underground DJ scene, heavy on the dubstep and drum n bass, with a special scanic dance performance to boot.  This is your Last Chance to Dance Party.

Also, The Freedom Garden is open.  Beginning at 9pm, go sit in the lovely Bushwick outdoors for some live music by Girls and Gods, Angelo Spagnolo, Friend Roulette and Tom Blacklung andthe Smokestacks.  

Sunday

Once again, GBM is the place to party summer away, with a chill BBQ and two stages fully loaded with BK’s finest.

Over at Microscope Gallery it’s the final event of their very first year, aptly titled “Nepotism,” and starring their very own Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti.  Burchill is set to present some of her new short videos, with Monti performing an improvised sound piece using magnets and portable radios.  The festivities begin at 7pm.

Live Storytelling on the Main Stage, with host Kelly Brannon and 2-for-1 drink specials, is happening at Bodega.  Go get informed, entertained and enlightened.

Plus The Nuclears return to Beauty Bar!

Monday

There’s a “Labor Day Outside Bash” at Brooklyn Fireproof beginning at 3pm…

And if you can believe, just the usual suspects remain.

Wednesday

There’s a rather intriguing video/music/photography show opening tonight at 950 Hart Gallery:  “Worm Carnevale’s work is composed of exquisite nuances and juxtapositions of identity, adolescence, violence and sexuality.”  We Dream As We Live.  Let’s hope so.

Plus Drink N’ Draw is on at 3rd Ward, and I hear if it’s nice out, they take it outdoors.  Naked bodies & beer in the courtyard?  Yes, please.