Thursday, August 29, 8 p.m.
WONDERSHOW – Acts of Magic, Mischief and Mystery
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Brooklyn
What could be more intriguing than these three M’s? At the Wondershow, expect to be treated to a night of impressive illusions, superhuman feats, raucous vaudeville acts and fire (yes, plenty of fire) from a Guinness World Record holder and an award-winning producer—a wondershow, indeed. Tickets are running $15.
Deal nearby: Ozu Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
Friday-Sunday, August 30 - September 1
The NYC Unicycle Festival
Friday: Bike ride starting at 2 p.m. on Manhattan side of Brooklyn Bridge / Saturday and Sunday: Governors Island from noon to 5 p.m.
Calling all people who are good at balancing! This weekend marks the third annual NYC Unicycle Festival. Join in on Friday for a 13-mile bike ride that will take participants across the Brooklyn Bridge, through Prospect Park, down the Ocean Parkway bike path, and end at Coney Island for food, fireworks and rides on the Wonder Wheel. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival hightails it over to Governors Island for games, races, record-setting attempts (!) and training workshops (in case you aren’t one of those good-at-balancing people.)
Deal nearby: Stamina Grill & Juice Bar
Saturday, August 31, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Makossa Brooklyn Cookout: Season Finale
Brooklyn Tap House, 590 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn
Even though we staunchly refuse to admit that summer is coming to a close (never lose hope, never surrender!), Brooklyn Taphouse is saying goodbye to the season in style. Their last Makossa Brooklyn Cookout of the summer promises to be filled with warm sun, tasty food, a photobooth, manicurists and all-day dancing to six different performances. And, yes, plenty of booze to help you forget fall is coming, because it's not.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Saturday, August 31, 5 p.m.
Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., Manhattan
Ever wondered what life would be like on the inside of an Agatha Christie novel? Here’s your chance to be the detective, while exploring the hallowed halls of the Met. A curator has been murdered, and the secrets linked to his untimely demise can only be unlocked by clues connected to the museum’s artworks. Can you crack the code? Tickets are a cool $44.50.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Upper East Side)
Saturday, August 31, 8 p.m.
Point Break Live!
Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St., Brooklyn
Before Kathryn Bigelow directed light-hearted films like “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” she was busy making one of the Greatest Movies of Our Time. That’s right, folks. The year was 1991, and Special Agent Johnny Utah (a.k.a. Keanu Reeves) was deep undercover on the beaches of Los Angeles, hunting down a gang of bank robbers. At Littlefield in Brooklyn, they’re taking his investigation to a whole new level: a live cast acts out the scenes while one audience member is chosen to be Johnny Utah himself. Dress the part and get radical. “Speak into the microphone, squid brain!” Tickets are $26.
Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s