Grab bae, call up your girls and hit the streets! This weekend is officially August and with one month left in summer, it’s time to kick your social life into overdrive.

If you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, we’ve rounded up 5 great ones for you!


Hip Hop Karaoke

If you’re the friend everyone tells to shut up in the car because you got every bar of that Kendrick song down, then Hip Hop Karaoke is for you. This Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, they’ll provide you “the beats, the lyrics, the mics, the stage, the DJ, and even a hypeman” to back you up while you show off your flow skills. For $7 in advanced or $10 at the door you can be a hip hop star.

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Brasil Summer Fest

Brasil Summer Fest is in full swing this weekend; check out the 10-day festival of “contagious Brazilian fever all over NYC.” Don’t miss out on all the rhythmic, musical, colorful delight and up with a new, free event every night until August 8th on their site.


First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum

The first Saturday of every month Brooklyn Museum transforms into a cultured nightlife attraction, featuring free eclectic exhibits, entertainment and of course art! This month’s theme is Caribbean Heritage, so grab your flag and head over for a night full of performances, good food, and great vibes, not to mention a screening of Ackee & Saltfish. Check out more details on their site.

Taj Soul Brunch Party

First Sunday Soul Brunch at Taj

Sunday brunch is definitely a Black millennial staple and First Sunday Soul Brunch at Taj is a hotspot for the young Black professional, get your Sunday turn-up on at this lively brunch that takes over the two-floor cocktail lounge with an Indian-themed décor. It’s free just to party and $35 for unlimited soul food and brunch buffet. Get the details here.


Rooftop Films

Grab a partner and catch an outdoor showing of “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything” over at Habana Outpost this Sunday at 8. Grab some great food and a crisp drink while you’re at it! Learn more here.



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