¡Viva Brooklyn! at the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays

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At the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. This month, Saturday, October 5, the museum will feature ¡Viva Brooklyn!, which will highlight the Spanish American identity through music, curatorial talk, film, a pop-up gallery, a social justice forum and a book club. The day starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Free and kid friendly.

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Marc Anthony at the Barclays Center – Valentine’s Day Weekend

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Marc Anthony — the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time — will be performing at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8pm (Valentine’s Day weekend). The two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Avoid ticket hikes by purchasing ticket(s) today.

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Fundraiser: Farewell Summer 2013 Benefit

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Farewell Summer 2013 is a fundraiser that benefits the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation, an organization that awards students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12, at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Expected performances by Common, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Candace Coles and the Strivers Row Poetry Collective. Supporter: $50. Friend: $75. VIP: $125.

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Concert Tickets: Yeezus and Magna Carta NYC Tour Tickets on Sale this Week

Kanye and Jay Z are going on tour, separately. The two hip hop impresarios will be performing around the world and have respectively titled their album tours: Yeezus and Magna Carta. Tour dates and sale dates below.

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Yeezus (w/ Kendrick Lamar) pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, September 11th, 10am. Concert at the Barclays Center November 19th. Concert at Madison Square Garden November 23rd.

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Magna Carta pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday, September 12th, 10am. Back-to-back concerts at the Barclays Center January 12th and 13th.

Labor Day Weekend: Fool’s Gold Presents Day Off at Williamsburg Park

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Fool’s Gold presents Day Off at Williamsburg Park on Monday, September 2. This high energy (18+ crowd) event will exhibit a dj set by Unibros, and performances by Run the Jewels, A$AP Ferg, Migos and other special guests. Time: 2pm – 10pm. Location: 50 Kent Ave BK. Free.

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Labor Day Weekend: Brazilian Day Festival 2013 (Free)

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If you’re in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, join thousands of Brazilians as they celebrate Brazilian independence and culture on Sunday, September 1. Brazilian Day NYC is the largest Brazilian celebration in the United States. The festivities begin at 10am and will take place in Little Brazil, Sixth Ave between 42nd and 56th Streets, and 46th Street between Madison and Seventh Avenues.

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Labor Day Weekend: Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island

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Randall’s Island Park is being transformed into an electronic playground during Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2. E-Zoo is an annual electronic music festival that represents all genres of electronic music and brings together DJs and live acts from around the world. It’s one of those events every New Yorker should experience at least once in their lifetime.

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Labor Day Weekend: Good Morning America Presents Alicia Keys

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After receiving positive feedback from the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert two weeks ago, ISH recommends you to start your Labor Day weekend with a Good Morning America performance by Alicia Keys. Keys is scheduled to perform on Friday, August 30, at 7am. The free concert is part of the Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

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Weekend ISH (8/23 – 8/25): Afro Punk Fest. PS1 Warm Up. Hudson Summer Blues BBQ. Beer Block Party. Central Park Film Festival.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.

Afro Punk Fest

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PS1 Warm Up

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Hudson Summer Blues BBQ

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NYC Brewers Guild Beer Block Party

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Central Park Film Festival

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Music: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park (Free)

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Join jazz legend Jimmy Heath as he pays homage to Charlie Parker’s historic compositions on Friday, August 23, at Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt. Morris Park West. This Summer Stage event will consist of nostalgic performances that will keep Charlie Parker’s spirit and legacy alive. Show starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Free. A must for Jazz enthusiasts.

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the past fifty years, including Charlie Parker himself, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis.

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