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Bad Bunny is ‘Most Wanted’ at Barclays Center: 15 things to do this weekend

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“Te portas bonito?” Lucky for you, It’s officially Bad Bunny weekend in Brooklyn: Benito is coming to the Barclays Center for three consecutive nights starting Thursday.

Didn’t cop tickets? Check- out “Queering the Canon: Besties” at BAM, where you can see some of the best queer movies of all time, Friday through Monday. Also this weekend, The New Mastersounds bring their funky sound to the Brooklyn Bowl on Friday and Saturday.

Many Dumbo artist studios are taking part in Dumbo Open Studios during the day Saturday. The Brooklyn Cyclones have all-you-can-drink home games beginning this Saturday afternoon. Plus, there are two comedy shows at The Bell House and Brooklyn Comedy Collective on Saturday night.

The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and you can see them on Sunday (or anytime). There’s also a 5K run/walk for underprivileged scholar-athletes, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates Eid al-Fitr.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 12

Bad Bunny: The Most Wanted Tour
Friday and Saturday nights
Bad Bunny’s “The Most Wanted Tour” is coming to Barclays Center on Friday and Saturday nights in support of the Puerto Rican mega-star’s fifth studio album, “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana.” Guest artists like Feid and Young Miko have shown up to play with El Conejo Malo on this tour already, so you might reasonably expect some big names to pop-up this weekend at Barclays Center. 620 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets start at $279.

‘Queering the Canon: Besties’
Various times through April 15
NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ+ film and media organization, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music host the fourth edition of their annual retrospective screening series “Queering the Canon: Besties” this weekend. Start threading those friendship bracelets and prepare for a wild ride through the dynamic joys and complexities of queer-positive camaraderie. Celebrate the vital and varied roles fellowship plays in LGBTQ+ lives through this retrospective movie series that spotlights BFFs road tripping, robbing banks, dispensing dating advice, hustling and more. 30 Lafayette Avenue. Ticket prices vary, some screenings are sold out but there will be rush lines.

Ceramic Exhibition: Fermentation bed
The exhibit runs through April 21
One of Japan’s emerging artists has launched a solo exhibition, “Fermentation Bed,” at Cibone Brooklyn in Greenpoint. U-Turn Ushiro is a ceramist from Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture, considered one of Japan’s pottery hubs. U-Turn’s various ceramics are will be displayed, featuring pieces that can be incorporated into your every day; these are not just works of art only meant to be admired. 50 Norman Avenue.

‘Heart,’ a skate photography book launch party
6 to 9 p.m.
Lucas Beaufort is a French visual artist, filmmaker, and lifelong skateboarder who turned his Covid quarantine into a yearlong quest to document and celebrate the world’s most iconic skateboarding hubs in a new photography book “Heart.” He’s coming to Tenant on Friday night to kick off his U.S. tour and plans on documenting and interviewing attendees, so maybe you’ll be the focus of his next project. Read our conversation with Beaufort before the party. 1096 Dekalb Avenue.

The New Mastersounds
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
The New Mastersounds are a four-piece band based in Leeds, England, bringing their modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock to The Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night. They describe their sound as “Grant Green and Lou Donaldson having a fight in a Hammond Organ shop while James Brown holds the coats.” (And if you didn’t sweat enough, check out Gimme Gimme Disco after Saturday’s show.) 61 Wythe Avenue. Tickets are $25.

Saturday, April 13

Smorgasburg
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Marsha P. Johnson Park
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Breeze Hill in Prospect Park
Is it really spring until Smorgasburg returns? The weekly seasonal outdoor food market takes place on Saturdays at Williamsburg‘s Marsha P. Johnson State Park and on Sundays at Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill, with 70 vendors in all. Read our preview of this year’s best newcomers.

Dumbo Open Studios
1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Dumbo Open Studios is a yearly event where artists across the neighborhood open their studios to the public for discussions between the artists and the community on their latest works. This year’s Dumbo Open Studios event will feature 155 groundbreaking artists opening up their studios to the public. Various locations.

All-you-can-drink Saturdays at the Brooklyn Cyclones
2 p.m.
The Brooklyn Cyclones will offer “BasebALL You Can Drink” tickets at every Saturday home game this season. Go get absolutely smashed in Coney Island on Saturday afternoon. The special package offers two hours of an open bar starting 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch and running for 90 minutes after it. You can pick up your drinks at The Backyard, with a menu featuring beer, wine, hard seltzer, mixed drinks, and soft drinks. 21+. 1904 Surf Avenue. Tickets are $63.

Matteo Lane and Nick Smith: ‘I Never Liked You’ Live
7 p.m.
Hang out with comedians Matteo Lane and Nick Smith at a live recording of their “I Never Liked You” podcast. They’re bringing the show to The Bell House and going all out: expect unfiltered talks, extra chaos, and lots of arguments. Special guests and a surprise performance are on the agenda for the evening. 149 Seventh Street (between Second and Third Avenues). Tickets are $25.

Shitty Mozart: Hits, Bits & Shits
8:30 p.m.
On Saturday night, Shitty Mozart (Aaron Nemo, a writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”) performs a dazzlingly chaotic one-man multimedia concerto at Brooklyn Comedy Collective. Nemo will play instruments he invented, perform duets with cartoons he drew and even conduct a homemade laser light show. 167 Graham Avenue. Tickets are $17.

Sunday, April 14

Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is tracking the progress of the latest cherry blossoms on the Cherrywatch section of its website, and on Sunday, you can see them in person. The cherry blossoms in bloom include the bubble gum-pink Prunus Pendula ‘Pendula Rosea’ and lily white Prunus ‘Fudan-zakura.’ Entrances at 150 Eastern Parkway, 990 Washington Avenue, and 455 Flatbush Avenue. Tickets range from $12 to $18, and children 12 and under get in free.

360 Academic Sports Academy 5K Run/Walk
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The 360 Academic Sports Academy 5K Run/Walk raises money for underprivileged scholar athletes. Your registration comes with Live text/email results and finish line photos. Meet at the Veterans Pier and Shore Road & Bay Ridge Avenue. Registration cost $35.

Brooklyn Museum Pop-up Market
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., every Sunday through mid-November
Brooklyn Pop-up happens this Sunday for its weekly artisan market with 30-plus vendors at Brooklyn Museum. Hosted at the museum’s front plaza, this year the pop-up expands its food offerings and will offer new activations and other initiatives to bring Brooklyn together. Oh, and there’s a DJ set every afternoon. 200 Eastern Parkway. Free.

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Bk Children’s Museum
11 a.m. to 4 p.m
Brooklyn Children’s Museum will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday with a fun-filled day of food, music, dance, and art marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting. You’ll learn the story of Eid al-Fitr, enjoy hands-on activities, and celebrate cultural traditions from across the Muslim world with Council Member Shahana Hanif and various cultural partners, artists, and performers. 145 Brooklyn Avenue. Tickets are $14 to $15 and free for kids under one.

Gowanus Makers Market & Bar Hop
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Grab some friends for this fun sip-and-shop event in the Gowanus neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. You can shop from 50 makers, artists, and vintage vendors with a drink in hand. Find vendors and cool vibes at Finback Brewery, Strong Rope Brewery, Littlefield, Wild East Brewing, and Threes Brewing. littlefield arranged the market and you can find them at 635 Sackett Street. Free.

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