Watching movies indoors? Over. Films in the park? Too many bugs. The cool kids this Friday are chilling out up top, watching short films about escape on the roof of Industry City, followed by a New Amsterdam Vodka-sponsored after-party.
8 pm at Industry City (220 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.rooft
The 11th annual kidsfilmfest, a pint-size spin-off of the Brooklyn Film Festival, caters to junior movie mavens with a showcase of G-rated short films and talks with the filmmakers.
1 pm at Made in New York Media Center [30 John St. between Jay and Pearl streets in Dumbo, (718) 729–6677, www.kidsf
These zombies seek brains, beer, and shredding! The New York City Zombie Crawl will stagger through McCarren Park on Sunday evening on its way to an after-party featuring zombies on skateboards, bloody burlesque, and musical guests Unicorn Smack, Sparklefight, and BLKVampires.
8:30 pm at Black Bear Bar (70 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, www.nyczo
After 22 albums, 10 Grammys, and more than 40 years of performing, the legendary “Queen of Funk” Chaka Khan reaches the pinnacle of her career by performing before a discerning crowd of Brooklynites, kicking off this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn festival.
8 pm at Prospect Park Bandshell (enter at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope), (718) 965–8900, www.brica
Every festival in the borough seems to kick off this week, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music R&B Festival at Metrotech joins the crowd by launching its lunchtime series on Thursday with Mississippi bluesman Bobby Rush, known for bawdy songs like “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man” and “Chicken Heads.”
Noon at Metrotech Commons (2 Metrotech Center between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue Downtown, www.bam.org). Free.