Take a moment to paws and enjoy the paintings at the Bushy Tails pet store. Artist Joy Malin creates portraits of people’s furry friends, including her daughter’s doggy Mo (above), which will be on display this weekend alongside the puppy food and cat toys. The unlikely art location is part of Bushwick Open Studios, the annual art explosion that dominates the neighborhood June 5–7.
Bushy Tails [177 Irving Ave., between Stanhope and Stockholm streets in Bushwick, (347) 435-3959, www.bushy
This tiny comics fest in the heart of Williamsburg attracts some top talent, including indie darlings like R. Sikoryak (“Masterpiece Comics”) and Box Brown (“Andre the Giant: Life and Legend”), as well as newcomers peddling their first mini-comics. This low-key convention lets you check out new sequential art and chat with cartoonists without fighting past Iron Man cosplayers.
Noon–8 pm at Bird River Studios (343 Grand St. between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg. www.grand
End a lazy weekend by soaking up some avante-garde improvisation from jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The prolific bandleader and composer has released more than 30 records since 1972, including 2012’s Pulitzer-nominated “Ten Freedom Summers.” The Mississippi jazzman performs tonight with his Golden Quartet band.
8 pm at Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall [58 7th Ave. at Lincoln Place in Park Slope, www.bqcm.org). $20 ($15 students and seniors).
Saint Patrick’s Day is more than nine months away, so how do you keep your Irish eyes smiling? Fill them with images from Irish features filmed right here in Brooklyn. “Bric Flix: Uncover Brooklyn Irish Cinema” will screen excerpts from two recently completed films and an episode of “On the Lig,” a comedy web series about Irish artists who crash Brooklyn art events for the food and drinks. A talk with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
7 pm at The Stoop at BRIC House [647 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683-5600, www.brica
Get a jump on Brooklyn Pride by pogo-ing with queer punk bands at this raucous indie music showcase in Crown Heights. “Queer, Punk, and Proud” features Brooklyn’s own Girlcrush (pictured), along with Bitchtits, Sateen, and Golden Alphabet.
7 pm at Friends and Lovers (641 Classon Ave. between Pacific and Dean streets in Crown Heights, www.fnlbk.com). $10.