The worst film ever made will take the stage this weekend in Gowanus — with an all-star cast! “Plan Nine From Outer Space,” director Ed Wood’s bizarro tale of aliens and zombies, will get a live staged reading with comedians Gilbert Godfried, Michael Ian Black, John Hodgman, and Jean Grae, among others, taking on the stilted dialogue.
8 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
There are many Oktoberfest celebrations happening this weekend in Brooklyn, but only the party in the Archway will feature Melina and the Oompahs, a dirndl and lederhosen–clad band of tubas and accordians pumping out German hits starting at 5 pm. Grab a stein from the Lighthouse, chow down on a bratwurst, and toast the subway rumbling overhead. Prost!
1–10 pm at the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge [Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in Dumbo, (718) 237–8700, www.dumbo.is. Free.
The Brooklyn Giglio Boys Club will throw a Columbus Day block party this afternoon, and everyone is invited! The day is a slightly lower-key version of the giant Giglio festival in July, with plenty Italian food and drinks, and a group of hefty guys hauling an 80-foot tower into the air and dancing through the street with it.
3–11 pm on Lorimer Street between Metropolitan Avenue and Devoe Street in Williamsburg. Free.
The Honk NYC four-day festival of marching bands kicks off this afternoon with a free party at City Reliquary, featuring the Nevermind Orchestra (pictured), which only plays Nirvana tunes, Williamsburg act the L Train Brass Band, and the New Creations Brass Band, among others.
8 pm at City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, www.cityr
Catch another classic horror film while just a room away from its subject! Watch 1932 cult-classic horror movie “The Mummy,” then take a tour of the “Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” exhibit with curator Ed Bleiberg, who will discuss some of the creative liberties taken by the filmmakers.
7 pm at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brook