The Weekend Guide


No need to dread September.

Claw your way through a bucket of spiced blue crabs, plus corn on the cob and steamed potatoes. Order $15 pitchers of Sixpoint Sehr Crisp lager for all your new pals at the communal table.
Why: Intimidated by the mallets? Chef Peter Hoffman shows you how it’s done.
When: Thru Sat.
Where: Back Forty, 190 Ave. B, at E. 12th St. (212-388-1990). Reservations (required) at backfortynyc.com.

The Made-Up Musical
Shout a word to the comical songbirds on stage, who belt impromptu ballads and more. Hilarity ensues.
Why: Stick around for The Friday Night Show, during which you and fellow audience members jot down workplace confessions for the pro improvisers to reenact.
When: Fri. Musical, 10 p.m.; Night Show, 11:30 p.m.
Where: Magnet Theater, 254 W. 29th St., at Eighth Ave. (212-244-8824). Tickets ($5-$7) at magnettheater.com.

Prohibition Bakery
Get buzzed off booze-infused cupcakes.
Why: Twelve flavors rotate daily, but we raise a hearty cheers to the White Russian (Kahlúa, vodka, espresso cake) and Bee’s Knees (lemon, honey, gin, orange, bee pollen).
When: Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 9 Clinton St., at E. Houston St. (646-596-8294).

Rock ’n’ Roll High School and Valley Girl
What: Vicariously head back to the halls with retro flicks ripe with teenage antics and rebellious tunes.
Why: Try to forget (or relish) that you’ll be in a cubicle instead of homeroom come Tuesday.
When: Rock n’ Roll High School, Fri. & Sat., 12:15 a.m. Valley Girl, Sat. & Sun., 12:15 p.m.
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., b/t Berry St. & Wythe Ave.

Catchy indie pop backs singer Amber Papini’s city-living musings.
Why: Take your “Friends of Friends.”
When: Fri. Doors, 6 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., b/t N. 11th & 12th Sts. Admission is free with R.S.V.P. at denimandsupply.brooklynbowl.com.

NYC Unicycle Festival
One-wheeled wonders take over Governors Island with pro tricksters, games of uni basketball and hockey, and opportunities for first-timers to go for a spin.
Why: Fancy yourself an experienced unicyclist? Join Friday’s thirteen-mile ride across Brooklyn that culminates in fireworks at Coney Island.
When: Ride, Fri., 2 p.m.; festival, Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Ride, meet at Brooklyn Bridge, Centre St., at Park Row; festival, Governors Island. For ferry schedules and directions, go to govisland.com.

Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell / Courtesy of Back Forty 

9 Clinton St
@ E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
Magnet Theater
254 W 29th St
@ 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001
136 Metropolitan Ave
bt Berry St & Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Centre St
@ Park Row
New York, NY 10038
61 Wythe Ave
bt N 11th & N 12th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
190 Ave B
@ 12th St
New York, NY 10009
10 South St
New York, NY 10004