Weekend Warrior: Free Music, Movies, and a Lot of Ice Cream

Who can resist that? Photo: jasonlam TGIF, and now what? Here's a look at events around New York City that are worth checking out.

All weekend

Restaurant Week continues! Get special dinner menus for $38 and lunch for $25 in restaurants all over the city.

Yes, I'll take a pop-up artisanal food market open Friday through Sunday! Check it out: the Super(Duper)Market hosted by Paper Mag.

Last year's Super Duper Market at Chelsea Market. This year's will be held on Mulberry and Prince.

Friday, 8/2

Don't have HBO? Free Fridays at the Film Society of Lincoln Center will show HBO films (including Behind the Candelabra, Too Big to Fail, and Game Change). And again, for free!

The 35th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performance Series at Prospect Park's Bandshell features Jamie Lidell, Dan Deacon and The Stepkids today.

Outdoor movies: Conte D'ÉtéHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneMadagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedNorth of South, West of East, and Young Frankenstein

Saturday, 8/3

It's an Ice Cream Bonanza at The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg this weekend! Don't miss it before it melts.

From noon to four, check out Village Pourhouse's Beertopia. Admission includes beer samples, a pint of beer, and appetizers.

In its first installment, Summer Streets will close down seven miles of New York's normally-traffic-heavy terrain, and transform it into a pedestrian-friendly zoo of food, activities, and art.

Outdoor movies: The Muppets

Sunday, 8/4

The Studio Museum Harlem offers Target Free Sundays this month with family-friendly programming.

At 3pm, Fulton Stall Market brings in local indie bands to perform in their Sound Bites series.

Starting this sunday, the third annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival will feature Brooklyn-centric indie films.

Outdoor movies: Pretty in Pink, and The Warriors

Happy weekend!

HBO Presents "Brave New Voices"

Last Sunday, my team and I had the pleasure of preparing food for and attending HBO's premier of "Brave New Voices", a show devoted to young poets competing in the Brave New Voices national poetry slam competition. It was so inspiring to see these youngsters pour their hearts and souls into their craft and we had the pleasure of hearing a few perform live for us at the HBO screening room. After the screening, we all mingled over some fish tacos, prosciutto date cigars and mini red velvet cupcakes.

More photos of the event after the jump.