Martin Short at BAM and Jerrod Carmichael at the Bell House: 23 things to do this weekend

While we still don’t exactly have spring weather in the forecast, there’s plenty of spring-y and Easter events to check out this weekend.

Comedians Martin Short and Jerrod Carmichael both make rare live appearances in the borough this weekend — though not at the same place (someday, maybe). Friday brings a Beyoncé-themed party in celebration of her new album, “Cowboy Carter,” at 3 Dollar Bill. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity hosts a Good Friday service that evening, and DeKalb Market Hall has their monthly nighttime market.

Town Square’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt is Saturday morning and so is the Myrtle Avenue Spring Scavenger Hunt. The Marsha P. Johnson State Park hosts a celebration in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility that afternoon. C’mon Everybody has a party for all the himbos in your life, too.

Sunday is a bit slower with an Easter service at St. John’s Park Slope. The William Vale holds an Easter Hoppy Hour for the kid in you.

Oh, and the Prospect Park carousel officially opens for the season on Thursday. Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 29

Living Cartoons: Live Action Films by Animators
Friday through April 25
BAM has created a unique line-up of live-action movies directed by animators. This series examines the aesthetic choices of artists who began in the world of animation before moving into live-action filmmaking. See movies like “Beetlejuice,” “Shin Ultraman,” and “Idiocracy.” 30 Lafayette Avenue. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children and seniors.

‘Ugly Beauties’
On view through April 24
A new public art installation by artist Curry J. Hackett, “Ugly Beauties” features a panoramic display of AI-generated images of Black people juxtaposed with the various native and invasive plant species — so-called “weeds” — that flourish in New York City, prompting viewers to consider society’s perception of beauty and belonging. Commissioned by The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership with support from Two Trees Management Co. The Plaza at 300 Ashland. Free.

Final weekend for ‘Fashion Forward’ at ‘B’ Dry Goods
On view through March 30
The exhibit winding down at “B” Dry Goods in Crown Heights presents a wide-ranging celebration of the fashion arts, featuring original paintings and drawings by designers Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Antonio Lopez, Christian Dior and others, as well as original textiles, garments, ephemera and contemporary artworks which straddle or investigate the art and fashion worlds. The show also presents original garments and accessories worn or advertised by figures such as Josephine Baker, David Hockney, Frank Zappa, Maria Callas, Duke Ellington, Paul Newman and more. 679 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights. Free.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Kings Plaza
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Easter weekend is here and it’s your last chance to have your kid’s picture taken with the giant bunny at Kings Plaza. Pre-booking is recommended. Visit the Bunny on Level 2. 5100 Kings Plaza.

Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Green Meadows Farm hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday and Sunday. The whole family is invited to search for colorful eggs, explore the Bunny House, and discover the farm playground. Your ticket also includes a picture with the Easter bunny, a hayride, and visits with tons of animals like alpacas and ponies. 3159 Flatbush Avenue. Tickets are $14 per person, two and above.

Guster at the Brooklyn Paramount
6 p.m.
What’s old is new again: The Brooklyn Paramount theater is, as of this weekend, officially open for business. Fan favorite Boston alt rockers Guster will grace the opulent stage on Friday. 385 Flatbush Avenue. Tickets start at $66.50

RYL0 headlines Elsewhere
6 p.m.
Shake your thing to RYL0 on Friday night. Last year, she released two mixtapes and performed opening slots for hyperpop icons such as Ayesha Erotica and That Kid. Now RYLo has released her first single of the year, “OO! AH!,” a drill-infused, glitchy pop track. 599 Johnson Avenue. Tickets are $20.

Good Friday Service at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity
6 p.m.
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church hosts a Good Friday service that includes sung passages from the Passion story. It’s not a light-hearted service but it is one of the most unique holy days Christians commemorate every year. 157 Montague Street Brooklyn.

‘A Perfect Day for Caribou’ and a Q&A
7:15 p.m.
This movie by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jeff Rutherford shows an estranged father and son spending the day ambling around a cemetery, wandering the wilderness, searching for family and stumbling through disharmony and heartache. Watch the trailer here and see the movie on Friday night at Roxy Cinema in Manhattan. There will be a Q&A with Jeff Rutherford following the screening moderated by Jefferson White. 2 Avenue of the Americas, Cellar Level. Tickets are $17.

Jordan Temple presents: Sweet Lorraine
7:30 p.m.
Written and performed by Emmy nominee Jordan Temple (Abbott Elementary, Atlanta), Sweet Lorraine is a comedic, heartfelt solo show featuring stories, jazz saxophone accompaniment, freestyle rapping, and clown work to express the love a comedian had for his grandmother Lorraine. Union Hall, 72 Union Street. $15.64

Jerrod Carmichael live in Brooklyn
8 p.m.
The Emmy-winning comedian — whose most recent coming-out special, “Rothaniel,” can be streamed on Max — brings his laconic, casual-yet-angsty stand-up to the Bell House. Tickets are going fast. 149 Seventh Street. $22.59

DeKalb Market Hall Monthly Night Market
9 p.m.
The last Friday of the month is DeKalb Market Hall’s Night Market. Expect special menus and beats from their DJs, and an expanded dance floor for you to let loose and groove. Local artisans will also be on hand to showcase their unique creations. Come out for an evening of bites, beats, and the opportunity to support local talent. 445 Albee Square West.

‘Cowboy Carter’ release party
10 p.m.
In celebration of Beyoncé’s new album “Cowboy Carter,” 3 Dollar Bill hosts Move Forward Music’s “Act II: Club Rodeo — a Beyonce Theme Party.” They will play Beyoncé’s new album front to back. Best rodeo fits are highly recommended. The lineup includes DJ Miss Milan & Arty Furtado with hosts by Dez or Die. 260 Meserole Street. Tickets are $20.

Saturday, March 30

Town Square’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Various times
This Saturday, Town Square’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt is happening at FourFiveSix starting at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Select your start time to enjoy the egg hunt and say hello to the Easter Bunny. Maybe have your face painted too, and parents can buy mimosas and Bloody Marys at an extra cost. 199 Richardson Street. Tickets are $12.50

Luna Park is open!
Open Friday through Monday with various dates scheduled below
Coney Island’s Luna Park opened last Saturday for its 121st season, and this holiday weekend, enjoy a day at the beach and nibble some glizzies. See their spring calendar for other dates and times. 1208 Surf Avenue.

Community Easter Egg Hunt in Prospect Park
11 a.m.
Hope Community NYC will host four egg hunts separated by age group: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The festivities will include prizes and giveaways throughout the event — and the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance for pictures. The day is free, but you do need a ticket to enter. Prospect Park 15th Street entrance.

Myrtle Avenue Spring Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m.
Spring is here and all junior sleuths are invited to the Spring Scavenger Hunt on Myrtle Avenue. Pick up a Myrtle Ave Spring Scavenger Hunt card from their tent located on the Myrtle Avenue Plaza (corner of Myrtle & Hall Streets) and find all eight animals located in storefront windows on Myrtle Avenue. After you’ve written the business name under each animal and completed the card, return it to our tent to receive a goodie bag full of candy and prizes. 490 Myrtle Avenue. Free.

Transgender Day of Visibility
2 p.m.
Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility at Marsha P. Johnson State Park on Saturday afternoon. Listen to stories from Drag Story Hour and visit education tables to learn about how transgender people make the LGBTQIA+ community even more colorful. 90 Kent Avenue.

‘Clifford’ at BAM with an appearance by Martin Short
6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Hollywood Entertainment invites you to the first-ever major New York tribute to Paul Flaherty’s “Clifford,” the 1994 cult-comedy about a very bad 10-year-old played by then-40-year-old Martin Short. Stick around after the 6 p.m. screening when Martin Short, co-star Richard Kind, director Paul Flaherty, co-screenwriter Steven Kampmann and other special guests will appear in person to discuss this unlikely (and uncanny) film’s hard-won battle for admission into the comedy pantheon. 30 Lafayette Avenue. Ticket prices vary.

R&B Music Experience
7:30 p.m.
The R&B Music Experience features Ashanti, Tamar Braxton, Ginuwine, 112, Next, Shai on Saturday. Hosted by DJ AONE and takes place at Barclays Center. 620 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are $95.

10:30 p.m.
Callings all chubs, bears, daddies, and those who love ‘em: Himbo’s monthly dance party is on Saturday night at C’mon Everybody. William Francis B2B Planet B spins House, Disco, and queer bops for a night of everything masc and musk. 325 Franklin Avenue. Tickets are $12.

Sunday, March 31

Easter Sunday at St. John’s Park Slope
10 a.m.
Easter at St. John’s Park Slope will be a jubilant affair with music, and coffee. Check out what St. John’s calls one of their “most beautiful” services of the year. 138 St. John’s Place.

Easter Hoppy Hour
2 p.m.
Play like a kid again, scavenge for eggs, and build your own Bloody Mary all while overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Find the Golden Egg and win a one-night stay at The William Vale. 111 North 12th Street. Tickets are $39.47.

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