This week, Brooklyn’s Northside Festival pulls out all the stops for the fourth iteration of its annual free affair, which includes music, film, art, workshops, and seminars. Headlining bands, who’ll play at venues all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint, include Of Montreal, Screaming Females, Ceremony, the Felice Brothers, Jens Lekman, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA (who’ll sing the smash album Liquid Swords in its entirety). Accompanying the more than three hundred and fifty musical acts are some fifty films that will be screened at Nitehawk Cinema, indieScreen, and UnionDocs, like Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Take This Waltz, the new Sarah Polley movie starring Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams. Loads of galleries and exhibition spaces have shows planned too, including a group show of local artists at 3rd Ward and the neighborhood-wide Open Studios, where more than a hundred artists will open up their workspaces to the public. New this year is a trade show component that’s geared toward tech entrepreneurs, where a forty-thousand-square-foot Kent Avenue factory will become a conference center.
The Northside Fesival runs from June 14 to 21. View the complete schedule here.