Cartoons aren’t just for kids. In fact they go pretty well with cocktails—and beer and vodka. The Animation Block Party understands, and this year the festival toasts its 10th anniversary with an extra day of screenings and partying, not to mention the best and brightest animated shorts chosen from an international submission pool of hundreds. Tonight kicks off with the 2013 T-shirt launch and cocktail party before tomorrow’s official opening at the Williamsburg Hall of Music, which features live performances and exclusive shorts from animation bigwigs like Pixar, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. Later in the week, Rooftop Films hosts an outdoor screening of world premieres, and the official after-party at the Brooklyn Academy of Music—which promises free food, drinks, and all the cartoons you could ever desire—is not to be missed.

Wed., July 24, 6 p.m., 2013