This Weekend’s Events: Afropunk Fest, Chelsea Bazaar, Soup Competition


Another of the dwindling weekends of summer is upon us. Here’s a look at what’s in store:

Afropunk Fest, Commodore Barry Park, Nassau & Navy Streets, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.

A celebration of multicultural musical talents and diversity wouldn’t be complete without an array of global cuisine. Food trucks from around the city, including Korilla BBQ and Waffles & Dinges, will roll out their specialties to concert-goers during the annual celebration, which features performances by Chuck D and Living Colour. A pop-up restaurant row featuring South African specialties from Madiba among other Brooklyn kitchens will also be resurrected. And check out this year’s “Afropunk After Dark,” which continues the musical celebration at various venues throughout Fort Greene offering a variety of drink specials for attendees. While the event is free, a suggested donation of $25 provides a fast pass to skip the line. And if you’re an early riser, there’s also a fast pass brunch package on sale for $50, which gets you entrance to a midday meal catered by Dinosaur BBQ.

Chelsea Bazaar, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

With a three hour open bar and unlimited eats from around the city, sometimes it makes sense to spend a beautiful summer evening indoors. Guests will snack on small plates from the likes of Swine and Betel and sip an array of cocktails and brews to match. The event also features exclusive sales on a variety of clothing and local services. Tickets are $36.

Third Annual Some Like it Cold: A Summer Soup Competition, Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 5 p.m.

A $10 ticket–or $15 on the day of the event–gives you the chance to help determine which gazpacho wizard takes home the title of best cold soup in NYC. Voters receive a complimentary rum cocktail courtesy of Huckleberry Bar along with the chance to sample each entrant’s handiwork. Last year’s winning concoction was an avocado-mango soup with crab; there’s no telling what contestants have in store this summer.