photo: 50 Kent, 2014 (more by PSquared)
50 Kent 2015 Schedule

Williamsburg's 50 Kent is seeing some film fun this summer, in addition to concerts, with Nitehawk Cinema's third annual free outdoor screening series starting in July. Nitehawk is teaming with BuzzFeed to present two FREE films under the stars: Billy Madison on July 7 and Mallrats on August 4, both special 20th anniversary screenings.

Stars Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be doing a Q&A ahead of the Mallrats screening (8/4). Doors are at 5 PM and the movies begin at dusk. Again those screenings are free.

Also, Nitehawk's 2015 Shorts Festival is coming up! The five-day event highlighting the short film work of local artists and filmmakers will run November 11 - November 15, with special brunches, parties and Signature Series programming. Submissions for the festival are open now, and will continue through August 24. Tickets are on sale.

This week's Northside Festival 2015 is in full swing and will host big shows all weekend: Neko Case, Rhye, and Majical Cloudz on Friday, June 12 (tickets); Best Coast, Built To Spill, Alvvays and Bully on Saturday, June 13 (tickets); and Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples on  Sunday, June 14 (tickets).

After Northside is over, Verboten StageONE will present three, all-day dance-oriented shows: Sasha, SCUBA, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Brad Miller and Joris Voorn on July 3 (tickets); Jamie xx, Maya Jane Coles, andhim, Matador, Nastia and Bedouin on August 23 (tickets); and Carl Craig, Audion (aka Matthew Dear), Magda, Gaiser, Floorplan and Moodymann on September 19 (tickets). You can also buy a $200 combo ticket that gets you into all three.

Also in July: Common, Lion Babe, Mobb Deep, Charles Hamilton, Pitch Black Brass Band, Skyzoo, Rob Swift, Torae and Ralph "Uncle Ralph" McDaniels will play The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday, July 17 (tickets); and the The Greatest Day Ever, featuring Travis Scott, Trippy Turtle and more, happens on Saturday, July 18 (tickets).