The Weekend Playbook: An outdoor keg party, free chicken parm sliders, and a whole-pig luau

5 Napkin Burger - Things to Do this weekend

Free Stuff!To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Soho neighborhood favorite Galli is throwing a one-night-only bash, this Friday, with free chicken parm sliders, rice balls, and their signature Lansky cocktail with rye, Aperol, and Ramazzotti amaro. Email to RSVP

Thursday, August 8thRed Hook's cocktail heavy-hitter Fort Defiance has created Forbidden Island, a tiki-themed cocktail party that was born from a rum-fueled house party a few blocks away. It'll feature famed tipples from Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber, as well as Forbidden Noodles, every Thursday 530-11p.

Throughout the WeekendFor three days, underground partiers Gemini & Scorpio are throwing a 10th-anniversary bash, including a free Lincoln Center party Friday, a costumed steampunk ball on Saturday, and a riverboat cruise on Sunday. This is how you go to them

Saturday, August 10thSummer Streets is going down throughout basically all of Manhattan, with things like rock-climbing walls, ziplines, mini golf, and the Park Avenue Tunnel being open to pedestrians for the first time ever as it's transformed into an art installation with some funky sound things going on

Astoria's 5 Napkin Burger is throwing an outdoor Bacon, Keg, and Cheese Party where, from 11a-2p, $20 gets you bottomless pints from SingleCut Beersmiths, and you can also grab the special brunch burger with bacon grounds, scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon, and beer/cheese rarebit sauce

Sunday, August 11thThe Marlow Summer Fair from the team at Marlow & Sons and Diner is going down in a parking lot in South Williamsburg with tons of sausage & pepps, grilled corn, beers, and sno-cones

The biggest Heritage Radio Network party of the year is going down in Roberta's garden, complete with a Hawaiian-style pig roast featuring Daniel Delaney, tuna poke from Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co, and beer from Empire. Get tix here