1. You need Queer Country. "Hosted by Karen & the Sorrows, brings together Brooklyn's favorite country bands for a night of honkeytonk, heartbreaks, and whiskey milkshakes," according to Branded Saloon. , 603 Vanderbilt Ave., 8 p.m. Free.
2. You need to give back ... and some new accessories. Head to Chouchounette for the , where you can buy bags, shoes, and jewelry made by women in underprivileged rural areas in Uganda. 275 Flatbush Ave., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3. You need to Sing Along to The Muppets! Be a kid again and head to which begins with a sing-along to the score of the 1979 movie with the Loser's Lounge followed by a showing of the film. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West, 7:30 p.m. (but get there early), Free.
4. You and the kids need to cheer on our local Olympians. Did you know on the swim team? (See here.) Take the kids to a pep rally for her followed by a "Fit Kids Run" as part of . See our for tons of other options.
4.5 You and your buddies need to cheer on Team USA ... and do a few shots. See our list of .
5. You need to know if your train is running ... and if you have to move your car. There are no scheduled service changes affecting Prospect Heights stations all weekend, according to the MTA. For car owners, alternate side parking rules won't be suspended again until Wednesday, August 15 for Feast of the Assumption, according to the NYCDOT.