The Brooklyn Indie Market hosts The Grand Chrono'nauts Tea this Saturday afternoon from 11am-6pm on Smith and Union Sts in Carroll Gardens. It's essentially being billed as a "Circus of the Steampunks," and for those of you unfamiliar with the anachronistic sub-cultchah, I suggest you read any of the free-to-download Steampunk Magazine essays found here for the best explanations you can find anywhere, then head over to Boing Boing's archive here, and finally enjoy blowing your DIY mind over at the Steampunk Workshop. Tomorrow's event will feature a Steampunk-themed fashion show, a Steampunk 101 reading and talk by G.D. Falksen, plus music from a saw musician, cupcakes and vintage lifestyle goods, and two Victorian photobooths! The fashion show is the centerpiece of the afternoon: we're told there'll be lots of shirtwaists, top hats, bustles, pocket watches, and brass goggles from indie designers like Sylvia Holden and Rebecca Shepard. Loves it.
Brooklyn Indie Market has plenty more info about the designers and tons of links to check.
For those of you who prefer your artsy stuff on public walls instead of on models, Gothamist's Jake Dobkin and Steph Goralnick will lead their first tour of DUMBO street art, on Sunday afternoon (note: changed from Saturday due to the rain forecast) at 3:30 pm; meet at the York St. stop. Bring your camera and explore some of the area's gorg graffiti -- you may even wind up on a rooftop. And some luckies who take the best snaps of the day will win a prize or two.