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Park Slope Planner: The Best Events January 31-February 3


magic flute via puppetworks

Hey everybody: let’s plan for a fun weekend, assuming we haven’t all been whisked far, far away by these ridiculous winds.

Thursday, January 31

•  The Gate is hosting an impressive Collaboration of Breweries event tonight, featuring brews from Greenport Harbor (including the debut of its Spring Turning Rye Saison 2013) and Ballast Point (with a barrel-aged Black Marlin Porter 2011). Check the full list here, and if that isn’t enough to attract you, know that they’ll also be serving up their famed fish tacos.

321 Fifth Avenue at 3rd Street, open 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 a.m.

Friday, February 1

•  It’s Jock Jams vs. Nerd Anthems at Bell House this weekend, with the latest installment of their DJ battle event Head On. DJs Brian Blackout, Lepaux, and Spoolwork pit the musical themes against each other, cage-match-style, and you decide the winner by giving your all on the dance floor for the one you like best. The night will begin and end with a free-for-all dance party, but the battle begins at midnight.

149 Seventh Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, 10:00 p.m., free. 

Saturday, February 2

•  Union Hall hosts the North of Nashville Roots Music Festival, celebrating the “complete roots string band experience.”  Headlining the event is Union Street Preservation Society, the folk revivalists who mix “runaway train instrumentals and smokey down-home harmonies” with blues- and bluegrass-inspired tunes. They’re joined by North of Nashville and Barnyard Brothers.

Pop in for dancing after the show, when legendary DJ Jeff Ramos will be hosting a bit of a tonal shift with Foggy Windows, the traveling Brooklyn-based dance party that mixes party classics from the 90s with fun and “approachable” house tracks.

702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue, 8:00 p.m. (7:30 doors), $10 tickets available here. Dancing begins ~10 p.m., free. 

Sunday, February 3

•  GAME DAY! Take a peek at our guide for watching the Super Bowl in the Slope.

•  Puppetworks Theater has a new show in the works, and if you haven’t seen it you should probably stop by. Now through March, the puppet house will be showing The Prince & The Magic Flute, as produced at the Smithsonian Institution. The Washington Star says, “It provides tots with a thrilling hour of melodrama and touches of the wonderful Mozart score.” Also applicable for the young at heart.

338 Sixth Avenue at 4th Street; performances at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.; children’s admission $8, adult’s $9, cash only. Reservations are suggested, call (718) 965-3391 or e-mail

Photo via Puppetworks

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