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Park Slope Planner: The Best Events June 13 – 16


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The weekend might start out a little rainy, but you don’t need good weather to enjoy some live music, comedy, or art. Check out these upcoming local events:

New Orleans in Brooklyn
When: Thursday June 13, 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Two Boots, 514 Second Street (at Seventh Avenue)
What: Brooklyn-based artist John Tebeau presents a selection of drawings and paintings inspired by his many visits to New Orleans, featuring images ranging from the beloved music venue Tipitina’s to a colorful view of a crawfish boil to a promotional poster done for Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Enjoy the unveiling with some live music, free appetizers, and cheap drink specials.
How much: Free!

Flying Home at Barbés
When: Thursday June 13, 10 p.m.
Where: Barbés, 376 Ninth Street (at Sixth Avenue)
What: Drummer John Mettam’s new sextet, Flying Home, performs classic repertoire of the Benny Goodman small ensembles from the Sextet, Quintet, Quartet, and Trio, plus big band hits of the 30s and 40s. FATHER’S DAY BONUS: From 8 – 10 p.m., Birth Day Presence will be at the bar, buying drinks (beer or wine) for dads! So, if you’re a dad, stop in early, enjoy a free drink, and swap stories with other local fathers.
How much: $10 suggested donation

Party Like It’s 1999: Can’t Hardly Wait For June Edition
When: Friday June 14, 9 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh Street (between Second & Third Avenues)
What: Bell House’s regular dance party changes it up this month by starting an hour early– giving you some bonus time with the best pop, rock, hip-hop, and R&B from the 90s– and by welcoming their first-ever guest DJ, Jonny Cragg from 90s band Spacehog.
How much: Free!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
When: Saturday June 15, 8 p.m. (7:30 doors)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (at Fifth Avenue)
What: Host Bryan Cook brings his monthly LA comedy show (and soon-to-be podcast) to Brooklyn, featuring ten local comics as they write and perform Erotic Fan Fiction pieces based on their whims or audience suggestions. Gracing the stage will be Dave Hill, Sean Donnelly, Claudia Cogan, and more. As the web site says, “It’s really stupid.”
How much: $10, tickets available here.

Seventh Heaven Street Fair
Sunday June 16, 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Seventh Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 18th Street
What: They haven’t revealed too many details about this year’s Seventh Avenue festival, but you can count on local merchants (“local” heavily emphasized), crafts, food, rides, antiques, and art.
How much: Free!

Artist Party
When: Sunday May 26, 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 Fourth Avenue (at Third Street)
What: Every month, the cafe hosts a night for artists and performers to come together and perform their music, show movie trailers, tell jokes, introduce their newest project, and meet and mingle. Each party features five artists’ showcases, so come out to meet and drink with a bunch of awesome people.
How much: Free!

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