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Weekday Fun: Monday-Wednesday Events


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Did anyone catch how beautiful it was this morning? So sunny, so not-freezing. If work kept you inside, don’t feel too bad. There’s plenty of fun to be had after the sun goes down. Here are our picks for this week’s events.

Monday: Tonight at Union Hall, notable Hampshire College alumni are gathering for an evening of readings and conversation. Eugene Mirman hosts the event, which features poet and author Aracelis Girmay in discussion with nationally best-selling author Jeff Sharlet. Stop by for what is sure to be a thought-provoking departure from the venue’s usual antics.

702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue, 8:00 p.m. (7:30 doors), free. 

Tuesday: Learn how to make the best cupcakes in town at Butter Lane’s cupcake class!

240 Seventh Avenue, 6:00-8:00 p.m., $50 registration, sign up here.

Wednesday: Join celebrated photographer Jamel Shabazz at the Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch) as he talks about his experience of coming of age in Brooklyn as a young photographer. Shabazz’s portraits (see one above) have been on display at the library since late December, and the exhibition closes February 28. Hear the stories behind the images, and the inspiration that has driven Shabazz to document the lives of the people around him. Wine and cheese will be served; seating is limited to 40.

Brooklyn Collection at the Central Branch, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (6:30 doors), free. 

Photo credit Jamel Shabazz

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