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Weekday Fun: The Best Events July 7-9


Prospect Park Philharmonic by ajt on Flickr
Coming down from a fun three-day weekend can be tough, which is why you should get out this week and just continue having fun! From 30 Rock trivia to a free outdoor performance by the New York Philharmonic, there’s plenty to keep that summer spirit going. Details on those events and more:

The Moth StorySlam
When: Monday, July 7, 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Whether you’re chosen to tell your 5-minute story or you just get to listen to others, this month’s topic — pride — should be a pretty fun one! The winning storyteller of the night gets to move on to a GrandSlam Championship.
How much: $8 at the door.

30 Rock Trivia
When: Tuesday, July 8, 8pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: If your muffin top is all that this is the trivia for you — just wear a tux, it is after 6pm.
How much: Free, but first-come, first-served, so arrive early.

Cheap Date Comedy Show
When: Tuesday, July 8, 8pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Join hosts Sharron Paul and Calvin Cole and some of the city’s funniest comics (including Tanisha Long, Streeter Seidell, and more) for a night of big laughs and free snacks.
How much: $5, tickets available in advance.

Created In Brooklyn: Creative Communities
When: Wednesday, July 9, 6:30pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic series, Created in Brooklyn, about how their dedication to their craft shaped their careers and led them to extraordinary accomplishments. This week’s guests are Amy Sananman of Groundswell Murals, Leslie G. Schultz of BRIC, and Rylee Eterginoso and Megan Goins-Diouf of Weeksville Heritage Center.
How much: Free!

Mr. Splitfoot
When: Wednesday, July 9, 7:30pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 3rd Street between 4th & 5th Avenues
What: Mr. Splitfoot is a work of physical theatre inspired by the Fox sisters from upstate NY, who as young girls in the 1850s literally conjured the spiritualist movement into being — a suspenseful tale replete with mystics, hucksters, and fantastic-but-true twists of fate. This production is recommended for adults and mature children.
How much: Free!

The New York Philharmonic & Fireworks
When: Wednesday, July 9, 8pm
Where: Long Meadow Ballfields, Prospect Park
What: Bring a blanket and enjoy one of the world’s greatest orchestras with an awe-inspiring fireworks display to round out the evening.
How much: Free!

Photo by ajt

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