Comedy & Music Night
When: Tuesday, September 2, 7pm
Where: Five Spot Soul Food
What: Five Spot presents a set by DJ MoBetta, followed by an evening of comedy–and of course, all the drinks and soul food you can handle.
How much: Free admission
a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster
When: Wednesday, September 3
Where: MoCADA (80 Hanson Place between South Elliott Place and South Portland Avenue)
What: Inspired by recent catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, and more, this powerful exhibition utilizes works on canvas, video clips, and other mediums to document “the ways Black bodies experience environmental hazards and natural disaster.” The installation is up until November 9.
How much: Suggested admission $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for kids under 12
Truly Yours Vinyl Night
When: Thursday, September 4, starting at 9pm
Where: The Great Georgiana (248 Dekalb Avenue at Vanderbilt Avenue)
What: DJ Akalepse spins old school sounds at the noted vinyl-loving restaurant, which will of course be serving drinks and grub to keep you energized for dancing.
How much: Free admission
Outdoor Sing Along
When: Friday, September 5
Where: Putnam Plaza Triangle (at Fulton Street and Grand Avenue)
What: Kids are invited to sing and dance with guitar player and music therapist Jon Samson, all while enjoying Friday’s projected sunny weather. This is the FAB Alliance’s final children’s concert of the summer, so enjoy it while you can!
How much: Free
Group Bike Ride to Greenpoint
When: Saturday, September 6, 10am-1pm
Where: Starting at the Carlton and Flushing Avenue CitiBike station
What: Ride with neighbors and a licensed bike instructor from Fort Greene to the McCarren Park Greenmarket! If you don’t have a ride of your own, you can borrow a CitiBike for free–but in order to join, you must bring and wear a helmet and be comfortable riding in the street. The event is at no cost to you (unless you plan to buy some yummy produce!), but you must sign up in advance.
How much: Free admission, register here
Poetry and a Piano
When: Sunday, September 7
Where: JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue)
What: Part of the “JACK has a baby grand for the weekend!” event, this particular night’s entertainment will feature a poetry reading by Guggenheim fellow Eileen Myles as well as music by pianist Connie Crothers and bassist Ken Filiano.
How much: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Photo via DJ Akalepse