Park Slope Planner: The Best Events October 18-21

Park Slope Planner: The Best Events October 18-21

With so much to do in Park Slope each weekend, we’ve made it easy to schedule your calendar. These are the best bets for fun in the neighborhood this weekend:

Thursday, October 18

• Stop by Community Bookstore at 7pm to hear psychotherapist Griffin Hansbury discuss his debut novel, The Nostalgist, which is about a young man longing for personal connection who poses as a missing woman’s grief-stricken boyfriend in post-9/11 New York. Free

• Check out the Tapping Tornado, one of NYC’s top burlesque acts, as Beauty Bar welcomes back Dulce’s Juke Joint at 10pm. The provocatively fun night includes live music, dancing ladies, a contortionist, raffle prizes and seasonal hard cider drink specials. Free admission

Friday, October 19

• Hear Brooklyn Conservatory of Music faculty member James Ilgenfritz perform the music of Anthony Braxton from his new solo bass record Compositions. The album release party starts at 8pm. $15, $10 students/seniors

Saturday, October 20

• Help beautify our big backyard as Prospect Park hosts It’s My Park Day from 10am-2pm, an annual city-wide volunteering event. Bring a friend and a desire to use a trash grabber. Free

Sunday, October 21

• After you pick up a huge mass of farmers market goodies this weekend, learn how to can them at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture at 1pm. You bring a knife and a cutting board, they’ll supply kitchen equipment and know-how, and everyone leaves with a jar of something tasty. $20, plus service fee

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