Listen to records, hear songs about silly creatures, cheer for a team across the pond, and a few other ways to spend the weekend in South Slope:
Thursday, January 10
Why sit and home listening to your records alone, when you can bring them to Greenwood Park (555 7th Ave) and spin them for the whole place to hear? Cheap Vinyl Thursdays, hosted by DJ Sunny Dashiki, lets you bring records and play DJ. There’s a $5 beer-and-shot special all night, and you can spin (or just listen) from 9am-1am.
Friday, January 11
Parents will love Songs for Unusual Creatures just as much as kids, which you can see at Barbes (376 9th St) at 7pm. Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents a highly-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet. Imagine the Australian bilby, the deep-sea magnapinna squid, the microscopic tardigrade, and more brought to life with song.
Saturday, January 12
Freddy’s Bar (627 5th Ave) has quite a line-up starting at 8pm and running past midnight. It starts out with songs from five songwriters in short sets, followed by the “haunting theatricality” of Miwa Gemini, rock from Brooklyn’s Kenji Urada, then dark bedroom folk from Jean Marie from Oakland, CA.
Sunday, January 13
Football fans, and I’m not talking American football, are the most hardcore by far. Anyone willing to get to The Monro Pub (481 5th Ave) at 8:30am to watch Liverpool play Manchester is a true fan for sure, and you can join in the excitement this Sunday.
Photo of Songs for Unusual Creatures by chelseyhotel