Things To Do This Week Through January 10: Open Mic Night At BRIC, Amy Winehouse Movie, And Colin Beaven Talks At St. Joseph’s

Things To Do This Week Through January 10: Open Mic Night At BRIC, Amy Winehouse Movie, And Colin Beaven Talks At St. Joseph’s

Below you’ll find information on events through the week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Check back Thursday to see what’s scheduled this weekend!

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through January 4) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4

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Book Talk
When: Monday, January 4 from 2-3:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Book Talk Group Reads… GOD HELP THE CHILD, A NOVEL by Toni Morrison. Sign Up, Pick Up Your Copy of the Book Today, Join Us in Reading and Discussing the book on in our Meeting Room. Our Next Book Talk – An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabin Alameddini on February 1st, 2016.
How Much: Free

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5

Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, January 5 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn about computer hardware and software. Learn how to use the mouse, search the library website. Surf the internet and setup an email address.

Free Movie: “Amy”
When: Tuesday, January 5 from 2-4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Biographical 2014 Movie – Starring Amy Winehouse & Tony Bennett – Rated R – 2 hours & 7 minutes.

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Zumba Class
When: Tuesday, January 5 at 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Classes are on Tuesday evenings starting on January 5th and running through February 23rd. Have fun and meet new people while fulfilling your New Year fitness resolutions. Our free Zumba classes are taught by certified Zumba instructor Arturo Perez.

Photo by JessicaGale.
Photo by JessicaGale.

Resume/Career Writing
When: Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free drop-in resume assistance: No appointment necessary. Bring your resume with you or ask for help creating one. Brush up on your interviewing techniques. Asisstance with LinkedIn and other social media accounts.
How Much: Free

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

Shape Up: Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, January 6 at 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free exercise class with a community volunteer. No pre-registration required.

Trivia Night
When: Wednesdays from 8-11pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Weekly trivia competition to win gift cards of $100 to Putnam’s. Beer specials all night.
How much: Free

Trivia Wednesdays
When: Wednesdays at 9pm
Where: Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle Avenue
What: Five rounds of 10 questions each on variety of subject matter from cereal box characters to physics. Winning team gets $50 off their bar tab.
How much: Free

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7

Image via Baba Cool.
Image via Baba Cool.

DIY: Knitting Scarves
When: Thursday, January 7 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Learn how to knit your own scarf to stay warm & stylish this winter! We have yarn and knitting looms, and we’ll teach you how to make a simple scarf that will make you the envy of all your friends. No previous experience necessary!
How Much: FREE

Movement Class For Older Adults
When: Thursdays from 11am-12pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Led by Mark Morris Dance Center faculty. Explore movement and music in a creative and fun way. Designed to use gentle movement to explore and increase range of motion for older adults.
How much: FREE.

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Offsite Voices Book Talk: Colin Beavan
When: Thursday, January 7 at 7:30pm
Where: St. Joseph’s College at 245 Clinton Avenue
What: Colin Beavan presents How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World. In conversation with ABC’s Dan Harris. Afterparty sponsored by EcoScraps with live music by The Secret Someones.
How Much: $26 (includes event admission, book, and afterparty admission)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

Shape Up: Stretching (Essentrics)
When: Saturday, January 9 at 10am
Where: Clinton Hill LIbrary at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free exercise class with a community volunteer. No pre-registration required.

careersCareer Cruising Introduction
When: Saturday, January 9 at 11:30am
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Learn this cutting edge career navigational tool, which features Nationwide employment listings, Career path and  suitability assessment, Easy searchable criteria, Job descriptions & working conditions, Earnings and outlook, and Financial assistance sources.

Ft-Greene-Resource-Fair-FlyerFort Greene Resource Fair
When: Saturday, January 9 from 11am-3pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Come learn more about the many resources available in the community for everything from health services and social services to domestic violence, senior services, and community policing!

Performance: The Spinning Wheel
When: Saturday, January 9 at 8pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: The Spinning Wheel, conceived by hip hop theater artist Baba Israel with UK based director Leo Kay and musician Yako 440, is a multimedia performance and interactive gallery exhibition that engages with the 50 year radical archive of Israel’s late father and Living Theatre alum steve ben israel. Through spoken word, video, and live music, the show preserves and animates the collectivist impulses of New York counterculture while carrying on a family legacy of generosity via a son’s loving tribute to his father.
How Much: $15/$18

micSpoken Word Open Mic
When: Saturday, January 9 at 9:30pm
Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street
What: A night of poetry and Hip Hop, featuring Steve Dalachinsky, Magdalena Gomez, and Mikal Lee. Hosted by Word’s Wiseguy and Gaston. With music by Isamu McGregor and Chris Eddleton.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

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Saint Misbehaivin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie
When: Sunday, January 10 at 4pm
Where: BRIC at 647 Fulton Street
What: Satirist Paul Krasner describes Wavy Gravy as “The illegitimate son of Harpo Marx and Mother Theresa, conceived one starry night on a spiritual whoopie cushion,” to which Wavy has replied, “Some people tell me I’m a saint, I tell them I’m Saint Misbehavin’.” Saint Misbehavin’ journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a kind servant to humanity. The film blends Wavy’s own words with magical stories from an extraordinary array of fellow travelers both cultural and counter-cultural, revealing the man behind the clown’s grin and the fool’s clothing.
How Much: FREE

MONDAY, JANUARY 11

Coloring For Adults
When: Monday, January 11 from 2pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries.  Come experience the latest trend in relaxation, Adult Coloring. Participants can also read  a short story, or a poem you wrote.

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