Things To Do This Week, Through November 5: PSA3 Community Council Meeting, Cookbook Fundraiser For Food Bank Of NYC, And Splitty Comedy Night

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

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through October 27) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.


notorious rbg bookBook Reading: “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
When: Monday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute. In a class of its own, and much to Ginsburg’s own amusement, is the Notorious RBG Tumblr blog, which juxtaposes the diminutive but fierce Jewish grandmother with the late rapper featuring original artwork submitted from admirers around the world. The book Notorious RBG was created by award-winning journalist Irin Carmon, and the lawyer who began the Internet sensation, Shana Knizhnik. Together, they researched, reported and created the book, drawing from RBG’s own words, as well as interviews with her family members, close friends, colleagues, clerks and the Justice herself. Carmon presents the book at Greenlight in conversation with author and founder Anna Holmes.

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Monday Night Karaoke
When: Monday, November 2 from 8-11pm
Where: Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle at 474 Myrtle Avenue
What: Show off your range while hitting all the notes in your favorite song during Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle’s weekly karaoke event.  Between 8pm and 11pm, enjoy food and drink while enjoying the vocal stylings of fellow locals.


Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, November 3 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 Tuesday: “I’ll See You In My Dreams”
When: Tuesday, November 3 at 2pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: 2015 – Comedy, Drama – Starring Blythe Danner & Martin Starr; Rated PG-13; Running Time – 92 minutes.

Knitting Loom
When: Tuesday, November 3 at 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Learn to knit on a loom; Make a sashay scarf for yourself or for someone else. Materials will be supplied; Supplies are limited. Free, but registration is required as there is only room for 20 people.. Sign-up at the Information Desk.

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Book Reading & Signing: Forrest Pritchard
When: Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Pritchard’s first book Gaining Ground, about his adventures building his family’s failing farm back into a successful business, was a surprise NYTimes bestseller, leading the 7th generation Virginia farmer to ask himself, “If one small farm could inspire such a response, what might happen if we multiplied that number?” So he set off with fellow farmer and photographer Molly Peterson, traveling across the country for one year to talk to farmers who, inspired by the promise of sustainable farming, are making viable livelihoods against the odds. Now, in a new book, Growing Tomorrow, Pritchard chronicles the stories of 18 visionary farmers (16 farms, two bee wranglers, and one fishing vessel). Each farmer contributed his or her favorite recipes, creating a book that is part farm-inspired cookbook, part homage to the people who provide America with delicious, fresh food, and part call to action, bolstering the movement towards eating locally and sustainably grown foods.


DIY: Knitting and Crocheting Class
When: Wednesday, November 4 at 5pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn basic knitting and crocheting skills. Please bring your own needle and yarn.

Shape Up! NYC: Aerobics
When: Wednesday, November 4 at 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Join this FREE aerobics class.  Class taught by NYC Parks Department community volunteer.

PSA 3 Community Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, November 4 at 7pm
Where: 585 DeKalb Avenue
What: Hear the latest updates from the local housing police that covers NYCHA buildings from Fort Greene through Bed-Stuy.

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Book Talk with Kevin Powell
When: Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Brooklyn author and activist Kevin Powell is the author or editor of 11 previous books and the cofounder of BK Nation, an organization focused on civil rights, education, and equal opportunity. But before his books, his journalism career, and two well-received runs for Congress, Powell struggled with horrific poverty, homelessness, and a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred. His memoir The Education of Kevin Powell, praised by Eve Ensler and bell hooks, among others, recounts Powell’s struggle to become a man and a voice for others, as well as the fascinating story of his professional career. From appearing on the first season of MTV’s The Real World and interviewing Tupac Shakur for Vibe, to the uplifting trip to Africa that renewed his sense of personal mission, Powell’s story is a striking memoir by a child of post-Civil Rights America, and an eloquent testimony to the power of the soul to heal. Powell discusses his book and his story with Ted Hamm, head of the journalism department at St. Joseph’s College and founder of The Brooklyn Rail.

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Trivia Night
When: Wednesday, November 4 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: Wednesday, November 4 at 9pm
Where: Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle Avenue
What: Inaugural trivia night! 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


Vertical Thursday Wine Tasting
When: Thursday, November 5 from 5:30-8pm
Where: Corkscrew Wines at 489 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free weekly wine tasting. Educational and casual to explore specific grapes or a region. Discover what makes your favorite wines unique. You are the expert of what works for you, Corkscrew is here for you to discover what that is.


Comedy Thursdays
When: Thursday, November 5 from 7:30-10pm
Where: Splitty at 415 Myrtle Avenue
What: Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers) host this weekly comedy show featuring a curated night of stand-up, characters, and the unexpected.
How much: $5 cover

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Book Talk and Fundraiser for Food Bank of NYC
When: Thursday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: While studying food policy as a master’s candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, informally known as food stamps? The answer, as laid out in Brown’s cookbook Good and Cheap, is surprisingly well. In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on building a pantry, mastering staples and extras, and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices. Brown is working to make her cookbook available to families who need it most with a fundraising campaign and free PDFs of the book available online, and her publisher Workman is working with independent bookstores to match each book purchased with a donation to a nonprofit working with hunger and poverty. All copies of Good and Cheap purchased at Greenlight at tonight’s event and through the end of 2015 will be matched one-to-one with a donation to Food Bank!

Live Music
When: Thursday, November 5 at 9pm
Where: The Great Georgiana at 248 DeKalb Avenue
What: Truly Yours, presented by Akalepse.

Function Thursdays Live Music
When: Thursday, November 5 at 9pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Jessica Mahasin and DJs Jeff Haze/Asen James
How much: Free


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