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Things To Do This Weekend, Through Sept. 20: Brooklyn Indie Party, BAMCafe Live, And The Usual Suspects

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For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through September 22) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR or by emailing [email protected].

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

DJDhundee-01Free Beats with DJ Dundee
When: Friday, September 18 at 4-6:30pm
Where: Lakeside at Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Enjoy free admission and skate to the hottest hits spun by Lakeside’s resident maestro. Skate rentals available for $6 +tax. Open to all ages

Wine Tasting
When: Friday, September 18 from 5-8pm
Where: Leon and Son Wine and Spirits at 995 Fulton Street
What: Free tasting at the new Clinton Hill shop!

brooklyn book festival bookend event_06th Annual Brooklyn Indie Party
When: Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Co-hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Armchair/Shotgun, Belladonna, BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Arts Press, Enchanted Lion, Ig Publishing, Kicks Books, Melville House, One Story, powerHouse Books, Sarabande Books, Sixpenny Magazine, The Song Cave, Stonecutter, Tin House Books, and Ugly Duckling Presse. Drinks, refreshments, prizes, and music from DJ Johnny Temple!
How much: FREE

lola roller disco lakesideLola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco
When: Friday, September 18 from 7:30-10pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Tonight’s theme is “80s Pajama Party.” For a full list of themes, see http://lakesidebrooklyn.com/dreamland/.

Comedy Show
When: Friday, September 18 at 8pm
Where: Five Spot Soul Food at 459 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free comedy show every Friday night.

Karaoke Night
When: 
Friday, September 18 from 8pm-12am
Where: SIP Bar at 14 Putnam Avenue
What: Every Friday night. Hosted by Kings of Karaoke.
How much: Free

BRC30: BRC Orchestra Celebrates “Band of Gypsies”
When: Friday, September 18 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Currently celebrating 30 years of the pioneering Black Rock Coalition, the BRC Orchestra presents a special tribute to Jimi Hendrix and his seminal 1970 live album Band of Gypsys, an influential mix of funk and blues featuring some of the guitarist’s most jaw-dropping solos. Comprising some of the most accomplished and forward-thinking musicians working today, the BRC Orchestra breathes new life into this era-defining music.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Oktoberfest Begins
When: Saturday, September 19 through Friday, October 2
Where: Black Forest Brooklyn at 733 Fulton Street
What: Oktoberfest beer and other specials!

Photo via GrowNYC.
Photo via GrowNYC.

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
When: Every Saturday from 8am-4pm
Where: Washington Park between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues
What: Weekly farmers market with live music and family-friendly activities.

Shape Up!: Stretching (Essentrics)
When: 
Saturday, September 19 at 10-11am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: The NYC Parks Department “Shape Up! program returns with a new local volunteer instructor and an emphasis on stretching (Essentrics). No registration is needed.

Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene
When: From 10am-5pm (every Saturday through November)
Where: Bishop Laughlin Memorial HS schoolyard at 176 Lafayette Avenue (between Clermont and Vanderbilt)
What: 150 shopping and food vendors every Saturday from April through November.

Photo via BAM.
Photo via BAM.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market
When: 
Saturdays through December 23 from 12-6pm
Where: Trilok Fusion Arts at 143 Waverly Avenue
What: Weekly themes and vendors!

BRC30: BRC Orchestra Celebrates “Band of Gypsies”
When: Saturday, September 19 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Currently celebrating 30 years of the pioneering Black Rock Coalition, the BRC Orchestra presents a special tribute to Jimi Hendrix and his seminal 1970 live album Band of Gypsys, an influential mix of funk and blues featuring some of the guitarist’s most jaw-dropping solos. Comprising some of the most accomplished and forward-thinking musicians working today, the BRC Orchestra breathes new life into this era-defining music.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Image via the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Image via the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Brooklyn Book Festival
When: Sunday, September 20 from 10am-6pm
Where: Throughout Brooklyn; vendors at Cadman Plaza in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall
What: Brooklyn’s annual celebration of books, authors, and literature in the borough! Dozens of readings, music showcases, performances, author talks, and more!
How much: All FREE!

reverend michael sniffenFarewell Service and Reception
When: Sunday, September 20 at 11am-1pm
Where: Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew at 520 Clinton Avenue
What: Farewell reception for Reverend Michael Sniffen, who will be leaving this church for a new appointment in Long Island, in October.

Bethel Sports Clubs Free Exercise Class
When: Every Sunday from 3-4pm
Where: Bethel SDA Health Ministry at 457 Grand Avenue
What: Weekly exercise class with dumbbells, tension ropes, exercise ball, treadmill and the guidance of a certified fitness instructor.

habana oupost movienight_schedule_2015_web1Family Movie Night
When: 
Sunday, September 20 at 8pm
Where: Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street
What: “The Usual Suspects” will be screened as part of the weekly movie series.

Free Movie
When: Sunday, September 20 at 8pm
Where: The Joint on Myrtle at 471 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free movie for the family, every weekend. Free popcorn and kitchen open until 11pm. Suggest your favorite movie for a future screening!

ONGOING

beat festival logoBEAT Festival
When: September 10-19
Where: Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Weeksville Heritage Center, and more locations.
What: The fourth annual BEAT Festival is comprised of 10 days of immersive and experimental theater, dance and vocal performances, featuring more than a dozen cutting-edge local artists in intriguing and unlikely venues across Brooklyn. Join us for this of-the-moment interplay between audience, artist, and performance space.
How much: Tickets range from FREE to $20. All-inclusive Festival Passes are available for $50.

Installation by Bettina WitteVeen.
Installation by Bettina WitteVeen. (Photo collage via ArtFixDaily.)

“When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS) / The Heart of Darkness”
When: September 19 through October 24
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital
What: Photographic installation by German artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen. Presented as a visual poem, WWWS will weave together over 100 black and white and color analog photographs culled from historic archives, sculptures in the form of large crosses and a walk-in altar with a sound installation. The installation, including WitteVeen’s wide-ranging and visually rich photographs, will philosophically and artistically explore the depth of humanity’s collective shadow as it finds its ultimate expression in war and genocide.

Image via Brooklyn Historical Society.

Show and Tell Photos Of Your Clinton Hill Neighborhood
When: By appointment
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Bring a picture and your written short caption/short story that tells the story of your Clinton Hill neighborhood. It can be a picture of a person or persons, a place, a thing, a picturesque memory. All photographic short stories/captions & pictures will be displayed in the Clinton Hill Library for you and your neighbors to see for the month of September 2015. You can bring in your picture and story into the branch or mail it to 380 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or email it to [email protected]

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