Weekday Events: Free Movies, A Job Fair, And Book Events Through February 19

Weekday Events: Free Movies, A Job Fair, And Book Events Through February 19
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Here’s this week’s roundup of neighborhood events taking place through Thursday.

We’ll have your weekend schedule guide on Friday and as always, let us know if there’s anything we’re missing by emailing editor@bklyner.com!

If you’re looking for Black History Month events, see our roundup.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Free Movie: “Shrek”
When: Monday, February 16 at 3pm
Where: DSK Babies and Bier at 710 Fulton Street
What: Bring the kids and enjoy movie Mondays.

Dance Fitness
When: Monday, February 16 from 7-8pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free and no registration or prior experience necessary.

Photo by Rebecca Bullene/Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Photo by Rebecca Bullene/Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

The Goodkind Group Job Fair
When: Tuesday, February 17 from 10am-2pm
Where: Brown Memorial Baptist Church at 484 Washington Avenue
What: Candidates welcome for customer service, call center, administrative assistant, and data entry positions.
How much: Free

February Break Discovery Days
When: Monday-Wednesday, February 16-18 from 11am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden at 990 Washington Avenue
What: Explore exotic habitats from around the world and have some hands-on science fun during the midwinter school break. Families can learn together at Discovery stations inside BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory as kids use their senses to investigate plants and objects firsthand and find out how plants survive in environments from deserts to rainforests. Explore the lush conservatories on scavenger hunts, listen to stories, and pot up a plant to bring home.
How much: Free

Movie Tuesdays: “B. B. King: The Life of Riley”
When: Tuesday, February 17 from 2-4:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Starring Riley B. King & Morgan Freeman
How much: Free

Black History Kaleidoscopes Arts and Crafts
When: Tuesday, February 17 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Arts and crafts activities for children ages 6 and up.

The Black Experience in Poetry for Young People
When: Tuesday, February 17 from 3:45-4:45pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Place
What: Poetry readings about the experience of black people in America as children are asked to draw what they hear and feel.

Fiction Book Group: “Graceland”
When: Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Where: Greene Grape Annex at 753 Fulton Street
What: Greenlight Bookstore book group. The theme for this season is Shortlisted. For February, the group discusses Chris Abani’s novel Graceland. The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, this is a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria, where the trappings of American culture reign supreme.
How much: Free/$14.45 for the book

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Freedom Songs Festival
When: Wednesday-Sunday, February 18-22
Where: JACK at 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue
What: Featuring The Peace Poets, Justin Hicks, Chaney Sims, Equality for Flatbush, and The Illustrious Blacks.
How much: $30 for all six events

AARP Free Tax Help and Preparation
When: Wednesday, February 18 from 1-4pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: For low and middle income taxpayers. First come, first served. To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. For a list of documents you may need to bring, visit the AARP website.

Movie Night: “Ray”
When: Wednesday, February 18 from 5-7pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Starring Jamie Foxx. Bring your own candy, popcorn and a drink. Group discussion afterwards.
How much: Free

Aerobics Class
When: Wednesday, February 18 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Join neighbors for a free aerobics class.

Dance Fitness Class
When: Wednesday, February 18 from 7:15-8pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue, at Lafayette Avenue
What: Start off the new year with a free fitness class taught by NYC Parks Department volunteers.
How much: Free

Book Launch: Elisa Albert’s “After Birth”
When: Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: After Birth is the highly anticipated second novel by Elisa Albert (author of The Book of Dahlia). A new mother’s darkly funny and daringly honest account of isolation, disappointment, and self-discovery, the novel illuminates the psychological and emotional cost of a uniquely feminine experience that has yet to be thoroughly addressed in the literary world.
How much: Free/$23 for the book

Trivia Night
When: Wednesday, February 18 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, February 18 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

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
When: Thursday, February 19 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Kids and Teens can earn FREE gift books by borrowing and returning books with their library card.

Black History Month Book Talk: “Stokely: A Life”
When: Thursday, February 19 from 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Stokely: A Life analyzes the most dramatic  of  the  charismatic Civil Rights  leaders,  an  organizer, youth leader, speaker,  and finally an African  expatriate repatriating back to the  continent.

Thirsty Thursday
When: Thursday, February 19 from 5-8pm
Where: Tipsy at 584 Myrtle Avenue
What: Every Thursday the folks at Tipsy open a special bottle or two and pour free tastes over fun chit-chat.
How much: Free

Book Talk: Richard Price/Harry Brandt & Michael Wilson
When: Thursday, February 19 at 7:30pm
Where: St. Joseph’s College at 245 Clinton Avenue (between DeKalb and Willoughby)
What: Price talks about his new book “The Whites,” his work, his pseudonym, and New York’s culture of crime and policing with New York Times reporter Michael Wilson, whose articles tread similar territory to Price’s fiction. A book signing will follow the reading and discussion.
How much: Free/$28 for the book

Drop-in Drawing Workshop
When: Thursday, February 19 from 7:30-9pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Third Thursdays event. Explore artists’ processes, build professional drawing tools and techniques, and meet others who share your interests in a casual and fun environment. Each workshop is led by a skilled teaching artist and focuses on a different object from our collection. Open to all ages; no experience necessary.
How much: $8 materials fee; $7 for Museum Members. All materials provided, and you’ll go home with an original work on paper. RSVP via this registration form.

Comedy Thursdays
When: Thursday, February 19 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

Function Thursdays Live Music
When: Thursday, February 19 at 9pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Jessica Mahasin and DJs Jeff Haze/Asen James.
How much: Free

Truly Yours Live Music
When: Thursday, February 19 from 9pm-2am
Where: The Great Georgiana at 248 DeKalb Avenue
What: Music all night long, every Thursday.
How much: Free for guests

ONGOING

Black Artstory Month
When: Throughout February
Where: Participating businesses along Myrtle Avenue, between Carlton and Classon Avenues
What: Artwork by over 25 Brooklyn-based artists will be on view at 13+ small businesses. Free events throughout the month. For a complete listing of all events, featured artists, programs and venues, please visit: www.myrtleavenue.org/blackartstory.
How much: Free

Conversations: Replicas of Masterwork Paintings
When: Through Friday, March 27
Where: Pratt Institute, President’s Office Gallery, Main Building via Willoughby Avenue
What: Professor of Fine Arts Frank Lind presents a body of work created over the course of the last 15 years, employing old master techniques in the re-creation, re-imagining, and “updating” of well-known masterwork paintings.
How much: Free

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