Still have no idea what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here are your best bets for a good time come five o’clock Friday:
Where/When: , Friday at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Grammy-nominated songwriter/composer Gary Lucas was profiled last May in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune to coincide with the release of his supergroup Gods and Monsters' new studio album "The Ordeal of Civility" (Knitting Factory), produced by Jerry Harrison which is receiving rave reviews-4 Stars in MOJO and named one of the Best of the Year in Rock's Backpages.
Where/When: , Friday at 9 p.m.
Why Go: As part of DanceAfrica 2012, Brooklyn Arts Council returns to BAMcafé Live to present Jazz Women Fusing Forms, featuring two prominent female African performers: Alsarah & The Nubatones from the Sudan, performing an evocative mix of Middle Eastern and East African music; and Moroccan-born Malika Zarra, combining a breathtaking range of African and other traditions through songs in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French, and English.
Where/When: , Eastern Pkwy & Flatbush Ave, Saturday at 10 a.m.
Why Go: Join a team of volunteers committed to the ongoing restoration of the Park’s woodlands. Prospect Park is home to more than 250 acres of forest. Every weekend except holiday weekends. Meet at the Picnic House parking lot at 9:45 a.m.
Where/When: , 45 4th Ave, Saturday at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Come and dance during the free pop-up classes and performances during the Dean Street block party! Learn hip hop, jazz and ballet. Reservations for classes are required: RSVP@dancewave.org to reserve your spot today.
Where/When: , Prospect Park W & 9th St, Saturday at 11 a.m.
Why Go: This will be a wonderful celebration of food, music and Prospect Park - three things that make Brooklyn such a wonderful place to live, work and play. Frederick Law Olmsted said it best when he proclaimed that “the Park should be a pleasure-ground second to none in the world.” We feel that The Great GoogaMooga is the perfect embodiment of that sentiment.
Musical guests include: The Roots, Holy Ghost!, Presevation Hall Jazz Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Fitz & The Tantrums, Lez Zeppelin, and more!
Cost: FREE! (You need a ticket, no free tickets available)
Where/When: 5th Ave & 4th St, Sunday at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the good food farmers and artisanal producers of New York and New Jersey meet a stampede of shoppers at the Park Slope Farmers Market on Fifth Avenue at Fourth Street. Community Markets is celebrating their 20th year of dedication to making each of their markets a place for community members to come together, relax, be entertained and engaged with local food.