1. Brush up on your local history. The Brooklyn Navy Yard's tour schedule changes this weekend to every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Those who hop on board the tour bus will get to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former naval hospital annex that has been frozen in time, and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building. Enjoy oral history clips and historical photos, as well as stories of companies in the Yard today. Admission is $30 per person, which includes the two-hour guided tour, bus and driver, as well as a brochure and map. A percentage of all sales go to support BLDG 92, the Visitor and Exhibition Center of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
2. Listen to music. Come to Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for the event Silver and Gold: The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet plus Brass. Performing separately and together, in a varied program, will include the premiere of Charley Gerard's idiosyncratic arrangements of film music. Broken Reed Quartet will feature BCM Faculty Jenny Hill, tenor sax; Chris Bacas, tenor sax; Charley Gerard, alto sax; Tom Olin, soprano sax; and more.
3. Laugh off the week. Go to Brooklyn Lyceum for Gentrify Brooklyn. This weekly improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy show is hosted by comedy trios SIDECAR (Justin Tyler, Matt Fisher, Alden Ford), M.A.D. (D'Arcy Erokan, Abra Tabak, MacKenzie Condon), and special guests. $5 admission at the door.
4. Rock out (kid-style). The third annual Brooklyn Kids Rock is this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music acts including Jeremy Plays Guitar, AudraRox, Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots, and The Anna Banana Band will take the stage and entertain the kiddies. And when little feet need a break from the dance floor, there's plenty to keep them occupied: carnival games, arts and crafts and face painting at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple at 317 Clermont Ave. Advance tickets are $14, tickets at the door are $17, a pack of four tickets is $48 and all-you-can-play activity bands are $20. Kids under 2 years get in free.
5. Move that car. Alternate side parking is in effect today. The next suspension isn't until Tues., March 26 in observance of the first day of Passover.