Need some inspiration to get off the couch? Here's our picks for the week.
Monday, Feb. 25
Kick off your Monday with some great performances, or get up on that stage yourself! Each Monday night, the Brooklyn Lyceum hosts Open Mic Mondays. Admission is free to watch and/or perform.
Performers should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to sign up. A maximum of two songs or seven minutes of material is permitted. A minimal backline is available, including a small guitar amp and microphones; all other required equipment should be brought by performers.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
NY1's Cheryl Wills will present The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: The Legacy of Black Civil War Soldiers and discuss the varied treatment of black and white soldiers during the Civil War on at 6:30 p.m. at Medgar Evers College's Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at 1638 Bedford Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Come to The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for the film series . This is a film about greed, politics, land use and public policy, and the battle over an American cultural icon, Zipper captures a market-driven world where growth often trumps preservation, and the Zipper may be only the beginning of what is lost.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Make your way over to The Rock Shop and hear jam. Boy Girl Party has sweet 3-part harmonies unfold over pop melodies; sassy shout choruses punch & crackle out of gritty-but-clean power chords; quirky & salty lyrics pepper radio-ready hooks, and a tinge of aggression pops up every now and then.
Friday, March 1
It's that time of year again: tax season. If you're not sure of how to file, or just need some assistance, the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) will be offering free tax help.