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:
FREE LIVE MUSIC in the BACKROOM
Where/When: Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave, Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Start the weekend off right with some free live music at this Park Slope institution!
Park Slope Farmers Market
Where/When: Park Slope Farmers Market, 337 5th Ave, Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: Come for real food in real weather, as the Park Slope Farmers Market now happens all year long! It’s on 4th Street, right off of Fifth Avenue, in Park Slope, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vendors are all local farmers and food producers who bring fresh, seasonal produce, breads, sustainable meats and fish, baked goods and small-batch specialties.
GOWANUS NITE MARKET
Where/When: 540 President St, Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: The Gowanus Nite Market is an independent indoor market that goes down the 2nd Saturday of every month until April 2013. After a successful launch in Dec., the Gowanus NITE Market (GNM) is back at it again. Come and check out artists performing live, super cool vendors and DJ Chela on the 1 and 2’s! Get ready for an amazing urban art exhibit and live art show.
Concerts on the Slope
Where/When: Saint John's Episcopal Church, Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music by Johannes Brahms. The pieces being performed today will be his Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, opus 18 and Sextet No. 2 in G Major, opus 36. The muscians will be Karen Dekker, violin; Brendan Speltz, violin; Rachel Seulki Han, viola; Caterina Longhi, viola; Benjamin Larsen, cello; and Brook Speltz, cello.
Where/When: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.
Why Go: Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride will take place in the city, where strangers will gather from all five boroughs and ride the subway— sans pants. There are two meeting spots in Brooklyn: the Old Stone House in Park Slope and Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick. Riders will meet at 3 p.m. to be broken up into smaller groups for riding, before everyone meets in Union Square.