Get Out! The Weekend Guide

Our picks for fun and local weekend events.


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:

Album Release Party for COMPOSITIONS (Braxton) 2011

Where/When: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: BCM Faculty James Ilgenfritz performs the music of Anthony Braxton from his new solo bass record Compositions (Braxton) 2011, and premieres a new quartet with bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, bass clarinetist Josh Sinton and drummer Joe Hertenstein.

Cost: $15 


Where/When: Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Ave, Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

Why Go: Parents should take advantage of the Super Sitters and enjoy an evening on their own. The BAXco Teens, along with experienced BAX staff Donna and Gina, are offering a night of fun and play for your little ones. Take a night off and support the Teen Dance Company at the same time. Your kids will enjoy an evening full of fantastic games, dance party, stories and food. Pajamas are encouraged but not required.

Cost: $40 

The Loves of Pharaoh @ BAM        

Where/When: BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: The silent film, The Loves of Pharaoh (1922) is resurrected at this BAM performance accompanied by an 18-piece ensemble performing a new score by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. Stay after for a post-show talk.

Cost: $25

Music Together of Park Slope - it's not too late to join!

Where/When: 386 1st St, Saturday, Oct. 20 all day

Why Go: Music Together classes are music and movement classes for kids from Birth to 4 years of age, plus the grownups who love them. Try it out and see for yourself why Music Together is one of the most beloved early childhood music education programs offered - now celebrating it's 25th Anniversary.

Cost: $220 for seven weeks

Singer/songwriter Lisa Brigantino to perform at The Tea Lounge

Where/When: Tea Lounge, 837 Union St, Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m.

Why Go: Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and Park Slope resident Lisa Brigantino will be performing one set of her original songs at The Tea Lounge from 9pm to 10pm. Lisa is an engaging performer whose original music span groove, genre and topic. She recently placed seventh on Indie-Music's Top 25 list of 2012.

Cost: Free!

Food Truck Rally      

Where/When: Grand Army Plaza GreenMarket, Grand Army Plaza, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Why Go: Don’t miss The Food Truck Rally! Every third Sunday of the month through October, theNYC Food Truck Association brings New York's finest food trucks to Prospect Park. Come eat fromKelvin Natural Slush Co., 
Kimchi Taco, 
Milk Truck, 
Mud truck, 
The Red Hook Lobster Pound and more!

Cost: Free!

150 Free Trees at Gowanus Canal Conservancy!

Where/When: 2 2nd Ave, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Why Go: Build It Green NYC and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy have partnered with NYRP's Million Trees NYC program to giveaway 150 trees to Brooklyn residents this fall! You can sign up now to reserve your tree here, and select from the different species of trees available. The pick up date will be Sunday, October 21st between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Salt Lot at 2 Second Ave in Gowanus. Help spread the word and take home a tree of your own to help meet PlaNYC's goal to plant one million new trees!

Cost: Free!


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