Where: Sankofa Aban bed-and-breakfast, 107 Macon St., Bed-Stuy
At the Sankofa Aban bed-and-breakfast, listen to some salon jazz and hear stories of music and community from performers at the underground show. Food is served during intermission and the night continues with an open mic segment. The fest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $65.
Saturday, April 11
Where: Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Love food? Love media? Check out Foodieodicals, an indie food magazine festival that features food publications from around the world. It's part of the larger Food Book Fair. Entry to just the Foodieodicals portion costs $5. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Meeting location in Bed-Stuy provided after ticket purchase
Learn the rich history behind the row houses, churches and brownstones in eastern Bed-Stuy with a walking tour presented by the Municipal Arts Society of New York. Architectural historians and other experts discuss the development and architecture of the neighborhood then and now. Tickets cost $20, $15 for members. Tour begins at 2 p.m.
Where: The Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Ave., Gowanus
This special opening night event will feature a tour of the new exhibition with co-curators Joanna Ebenstein and Shannon Taggart, magic entertainment by Prakash Puru, a “magic videorama” curated by magician Acep Hale, largely unseen archival footage of Howard Thurston’s stage shows, delicious cocktails, and exotic tunes by the museum's DJ-in-Residence Friese Undine, the museum said in an announcement. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Party starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 12
Where: Noorman's Kil, 609 Grand St., Williamsburg
Grilled cheese chefs have a chance to get their recipe into this popular whiskey bar's menu for a month if they win the grilled cheese cook-off happening Sunday. If you want to participate, remember that there are rules — like how a grilled cheese with meat is not a grilled cheese at all. Doors open at 2 p.m., grills start at 3 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
Musician Ustad Shafaat Khan will play classical instruments including the sitar, surbuhar and tabla in a free performance at the Brooklyn Public Library's central branch at the Grandy Army Plaza. The concert is open to the public, but children under 6 will not be admitted. The events starts at 4 p.m.