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13 Things To Do In Brooklyn Neighborhoods This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | November 5, 2015 5:17pm 

 Local photographer Joey O'Loughlin spent three years documenting people at food pantries in the city.
Local photographer Joey O'Loughlin spent three years documenting people at food pantries in the city.
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Joey O'Loughlin

All Weekend

Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC

Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
When: Opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 6

Brooklyn photojournalist Joey O’Loughlin will present her work in a new exhibit titled, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC,” to raise awareness around food poverty. O’Loughlin has spent three years documenting people at Food Bank for New York City’s food pantries across the city.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

Where: Locations throughout Williamsburg
When: Nov. 5 to 8

BEMF bills itself as “Brooklyn’s most influential festival” with dozens of artists performing at venues across Williamsburg, including Baby’s All Right, Verboten, Panther Room and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

“OUT 1” at BAM

Where: BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene
When: Begins Nov. 4, runs periodically through Nov. 19

BAM screens French cinema auteur Jacques Rivette’s 13-hour, 8-episode, “impossible-to-see masterpiece,” as BAM puts it, in episodic bursts over two weeks. “Out 1: Noli Me Tangere” follows two theater troupes in rehearsal until “the fiction swallows everything up and then self-destructs,” in Rivette’s words. Tickets are $14, and two episodes will show per sitting.

Friday, Nov. 6

Let's Talk about Sex Ladies: An Evening of Erotic Storytelling

Where: Skylight Gallery at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration, 1368 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy
When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hear actors read excerpts from “The Tanaka Chronicles,” a story of a young Zimbabwean woman who discovers her sexuality. Author Tracy Kadungure discusses novel with Palesa Letlaka, and attendees get a free glass of wine with their $10 ticket.

Open Level West African Dance Class

Where: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
When: 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Shake the week off with an immersion in West African at modern dance company Mark Morris’ Fort Greene studios. Accompanied by a live percussion ensemble.  Broadway performer and Beyoncé collaborator Ismael Kouyate instructs. Drop-ins of all levels are are welcome. The class costs $17.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Bed-Stuy Resistance and Resilience Bike Tour

Where: Meet at 85 S. Oxford St, Fort Greene
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Audre Lorde Project hosts this neighborhood bike tour for LGBT persons of color and their allies. Runners and skaters are welcome.

► Flatbush Avenue Clean-Up Day

Where: Parkside Plaza, Parkside and Ocean avenues, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 8:30 a.m.

Join your Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighbors for a clean-up of Flatbush Avenue from Church to Lefferts avenues. Rakes, brooms and bags are available from the Department of Sanitation; all you have to do is show up at 8:30 a.m. at Parkside Plaza, ready to work.

Sparkles and Steps Kids’ Diwali Event

Where: Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th St., Park Slope
When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Kids are invited to celebrate the Hindu holiday of Diwali, the festival of lights, with the South Asian dance company Aalokam. Tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults, and Indian wear is preferred.

Hot Glass, Cold Beer

Where: Brooklyn Glass, 142 13th St., Gowanus
When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $20 to this event where you’ll see glass blowing demonstrations while guzzling cold beer at a Gowanus glass studio.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Red Hook Open Studios

Where: Locations along Van Brunt Street and on Richards Street in Red Hook
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local artists and makers will open their studios to the public on Sunday for this year’s Red Hook Open Studios. Nearly 40 artists will take part in the event at various locations in the neighborhood, including The Feinberg Studios and Hot Wood Art, both at 481 Van Brunt St., and Rose at 201 Richards St. For a full list of artists and studio locations, click here.

Apple Pie-Making Class

Where: Court Tree Collective, 371 Court St., Carroll Gardens
When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.    

With Thanksgiving around the corner, there’s no better time to brush up on your apple pie-making skills with this cooking class at Court Tree Collective, hosted by Claire Matern. The class is priced at $45 per person.

Cypress Hills Cemetery Walking Tour

Where: 625 Jamaica Ave., Cypress Hills
When: 12 to 2 p.m.

Author and tour guide Kevin Fitzpatrick will lead a tour of the only national cemetery in the city, the Cypress Hills Cemetery, in honor of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. Learn about the hundreds of men buried there, from the American Revolution through the Vietnam War. The tour is free and open to the public.

Alicia Rau in Red Hook

Where: Visitation Church, 98 Richards St., Red Hook
When: 4 p.m.

Join musician Alicia Rau at Visitation Church in Red Hook for an afternoon performance. Rau is a trumpeter and vocalist who lives in New York and has worked with P.S. 29, P.S. 116 and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Camille Bautista, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht, Rosa Goldensohn and Nikhita Venugopal.