14 Things To Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on March 23, 2017 4:54pm

 See Art Lillard's On Time Band perform at KD's Jazz Club in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this weekend.
See Art Lillard's On Time Band perform at KD's Jazz Club in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this weekend.
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Art Lillard's On Time Band

All Weekend

Eternal Spring: The Arrows and Errors of Eros

Where: Gelsey Kirkland Academy, 29 Jay St., DUMBO
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet presents a night of neoclassical and classical pieces from Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson. Tickets start at $20.

Friday, March 24

Line Dance Class

Where: Emerge Wellness Studio, 380 MacDonough St., Bed-Stuy
When: 7 to 8 p.m.

Step in sync at this group dance class, which organizers say can increase your energy and help you de-stress. Reserve your spot for the $10 session by calling ahead at 917-809-7581.

S.A.D. Party 2017: Drink Dance Resist

Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: 9 p.m.

It’s been a long, dark winter, but you can break free of seasonal blues at this annual “S.A.D.” (seasonal affective disorder) dance party, which has been going strong for 10 years. All proceeds from this year’s bash will go directly to Planned Parenthood “to help its health centers continue to provide sexual health care and information to women, men, and young people,” organizers said.

Live Jazz at KD’s

Where: KD’s Jazz Club, 408 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a live jazz concert from Art Lilliard’s On Time Band, which specializes in ensemble jazz and swing. A $5 suggested donation for the performance will go to PLG Arts, a local arts group.

Saturday, March 25

Cardiff Giant One-Year Anniversary Party

Where: 415 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill
When: Noon to 4 a.m.

Celebrate one year of New York-based beer, cider and spirits at Myrtle Avenue’s Cardiff Giant. The bar will host an all-day party featuring an extensive list of local pours and specialty cocktails, plus some surprises.

Grand Opening: Island to Island Brewery

Where: House of Juice, 642 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 12 to 6 p.m.

Taste locally-made kombucha, cider and cold-pressed juices at the grand opening of Island to Island, a new “seed-to-spirit” brewery with a focus on Caribbean-inspired flavors and healthful concoctions. Saturday’s opening will include free samples and live music.

Know Your Rights Workshop

Where: St. Philip's Christian Church, 765 Lafayette Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Learn your rights under the president’s new executive orders at this free workshop hosted by attorney Layota McBean. The meeting will cover such topics as what to do if you’re approached by immigration agents or you’re arrested. Dinner will be served.

Brooklyn "Soulcial" Culture Lounge

Where: Nicholas Brooklyn, 1396 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy
When: Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

Check out live performances, music, dancing, an open mic and games at this “Culture Lounge” event. Artists of all forms are welcome, according to organizers, and vendors will be featured alongside such activities as "haiku dating."

Big Break Comedy

Where: Bluebird Cafe, 504 Flatbush Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 8 p.m.

Comedians Louis Katz, Jaqi Furback, Von DeCarlo and Tim Barnes do stand-up at this twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Prospect-Lefferts Gardens locals Charlie Kasov and Tyler Fischer.

Future Old School Anniversary Party

Where: Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave., Crown Heights
When: 10 p.m.

This popular all-rap dance party is celebrating its three-year anniversary this Saturday with a special party featuring at least five DJ sets and lots of dancing. Admission is 21+ and costs $10.

Sunday, March 26

Vegan Market

Where: The Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Ave., Bushwick
When: 12 to 6 p.m.

Stock up on vegan treats, sweets, bath and body supplies and clothing at this vendor’s market at a Bushwick hotel.

Music+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Where: Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick
When: 12 to 6 p.m.

Bring a laptop and help rewrite the history of women in music at this annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Organizers recommend coming with ideas on what entries should be added to Wikipedia and which entries should be updated or tweaked. This Bushwick edit-a-thon focused on female musicians is a satellite event with respect to one hosted earlier at the MoMA, focused on women in the arts.

Pigeon Pages Literary Reading

Where: PowerHouse Archway, 28 Adams St., DUMBO
When: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

This month’s "Pigeon Pages" reading series will highlight female authors in honor of Women’s History Month. Hear from Ariana Reines, Lauren Hilger, T. Kira Madden, Rachel Aydt and Meghan Trask Smith. The reading will be hosted by Alisson Wood.

Nightlife Open Mic

Where: Joloff, 1168 Bedford Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: Noon to 5 p.m.

Grab some brunch and step up to the mic — or sit back and enjoy performances at Joloff restaurant. There will be unlimited sangria on hand, a live DJ, and visual art, as well.

This column was compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Leslie Albrecht, Camille Bautista, Gwynne Hogan, Rachel Holliday Smith and Alexandra Leon.