This week we celebrate Johnny Cash’s 82nd birthday, learn about beer and peppers (but not at the same time) and learn the best way to clean up bong water stains. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
This weekend, Park Slope’s 440 Gallery will hop the river and head to Manhattan for a weekend-long Brooklyn invasion at Carriage Trade (62 Walker St. nr. Broadway). The gallery/artist collective will showcase the work of more than a dozen of its members and kick things off with an opening reception on Friday, February 21 from 6-8 p.m. The show will include works in a wide range of mediums including photography, printmaking, paintings and more. On Saturday and Sunday, the exhibit will be open to the public from 11 to 7 p.m.
Interested in seeing how the sausage is literally made? This Saturday, Bat Haus (279 Starr St. nr. Wykoff Ave.) will host an “artisan run pop-up market,” featuring Brooklyn food vendors and their wares. Representatives from Fatty Cakes, Brooklyn Dehli, Better Off Spread, The Jam Stand, Granola Lab and more will hand out samples and make their products available for purchase. On top of that there will be free hot cocoa and music to enjoy. Admission is first come, first serve.
This weekend’s gorgeous weather makes the idea of schlepping all the way to Coney Island more appealing than ever. On Saturday afternoon, nonprofit arts organization, Coney Island USA, will kick off the inaugural weekend of of their “A Stroll Through Coney Island Among Friends” photo exhibition with an opening reception at the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex (1214 Surf Ave. nr. W. 12th St.). The exhibition will feature the work of five Coney Island-loving photographers and run through April 6.
This Sunday afternoon, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center (10 Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Pkwy.) will host a performance by The Harlem Chamber Players. The music collective will perform works by black composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and James Lee III as well as Maurice Ravel’s much-celebrated String Quartet. Admission is on a first come, first served basis and children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
If only birthday parties for 12-year-olds were always like this: On Sunday, Williamsburg bar Daddy’s Brooklyn (435 Graham Ave. at Frost St.) will celebrate its 12th year on this earth with a huge birthday bash. Daddy’s will provide drinks (including their famous blood marys) while Long Island City’s John Brown’s Smokehouse will send along a ton of fingerlickin’ good BBQ. Meanwhile, Barry London will spin records to keep the party going. Admission is first come, first serve.