This week you can get your bike repaired in time for spring (while looking exceptionally good doing it) and learn all about the dramatic history of chocolate. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
Last month, we shared the news that a School of Rock branch was opening in Gowanus. Well, the day has finally come. This Saturday, the new School of Rock (327 Douglass St. nr. 4th Ave.) will host an open house for parents and children alike featuring live performances, jam sessions, trial classes and, of course, plenty of refreshments. Families can RSVP by emailing [email protected].
Here’s another one from our archives: This weekend, the folks at Northern Grade are teaming up with GQ to bring a pop-up menswear-centric market to Dumbo’s Powerhouse Arena (37 Main St. nr. Water St.). Attendees will be able to purchase beautiful items from American menswear companies, including Brooklyn’s Pierrepont Hicks and Left Field NYC. And ladies, you’re more than welcome to attend, too. The event will have food from Vinegar Hill, booze and music to enjoy. And who knows, maybe you’ll find some menswear that you can pull off better than the guy you’re with.
This Sunday, feel free to bring your little ones (ages 7 and up) to BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. nr. Lafayette Ave.) for the U.S. premiere of Charlie’s Kids, an award-winning play by Swedish children’s company, Pantomimteatern, based on one of Charlie Chaplin’s most enduring works, The Kid. This adaption of the silent film “blends classic theater techniques with technological innovation, using mime, half-mask, music, film projection, and an inventive set” and introduces children to the wonders of physical comedy. Tickets can be purchased online.
This Sunday, Greenpoint’s Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St. at Calyer St.) and environmental group TIME’S UP will host a FREE bike repair shop for those looking to get their neglected bikes back into tip-top shape. The workshop will include tools, bike stands, a parts washing station and on-site bike mechanics to help more clueless attendees out. While you’re there, feel free to drink up: all bar proceeds will directly benefit TIME’S UP in their efforts to “promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.”
As many of you know, Park Slope bakery Trois Pommes Patisserie (260 5th Ave. nr. Carroll St.) is closing its doors this Sunday, but they’re not going quietly. This Sunday, the bakery will host an epic goodbye party. Ten dollars will you get you “booze, food and all the baked goods you can grab.” We can’t think of a better way to say farewell.