Frank Langella will star in the theatrical debut of King Lear, playing at Brooklyn Academy of Music, starting Tuesday, January 7
Frank Langella will star in the theatrical debut of King Lear, playing at Brooklyn Academy of Music, starting Tuesday, January 7

Here’s a rundown of a few things you should know about the week ahead in Central Brooklyn:

1. Alternate side parking rules are suspended today, Monday, Jan 6, to continually facilitate snow removal. Meters remain in effect.

2. Expect a yo-yo type of week for weather, with temps as high as 50 degrees today, dropping back down into the teens tomorrow.

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3. Community Board 3, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and parts of Crown Heights will hold its monthly meeting this week, on Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm, at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton Street. The public is welcome.

4. Community Board 2, representing Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and parts of Brooklyn Heights, will hold its monthly meeting this week, on Wednesday, January 8, 6:00 pm, at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street at Court Street map (Community Room). Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will be in attendance at this month’s CB2 meeting!

Eric Adams is expected to attend/speak at this week’s CB2 monthly meeting.

5. If you love live music, then come on out to Phat Tuesdays at Soco Restaurant, every Tuesday evening, from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, for a live jazz celebration, featuring cocktail and dinner specials. This week’s house band: The Antonio Dangerfield Quartet & Special Guests. Soco Restaurant is located at 509 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson Street and Grand Avenue Brooklyn.

6. Shakespear’s King Lear opens at BAM this week, Tuesday, January 7, starring Frank Langella. Langella joins forces with Britain’s Olivier Award-winning company Chichester Festival Theatre to present this monumental interpretation of the Bard’s tragedy. To buy tickets before they’re all sold out, go here.

Frank Langella will star in the theatrical King Lear, playing at Brooklyn Academy of Music, starting Tuesday, January 7

7. Also, Sarah King and the Smokerings play live at Chez Oskar every Wednesday night, 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Come by and get your jazzy on. Chez Oskar is located at 211 Dekalb Avenue at Adelphi Street Brooklyn.

Sara King’s band plays every Wednesday at Chez Ozkar in Fort Greene.

8. The Senate will vote today, Monday, January 6, on whether or not they will advance a bipartisan bill that offers a three-month extension of emergency longer-term unemployment benefits for the roughly 1.3 million long-term unemployed.

If you’d like to alert readers to something else happening in Central Brooklyn this week, feel free to leave it in the comments. If you have other events you’d like listed in a future “The Week Ahead” post, email us at: info@bkreader.com!

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  1. Interested in shopping healthy at the Bed Stuy SuperFoodtown? Come by Friday January 10, 3-6 pm at SuperFoodtown at Restoration Plaza, 1420 Fulton Street. There is a FREE Shop Fresh healthy food promotion event. There will be cooking demonstrations, food tastings and more. Contact abediako@restorationplaza.org for more info.

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