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Because it’s the weekend and you’re special, BK Reader has pulled together our calendar picks of the hottest events in Brooklyn to keep you entertained!

Say “no” to FOMO, and just thank us later … Or go here to check out the calendar, and choose for yourself!! And oh yeah, feel free to upload your events here too!

FRIDAY

WHAT: Unbossed & Unbowed, A One-Woman Show

WHEN: Friday, October 07, 2022 , 7:00pm-8:30pm AND Sunday, October 09, 2022, 7:00pm-8:30pm

WHERE: South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY

A riveting, empowering, multimedia, 80-minute solo performance written and performed by Ingrid Griffith about Shirley Chisholm, the Brooklyn-born trailblazer/social justice activist who was the first African American woman to win a seat in Congress and the first African American to run for Presidency of the United States.


WHAT: BKLYN Comedy Club Presents: FUNNY PEOPLE

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 10:00pm-11:30pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Comedy Club/Old Man Hustle 308 Bedford Avenue

A Manhattan style Comedy club in the heart of Williamsburg. Featuring the best comics in NYC. (Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Comedy Central, etc) Excellent Cocktails and Booze selection.. *Lineup Subject To Change, 21+


SATURDAY

WHAT: Culture Con

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 8, 9:00am

WHERE: Brooklyn Bail Bonds, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

CultureCon (Presented by The Creative Collective NYC) is the fastest growing conference dedicated to creatives of color. Filled to the brim with interactive & inspiring panels, Forbes calls CultureCon “a conference every creative should attend in 2019.”CultureCon celebrates the influence creatives of color make on society & culture. An ideas conference, CultureCon brings together an array of talented young professionals & entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation of world changing doers.


WHAT: BROOKLYN NETS TO HOST ANNUAL PRACTICE IN THE PARK 

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2:30pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Kyrie Irving in the throwback uniform. Photo: Brooklyn Nets
WHAT:The Brooklyn Nets head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for their annual Practice in the Park open practice and fan festival. The day will include:Brooklyn Nets players participating in open practiceMusical performances by Joey Bada$$ and Flipp Dinero5v5 Game featuring celebrities and influencersPerformances by the Brooklynettes Dance Team, Team Hype and The Brooklyn Nets Beats DrumlineFood trucksBarbershopMerch giveawaysInteractive photo opportunities
WHEN:Sunday, Oct. 9, Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy Clinic 1:15 p.m. – 5v5 Brooklyn Park Classic presented by SeatGeek 2:45 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets Team Practice 3:45 p.m. – Joey Bada$$ and Flipp Dinero perform 4 p.m. – Girls Futures Game *all times are subject to change*
WHERE:Brooklyn Bridge ParkPier 2
DIRECTIONS:Media parking is first come, first served at the Pier 2 lot. Public transportation is encouraged. SubwayA, C at High StreetF at York Street2, 3 at Clark StreetR at Court Street2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall BusB25 Fulton Ferry LandingB63 Loop Road on Pier 6B61 Atlantic Ave. & Hicks St.B67 Jay St. & York St.

WHAT: Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9

WHERE: Starting at Vanderbilt and Atlantic Avenues

It looks like the weather will be clear this weekend, so head out to Vanderbilt Avenue and enjoy fresh air and fun!

  • Saturday, 2:00PM: Seniority, a musical ensemble playing R&D, dance and contemporary music (between Pacific Street and Dean Street)
  • Saturday, 5:00PMGib Veconi, a nylon string guitarist playing jazz and world music (on the median between Prospect Place and St. Mark’s Place)
  • Sunday, 1:30PM: In celebration of National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11th, Branded Saloon presents Family Friendly Drag performances and a Disco DJ set from one of our very own Vanderbilt Avenue Residents. Featuring appearances by MxFlower Tortilla, Klondike, and Lena Horne! (Between Bergen Street and St. Mark’s Avenue)
  • Sunday, 3:00PM: Brazilian choro with Regional de NY (between Dean Street and Bergen Street)

SUNDAY

WHAT: A Spectacular Black Girl Art Show

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 3:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: BKLYN Studios, 445 Albee Square West

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A Spectacular Black Girl Art Show is a national art exhibition tour celebrating the work of black woman artists. In September 2019, the show was launched in Atlanta, GA with a mission to create unique opportunities for aspiring African American visual artists and artisans. Since then, Black Girl Art Show has created exposure for more than 600+ artists in 12 cities across the U.S.

“I’m creating a desire for a younger generation to purchase black art & empowering the women behind the work.” That’s how curator Joshua Dingle described the inspiration behind the concept. In its 3rd year, A Spectacular Black Girl Art Show is proving to dive deeper than being an event to buy and sell artwork. The creative exhibition travels the US providing a platform for Black and Brown women artists to not only showcase their gifts but also speak their truths and deliver powerful messages through art. 


WHAT: Hedda Gabler

WHEN: Sunday, Oct 09,  7:00pm

WHERE: The Space at Irondale, 85 S Oxford St

TIX: $20

From the company that brought you HAMLET/ST. JOAN; SENSE & SENSIBILITY; and PERSUASION… BEDLAM is back performing two masterworks in repertory: Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Eric Tucker, and Shakespeare’s WINTER’S TALE (sold separately!). Nine actors take on both iconic plays as BEDLAM makes its Brooklyn debut. One of Henrik Ibsen’s greatest dramas, HEDDA GABLER is the story of a self-centered and manipulative woman who has grown bored of her new marriage to the kind and reliable George. To escape her boredom, Hedda takes it upon herself to sabotage her husband’s rival, leading to truly tragic consequences for everyone involved. Marked by one of the most dramatic female roles in all of theater, HEDDA GABLER stands as an enduring masterpiece by Norway’s most famous playwright, Henrik Ibsen.


WHAT: Tompkins Avenue Open Streets Finale

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 12;00pm – 6:00pm

WHERE: Tompkins Avenue between Halsey Street and Gates Ave.

TAMAfest, Tompkins Avenue Open Streets, Bridge Street Development Corporation, Oma Holloway
TAMAfest Photo: Facebook/Black-Owned Brooklyn

Sometimes referred to as “TAMAfest,” or even “That dope Bed-Stuy Block Party on Tompkins Ave,” Tompkins Avenue Open Streets event is celebrating its finale event this Sunday. If it’s anything like last year’s, you don’t want to miss this!

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