It’s really starting to feel like spring, the kind of weather that makes you want to get out and enjoy it! If you’re looking for something to do in the neighborhood this weekend, there’s a discussion with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, bingo, an art opening, and even some literary erotica. Details on those events and more:
Literary Encounters: A Conversation Between Jamaica Kincaid & Lauren K Alleyne
When: Thursday, April 3, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Novelist, essayist, and memoirist Jamaica Kincaid will be in conversation with debut poet Lauren K Alleyne, talking influences, career trajectories, and defiance, as well as the literary encounters that lit up their minds and shook up their writing. Refreshments will be served, and audience participation is welcome and encouraged. Moderated by Sharon Guskin.
How much: Free!
Park Slope Bingo Club
When: Thursday, April 3, 8-11pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Stamp those cards for a chance to win drinks, show tickets, and cold hard cash. There will be multiple games through the night, and you can buy in with a $5 pack of cards anytime.
How much: Free to enter, $5 to play
CMYK: Art Reception
When: Friday, April 4, 6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: A group art show by Victor de Matha, Johanna Guevara, Jonathan McIntosh, Joseph O’Neal, Jason Potvin, Joe Strasser, and Dustin Yang. Plus, there’s a pop-up nail lacquer shop, food truck Gorilla Cheese NYC will be parked out front, and there’s a dance party after the reception.
How much: Free admission for the art reception; pay $10 and stay for the dance party starting at 9pm
Participatory Budgeting Vote
When: Saturday, April 5, 10am-7pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
What: Anyone who is 16 or older and lives in City Council District 39 can vote for up to five projects — which, in our area, include an outdoor plaza at John Jay, repairs to the Ennis Playground basketball courts, safety improvements on 4th Avenue from 8th to 18th Streets, laptops for 3rd-5th graders at PS 321 and other area schools, and more — and the winning projects will be funded.
KafkaRotica: A Night Of Literary Erotica, Music, And Comedy
When: Saturday, April 5, 9pm
Where: Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Avenue
What: Always wondered what it’d be like what if classic authors had written erotic fiction? Wonder no more, as the creators of KafkaRotica host a night of music, comedy, and erotica, including short stories like “Shake My Speare,” “The Thoreaus of Passion,” and “Camus’ Sutra.”
How much: Free!
Morning Bird Walk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds
When: Sunday, April 6, 8am
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: The Brooklyn Bird Club leads a tour around the park to welcome the earliest migratory birds, and also say goodbye to some of our winter residents.
How much: Free!
Food Truck Rally
When: Sunday, April 6, 11am-5pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: Along with Opening Day festivities, there’s another reason to stop by Prospect Park this weekend — the food trucks are back!