Park Slope Planner: The Best Events February 6-9

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Ben Zank, via FB

Learn how to make fresh tortillas, sing a little karaoke, check out a new art opening, and more fun stuff to do in the neighborhood this weekend:

Cooking Demonstration With Jacques Gautier
When: Thursday, February 6, 7:30pm
Where: Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street
What: The chef behind Palo Santo and the new Taco Santo will demonstrate the culinary versatility of fresh masa, so you can learn how to make tortillas (and more) at home. The best thing though: You’ll get to taste what he makes during the demo.
How much: $4 materials fee; open to members and non-members

The Crate Robber Series
When: Thursday, February 6, 10pm
Where: Barbes, 367 9th Street
What: The first in a new monthly DJ series featuring vintage tropical music from around the world. First up is Vik Sohonie spinning vintage French Caribbean music.
How much: $10 suggested donation

Karaoke Killed The Cat
When: Friday, February 7, 11:59pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: The weekly event is 50% singing, 50% dance party, 100% fun.
How much: Free!

Art Reception: When Words Fail
When: Saturday, February 8, 6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: There are selfies, and then there are self portraits. Check out some fascinating versions (like the one pictured above) of the later from photographer Ben Zank at the opening of his solo show.
How much: Free!

Mighty Teen Jazz Big Band
When: Saturday, February 8, 7-9pm
Where: Cafe Dada, 57 7th Avenue
What: The Mighty Teen Jazz Big Band is the centerpiece of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Teen Jazz Program. Hear students come together as a large and dynamic ensemble to bring jazz standards and other repertoire to life.
How much: Free!

Screening & Discussion: American Promise
When: Sunday, February 9, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: See the New York City-based documentary that took 13 years to make, as parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, turned their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as the boys made their way through school.
How much: Free!

Ginger’s Sunday Bingo Show
When: Sunday, February 9, 7:30-10pm
Where: Ginger’s Bar, 363 5th Avenue
What: It’s free to play however many rounds of the old classic as you want, and there are fun prizes and drink specials — and some special Valentine’s drag performances.
How much: Free!

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