Park Slope Planner: The Best Events January 30-February 2

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via Lizz Winstead

Laughs and book talk, a dancing celebration of a Jim Carrey pic, music for the Lunar New Year, and more fun stuff to do in the neighborhood this weekend:

The Perfect Week Screening
When: Thursday, January 30, 8:30pm (doors 8pm)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Check out the seven short films that comprise Joe Pera and Nathan Min’s Perfect Week, along with some other short films from their friends. Plus, there will be chips and dip!
How much: $5, tickets available in advance

Two Book Minimum
When: Friday, January 31, 9:30pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Enjoy a night of stand-up, stories, and a few drunken ramblings about books as Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer host Lizz Winstead (pictured above), Hari Kondabolu, Jay Welch, and more.
How much: Free!

Music From China Performs Xiang Yue: Songs Of Folk Life
When: Saturday, February 1, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Ancient and modern, East and West converge in music performed on Chinese and Western instruments for this celebration of the Lunar New Year.
How much: Free!

Party Like It’s 1999: An Ace February Edition
When: Saturday, February 1, 10pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective by dancing to a mix of pop, rock, hip-hop, and R&B from the 1990s.
How much: Free!

Cutting Along The Color Line: Black Barbers And Barber Shops In America
When: Sunday, February 2, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Learn about the social and political role of black-owned barber shops in history from Quincy T. Mills, who will be discussing his new book on the topic.
How much: Free!

Watch The Super Bowl
When: Sunday, February 2, 6:30pm
Where: Various locations
What: Looking for a local spot to watch the big game? Several bars, restaurants, and even one mega supermarket are hosting parties, some with free food and contests — see a list of places here.

Photo via Lizz Winstead

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