Park Slope Planner: The Best Events June 26-29

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photo by Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society
Celebrate Brooklyn is in full swing this weekend, with three free shows in a row starting tonight. Details on those, plus a free reggae show by local musicians, a Daft Punk dance party, a chance to play video games for prizes, and more great events:

Local Produce In The Gardens: Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society
When: Thursday, June 27, 5pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 3rd Street between 4th & 5th Avenues
What: Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society is made up of Brooklyn area musicians who enjoy the improvisational spontaneity of jazz and the profound depth of Jamaican reggae.
How much: Free!

Family Fishing Clinic
When:
 Thursday, June 26, 6-8pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: Learn how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait, and cast a line in this catch-and-release fishing class in Prospect Park. Families and children over the age of eight are welcome to participate. All equipment is provided. To reserve your spot, call the Audubon Center at 718-287-3400 x 303 or email eschwartz@prospectpark.org.
How much: $5 (cash only)

Celebrate Brooklyn: Warpaint And Yellowbirds
When: Thursday, June 26, 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West
What: “Intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post punk rhythms” take center stage tonight as Warpaint performs for the Celebrate Brooklyn crowd, joined by Brooklyn singer-guitarist-songwriter Sam Cohen.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

Celebrate Brooklyn: Shovels & Rope, Valerie June, And Shakey Graves
When: Friday, June 27, 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West
What: “A triple bill featuring the cream of the indie-Americana crop, spiked with whiskey and whipped to a tantalizing peak.” Seriously, how could you pass up a show like that?? Snag some friends for the husband and wife duo of Shovels & Rope, the “organic moonshine roots music of Valerie June, and the “spare, spooky folk” of Shakey Graves.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

Daft Club: A Daft Punk Tribute Party
When: Friday, June 27, 10pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: A good night to Get Lucky on the dance floor!
How much: Free with RSVP.

The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn
When: Saturday, June 28, 5-10pm
Where: Somewhere in Prospect Park
What: Dress all in white for this 5,000-person picnic in the park — you bring your own food, but they provide the tables and chairs, and the entertainment in the form of a performance by Ben Folds.
How much: $35 available in advance, proceeds go to Prospect Park Alliance.

Celebrate Brooklyn: Luciano And Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter
When: Saturday, June 28, 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West
What: Join Celebrate Brooklyn on Saturday for a tribute to community activist Faybiene Miranda, led by singer Sandra St. Victor and her group Oya’s Daughter. Afterward, “the greatest hope for the survival of roots reggae,” Luciano, takes center stage.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

Yoga For TASC
When: Sunday, June 29, 4pm
Where: Crow Hill CrossFit, 800 Park Pace
What: This 75-minute yoga class is taking place outside the neighborhood in Crown Heights, but it is a fundraiser that will directly benefit stray cats in our area. The foster headquarters for The American Street Cat is located here on 5th Avenue, and they help manage colonies in the area.
How much: $20 cash at the door.

Our Princess Is In Another Castle: Super Smash Bros Melee
When: Sunday, June 29, 7:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: A little friendly videogame competition using some classic consoles and games. Free to attend and play, and contestants can win prizes, drinks, and of course, bragging rights.
How much: Free!

Photo via Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society

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