Park Slope Planner: The Best Events March 13-16

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Common Thread via Berklee
See the opening of a new group art show (with a performance piece), hear live music inspired by a love of funk and pop, drink a Tom Collins and groove to some rockabilly tunes, all this weekend right in the neighborhood! Here’s a look at those events and more:

Hypercritical: Art Reception
When: Thursday, March 13, 6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Moe Check out the opening of a group show featuring Carolyn Jao, Edward Kim, Joseph Perrotto, Yuri Leonov, and performance by Jenny Carolin.
How much: Free!

Siri Hustvedt: The Blazing World Book Launch
When: Thursday, March 13, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Siri Hustvedt will read from and discuss her eagerly anticipated new novel about the deceptive powers of prejudice, money, fame, and desire.
How much: Free!

Common Thread Featuring Gabrielle Walter-Clay
When: Friday, March 14, 9pm
Where: BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave
What: See this collective of like-minded musicians who are from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for funk and pop music (and time spent at the prestigious Berklee College of Music) and the need for a stronger female presence in the music industry today.
How much: Free!

Fifties-Inspired Store Party
When: Saturday, March 15, 6-9pm
Where: Goorin Bros., 195B 5th Avenue
What: The folks from Goorin Bros. and Enz’s are throwing a 1950s bash, with free Tom Collins, snacks, live rockabilly tunes from The Buzzards, and a spring dress preview at up to 40% off.
How much: Free!

Crazy $ince Da 90$
When: Saturday, March 15, 10pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Dust off your Hammer pants and get ready to dance to some of your favorite ’90s jams.
How much: Free with RSVP before 11pm, $5 after

Recycled Fashion Show
When: Sunday, March 16, 4pm
Where: Spoke the Hub at The Gowanus Arts Building, 295 Douglass Street
What: Enjoy tea, cookies, and a catwalk featuring funky re-fashioned outfits. The clothing goes on sale right after the show, and all proceeds from the event go to supporting Spoke the Hub’s free outdoor spring and summer programs in local community gardens.
How much: $20 adults, $10 students & seniors in advance; $25 adults, $15 students & seniors at the door

Film Screening: Viramundo
When: Sunday, March 16, 4pm
Where: Barbes, 376 9th Street
What: See the documentary that follows musician Gilberto Gil as he embarks on a new kind of world tour through the southern hemisphere.
How much: $5 suggested donation

Photo via Berklee

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