Park Slope Planner: The Best Events March 27-30

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Via Help Liza Dye
Hear some great comedians while helping one in need, sing to your heart’s content at karaoke, enjoy a night of stand-up and book talk, eat free chili at a cook-off, all this weekend right in the neighborhood!

Details on those events and more are below, and for even more, or if you have any upcoming events in Park Slope that you’d like the neighborhood to know about, please check out our calendar page.

#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye
When: Thursday, March 27, 8pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: New York City comedian Liza Dye is in pretty good spirits considering she was hit by a subway in February, and remains in the hospital due to her injuries, and has no health insurance. Maybe it’s because she has comedian friends nice enough to put together this benefit to help with her medical expenses — 100% of the proceeds from the show will go to directly to her hospital bills. Can’t make the show? Make a donation online.
How much: $15, available in advance

Karaoke
When: Thursday, March 27, 9pm
Where: Brooklyn Colony, 274 4th Avenue
What: You know you’ve got a song in your heart just aching to get out, perhaps with a little liquid confidence (and a couple bites from the late night menu might not hurt, either).
How much: Free!

Two-Book Minimum
When: Friday, March 28, 9:30pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Writer-comedians  Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer host Sean Donnelly, Aparna Nancherla, Giulia Rozzi, and Josh Gondelman for a night of stand-up, stories, and a few drunken ramblings about books.
How much: Free!

Electronics Recycling
When: Saturday, March 29, 10mm-4pm
Where: 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Douglass Street
What: Got old electronics cluttering up your space? Bring them to this Lower East Side Ecology Center recycling day! See a list of what they’ll accept here.
How much: Free!

Chili Cook-Off
When: Saturday, March 29, 2pm
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue
What: Eleven breweries, including Bell’s, Dogfish Head, and Lagunitas go head-to-head for the title of top chili. Stuff yourself with free chili and cast your vote for the people’s choice award!
How much: Free!

Author Talk: Lost Orchid
When: Saturday, March 29, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Contributors to Lost Orchard: Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community – including Jo Pitkin, Stephanie Feuer, Susan Hartman, Victoria Kohn Michels, Jane Summer, Julie Weinstein, and more – read from the anthology.
How much: Free!

American Brass Quintet
When: Sunday, March 30, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The American Brass Quintet, one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, will perform works by Thomas Morley, Osvaldo Lacerda and Joan Tower.
How much: Free, but children under 6 will not be admitted.

Photo via Help Liza Dye

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