Park Slope Planner: The Best Events March 6-9

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Brooklyn Brass Festival via FB
Meet and mingle at a broadly inclusive mixer, hear some sensual poems read by the poets themselves, do a bit of yoga while supporting a local organization that’s helping cats, all this weekend right in the neighborhood! Here’s a look at those events and more:

Fran (A Love Story), By Moe Kornbluth
When: Thursday, March 6, 6-7:45pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Moe reads from and discusses his memoir of his remarkable wife, Francine Justa, who was struck with Parkinson’s disease at the height of her career.
How much: Free!

Select All: A Queer Mixer
When: Thursday, March 6, 7:30-11pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: This broadly inclusive LGBTQIGNC+ mixer sets the stage for making new connections, whether new friends, professional networking, or sparking romantic interest for singles and the otherwise available.
How much: $5 at the door

Books In Babeland
When: Friday, March 7, 7pm
Where: Babeland, 462 Bergen Street
What: Two poets – Diana Raab, who has written a new book of poems called Lust, and Nicole Callihan – will read in this sensual new series curated by Louise Crawford. There will be free cocktails, free gifts to the first 10 people to arrive, and a warm, friendly atmosphere.
How much: Free!

Film Screening: What Alice Found
When: Friday, March 7, 7pm
Where: Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street
What: See the Sundance award winning film by neighbor A. Dean Bell, who will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
How much: Free to both members and non-members!

Brooklyn Brass Fest
When: March 7, 8, and 9
Where: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music & LIU Brooklyn Campus
What: The first Brooklyn Brass Fest is a weekend of master classes, workshops, and performances dedicated to Lester Bowie (1941-1999), a trumpet artist interested in the music of the past, present and future. The weekend will provide a forum for brass players to discuss, perform, and educate one another as well as the general public.
How much: Tickets available for individual performances or entire weekend; free for all students with ID

Just Salad Anniversary
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-3pm
Where: Just Salad, 252 7th Avenue
What: It’s the one-year anniversary of this chain franchise, and they’re inviting the community to celebrate with a family-friendly party that will include face-painting, stroller cleaning, free Frava drinks, and 50% off smoothies and soups with a purchase of a salad or a wrap. Additionally 15% of all sales will be donated to New York Methodist Hospital’s Spirit of Women program.
How much: Free!

Gotham: Writers In New York, With Ben Marcus And Rob Spillman
When: Saturday, March 8, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Marcus reads from his new short story collection, Leaving the Sea. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman.
How much: Free!

Film Screening: The Goddess
When: Sunday, March 9, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: In honor of Women’s History Month, celebrate the Chinese film industry’s beloved silent-era actress, Ruan Ling-yu, who plays the title character, a nameless, unmarried mother struggling to support her son by being a prostitute in Shanghai, with tragic results. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.
How much: Free!

Yoga For TASC
When: Sunday, March 9, 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 South Slope.
How much: $20

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