Alright, clear you schedule, because I Love Franklin Ave has your weekend all laid out.
FRIDAY NIGHT - Swing by the Breukelen Coffee House between 8pm -12 midnight for Spread Love, It's the Brooklyn (Breukelen) Way, their first-ever art opening, featuring (and curated by) local artists. Watch this if you're not getting the reference.
SATURDAY (DAY AND NIGHT) - Experience the Heights! Swing by local businesses and mention "Experience the Heights" for a 20% discount from 2-4pm (there's a list of participants at the above link) and then hit up Five Myles from 4-9pm for music, art, food & wine. It's a First Saturday, too, and the Heart of Brooklyn Shuttle will be running, so you can't use the snow as an excuse to stay in.
I'll give you Sunday to recuperate, but Monday night it's on again as the Franklin Park Reading Series returns with "Desperate New Yorker Night." With $1.35 in my checking account as of this evening, I can relate, and no doubt you can too, so come by Franklin Park at 8pm for some fascinating stories of the myriad ways this overgrown metropolis can alter the human psyche.
JOHN WRAY is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Lowboy, The Right Hand of Sleep and Canaan’s Tongue. He was named one of Granta magazine’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2007. The recipient of a Whiting Award, he lives in Brooklyn.
MASHA HAMILTON, whose most recent book is 31 Hours, is the author of three other highly praised novels, including The Camel Bookmobile and The Distance Between Us. She is also a journalist who has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East, Russia and Africa and is the founder of the Afghan Women's Writing Project, a literacy program that fosters creative and intellectual exchange between Afghan women writers and American women authors and teachers
MELISSA FEBOS is the author of the debut memoir Whip Smart, which will be published by St. Martin's Press in March. She is also co-curator and host of the Mixer Reading and Music Series. She received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at SUNY Purchase College and The Gotham Writers’ Workshop.