It's official--this is going to be a fantastic weekend, and it doesn't end until TUESDAY NIGHT (see below). I'm plotting individual posts on these topics tomorrow and the next day, but for now, make sure you mark your calendars for these great events on the Avenue.
Friday Night: Rest up. You'll need it.
Saturday afternoon: This one's for the kiddies--Nairobi's Knapsack is hosting Grace Chang and Jin-Jin the Dragon for an afternoon of magical storytelling. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to take part.
Saturday evening (part I): Oh yes, oh yes, it's the much-hyped, long-awaited Pencil Party (though rumor has it markers will be involved) at LaunchPad. Swing by to give their community arts space the personal touch!
Saturday evening (part II): It's Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. Swing by early to gather inspiration for the Pencil Party.
Sunday afternoon: Wait, in all my arty excitement, I barely ate last night! I'd better check out the fare at Dutch Boy Burger, which opens this weekend (provided that stop-work order in the window is taken care of).
Monday night: The Franklin Park Reading Series celebrates its first birthday with cupcakes, $4 Krusovice, and $4 well drinks all night (not to mention a slew of great readers--a separate post is forthcoming, I promise). For the third time, Time Out New York has noticed our local literary scene, so don't miss it!
Tuesday night (because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop): That's right, you're coming back to Franklin Park for a pair of Brooklyn-based acts that are near and dear to my heart. Poet Coriel Gaffney opens with accompaniment from local rockers The House Floor, who take the stage themselves to close out the evening (Maxwell Rebo will also be performing, though my exhaustive research methods turned up only a guy from Helena, Montana, and I wasn't sure if it was the right person). More to come on this one, but for now, be prepared!