Thursday, May 06, 2010

Flavors of Franklin

(Smoothies at A Slice of Brooklyn)

There are some great events coming up this weekend on Franklin -- more to come on all of them, but for now, mark your calendars!

Things kick off Friday, May 7, with the second opening at the Breukelen Coffee House, Breukelen Rebuilt, featuring drinks, tunes, and local artists, while down the block LaunchPad hosts 12 Soloists, a three-hour run of 12 solo performances, each 10 minutes long, from 8pm-11pm. LaunchPad keeps the music playing the next night with Second Saturday Sounds and Songs, a new performance series pairing singer-songwriters with improvisational specialists. This month's iteration features Alex Mallett on the banjo and Josh Sinton on the reeds (you can catch a sneak peak of them rehearsing together here). All three events are free and open to the public, and you can BYOB at LaunchPad.

Take mom out to a Dutch Boy Burger Brunch on Sunday and then pick her up some flowers at the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden. Get some sleep, but remember, Franklin Avenue weekends don't end until Monday nights, when the Franklin Park Reading Series, once again a Time Out New York critic's pick, returns!

I used to write a post like this once a month, maybe, and if there was an event, it was the only thing happening. Now I have to do a weekend run-down every week, and I can never get to everything. Thanks to all the great people who are making this happen!

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