Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekend Performances in Crown Heights (+ Links)

This, clearly, has not been a good week for blogging, but there are ALWAYS things to do on Franklin on the weekends. This weekend, a number of local spots host interesting performances:

- LaunchPad hosts a solo performance of David Lawson's "Birthright," starting tonight:

A solo performance about the Birthright Israel program, and where propaganda and having a fun time intersect by David Lawson ( Read more here:

Friday, May 31st @ 8pm
Saturday, June 1st @ 8pm
Sunday, June 2nd @ 8pm

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2,3,4,5,C to Franklin Avenue station
8p, $10 suggested donation

- Cool Pony hosts a night of electronic and world music on Saturday night, starting at 8:30:

- First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum looks particularly cool this month, with a series of performances on the theme of "Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas."

- Seeds in the Middle hosts soccer and a farmers' market this Sunday at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts.

Also, some interesting Crown Heights links that came my way over the past week:

- The city is taking over a state juvenile detention center nearby, reports the Daily News.

- The Patch folks have a rundown of the latest culinary developments in the area.

- Bad landlords continue to make news in Crown Heights.

- CityRoom ran an interesting post last week about Kellam Clark's local artist colony.

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