By Brooklyn Reader

May 16, 2014, 12:17 pm


WHAT: The Brooklyn Community Pride Center Presents “Spring Out: Citywide LGBT Dinner and Youth Dance”— Explore and get to know your community over dinner – specifically our Trans members and their stories. Then let loose at our Spring OUT Youth Dance, where there will be a DJ, dance floor, refreshments, and a game room for those of you that prefer that.

WHEN: Friday, May 16, 6:00pm – Midnight

WHERE: Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 4 MetroTech (Ground Floor), Brooklyn, NY 11201 (on Willoughby at the corner of Gold – entrance shared with Subway sandwich shop)

HOW MUCH: Free10341544_10150405728934975_9121577109851644683_n


WHAT: The Seeds of Abraham– Opening Night and Reception of Billie Holiday Theatre’s newest play written by Angelica Cheri: Will newfound romance get the best of the beloved matriarch, or will a prophecy left by her late husband be enough to save her little birds from harm? 

WHEN: Friday, May 16, 8:00pm

WHERE: The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: For showtimes and tickets, go here


WHAT: BAMcafe presents An Homage to the late Amiri Baraka—Part of the DanceAfrica week of activities, Baraka’s life will be celebrated with readings and performances by Ras Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, jessica Care moore, Danny Simmons, Kevin Powell, Tony Medina, Black Ice, asha bandele and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. For full calendar of DanceAfrica activities, go here.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 9:00pm

WHERE: BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free.29629-2014-may_BAMcafelive


WHAT: YoBeatz Brunch and Yoga at Rustik Tavern– Instructor Kelly Scanlon will guide you through 50 minutes of bliss with a live DJ providing cool beats.  Afterwards purchase a brunch entree at Rustik Tavern.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 10:30am

WHERE: Rustik Tavern, 471 Dekalb Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $15, buy tickets here


WHAT: Selebrasyon! Get ready for the opening ceremony of New York City’s first, official citywide annual celebration of Haitian arts and culture!  For the opening night, join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a special evening of support for Selebrasyon! featuring performances by Brown Rice Family and Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, an art installation unveiling by Engels, a culinary demonstration and hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a special kick off toast, exclusive raffle prizes and more!

WHEN: Beginning May 17 – June 30, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

WHERE: All over Central Brooklyn! The kick-off will take place at 5 Myles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Click here to purchase tickets! Click here for the full festival calendar!20140319075959-Selebrasyon_montage_v2

WHAT: Judgement of Brooklyn— A blind tasting competition of the wine and beer of the U.S. and Europe. It will also harness Brooklyn’s burgeoning food scene scene all under one roof where 1,200 – 1,500 residents will participate in a food-and-wine-pairing extravaganza!

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