It's the first weekend of Black History Month 2015, and you can say it loud ... !
There's a ton of things to do in Brooklyn, from museums to music to a J. Dilla celebration that comes with a free donut upon entry.
Look below and get your life.
BAM, 30 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, FORT GREENE
If you've never been to a #ThatsMyCole performance, this will be a great place to get graced by Cole Williams and her magical mix of Rock + R & B. Sultry, gamine and very fun are apt descriptions, but still do a disservice to the situation happening at BAM this Friday. It's free to do it, so do it! Hit the event page here
LITTLEFIELD, 622 DEGRAW, GOWANUS
J DILLA was your favorite producers, favorite producer. He passed in 2006, but his impact on the creative vibe and soul of Hip-Hop is more alive than ever. This is a tribute party, which happens each year, in multiple cities, around his birthday. This is how Brooklyn celebrates it. Special performances all night, with the Pitchblak Brass Band headlining. 10 Bucks for a night of awesome!
It's a bunch of things on Saturday. You have a fielders choice!
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 200 EASTERN PARKWAY
Bunch of stuff at this monthly Saturday institution, within this impressive institution on Eastern Parkway. It's a world class museum, so besides the short documentaries, Jazz band and closing performance by Bilal, amongst a bunch of other activities, be sure to walk the exhibitions. Cheap date as well, FYI
MOCADA, 80 HANSON PLACE, FORT GREENE
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski & Sheena Rose
Saturday, February 7 — May 31, 2015
Opening Reception on Saturday, February 7 | 6-9PM, with Sounds by Ushka
Curated by Isissa Komada-John
Whimsical tales of powerful female protagonists is the theme! Check the event page here, and check the story about the exhibition on the Brooklyn Reader here.
BROOKLYN NIGHT BIZARRE, 165 BANKER STREET, GREENPOINT
Chop & Quench is the personification of Fela, in modern day Brooklyn. I still remember when Fela passed away. I was coming out of Tramps, a live music venue, that is now shuttered, and a random person ran up to me on 21st street in Manhattan and told me that Fela just died. I was in shock. His music and energy is channeled by Sahr and crew, who do it like they're doing it just for you. Hell of a show.
LEWIS AVENUE, BTWN HALSEY & MACDONOUGH, BED-STUY
One night, one street, 3 parties with the Tap & Cork Crew. Starts at 9pm. Treat it like Bourbon Street, just don't bring your drank in
THERAPY WINE BAR
Hit the event page for more info
BIJAN, 81 HOYT STREET, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
SheRock is rocking it downtown. Expect a sexy dress on an adventurous DJ, surrounded by her lovely ladies. She's bringing life to Hoyt Street and she's starting at 11pm. Get in there!
NICHOLAS BROOKLYN, 570 FULTON STREET, FORT GREENE
This is an event worthy of your attendance, especially if you have natural hair...and especially if you want to help them open a safe space for the Natural Hair Movement to be resplendent in all it's glory. It's a fundraiser, so check out the event page for more details
CUMBE, 558 GULTON STREET, 2ND FL, FORT GREENE
This will be one sexy workout! Let Yaminah Legohn teach you all the Dancehall moves you've been dying to bust out on the floor. She'll make you the star of the next bashment!