Looking for something to do this weekend? Our site has an extensive, curated events calendar. It’s mostly of stuff in Bay Ridge, and it will always be of stuff in southern Brooklyn.
Here are the events coming up over the next seven days, May 8 through May 14.
The Wedding Singer – The Narrows Community Theater presents the 2006 musical adapted from the 1998 Adam Sandler movie. Along with last year’s presentation of the Shrek musical, it could be starting a trend for NCT toward newer material. Three performances: Friday and Saturday May 8 and May 9 at 8pm, Sunday May 10 at 2pm. Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater, 403 General Lee Avenue. $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.
Bay Ridge Greenmarket – Our local source of farm-fresh produce, as well as the local site for textile recycling, returns after a few months off for the cold season. Includes veggies, dairy, and wild fish from Suffolk County, fruits and cider from Yates County, and more. There is also compost collection until 1pm. 8am to 3pm, Saturday May 9. 9408 Third Ave (Walgreens parking lot). Free.
Blood Drive – The New York Blood Center always needs your blood. It saves lives! The donation op will be set up in the auditorium of PS/IS 30 (Ovington School). 8:30am to 1pm, Saturday May 9. 7002 Fourth Ave. Free. Except, you know. For your blood. But just some of it.
Spring Plant Event – The Narrows Botanical Garden is here to help you get your herbs, flowers and native plants just in time for spring planting. 10am to 4pm, Saturday May 9. Shore Road Park, 72nd Street entrance.
Garden Festival – This little green oasis impossibly snuggled near so much Gowanus Expressway grit and commotion will host its annual spring festival, featuring free food, gardening and Cinco de Mayo-themed activities. Saturday May 9, 12pm to 3pm. Community garden on 64th Street, west of Fourth Ave. Free.
Gilbert Sorrentino Walking Tour – Join a tour of relevant locales from the late local writer’s life, including his childhood apartment building and more. Led by Gerald Howard, Henry Stewart and others. 12pm, Sunday May 10. Begins at corner of 69th Street and Fourth Ave. Free. RSVP strongly preferred, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jorge Posada Book Signing – The Yankees catcher will sign copies of The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes. 7pm, Wednesday May 13. Bookmark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Ave. Free. Only book copies purchased in the store will be signed.
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival – It’s the festival that’s all about Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based, and Brooklyn-centric independent film. On Friday, May 15, there are two events locally: a series of experimental, avant-garde, and non-linear short films at the Tabla Rasa Gallery (7:30pm, 224 48th Street), and a series of comedy short films at PS/IS 30 The Ovington School (8:30pm, 7002 Fourth Avenue). There are many more films at St. Francis College from May 14 through May 17. For a complete schedule, visit the Art of Brooklyn web site. Festival pass is $50, individual events are $10.