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This is a "No-Excuses Weekend!" You need to get out, so choose from one of these fun and invigorating activities: Down-home jazz; A Sister's Healing Circle, and a Reggae Dance Class

It's Friday, and you have no clue what's going on this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for the liveliest, most romantic, most relaxing options for weekend fun. Check out our picks of activities to hit in and around the neighborhood.

Where/When: , 107 Macon St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (bet Marcy and Nostrand Ave), Friday, April 1, 8:00pm–12:00am

Why Go: BROWNSTONE JAZZ presents in Brooklyn. Vocal sounds of T.C. The 3rd. A weekly Open Mic with Eric Lemons and the musical trio, of Eric Lemons (bass), Doug Richardson (drums) and Rudie Wongozi (piano). Special guest artist is Stanley Banks, George Benson’s Bass player. Refreshments will be served!

Price: $10, buy tickets here


CAC Skylight Gallery: Sex Crimes Against Black Girls

Where/When: Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 2nd Floor, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Why Go: Inspired by literary critic, Hortense Spillers’ poignant essay, “The Permanent Obliquity of an In(pha)llibly Straight”: In the Time of Daughters and the FathersSex Crimes Against Black Girls is an art exhibit that investigates the various levels of sexual exploitation and oppression that is suffered by young Black girls across the African Diaspora. THIS IS THE FINAL DAY. So if you have not seen the exhibit yet, check it out before it’s too late.

Price: FREE


Spring Equinox Healing Circle | Dress in All White!

Where/When: Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 2nd Floor, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Why Go: Calling all sisters to come out, heal, shine and play! What a wonderful gift the Spring brings to all of us! It is the time that allows us to give birth to ourselves and each other annually. This year, join us for a special Spring Equinox Healing Circle, as we shed the last days of winter (and feelings associated with any traumas related to sexual violence) and the last minute fears that are creeping in before our rebirth. Join us in releasing through the healing waters of Yemaya and the primordial life forces of Mother Earth as we address, confront and deal with past trauma and embrace the newness of our future in a sacred circle of light and sisterhood.

Price: FREE


WTF:Work That Funk

Where/When: Synergy Cultural Collective, 1101-07 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, April 2, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Why Go: “Work That Funk” is an Exhibition featuring 11 artists and their reinterpretation of iconic album covers. DJs play the current joints and the songs they sampled. They will be screening classic music videos on the wall in the courtyard. It's a bar out there as well. Grab a drink while watching “Beat It.”

Price: FREE


Reggae Dance Class

Where/When: 118 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Triskelion Arts, 3rd Floor, Studio A), Saturday, April 2, 10:30am–11:30am

Why Go: Reggae dance class has found a permanent home. All are welcome wear comfortable clothes and prepare to sweat. For more information, email: jojo7movements@yahoo.com

Price: $10


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