Get Out: Brooklyn Restaurant Week, Emily King at BAM and Networking for Filmmakers at Simplicity Wine Bar and Cafe

This week's yummy variety of activities are far too tempting to pass up!

WHAT: Brooklyn Restaurant Week “Dine In Brooklyn”

WHEN/WHERE: Brooklyn, NYC's "restaurant week," called Dine In Brooklyn, runs this year from March 11-21. Go here to find a list of Restaurants.

WHY GO: The 10th annual Dine In Brooklyn is serving up prix-fixe lunches and dinners at more than 200 establishments in a slew of BK neighborhoods—from Williamsburg to Bed-Stuy, to Fort Greene and Park Slope. For a map of participating restaurants, go here.


  • Brunch for 2 costs $20.13.
  • Lunch for one costs $20.13
  • Dinner for one costs $28.00
  • Some restaurants offer two meals for $28, or the price of one.


WHAT: Author Jennifer Crute’s ‘The Life of a SubUrban Girl’ Book Signing Party

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, March 16, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Avenue, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: "This book chronicles the life of Jennifer Cruté, a freckled-face African American artist. Pages from her actual journals illustrate her upbringing as a misfit in the suburbs of New Jersey and her daily interactions as an illustrator living in New York City." Jennifer's Journal, Volume One and Jennifer's sketchbook will also be on sale.



WHAT: Independent Filmmakers’ Screening and Networking Night at Simplicity

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, March 16, 4:00 p.m., Simplicity Wine Bar and Café, 310 Malcolm X Boulevard (between Decatur and MacDonough), Bklyn, NH

WHY GO: Independent filmmakers will have the chance to screen their films in 30-minute sessions. Immediately following, DJ E. Marie spinning the best Latin music (Merengue, Salsa, Rock en Espanol, House, Brazilian, etc) for the kick off to our Latin Saturdays.



WHAT: BrownstoneJAZZ Tribute to Alberta Hunter with Boncela Lewis

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, March 15, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast, 107 Macon St, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: Basic Music Trio- Bass, Drums, and Piano, (possibly more) – backing up the featured artist, Alberta Hunter with Boncela Lewis. Doors open at 8:30pm, beginning with the concert, followed by a complimentary fish fry intermission and then an open mic session. Drinks available

HOW MUCH: $20. RSVP @917 704 9237 For Concert Seats Only


WHAT: BAM Café Live Featuring: Emily King and Shelley Nicole’s Blakbüshe

WHEN/WHERE: Emily King—Friday, March 15; and Shelley Nicole, Saturday, March 16. Both shows are at 9:00 p.m., at BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn, NY


Emily King— Emily King is a Grammy-nominated American singer and songwriter. She started her career in 2004 and her debut album East Side Story was released three years later in August 2007. In May, 2012 Emily was awarded the Holly Prize (a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly) from The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songmasters for recognition of the "all-in songwriter" whose work exhibits the qualities of Holly’s music: true, great and original.

Shelley Nicole— Soul/funk outfit blaKbüshe is fronted by Shelley Nicole, who dominates their live shows with a fierce stage presence. Armed with empowering anthems, like the “irresistible dance groove” (Curve Magazine) of their single “blaK Girls,” and a raw rock immediacy—which Shelley Nicole describes as “Nona Hendryx meets Black Sabbath”—blaKbüshe brings a brash, four-on-the-floor energy to BAMcafé Live.



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