WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 25, 6:00 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Come to Happy Hour on select Fridays and Saturdays at BAMcafé, one of Brooklyn’s signature spaces. Chill out and enjoy drink specials and stay for a free BAMcafé Live show. Bar menu also available. Featuring BAMcaféLive House DJ: DJ Idlemind "The Appropriate Agent.” $3 beer and $5 cocktail specials
HOW MUCH: FREE
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 25, 6:30 p.m., Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: The Open mic at Von King Cultural Arts Center keeps getting better & better. More poets, singers and dancers are welcomed. We look forward to seeing you all! Light refreshments after every show.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 25, 8:00 p.m., Amarachi Lounge, 325 Franklin Avenue, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Join Amarachi Lounge and Brooklyn's own Dave Lester for a Memorial Day comedy show This week we have Kenny Garcia, Emma Willmann, and some of NY's best up & coming comics. Reduced admission before 8pm $7 after, DJ NO goes on @ 7pm.
HOW MUCH: $7
WHAT: DanceAfrica 2012 Bazaar
WHEN/WHERE: Sat, May 26, 12noon—10pm; Sun, May 27, 12noon—8pm; Mon, May 28, 12noon—8pm, along and around Ashland Place and Hanson Place, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora at the DanceAfrica 2012 Bazaar. Over 300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. The Bazaar will also feature entertainment for families with face painting and crafts at the Children's Village, and guest artists will be roaming through the marketplace throughout the day.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 26, 9:00 p.m., Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon, continues its 17th season with Benny Russell- African Liberation Day Celebration
HOW MUCH: $25