WHEN/WHERE: Friday, November 23, 9:00 p.m., Sankofa Aban
WHY GO: From New York Times-- DANNY MIXON is a pianist who began making an impression in the late 1960's when he was a teen-ager in Brooklyn, playing jazz in a manner that showed a variety of influences, including a strong feeling for Erroll Garner. In the years since then, he has been a member of Charles Mingus's group, has been Betty Carter's accompanist for four years and has worked his own gigs."
HOW MUCH: $20
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, November 23 – Saturday, November 24, 9:00 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAMCafe
WHY GO: Indonesian monkey chanting, Mongolian throat singing, and Balinese body popping are just a few tricks that Akim Funk Buddha has embraced as a means of redefining hip-hop. He continues that tradition with another Hip-Hop Holiday weekend at BAMcafé Live. On Friday, November 23, Akim toes the fringes of the genre with help from Calvin Booker aka DJ Boogie, Swiss Chris on traps and electronic drums, MCs from the Urban Jedi League, and others. On Saturday, November 24, Akim presents his Urban Orchestra, merging Balinese kecak, Japanese kagaku music, and other genres with tight rhyming, beatboxing, and a futuristic soul train that only Funk Buddha could engineer.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT: Pre-Holiday Sales
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, November 24 – Thursday, November 29, 8:00am – 8:00 p.m., Family Affair Variety Boutique, 3 Kingston Avenue (bet. Fulton Street & Herkimer Street)
WHY GO: Looking for those special gifts for the holidays, stop by the "Family Affair Variety Boutique" located in the heart of Bed-Stuy. Open 7 days a week - 8 am - 8 pm. If you like vintage clothing, or shopping for bags, shoes, hats & scarves..."We Got It". Need some Men & Women Accessories & One-Of-A Kind Gift Items..."We Got It" and much, much more
HOW MUCH: Cost of items purchased
WHAT: Reggae Sundays
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., 434 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Bklyn
WHY GO: The best live Reggae in Brooklyn every Sunday!
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT: The Free Marketplace
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, November 25, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Free Candy, 905 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd flr
WHY GO: The Free Marketplace is an indoor artisan market in Brooklyn featuring curated vendors, live music courtesy of actor Adrian Grenier’s Wreckroom Records. Bring the kiddies along to hang out in the Family Room with kid friendly goods, treats, crafts, stroller parking, and activities. All Workshops are free but you must register as space is limited. Massage and Community acupuncture are on a first come first serve basis. *Schedule is subject to change
11:30 Yoga presented by Sacred (must bring your own mat)
1:00 Live Music presented by WRECKROOM Records
2:00 Screenprinting Workshop presented by Philadelphia Printworks (bring a tee)
3:00 Live Music presented by WRECKROOM Records
4:00 Frank White Awards (see Honorees below)
5:00 DJ presented by WRECKROOM Records
HOW MUCH: Free, but email the freemarketplace@gmail to register