What Else You’ll Want to Do This Week


If you're one of the ordinary people who want to see John Legend in concert at BAM this spring, get your tickets now before it's too late. Photo: BAM

If you’re one of the ordinary people who want to see John Legend in concert at BAM this spring, get your tickets now before it’s too late. Photo: BAM

Feb. 6: (Fort Greene) Tickets are now on sale to hear John Legend smooth serenade all the ordinary people at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House on May 31.

Feb. 7: (Williamsburg) If you want some Maine sea scallops fresh of the boat, today is the last day to place an order for the fruits de la mer with Maine Dayboat Scallops, who will be delivering pre-ordered pounds of the mollusks ($24/lb.) to Brooklyn Kitchen on Feb. 12 within 48 hours of harvesting them. Call 207-838-1490 to place an order.

Feb. 6-9: (Fort Greene) Head to French Garment Cleaners this weekend for its annual sample sale and save yourself 50–85% of its selection of casually chic designers like Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, A.P.C. and No. 6.

Feb. 8-9: (Williamsburg) The Brooklyn Flea’s twice annual record fair has become so popular, they’re introducing a mini record fair (indoors of course) featuring ten of their most popular vendors including Captured Tracks, DFA, and Mexican Summer. (2/8-2/9)

Feb. 9: (Greenpoint) Get your S.O. something special at Greenpointer’s Valentine’s Market from 1–7pm on Sunday–the handmade-with-love rule still applies even if you didn’t make if yourself, right?

Feb. 9: (Gowanus) Amateur Brooklyn chefs go balls to the wall in the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown at The Bell HouseTickets are only $15, so eat up and help crown the new king or queen of meatballs.

Feb. 9: (Fort Greene) Frank Langella’s reign as King Lear comes to an end at BAM today.

Feb. 11: (Fort Greene) North Brooklyn fragrance company Nomaterra is teaming up with Thistle & Clover this week to throw a perfume party. Head to the subterranean boutique on Dekalb Avenue from 6-8:30pm to smell some of the niche perfumers signature vegan scents and soy candles, and possibly pick up an early Valentine for yourself.

Feb. 11: (Dumbo) Rachel Kushner’s recent novel, The Flamethrowers, was just nominated for a National Book Award. She’ll be at powerHouse Arena this evening in discussion with James Wood of The New Yorker and signing copies of the book, the story of a young woman who moves to NYC in the ’70s with designs on being an artists and finds herself ensnared by the city’s Warholian art world.

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