Saturday, August 11: Gary Sinise, best known as his “Forrest Gump” character Lieutenant Dan Taylor, didn’t get mad, he got musical. Tonight, Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will pay tribute to the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in KeySpan Park, which commemorates Brooklynites who lost their lives on September 11.
8 pm at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater (one block from the junction of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues in Flatbush). Tickets start at $20. For information, call (718) 951-4600.
Sunday, August 12: Tonight, eight-time Grammy winner Anita Baker brings her soulful songs to the Seaside Summer Concerts series. The Detroit-born “Sweet Love” singer will belt out hits from her 20-plus year career. Paired with a nice walk on the beach, this could be one romantic Coney Island night!
7:30 pm at Asser Levy/Seaside Park (West Fifth Street and Seaside Avenue in Coney Island). Free. For information, call (718) 469-1912.
Tuesday, August 14: As part of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Series, Sunny’s Reading Series honcho Gabriel Cohen will read from his latest book, ”Boombox.” If you’ve ever been annoyed with the sounds of the city — and who hasn’t been this summer — this is a book you shouldn’t sleep on.
2:30 pm at the Midwood branch (975 East 16th St. at Avenue J in Midwood). Free. For information, call (718) 252-0967 or visit www.brooklynpublicli....
Let’s get ‘Littoral’
Wednesday, August 15: Avant garde performance space Issue Project Room is hosting another night of their “Littoral Series,” featuring readings from Mike Topp and Tao Lin, pictured, who has two new books out this summer. Additionally, Brown Wing Overdrive will provide the experimental tunes.
8 pm at Issue Project Room (232 Third St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus). $10. For information, call (718) 330-0313 or visit www.issueprojectroom....
Friday, August 17: Tonight at “Tighten Up Brooklyn,” a cast of DJs will be spinning an all-vinyl set of reggae, rock steady and dancehall tunes from classics to little known gems. Wear your best checkerboard outfit, knock back a Red Stripe and dance the night away like a true rude boy.
10 pm at Magnetic Field (97 Atlantic Ave. at Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights). Free. For information, call (718) 834-0096 or visit www.magneticbrooklyn....