Saturday, September 29: Head down to 80th Street this afternoon to watch the Brooklyn Stickball Old Timers play their 39th annual game. Drawing players who have left Brooklyn for far-off lands like Florida and Connecticut, as well as revelers from the Ragamuffin Parade, this group isn’t as competitive as it once was, but still plays a great game.
1 pm at 80th Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Bay Ridge. Free. Sorry, no phone.
Show us your mitts
Sunday, September 30: For the fourth year in a row, Bubby’s will host its “Pie Social,” which lets local bakers show off their baking skills. The entry fee gets you five slices, but if you need more, check out “Bubby’s Homemade Pies,” the restaurant’s new cookbook.
Noon at the corner of Main and Plymouth streets in DUMBO. $25, or less if you bring a pie. For information and to register, visit www.bubbys.com.
Get your goat
Tuesday, October 2: Tonight, the Mountain Goats will roam free in Brooklyn. The California-based band, made up of John Darnielle, Peter Hughes and a rotating cast of other goats, will hit Studio B to test out songs from their forthcoming record.
8 pm at Studio B (259 Banker St., at Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint). $18. For information, visit www.clubstudiob.com.
Sackett to us
Thursday, October 4: Fort Greene’s favorite drama club, the Sackett Group, is kicking off its new season with performances of the Pulitzer-prize-winning drama “No Place to Be Somebody,” helmed by big shot director Woodie King, Jr. The show’s affordable and entertaining, so drop in and get yourself some culture.
8 pm at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse (126 St. Felix St., at Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene.) Tickets are $19. For information, call (718) 638-7104.
Apple in stereo
Friday, October 5: Eustice Tilly and all of his friends — including songstress and reported Jonathan Ames girlfriend Fiona Apple (pictured), and vintage noise rockers Yo La Tengo — stop by the Brooklyn Lyceum to talk about pop music as part of this year’s New Yorker Festival.
7:30 (Apple) and 10 pm (Yo La Tengo) at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Ave., at Union Street in Park Slope). $35 for each. For information, visit festival.newyorker.com.