Friday, April 23: Apparently the term “dance” can be used loosely as it can also refer to people flying through the air dodging flying cinderblocks. Members of the STREB Dance Company test scientific principles with their bodies, as the name of the upcoming show, “Run Up Walls,” suggests. Once again, they’ll be defying gravity — and looking graceful doing it.
7 pm. STREB Lab for Action Mechanics [51 N. First St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 384-6491]. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children).
Fourth time around
Saturday, April 24: Andi Rae’s fourth annual Earth Day event will bring lots of local artists together at Bar 4 to jam for the planet. A country singer herself, Rae has gathered a few similarly inspired musicians to join her — and even your drinking will go towards a good cause as Bar 4 will be donating a portion of the profits to Sustainable Harvest International.
6:30 pm. Bar 4 [444 Seventh Ave. at 15th Street in Park Slope, (718) 832-9800].
Sunday, April 25: Finally, there’s a chance for your hair stop sitting around and actually do something to cure cancer. Participants in today’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser raise money by agreeing to shave their heads — and since the event is at Ceol Pub on Smith Street, you know there’ll be drinking involved. So far, St. Baldrick’s has raised $8 million this way, so get shaving.
Tuesday, April 27: We’re all fascinated by the blues, but we don’t have the time make the trek down south. Fortunately, the new Live and Outspoken festival brings the best of Dixieland to us. This month, Mississippi-import Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will play some Delta blues. And if that’s not enough of a draw, the evening takes place in the home of Emmy-Award-winning writer/producer Tom Fontana.
7 pm. Address given upon ticket purchase. Visit www.651arts.org to buy. Tickets are $35.
Gay ol’ time
Thursday, April 29: All you straight singles have had plenty of chances to get hooked up — so now it’s time for Brooklyn gays and lesbians to party down, thanks to the “Big Gay Meatup” at the Bell House. Organizers say there’s a Hawaiian theme, but you won’t have to pull out your ukulele in this crowd. If it’s anything like the last bash, there’ll be plenty of happy endings.
7 pm. Big Gay Meatup at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus (718) 643-6510]. Tickets are $8. For info, visit www.bkhookup.com.