Bay Ridge is ready to rock you this weekend.
Start the weekend off with a slow and soothing Friday night at the Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets], where acoustic cover duo Lords of the Fjords will be playing an eclectic mix of tunes, including the Beatles and the Black Keys, from 9 pm.
Saturday night, Bluesball takes the stage at the Greenhouse Cafe [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets] at 9 pm, playing classic blues and R&B numbers. Want to rock a little harder? Hit up the Three Jolly Pigeons [6802 Third Ave. at 68th Street] at 9 pm to hear Those Guys return to Brooklyn with its eclectic and unique take on ’60s and ’70s heavy classics. Or for a bit of everything, head to the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets] at 11 pm for No Standards’ set of mash-ups and medleys of Top 40 hits from the ’60s through today. The group was voted Staten Island’s best cover band, now it is trying to see if it passes the test this side of the Narrows.
But no doubt the marquee event of the weekend will be the 10-year anniversary of the Kettle Black [8622 Third Ave. between 86th and 87th streets]. The party, called “Celebrating 10 Years of Awesome,” will start at 5 pm and feature beloved local rockers including Frankie Marra, John Rafferty, Tony Monier, Mike Giugliano, and Andrew Gerardi — not to mention drink specials and a free buffet. When the bands wrap up at 11, DJ Frank will get party-goers on the dance floor with a mix of urban, house, and R&B tunes.