April is almost over, so close out the month in style — in Bay Ridge!
Start Friday off soft and slow at Circles Cafe [310 69th St. at Third Avenue] where local singer-songwriter Tony Travis and his friends will be back with their original acoustic tunes at 7 pm. Afterward, you can hit the Greenhouse [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets] at 10 pm for a set by Grateful Dead cover outfit the Secretly Famous Trio.
That gets you ready for an action-packed Saturday — one you can start out by giving your eardrums a rest and enjoying the reportedly mid-60s weather at the Lonestar Bar and Grill [8703 Fifth Ave. between 86th and 88th streets]. The watering hole will host a “Bay Ridge Get-Together” starting at 7 pm, where $25 will get four hours of unlimited food, and $50 will score you bottomless drinks as well. Or you are free to just come in and hang out — there is no cover.
If you’re feeling the urge to rock out, swing by the Three Jolly Pigeons [6802 Third Ave. at 68th Street] at 10 pm to hear the Social Zoo slam out classics from the golden age of heavy tunage — the ’70s through the early ’90s. Or you can check out the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets] for an 11 pm set by Screamin’ Broccoli.
If you are in the mood to do some good, you can head up to Saint John’s Episcopal Church Hall [9818 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. at 99th Street] at 9 pm to hear the beloved vocal group the Rhapsody Players sing the songs of the ’60s, ’70s, and early ’80s cabaret style. Called “This One’s For You,” and produced in conjunction with Narrows Community Theater, the concert honors the late Betty Kash, a longtime member of the theater and leader of the local arts community. Just $20 gets you coffee and cake, and wine and beer will also be sold at low prices. All funds go to the Betty Kash Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to young people interested in pursuing the performing arts.