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Friday

July 18

Fair deal

Let’s face it — most street fairs are tired affairs, with the same faces showing up at every one to flog generic wooden beads and funnel cakes. But the Summer Stroll on Third Avenue is the real deal, turning 10 Bay Ridge blocks into a pedestrian plaza full of local vendors, food, and music.

6 pm on Third Avenue (Between 69th and 80th streets in Bay Ridge, www.summerstrollon3rd.com). Free.

Saturday

July 19

Magical history tour

You know the Fab Four, but this is Fab Faux — a Beatles cover band that focuses less on trying to look like the original act, and more on trying to recreate the songs exactly as they were originally recorded — even songs the Beatles themselves never attempted live.

8 pm at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. Sixth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com). $40.

Sunday

July 20

We all scream

Here is the scoop on Brooklyn Flea’s annual Ice Cream Bonanza. At Fort Green Flea on July 19 and Williamsburg Flea on July 20, the creme de la creme of New York City’s frozen treat vendors will be dishing up their summer specialities, including ice cream sandwiches, ice cream floats, Mexican paletas, and even vegan ice cream.

10 am at Williamsburg Flea (50 Kent Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12 Streets in Williamsburg, www.brooklynflea.com), Free entry.

Wednesday

July 23

Blunt talking

Nothing boring about this. Boerum Hill scribe Jonathan Ames — best known as the creator of TV’s “Bored to Death” — will drop by the Brooklyn Historical Society to talk about three things that he deeply cares about for a live recording of Randy’s Cohen’s Public Radio Exchange podcast “Person, Place, Thing.”

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynhistory.org). $5.

Thursday

July 24

Busk ’til dawn

It is just like waiting for the subway, but without the smell of urine. The Busker Ball returns to Spike Hill for its seventh iteration, featuring some of the city’s best street and subterranean performers. On the bill this go-around will be the silver tonsils of Mr. Reed, singer-songwriter Cathy Grier, the Theo Eastwind Band, and more.

7:30 pm at Spike Hill Tavern [184 Bedford Ave. at N. Seventh Street in Williamsburg, (718) 218–9737, www.spikehillmusic.com]. $10 suggested donation.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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