Live music, classical theater, and a Bavarian buffet — Bay Ridge is sizzling with things to do this week!
The Third Avenue Summer Stroll is staying off its feet this weekend (don’t worry, it will be back between 80th and 90th streets on Aug. 8), so use this time to rest those legs. Instead, pull up a bar stool, dust off that lorgnette, and put on your stretchiest pants, because this is going to be a week for the Ridge record books.
On Friday, start your weekend off with a shot of adrenaline at Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) where power trio Three Way takes the stage at 10 pm.
Get thee to a fun-nery! On Saturday, watch two kids disobey their parents and sneak off to make out when ye olde Brooklyn Shakespeare Festival stages “Romeo and Juliet” three times at Owl’s Head Park Overlook (68th Street and Colonial Road). Show times are noon, 2:45 pm, and 6 pm.
There is plenty to do after the play, too. Scoot over to Hunter’s Steak & Ale House (9404 Fourth Ave. at 94th Street) where neighborhood legends Frankie Marra and Tony Monier will erase any memory of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic demise with soothing song starting at 8:30 pm. Once your constitution has returned, fly to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave. at 68th Street) and belt your heart out at Karaoke With Jukebox Johnny at 10 pm.
Cool off from a hot weekend on Sunday back at the Greenhouse Cafe, where Tony Travis and Friends will tickle the ivories and tug on your heartstrings with some of the best classic rock in the Ridge at 6 pm.
And Oktoberfest is only three months away, which means it is time to start training your gut to pack away cased meat and beer in advance of the centuries-old celebration. Stroll over to Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th avenues) from 5–9 pm on Wednesday for an all-you-can-eat Bavarian buffet that would make King Ludwig I himself burst with pride (and sausage).