The Jalopy Theatre’s annual festival of Cajun, Creole, and zydeco music, Bayou ’n’ Brooklyn, is back May 8–10, with live performances from local and visiting acts at night and workshops on how to play the fiddle, accordion, and guitar in the day. There will also be a jambalaya and cornbread supper on Saturday to fuel a long night of dancing.
8:30 pm at the Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395-3214, www.bayou
Talk about wheeling and dealing! Ride away with a bargain-basement bicycle at Park Slope’s annual two-wheeler flea market, the New York Bike Jumble. There will be new and used cycles, plus accessories and clothing.
10 am–4 pm at Washington Park [Third Street at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, www.nybik
Forget flowers and chocolate — give mom the gift of seamlessly-fused steel this Mother’s Day with a welding class at the Navy Yard. Welder Susan Woods will lead mother and offspring duos through a hands-on metal fabrication workshop with a “spring garden” theme.
3 pm at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 92 (Flushing Avenue at Carlton Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bldg9
As if becoming a professional writer isn’t enough of a financial gamble, some scribes choose to become actual gamblers. The Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel of writers who also play professional poker, including Matt Matros (“The Making Of A Poker Player”) Jennifer Shahade (“Chess B----“), and the Awl editor Choire Sicha.
6:30 pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brook
The first of this year’s waterfront Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties will be a soul extravaganza. Local institution Felix Hernandez will bring his long-running Rhythm Revue party, getting the party started by spinning classic Motown, Stax, and Philly tracks. Then old-school Minnesota soul singer and showman Sonny Knight and his funky backing band the Lakers will play live.
7 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn (Furman Street at Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, www.brica