Five things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 18–24
Pinball wizards: Organizers of the New York State Pinball Championship stand in front of the machines at Sunshine Laundromat in Greenpoint.
The BAM Cafe’s weekly music series returns this weekend with a pair of performances by 4 Korners. Audiences can snack and sip on cocktails while the high-energy jazz fusion four-piece takes them on a musical journey, with tunes from the band’s first album “Golden Portal,” tonight and on Saturday.
9 pm at the BAM Cafe [30 Lafayette Ave., second floor, at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. Free.
Watch the supple fingers of the pinball wizards at the New York State Pinball Championship, today in Greenpoint! Slip behind the false wall at the back of the laundromat, and you will find more than 30 machines spewing out multi-balls, along with a bar where you can toast the winners with beers and shots.
Noon at Sunshine Laundromat [860 Manhattan Ave. between Milton and Noble streets in Greenpoint, (718) 475–2055, www.sunshinelaundromat.com]. Free.
Artists: how much do you charge for a painting? How much for a print? How much for this watercolor masterpiece of a manatee (pictured above)? It can be a tricky question, but today’s workshop “The Price is Right,” hosted by the artist group Gowanus Swim Society, will teach you how to choose a price point, make a budget, and apply for grants.
4 pm at the Old Stone House [336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768–3195, www.theoldstonehouse.org]. Free.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music host the 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. today. The celebration of the fallen civil rights leader will feature keynote speaker Tarana Burke, the founder of the “me too” movement, along with Borough President Adams, who will emcee the event, along with performances from the Oddisee & Good Company and The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir.
10:30 am at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. Free.
The Bushwick Book Club — a group that makes monthly art inspired by literature — celebrates its 10th anniversary with a musical tribute to Kurt Vonnegut’s 1976 science-fiction novel “Slapstick.” The night will feature a puppet show, a cake, a cartoon, and at least a dozen people playing original songs.
8 pm at Mirror In The Woods (575 Union St. between Nevins Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus, www.bushwickbookclub.com). $10.
Posted 12:00 am, January 18, 2019