Saturday, May 8: Our favorite teen punk rock trio, Care Bears On Fire, will storm Red Hook and question authority with their aggressive jams such as “Barbie Eat a Sandwich” and “Super Teen.” Since blasting onto the nascent Park Slope punk scene years ago, the teenagers have played Letterman and toured the east coast. Go see to the show so you can say you saw them before the inevitable sell-out.
8 pm. “Care Bears On Fire” at I Made An Art Gallery (53 Richards St. near Commerce Street in Red Hook). www.imadeanart.com.
Tuesday, May 11: Revisit Spike Lee’s classic depiction of racial strife in 1989 Bedford-Stuyvesant in the new documentary, “Making ‘Do the Right Thing.’ ” Featuring Danny Aiello, Melvin Van Peebles and Ossie Davis, the doc chronicles Lee’s best film, which was shot on Stuyvesant Avenue. possibly the most important block in Brooklyn film history.
7 pm. “Making ‘Do The Right Thing’ ” at Restoration Plaza [1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, (718) 636-6996]. Tickets $5.
Livin’ on the edge
Thursday, May 13: The “edgy moms” of Brooklyn are back — and you can thank our own Smartmom — who puts together the who’s-who of cutting edge matriarchs of the mothering scene. The gathering, which includes legendary former Brooklyn Paper columnist Wendy Ponte (pictured), is sure to provoke while reaffirming the joys of motherhood in all its forms.
8 pm. “Edgy moms” at the Old Stone House [336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768-3195].
Friday, May 14: Friend of the paper and music legend Danny Kalb will bring his awesome sound to Two Boots — a perfect venue for the crooner’s blues and rock. Kalb started the groundbreaking Blues Project in the 1960s, which established the quintessential psychedlic-blues-folk sound — and now he lives right next door in Park Slope. After the gig, ask Kalb about the time Bob Dylan slept on his couch.
10 pm. Danny Kalb at Two Boots [514 Second St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 499-3253
Name that sheep!
Wednesday, December 31: Time to nurture your inner agrarian and name a pair of new critters in the Prospect Park Zoo. Two adorable 11-month-old lambs will be making their debut, and it is the solemn duty of zoo-goers to give them cute names. Meanwhile, the grown-up sheep and alpacas will be getting their summer haircuts as part of the annual “Fleece Festival.”
11 am–4 pm. “The Fleece Festival” at the Prospect Park Zoo [450 Flatbush Ave. between Empire Boulevard and Eastern Parkway in Prospect Park, (718) 399-7339].
Music: Here it is, folks, the full schedule for “Celebrate Brooklyn,” the summer concert and arts series, produced by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, a badly punctuated name for a great organization. All concerts (except for benefits below) are at the bandshell in Prospect Park (entrance at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street) and are free ($3 suggested contribution). Comments (2).