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Bay Ridge goes really retro!

It is time for some time travel in the Ridge!

This weekend will take you on a musical tour from the 19th century to today — with a couple of stops in the groovy 1960s!

Start your weekend by swinging back to the 1930s at Brooklyn Firefly (7003 Third Ave. at Ovington Avenue), where the Bedlam Swing quartet will blend 1930s swing with traditional European folk sounds at a free two-hour show. The group will strum its first notes at 8 pm.

On Saturday, rock your way up to the 1960s with a trip to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) for four hours of free afternoon fun filled with Rolling Stones covers by Sha-Doobie. The sextet promises to show off their Jagger-esque moves starting at 3:30 pm.

Afterwards, wander back to the 19th century at St. Patricks’ School (401 97th St. at Fourth Ave.), with an 8 pm performance of “The Pirates of Penzance,” staged by the Narrows Community Theater. The 19th-century comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan tells the story of Frederic, an apprentice to a band of soft-hearted pirates, who falls for the daughter of a then-modern Major General. There will be plenty of laughs and some amazing songs from the 25-member cast. Purchase the $25 tickets — with discounts for seniors and students — at www.narrowscommunitytheater.com.

And the night isn’t over when the fat lady sings! After the opera, dance your way through the years back to 20th-century rock. At the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets), the Colonial Road quartet will cover classics from the 1960s through today, at a free show starting at 10 pm.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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