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Bay Ridge is ready to chow down!

It’s a post-holiday weekend full of eats and entertainment in Bay Ridge, where barbecue, bread, music, and movies will abound!

First, those 21 and over can kick off the weekend by hitting up a barbecue and beer garden night in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (9511 Fourth Ave. between 95th and 96th streets). For a $5 entry fee, Ridgites can sip some classic and craft beers, chow down on barbecue or tacos from Ho’brah, take advantage of a photo booth and lawn games, and rock out to tunes from four-person band At the Ready. The party lasts until 11 pm.

For those under 21 — or those who prefer freebies — your Friday night is not lost! You can choose between two free sci-fi flicks in the Ridge: a screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at 7:15 pm in Owl’s Head Park (67th Street and Colonial Road), or the original “Planet of the Apes” at Narrows Botanical Garden (Shore Road at 72nd Street) at 7:30 pm.

On Saturday, wear your loose pants and head over to Bay Ridge Bakery (7805 Fifth Avenue at 78th Street) at noon for a bread tasting, where you can load up on free samples of horiatiko, a traditional Greek bread made with a recently revived flour from the Hellenic age. Try it early enough that you can say you discovered it first — and while you are there, fill up on sides of the baklava, cookies, and cakes that the Greek bakery is famous for.

After you recover from your carb coma, head over to Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th Streets) for a 10 pm performance by Windsor Terrors, the local quartet that favors British classic rock. The band will be celebrating keyboardist and vocalist Kenee Lee’s birthday with hits from 1967, including tunes from the Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced” album and other favorites from the Summer of Love.

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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