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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Feb. 18-20

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Meet coffee and tea purveyors from across the country at Brooklyn Expo Center’s Coffee and Tea Festival this weekend.
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Friday, Feb. 18

Music and conversation: Presented by the NYU Hemispheric Institute and The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Aurelio Martínez will perform live music ahead of a conversation with curator Natalia Algarín on Garífuna culture, his own personal history, and more.

Virtual, via Zoom. 6 pm. Free. Register here.

Saturday, Feb. 19

Celebrate Black History Month: Mark the historical significance of February at Brooklyn’s Black Future Festival — a week of forward-looking fun that features dance performances, interactive storytelling, hands-on activities, and more! The festival kicks off Saturday at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Black Future Festival. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. Feb. 19 to Feb 27. Times and prices vary.

Get your caffeine kick: Meet coffee and tea purveyors from across the nation and get a taste of their specialty sludges and leaves at Brooklyn Expo Center’s Coffee and Tea Festival. This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, tastings and more!

Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street between West and Franklin streets in Greenpoint). Feb. 19-20. 12-5 pm. $25 general admission.

Get your ball on: The Harlem Globetrotters will visit the Barclays Center Saturday as part of their  “Spread Game Tour.” Cheer on the team as they show off their skills in basketball and in entertainment and show that basketball is much more than just a sport.

Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. between Flatbush and Sixth avenues in Downtown Brooklyn. Feb. 19, 12 pm. Tickets start at $35 at barclayscenter.com.

Sunday, Feb. 20

House of Yes’ historical dance party: House of Yes has carried the torch of partying to Afrobeat in New York for more than two decades. Join the Williamsburg venue, known for its out-of-the-box parties and queer-friendly culture for a night of “Jump N Funk: America’s Original Afrobeat Party.” Theme outfits encouraged.

Jump N Funk. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave. Feb. 20, 9 pm. Free entrance before 10 pm, $20 until 3 pm.

Crafts and cocktails: Get cozy and creative at The Center for Fiction’s “Crafts + Craft Cocktails.” Bring your own supplies and enjoy a discounted cocktail while you knit, sketch, embroider, or enjoy your hobby of choice surrounded by your fellow crafty bookworms.

The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave. between St. Felix Street and Fort Greene Place in Downtown Brooklyn. Feb. 20, 5-7 pm. Free to attend, must purchase one drink. centerforfiction.org.

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