BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 14-16

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Eastville Comedy Club hosts their 80s and 90s mixtape night on Jan. 15.
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Friday, Jan. 14:

Gimme Gimme Disco Dance Party: Brooklyn Bowl hosts the traveling show Gimme Gimme Disco, an ABBA-inspired 70s dance party. Young, old, sweet, sour, only 17 (or 21+,) tap into your inner Dancing Queen on a chilly weekend. 

$12-20, doors open at 6pm at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue between N 11th and N 12th streets in Williamsburg. 

Saturday, Jan. 15: 

Japanese Artists and Makers Market: The Makers Guild at Industry City has a visiting vendor: the IPPIN Project and their Japanese artisans market. Shop everything from art to home decor to tableware, all created with a focus on Japanese lifestyles and traditions.

Free, 11:30am-5:30pm, Industry City, 220 36th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Sunset Park.

80s and 90s Mixtape Party: Go back to the days of putting together a mixtape for your middle school sweetheart without all the pain of handing it over in the hallway with Eastville Comedy Club’s 80s and 90s Mixtape Dance Party. Enjoy all the hits of the day while sipping on half-price specialty cocktails mixed by Eastville’s bartenders. 

$5, 9pm, Eastville Comedy Club, 487 Atlantic Avenue between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is running three days of educational programs to celebrate and learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Kids and their family members can watch puppet shows, make posters and learn about protest marching, and contribute to the Community Dream Cloud, and cap it off with a volunteer project on Monday, Jan. 17. 

$13, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm, Jan. 15, 16, and 17. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue between Park Place and St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights.

Sunday, Jan. 16:

“Summer of Soul” screening and discussion: To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and NYC Winter Jazzfest’s 2022 theme, “Feel Good,” Jazzfest hosts a screening of “Summer of Soul (…or, when the revolution could not be televised,)” the directorial debut of the musician Questlove, which features never-before-seen footage of the Harlem Cultural festival and interviews with the people who created and attended the festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Questlove, the film’s producer, and Nwaka Onwusa, Chief Curator of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

$25-$35, 6pm,  Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue between 3rd Avenue and Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

K.C. Jones & Her Honkytonk Playboys: Louisiana-based singer K.C. Jones performs songs from her new album, “Queen of the In Between,” with guests Chris Stafford and Trey Boudreaux accompanying on instrumentals. Following the performance, K.C., Trey and Chris will be joined by Raphael Macgregor and Larry Eagle for a good old-fashioned honky-tonk dance party.

$30, 7-10pm, The Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia Street between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street, Red Hook.