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Saturday, July 14: Take a trip off the mainland tonight at the “Sunset Music Series” aboard the Lehigh Valley Barge in Red Hook. Tonight you can catch the cello-drum combo Takenobu (pictured) as well as the folky sounds of Lara Ewan and the Unstrung Orchestra.
8 pm at the Waterfront Museum (at the foot of Conover Street in Red Hook). $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For information, call (877) 238-5596 or visit www.waterfrontmuseum....
Have a ball
Sunday, July 15: At today’s Bastille Day celebration on Smith Street, Bar Tabac will sponsor the annual petanque tournament where up to 80 teams will compete on 14 courts in the French-style bocce ball. Prizes include tee shirts, trophies and, above all else, glory.
Noon on Smith Street between Bergen and Pacific streets. Free. For information, call (718) 852-0328.
Wednesday, July 18: Lobster always seems to have an astronomical price — a few chunks mixed with mayo and tossed on a hot dog roll can fetch $25. But on Wednesday nights at Melt, a one-pound Maine lobster is being served for $14.80 which won’t even get you tuna in other restaurants. Stop in before they change their mind.
5 pm on at Melt (440 Bergen St., at Fifth Avenue in Boerum Hill). $14.80. For information, call (718) 230-5925 or visit www.meltrestaurant.c....
Thursday, July 19: Tonight the General Store overhauls their normal menu of sandwiches and salads for “Hecho en DUMBO,” a “rare sampling of authentic Mexican antojitos,” which are small plates of Mexican grub like corn tacos, crabmeat pancakes and tasty soups. We recommend the two-for-one margaritas and a plate of the fresh made guacamole.
7 pm–1 am at the General Store (111 Front St., at Washington Street in DUMBO). For information, call (718) 855-5288 or visit www.hechoendumbo.com.
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Friday, July 20: Nine artists spanning three generations present their work in “Jump!” which is currently up at the Henry Gregg Gallery. These paintings and sculptures display the different styles and processes of the artists and dares observers to jump into the work themselves.
11 am–6 pm at the Henry Gregg Gallery (111 Front St., at Washington Street in DUMBO). For information, call (718) 408-1090 or visit www.henrygregggaller....