For those about to rock in Bay Ridge this weekend, we salute you!
On Friday, hip-hop harlequins Lords of the Fjords will let loose at the Lockyard (9221 Fifth Ave. between 92nd and 94th streets) at 8 pm. These Nords are more fun than a bag of lutefisk, so get ready to party like it is Soldag 1999! And if you though the R train was wicked, check out Hellbound Train at Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets). The rock-and-blues sextet will get you on track to a killer weekend, and the train leaves the station at 9 pm.
On Saturday, step back to Schnitzel Haus to catch classic rock revivalists Steppin’ Back at 9:30 pm. After you have had your fill, gambol to the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) to catch Ridge legend Frankie Marra playing with his band at 10 pm.
On Sunday, you can raise a toast to the police at the Leif (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets), which is holding a 10-13 fund-raiser (10-13 is cop code for “assist police officer”). Entry is $20, but an extra Andrew Jackson gets you access to an open bar, so drop the $40 — New York’s Finest will thank you (even if your liver doesn’t). Just don’t drive home, as the benefit starts at 4 pm.
Instead, walk over to Greenhouse Cafe for acoustic songster Tommy Andersen. The Bay Ridge bard’s mellow tunes will carry you down from a weekend of partying starting at 6 pm.