Get your culture on in the Ridge

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Bay Ridge is tripping the arts eclectic this weekend!

Hard rock, Dixieland, and tunes from the Great American Songbook — plus a monthly meeting of the neighborhood’s literary giants — are all waiting for you in the 11209.

Soak up some southern comfort New York-style on Friday as Dave Clive’s Nawlins Funk Band pumps out bayou-riffic blues at Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) at 9 pm. If Louisiana-inflected licks aren’t your bag, parade over to Pipin’s Pub (9701 Third Ave. between 97th Street and Marine Avenue), where Alive ’n’ Kickin is sure to please any musical palette. The sometimes-septet will appear as a duo on Friday, with father-and-son duo Pepe and Tim Cardona playing the pop, rock, and soul hits from the ’60s to today, starting at 9 pm.

On Saturday, bust out the combat boots and flannel, because the Social Zoo is bringing Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and whole lot of ’90s rock to the Hideout (8411 Fifth Ave. between 84th and 85th streets) at 10 pm.

Or save the head-banging for another day and have a mellow evening with Vito Lombardo at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House (9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets). The crooner will belt hits from the likes of Sinatra, Boccelli, and Dean Martin starting at 8:30 pm.

And on Sunday, make good on your New Year’s resolution to support local arts and swing by the Owl’s Head (479 74th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues) for the Bay Ridge Poets Society’s first monthly meeting of 2015. The coterie of literati welcomes performances poetic, prosaic, and otherwise, so whether you’ve got a sonnet or a soft shoe, they will probably lend you an ear. The versification begins at 7:15 pm.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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