We are going to church, but we repent nothing!
All of Bay Ridge rocks, including the churches, and this week we have a mix of the sacred and the profane for your going-out rituals.
For this ladies, we are not going to send you to a rock show — we want you to rock out! Art On The Corner presents a special “Drumming For Women” event at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (7420 Fourth Ave. between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway) Friday night at 7 pm, led by musician and educator Rita Pihra-Majurinen. To participate, you do not need experience, you do not need a drum, you just need $16 and the desire to bang on the drum all day.
On the secular side, the British are invading Bay Ridge’s most patriotic bar: Red, White, and Brew (6725 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) on Saturday at 4 pm. The band London Fogg will play an afternoon of staples from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Animals. It’s everything you love about classic British rock, but with straighter teeth!
Then spend the evening in quiet reflection at local monastery Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), which embraces the Trappist tradition of consuming great been. At 11 pm you can catch some hymns from The Benjamins — a high-energy cover outfit from the Garden State.
On Sunday afternoon, make a pilgrimage to Saint Ephrem Church (7414 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. between 73rd and 74th streets), which is hosting “Misercordiano” — a free pop-up art exhibit and classical concert. A violin, piano, and flute trio will go on at 1:30 pm and will play selections from Bach, Beethoven, and other classical composers. After the tunes, check out work from artists interpreting the concept of “mercy.” The art reception starts at 2:30 pm.
The fun does not stop when your alarm goes off on Monday morning. The Owl’s Head Wine Bar (749 94th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues) celebrates the sci-fi franchise “Alien” with Alien Day on Wednesday starting at 7 pm. Okay, Alien Day may not be as big as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), but sci-fi rivalries are not something we focus on in Bay Ridge Nights. Bar owner John Avelluto promises film clips, costumes for cosplayers, and Alien-universe trivia with prizes for winners — and green Alien wine! Have some fun, drink some wine, and avoid the face-huggers!