Rock and run in the Ridge!

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The rock is on stage and on screen in Bay Ridge this weekend!

On Saturday afternoon, wind your way to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) to hear some classic rock and blues courtesy of Prodigal Child. The quintet favors covers of songs from the 1960s, and the free, four-hour show kicks off at 3:30 pm.

When dinner time comes, you’ll be ready for a change of entertainment, so you should emigrate to the Bay Ridge Jewish Center (8025 Fourth Ave. between 80th and 81st streets) for a meal and a rock ’n’ roll movie. Tonight, the Center will screen the 2001 cult classic “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” John Cameron Mitchell’s trippy, colorful film adaptation of his then-Off Broadway musical, about a transgender East German woman who survives a botched sex change operation and forms a band (the titular “Angry Inch”) while pursuing a former lover across the country. The film and the food will set you back $25, and it all starts at 7 pm.

And if the movie leaves you hungry for even more rock, roll on over to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) for some tunes courtesy of Reload Band. The quartet loves classic rock and alternative hits, and will take the stage for a free show starting at 10 pm.

After your decadent weekend rocking out at Bay Ridge bars, get some help maintaining your New Year’s resolution to get fit with an early-morning meeting with the Ridge Runners, who will gather on Tuesday for a 5:30 am track workout at the oval at Fort Hamilton High School (8301 Shore Road between 83rd and 86th streets). Brave attendees can get in a sprint workout with the group, which meets four times a week. But if you are more a night owl than an early bird, you can also meet them later on Tuesday, at 7:30 pm at the 69th Street Pier (Shore Road at Bay Ridge Avenue), for an easy run of however many miles your heart desires. The best part? Membership is free.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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