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Songs are in the air this weekend in Bay Ridge, and there is something for everyone — classic crooning, opera, and of course plenty of rock ’n’ roll.

On Friday, Zitelli’s Italian Kitchen (8530 Third Ave. between 85th and 86th streets) will host the second of its “Jazzy Fridays” starting at 7 pm with Danny and Kristy Dalelio on keys and vocals, respectively. The pair will play some older tunes from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, alongside newer songs from artists, including Alicia Keys and Adele.

The Regina Opera Company opens its 2016 season on Saturday afternoon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (5902 Sixth Ave. between 59th and 60th streets) with “Lucia Di Lammermoor,” a dramatic tale of love and familial feud in 17th century Scotland. Yes, you will have to step a few blocks outside of the Ridge proper, but as we noted last week, it is the perfect introduction to opera, for yourself or a friend. The show starts at 3 pm and tickets are $25.Meanwhile, Full Disclosure will be rockin’ at Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets). The trio goes on at 4 pm and their repertoire spans the last 60 years of rock and pop, encompassing Frankie Valli and Maroon 5.

There are a couple of options for late on Saturday night. At 10 pm, house yourself at the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) for a trip back to the 1980s with James Quigley and Radio Daze. Or get your tonsured head over to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) for a more varied set of tunes from Breaking Crazy. The seven-piece cover outfit goes on at 11 pm and stays on until 3 am.

The Greenhouse Cafe keeps it coming on Sunday night at 6 pm, when you can enjoy veteran local crooner Sal Casta’s ballads, doo-wops, and soul numbers for a super smooth transition back into your week.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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