On this post-Thanksgiving weekend, kick back and tune out in Bay Ridge!
Work off your turkey and stuffing by rolling down to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) on Friday to hear the Full Disclosure trio play covers of classic rock, pop, and blues tunes. The band plays songs by Aerosmith, AC/DC, Sheryl Crow, Nickelback, Led Zeppelin, and Melissa Etheridge, so there will be a song for each leftover Thanksgiving relative still in town. The free show kicks off at 10 pm.
On Saturday, force yourself out of the house for your first bit of post-holiday exercise, and stroll over to Leif Ericson Park (66th Street between Fourth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway) for the “It’s My Park” clean-up event. Enjoy the fresh air while you help beautify the green space from 11 am to 2 pm.
And that night, reward yourself for your exercise and cleanup efforts by wandering down to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) for a show by Cause and the Effects. The septet plays an extensive repertoire, including old-time tunes from the Beatles, the Jackson Five, Otis Redding, and the Temptations, along with newer sounds from Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Maroon Five, and Meghan Trainor. The four-hour show kicks off at 11 pm, and will set you back just $7.
After you take a day to recover from the effects of the Effects’s music — dancing the night away — extend your four-day weekend to Monday, and spend the afternoon catching a free movie at the Bay Ridge Library (7223 Ridge Blvd. between 72nd and 73rd streets), which screens “My Cousin Rachel,” a mystery about a young man who plots revenge against, and then falls for, the beautiful woman he thinks killed his cousin. The flick starts at 1:30 pm.