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Get moving and musical in the Ridge this weekend!

Friday night the Ridge is ready to rrrrrrrrrrrrumble! Local grappling group WrestlePro will host a live match with four heavyweights throwing down at St. Patrick’s Church (9511 Fourth Ave. at 95th Street). Tickets start at $20, but big spenders can shell out $40 for a front-row seat. The doors will open for a signing at 5:30 pm, and the starting bell rings two hours later.

Another Friday night option, for those who prefer more genteel entertainment, is to amble to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) to hear songstress Ami Jane belt out classic tunes by Etta James, the Eagles, and Abba. The free show starts at 8 pm.

On Saturday morning, jump out of bed and jog to Shore Road and 79th Street, where the Bay Ridge Four Miler will begin at 8:30 am. Post-race awards and refreshments will greet runners who log their miles along Shore Road Park. Registration is $40 (or $30, if you read this column the night before and sign up online).

After catching your breath, take a walk to the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church (6753 Fourth Ave. between Senator and 68th streets) for the “Empty Bowls” event from noon to 3 pm. The sale of the $25 handcrafted ceramic bowls, decorated by local artists, will benefit the church’s community food pantry. Kids who tag along can also enjoy games and refreshments.

Later that night, reward yourself for your exercise and charity with a stroll to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. at 95th Street), where the six-pience band Good Noise will play modern and classic hits. The sextet takes the stage at 11 pm, and you can take it in for $10.

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