‘Walking’ and rockin’ in Bay Ridge • Brooklyn Paper

‘Walking’ and rockin’ in Bay Ridge

The Ridge is crawling with culture this weekend!

A showcase of upcoming musicians and artists, plenty of rock ‘n’ roll, and a “Walking Dead” viewing party await you in Bay Ridge.

Saturday evening, head off the beaten path with a wander to Hall of Fame Billiards (505 Ovington Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), where arts group SoulBrooklyn will hold its Ridge Underground Music and Art showcase. The event highlights up-and-coming artists, and tonight’s line-up includes pop singer and songwriter Kacey Velazquez, painter and sculptor Jessica Karpishin, and indie guitarist Rain Johannes, all presenting their work with the smoky pool hall as a mood-setting backdrop. It kicks off at 7 pm, and admission is $10.

Then night creatures have a couple of options for the rest of Saturday night, all of them starting at 10 pm: You can fly over to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave. between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue) for rock ’n’ roll power trio Full Disclosure, who will bring the house down with a mix of classic rock riffs and today’s party hits. Or march out to Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) where soulful blues rock group the Haggard Kings will have you crying into your German beer once that pedal steel guitar starts up. But if throwback is what thrills you, then you should moonwalk over to No Quarter Tavern (8015 Fifth Ave. between 80th and 81st streets) for the ’80s and ’90s Affair dance party — old school duds encouraged!

On Sunday night, capture the zombie aficionados amongst your crew (every group has at least one) and drag them to the Bean Post Pub (7525 Fifth Ave. at 76th Street) for the mid-season premiere party of the “The Walking Dead.” You can gossip about the latest character killer with like-minded locals, make a gory mess out of buffalo wings, and you won’t have to clean up after the she show. Shamble into the pub around 9 pm for the show, and you will likely stumble out after midnight.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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