Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Don’t forget Homer’s Hidden Heights Walking Tour at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, and the Theater 2020 Gala starting at 3:00 the same afternoon (you can do both!). Tomorrow (Friday, March 25), starting at 7:30 p.m., Music at First, at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark Street and Love Lane), will present singer Mellissa Hughes and synth player Lorna Krier (photo), accompanied by pianist Timo Andres and other musicians, doing a “new wave meets minimalism” concert that “explore[s] topics such as death, sexuality, and Craigslist.” The music will be accompanied by “video projections processed in real time” by videographer Jon Williams. Admission is $10.

On Saturday, March 26, starting at 2:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present a panel discussion on the controversial history of Brooklyn Dodgers star outfielder Carl (the “Reading Rifle”) Furillo.

Ted Reed, a veteran reporter and author of the new book Carl Furillo: Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star, will speak about Furillo’s career and two little-explored events that have shaped perceptions of the Dodgers right-fielder: Furillo’s supposed opposition to Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers and Furillo’s suit against the Dodgers for injuries. Judith Testa, a former college professor and author of Sal Maglie: Baseball’s Demon Barber, will speak about the twists and turns in the relationship between Furillo and Maglie. Carl Furillo Jr. will share memories of his dad.

The event is free with museum admission, which is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, children over 12 (under 12 are free) and teachers, and free for BHS members.

On Sunday, March 27, starting at 2:00 p.m., BHS will present a panel discussion on “The Growth of the Brooklyn Food Industry.”

The ultimate guide to the food scene in Brooklyn, Food Lovers’ Guide to Brooklyn provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy and celebrate local culinary offerings. Author Sherri Eisenberg is joined by Renato Poliafito and Matt Lewis from Baked, Chef Eton Chan from Eton, and Ben Van Leeuwen from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream to discuss the development of the Brooklyn food scene.

Again, the event is free with museum admission, and free for BHS members.

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