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Bushwick Block Party, the Rebirth Brass Band, Susan Choi, and Jacob Tomsky

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Saturday, July 27: Bushwick party

Check out the Detroit indie electro-pop group at the Bushwick Block party. They are awesome. Headlining is rapper Action Bronson, and Roberta’s is throwing a giant pizza party, with Red Hook Lobster, Yuji Ramen, and Crif Dogs all throwing down some goodies.

All day long on Moore Street between Bogart and White streets, in Bushwick.

Monday, July 29: Brass band

Grammy Award winners from New Orleans, the Rebirth Brass Band are bringing the French Quarter to Williamsburg. Brass bands are notoriously competitive, and these guys are some of the best. Don’t miss out on the heavy funk.

6 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave., between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369,]. $15.

Tuesday, July 30: Sexy graduate students

Pulitzer Prize nominated Susan Choi’s latest novel “My Education” follows a graduate student at a prestigious university. Things get complicated for her when she becomes the teaching assistant to a dark and mysterious jerk. Friends warn her. Disaster still ensues.

7:30 pm at Greenlight Bookstore [686 Fulton St., at South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 246–0200,]. Free.

Thursday, August 1: Tip well

Never, ever miss out on a chance to see Jacob Tomsky speak. This guy has been neck deep in the hotel industry for a long time, and knows how you can make the most of your stay. Also, he’ll be celebrating Short Story Thursdays, his weekly email-based fiction club.

7 pm at Word Bookstore [126 Franklin St. at Milton Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383–0096,]. Free.

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