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Late local legend’s birthday blowout and hot fashion show back-to-back this weekend

Brooklyn Daily

It is cold outside — so warm yourself up with a hot night in Bay Ridge!

We have got two marquee events for you this week at Bay Ridge Nights — one a local celeb-packed tribute to a neighborhood legend, the other a combined rock and fashion show.

Friday night, the place to be is Saint Pat’s school auditorium [401 97th

St., at the corner of Fourth Avenue], where five of the Ridge’s biggest bands will take the stage to pay tribute to the late Tommy Kane, a neighborhood actor and playwright, and co-founder of local production company brooklynONE. Kane died of cancer in 2011, and would have turned 56 on Jan. 21. His friends in the Bay Ridge arts community got together and decided to throw him a birthday bash. Just $20 gets you in to see show tunes and oldies vocalist John Heffernan, classic rockers Beefcake, beloved party rock cover group Frankie Marra & His Band, southern rockers Head N’ South, and hard rock cover band Radio Daze. On top of that, Bay Ridge’s newest craft beer bar, the Lockyard [9221 Fifth Ave., between 92nd and 94th streets], will be on tap to warm you up with its finest brews, while Dyker’s Rocco’s Calamari [6408 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between 64th and 65th streets] will be serving up its famous food. All proceeds go to Ridge anti-child cancer fund the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation. The party starts at 7 pm.

And on Saturday, something wicked this way comes — at the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Avenue, between 95th and 96th streets], of course! Come see models show off the darkest new designs at the “WICKED Threads Fashion Show,” starting at 10 pm. Classic rockers Screaming Broccoli and hair metal connoisseurs Catalyst will be coming over from the Rock to provide musical accompaniment.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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