Mother’s Day weekend in Bay Ridge

Mother’s day arrives in Bay Ridge

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It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and what better way to show mom you care than taking her out for a night on the town in Bay Ridge?

Treat ma to some hearty German fare and the sounds of ’60s Top 40 duo Generation Gap at the Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets]. The band starts playing the hits of Neil Diamond, Frankie Valli, and Gary Puckett at 9 pm.

Or maybe your madre is in the mood for something more modern. Well, you’re in luck then — Rock Farm plays the Greenhouse [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets] at 10 pm. Expect to hear the best of the 80s and 90s, mixed in with the occasional original number.

Even more motherly love is in store on Saturday. Does your mom love the real golden-throat oldies? Then we’ve got the show for you! Johnny Doo Wop will be crooning classics by acts like Dion and the Belmonts and Frank Sinatra at Ristorante Vaccaro [6716 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. between 67th and 68th streets] in Dyker at 7 pm. Or maybe she wants to hear some soothing acoustic — in which case, you’ll want to take her to the Yellow Hook Grille [7003 Third Ave. at Ovington Avenue] at 8 pm for a strumming show by Lords of the Fjords. The duo plays an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from the Beatles to the Black Keys.

Or maybe you’ve got a real rockin’ mama who loves to dance. Then you can bring her to the Monk [9510 Third Ave., between 95th and 96th streets] at 11 pm to hear Hello Brooklyn mix up the best of Top 40 dance, hip-hop, and female vocal pop.

And if your mom is more into movies than music, you’re in for a very special evening, since the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival will be screening at Saint John’s Parish Hall [461 99th St. near Fort Hamilton Parkway] starting at 7 pm. Watch the documentary “Dreams for Sale” about last decade’s battle for Coney Island, horror flick “The Dark Side 2,” and small-town drama “Behind Closed Doors” — plus interviews with the filmmakers and subjects — for just $10 a ticket. The showings are a team effort between the festival’s founders and our pals, Bay Ridge arts company BrooklynOne Productions. It is the first time the cinematic extravaganza has made a cameo in the ’hood, so bring your mom and come check it out!

Posted 12:00 am, May 9, 2014
Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
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