Bay Ridge knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em!
We also know when to walk away, and when to rock! This weekend, Brooklyn’s nightlife mecca will see a pair of poker nights, and barroom rock that comes three-of-a-kind.
On Friday, let the chips fall where they may at the Salty Dog (7509 Third Ave. between Bay Ridge Parkway and 76th Street), where the Friends of Our Lady of Angels church will host a Texas hold ’em poker night at 8 pm. You can see if the Lady of Angels is also your Lady Luck, or just kick back with a pint and watch your neighbors compete. Getting in on the action will you cost you $150, and spectators pay $50 — either way, the ticket includes some booze and pub grub, and a portion of the ticket price goes to the church. Email olapo
And you have another shot at taking the pot on Saturday, when St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy holds its Texas hold ’em tournament, at the same time, place, and price, but this time the proceeds will go toward decking out St. Anselm’s with new furniture. For each tournament, players should arrive at 7:30 pm.
After you’ve hit it big, it is time to spend some of your winnings around the Ridge. You have plenty of options on Saturday, when you can stop by Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) at 4 pm for some classic rock ’n’ roll by Luntix. Out of the Blue has got you covered for some soulful jams at the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) at 10 pm. And pop-rock group Hello Brooklyn will bring down the full house at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) starting at 11 pm.