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Bushwick

Thursday is the new cool day at Our Wicked Lady. Thursdays for the Cause is a new weekly fund-raising series that works with the community to support the organizations that protect our future. Every Thursday at Our Wicked Lady bands, comedians, poets, and locals come to play, talk, and listen. Suggested donations at the door and 10 percent of bar sales go to the groups defending our rights at this crucial time.

“We know it’s not enough. But we also know we have to do something,” said owner Zach Glass.

The peeps at Our Wicked Lady joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their struggle against the North Dakota Access Pipeline in January and raised money for the ACLU with the support for local performers in December.

If you are over 21 years of age and want to make a difference, come on down in February and see what Wicked comes this way.

Standing O says, “Take a stand.”

Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave. and Meserole Street in Bushwick, ourwickedlady@gmail.com).

Boerum Hill

Hearts and flowers

Brooklyn Community Service is making a difference for the women in its Transitional Living community.

The call is out there to collect beauty- and wellness-related toiletries and products to create festive gift baskets for the women of the program.

It helps women with mental illness or who have experienced trauma quickly transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

The drive was created to help the women build self-esteem and aid in their transition.

Gift baskets will make Valentine’s Day special for the women and provide useful products as the ladies start a new life in permanent housing.

These are the items most in need:

Body/face wash, loofahs, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouth wash, head scarves, nail polish, socks, stockings, deodorants, lotions, lip balm, scarves, gloves, hats, chocolates, mints, picture frames, and framed inspiration quotes.

You can drop off items at the front desk at Brooklyn Community Service headquarters weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm until Feb. 16.

Come on, let’s get the love flowing.

Brooklyn Community Service [285 Schermerhorn St. and Bond Street in Boerum Hill, (718) 310–5600].

Bay Ridge

His legacy lives on

Standing O is throwing out the bouquet of roses for the inaugural concerts of the Roman Borgman Opera Theatre, a new opera arts company.

Founder and artistic director Maryann Mootos started the company in 2016, in memory of her husband Roman Borgman, who passed away from cardiac arrest on April 8.

Born Rumen Borimetchkov in Sofia, Bulgaria, Roman earned a Master of Vocal Music at the Bulgarian State Conservatory and was a renowned opera singer throughout Europe before coming to America in April 1992.

After his passing Maryann decided to carry on her husband’s name and mission through the creation of the Roman Borgman Opera Theatre.

“Continuing Roman’s legacy in this way is very healing for me,” said Mootos. “I hope it is a great benefit to our Bay Ridge community as well.”

There will be two concerts on April 8 and 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Roman Borgman Opera Theatre at Trinity Lutheran Church [9020 Third Ave. between 90th and 91st streets in Bay Ridge, (617) 962–4222, www.rbopera.com].

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Posted 12:00 am, February 2, 2017
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