April’s Sunspots

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Time: 7pm

Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information: Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000

Each year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts artists in and this year is no different.  This year inductees will be inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn! Inductees include: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W. A. , and Steve Miller. This year’s ceremony will also honor the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement inductee, Bert Berns.

There will be special guests at this year’s Induction Ceremony including: Kendrick Lamar, Kid Rock, The Black Keys, Rob Thomas, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and more.

That Physics Show

Date: Friday, April 8 – Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Time: Times vary on the dates of show

Address: Elektra Theatre 300 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

For Tickets/Information: http://www.ThatPhysicsShow.com

This unique show will have you on the edges of your seats to see how professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings scientific “magic” to life. Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years.

Rock The Yacht Cruise!

Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in April 8-30th

Time: Boarding at 8:30pm, Cruising 9pm-12am

Address: Departs from Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

Time for a night out? Rock The Yacht is just the thing for you.  This three hour party cruise tours the Hudson with a backdrop of Lady Liberty, the Freedom Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and more.  Laser lights and light appetizers will pump you up on the dance floor as you dance the night away to smash hits and those classic hits. Great for a birthday get together, bachelor/ette, or just a Girls (or Boys) Night Out!

Sistas The Musical

Date: Saturdays and Sundays, April 9 -June 26, 2016

Time: Performances at 4:30 pm

Address: St Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street, NY, NY

For Tickets/Information: 212-977-5925

This new off Broadway musical, Sistas, centers on a family preparing to bury the matriarch of the family. These women discuss their family history and the history of African-American women through popular music that spans from the era of Billie Holiday’s music through Beyoncé. After the matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean their grandma’s attic and find some treasures which restore the love and memories that have been packed away. Some musical hits that you will hear include; “Oh Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” Gloria Gaynor’s ever-famous, “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” and “ A Woman’s Worth.”

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: 80s Throwback for Kids

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Time: 11am

Address: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: therockandrollplayhouse.com/brooklynbowl    Tickets are $10 per person

The Rock and Roll Playhouse (RRPH) is a non-profit organization that presents musical education to children that they might not receive in school. Every weekend there will be a children’s music workshop this fall at the Brooklyn Bowl.  These workshops are designed to teach children about music while allowing the children to have fun at the same time. Workshops are 60 minutes long and are specifically designed for children 7 and under, but all members of the family are welcome at this family show. Tickets are $10 per person.  RRPH presents Rock and Roll for Kids: 80s Throwback for Kids. It’s time to take those neon clothes, leg warmers and rubber band bracelets out of your closet. This workshop will have the littlest fans dressing up and spinning around to some classic tunes from the 1980s. Parents will love this just as much as the kids. This is sure to be a fun time for everyone!

Kathy Griffin: Boroughing Through

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Time: 6pm

Address: Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210

For Tickets/Information: 718-951-4500 or brooklyncenter.org

Kathy Griffin is coming to Brooklyn for an evening of laughs. This two-time Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedian who has been inspired by this year’s political candidates, and her own personal run-ins with celebrities will be sure to have you at the end of your seat, when she takes the stage at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts. She is universally-recognized for her brand of pull-no-punches comedy.

Brooklyn Folk Festival

Date: Friday, April 8-Sunday, April 10, 2016

Time: Friday, 8pm-12:30am, Saturday, 1pm-midnight, Sunday, 1pm-11:15pm

Address: St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: 718-395-3214 or visithttp://www.brooklynfolkfest.com

It’s time to join the 8th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival. The festival is for three days and will feature thirty bands, workshops, film screenings, and a famous banjo toss contest. All seating is General Admission and children age 5 and under get in free! Take the whole family!

2016 Trade Brooklyn B2B Show

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time: check in will begin at 7 a.m. with the networking breakfast beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Trade Brooklyn Exhibit Hall will open its doors at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

Address: New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

For Tickets/Information:  Trade Brooklyn is free to attend with advance registration online and tickets are $20 at the door the day of the event.  For more information visit: http://www.tradebklyn.com/2016-business-conference/; Email: expos@townsquaremedia.com; Phone: (203) 900-5000.

With Brooklyn being the fastest growing borough in New York City with the largest population, Trade Brooklyn is designed to explore and celebrate the entrepreneur spirit as well as the explosive business rebirth occurring in the area while offering access to premium B2B seminars for business growth and learning tools and resources along with valuable opportunities for cross-marketing and networking. This year’s event is expected to draw over 2,500 business professionals, with over 150 businesses representing various industry sectors exhibiting.

Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE!

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 2pm

Address: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11210

For Tickets/Information: Tickets are $18 per person; tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500

It’s time to have an adventure with the lovable Clifford, the big red dog that has a heart of gold. This musical is based upon the classic children’s books by Norman Bridwell. Fun for the whole family!

Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 3pm

Address: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11210

For Tickets/Information: Tickets to this event are free.  No tickets will be issued.

Adults and children will enjoy live music, arts, crafts and the street performers at this free community festival. There will be interactive family activities and activities that showcase the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth.