1. Get the laptop out of the house. If you're tired of looking at the same four walls, head to The Lunchbox - Queer Coworking at Beast. Every Friday Beast Restaurant hosts coworking from 11 to 4. All are welcome. From noon to 1 there's a lecture of use to freelancers. 638 Bergen St. at Vanderbilt. No cover, but a $10 lunch minimum.
2. Hit the bars. Alot going on in Prospect Heights' many entertainment venues including the Andrew Munsey Quintet at LaunchPad, the First Friday Comedy Series at Janelle's, Koshka at The Way Station, Music at Eve's Lounge, Friday Night Sessions with Alegba & Friends at Kombit and AZONTO at SKAZZY CAFE.
3. Brush up on your local history. The Brooklyn Navy Yard's tour schedule changes this weekend to every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Those who hop on board the tour bus will get to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former naval hospital annex that is virtually frozen in time and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building. Oral history clips and historical photographs as well as stories of companies in the Yard today will also be included on this tour. Admission is $30 per person and includes the two-hour guided tour. A percentage of all sales goes to support BLDG 92, the Visitor and Exhibition Center of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
4. Let the kids take the stage. Bring the kids to take a class at the Art Creators Academy, a new performing arts center. Instructors are seasoned, professional performers and educators with credits from Tony award winning Broadway shows, Emmy award winning T.V. and film. Children as young as 3 and as old as teenagers are welcome. Classes take place Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 143 Waverly Ave. Click here for class and pricing information.
5. Rock out (kid-style). The third annual Brooklyn Kids Rock is this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Music acts including Jeremy Plays Guitar, AudraRox, Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots and The Anna Banana Band will take the stage and provide endless entertainment for the kiddies. And when little feet need a break from the dance floor, there's plenty to keep them occupied: carnival games, arts and crafts and face painting. Taking place at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple at 317 Clermont Ave. Advance tickets are $14, tickets at the door are $17, a pack of four tickets is $48 and all-you-can-play activity bands are $20. Kids under 2 get in free.
5.5 Move that car. Alternate side parking is in effect today. The next suspension isn't until Tues., March 26 for the first day of Passover.