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5 Things to Do This Week: Open Mic Night, Performances and Book Club

Our picks for the week ahead.

Need some inspiration to get off the couch? Here's our picks for the week. 

Monday, Feb. 25

Kick off your Monday with some great performances, or get up on that stage yourself! Each Monday night, the Brooklyn Lyceum hosts Open Mic Mondays. Admission is free to watch and/or perform.

Performers should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to sign up. A maximum of two songs or seven minutes of material is permitted. A minimal backline is available, including a small guitar amp and microphones; all other required equipment should be brought by performers.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

NY1's Cheryl Wills will present The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: The Legacy of Black Civil War Soldiers and discuss the varied treatment of black and white soldiers during the Civil War on at 6:30 p.m. at Medgar Evers College's Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at 1638 Bedford Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present 'Is It Already Dusk?' a new movement theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on the true story of the life of 76-year old Takashi Tanemori, a Hiroshima survivor. The show runs until March 2 at the Irondale Center located at 85 South Oxford St.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Want to talk about about books? Looking for your next reading? Head to the Windsor Terrace Library at 4 p.m. to share a great book or two, tell your friends about the great books you've read, are reading, or want to read and get a free book while supplies last. The library is located at 160 E 5th St.

Friday, March 1

It's that time of year again: tax season. If you're not sure of how to file, or just need some assistance, the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) will be offering free tax help. 

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