We never miss a chance to see legendary bluesman Danny Kalb — a founding member of the Blues Project from the 1960s. Kalb is making his record 11th appearance in our editors’ picks this week for his show at the Ethical Culture School, an intimate setting to see a man who is still belting out standards with a gruff-but-lovable voice as comfortable as a flannel workshirt.
8 pm. Good Coffeehouse at the Ethical Culture School [53 Prospect Park West at Second Street in Park Slope, (718) 768-2972. Tickets, $15.
Walk of art
Bushwick’s artists and performers are throwing open their studio doors for the neighborhood’s fifth annual tour, this time featuring more than 369 art spaces between Grand Street and Gates Avenue. Yes, it can be overwhelming, so start at the Moore Street Market for great art and food. Then come back on Sunday for more walking and gawking.
Noon-8 pm. Bushwick Open Studios at multiple locations. Moore Street Market [110 Moore St. at Humboldt Street in Bushwick, (718) 384-1371]. For info, visit www.artsinbushwick.org.
Best circus ever
We were already big fans of the Sunday “Showboat Shazzam” at the Waterfront Museum and Barge in Red Hook, but now we’re even more excited now that the ticket price is just $10. Now you and your kids can see circus performers inches from your face — truly, the greatest show on earth. Today’s action includes juggler Adam Kapilow; aerialists Megan and Mariu; contortionists The Sorbet Sisters; and clown Tanya Solomon.
1 and 4 pm. Showboat Shazzam at the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge [Pier 44 at Conover and Beard streets in Red Hook, (718) 624-4719]. Tickets $10 (in advance). For info, visit www.waterfrontmuseum.org.
Greek to us
Get yourself to the Greek — the Greek Festival, that is. Yes, it’s that time of the year when Schermerhorn Street becomes New York’s Little Athens, thanks to the minions at the St. Constantine and Helen Cathedral. As always, there’ll be rides for the kids, plenty of Greek music and, most important, Greek delicacies. Remember, they invented the edible complex, so you know this is great stuff.
11 am-1 am. Greek festival at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral [64 Schermerhorn St. between Court Street and Boerum Place, (718) 634-0595], through June 12.
Ellia Bisker may play one of the smallest instruments, but she’s going big for her next show. The ukulele frontwoman behind Sweet Soubrette will fill the stage at Southpaw on June 8 with her largest band yet — nine musicians, complete with a rocking horn section. What’s better than a ukulele band backed by a horn section? Nothing. Not a thing.
8 pm. Sweet Soubrette at Southpaw [125 Fifth Ave. between Sterling and St. Johns places in Park Slope, (718) 230-0236]. Tickets $10. For info, visit www.sweetsoubrette.com.
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