This Weekend’s Best Bets

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Boca Grande serves up barbecue on their patio (5 pm).

Unwind with teas, sandwiches and more at Steam Cafe’s open mic (7:30 pm, $7 donation).

Catch Rio in Columbia Park, the first in Jersey City PAL’s Movies Under the Stars series (8 pm).


Lucky 7 Tavern serves up barbecue and rock ‘n’ roll to guests of all ages (1 pm). (See JCI‘s story on this event.)

JC Slam faces off against poets from around the Northeast at a fundraiser for the team’s trip to the National Poetry Slam (7:15 pm, $10 donation). (See JCI‘s story on this event.)

Singer Barbara Douglas pays tribute to Billie Holiday at the Miller Branch Library (8 pm).


Guests can take a movement improvisation class at Grassroots Community Space or come to see class participants perform afterwards at EXCHANGE (class at 4 pm, $15; performance at 5 pm, $5).


FYI, Hudson Restaurant Week is back and starts on Monday. (See JCI‘s story on this event.)

Summer Dawn Hortillosa

is a freelance arts and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in the Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal, the International and other publications. She is also a creative writer and theatrical director.