Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Art: The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013
Show time: See website for schedule; Through September 22, 2013
Venue: Brooklyn Museum
Food: Tom’s Restaurant
Drink: Soda Bar
Miscellaneous: Old Brooklyn Parlor
The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013 is a retrospective of over fifty works by The Bruce High Quality Foundation, a Brooklyn-based artist group whose production includes subversive and often humorous installation art, live performance, film, and social sculpture. It’s the place where Susanne Vega wrote “Tom’s Restaurant,” but Tom’s Restaurant is just as famous for its food. With a near insane breakfast menu, expect items like pancakes with apples and pecans to be brought to you by the sweetest waitresses in Brooklyn. Soda Bar is a great place for drinks. The alcohol is cheap, there’s surprisingly excellent food, and there’s even another room where DJs spin. If it’s too much, you can hang outside in the backyard patio under the stars. The Old Brooklyn Parlor specializes in old school drinks like the Brooklyn Egg Cream and the Lime Cherry Rickey, making it an excellent anchor to this neighborhood.