This weekend and beyond: beard & stache competition, bookfest, country music jam

the-skint-logo-3TONIGHT 8 pm: Catch singer-songwriter Emily Easterly for free @ Park Slope’s Bar 4 before she becomes waaay famous.

SATURDAY 11am: Smokey Robinson plays Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza, part of A&E’s recovery rally, free.

SATURDAY 6pm: Celebrate strange + odd facial hair at the 2nd annual Coney Island beard + moustache competition, $10.

10am-6pm: From Edwidge Danticat to Giulia Melucci: 200+ authors appear at the Brooklyn Book Festival, free.

SUNDAY 11am-5pm: Montague Street closes to traffic, celebrates w. free samples from 12+ restaurants.

MONDAY 6-9pm: $15 gets you endless tastings from 10 Brooklyn restaurants + a 4-beer-and-cheese flight @ Metromix’s “Hot Plates Live,” at the Bell House, $15.

7:30pm: Greenpoint-based author Amy Braunschweiger and cabbies share stories from her book Taxi Confidential @ Word Brooklyn, free.

THURSDAY 8pm: The 6th annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival starts tonight @ Southpaw, $10/night ($25 3-day pass).

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