How many of our cultural milestones now seem creepy after Trump and Cosby.

Today my Guide to the Good Life gives you two legendary musicians playing locally and a classical concert at Greenpoint’s iconic Polish church.

Plus, there’s an eight-band pileup at Don Pedro, the best combination drag/cumbia/goth/dive bar on Manhattan Avenue since 2001.

You can also find a lovely velvet painting of Billy Dee Williams at Don Pedro.


Tonight (10/20) sees indie pop stalwarts Mates of State at Rough Trade at 9 pm, and Yuka C. Honda at National Sawdust.

Honda’s appearing as part of the WomanProducers series at National, along with three other electronic mavens.

Then Saturday at Don Pedro, the punk band promoters DJ Gorilla host a one-year anniversary party.

Bang for the buck is good, you get eight quality acts for $10. I’d go for Beat Brigade playing last, and Raise the Kicks mid-pack. Here‘s a link with previews. Music starts at 8.

If your tastes run a little more refined, or maybe you just want to see the inside of St. Stanislaus on Nassau where huge Polish crowds pour in and out on religious holidays, Piotr Rubik will be playing an original work at 8 pm this Saturday. The librettist is Zbigniewa Książka.

I had to include that last name to remind you that you might know how to pronounce Zywiec beer correctly, but you’ve got a long way to go.

Other good choices this wekeend include the Acheron-curated show at Bar Matchless tonight, with Mikey Erg headlining, and the chill pop of the Miniature Tigers at Sunnyvale on Saturday.

And finally, if you are in the mood to do a good deed and also listen to vinyl, make it out to The Spin Series at The Woods tonight. There is a $5 suggested donation (c’mon don’t be cheap, at least double that!) and it funds music education in our schools. DJ Jordan James plays from 6:30 to 9.

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