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Sunday in Brooklyn: Lizzo, New Orleans crawfish and a literary icon

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Sunday is Mother’s Day, which is a chance to take a pause and honor all the awesome moms in your life with whatever degree of fanfare you choose. This might involve a fancy brunch, spa day, or flowers for some, but my family has just never been particularly into Mother’s or Father’s Day, so although my own mom is a unique, creative, and inspiring person who also happens to be an incredibly loving and supportive mother, we keep things relatively low key. I’m actually headed to see Lizzo at Brooklyn Steel (tickets on StubHub start at $150 now that it’s sold out), but if I weren’t I’d be intrigued by the cajun-style Crawfish Boil happening at Threes Brewing—they’ve enlisted Blue Smoke’s Jean-Paul Bourgeois to do the honors and a $55 ticket to one of the two four-hour sessions includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, potatoes, corn, and a drink. Alternatively, I might head up to the Apollo to see Booker Prize-winning author, Arundhati Roy, deliver the keynote address of the PEN World Voices of International Literature, which I wrote about in our May Culture Calendar. Roy’s The God of Small Things remains one of my all-time favorite books, and her talk will cover individual justice and freedom in the face of increasing power imbalance in the world. The talk is at 6pm and tickets start at $30.

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