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By Lillian Rizzo

Thank God it’s Friday in Brooklyn! Hopefully you are getting over your St. Patrick’s Day hangovers and ready for some activities in Brooklyn this weekend. Here are some events The Ink thinks you should check out.

-Put those skates on. The Gotham Girls Roller Derby club will be introducing their rookies at their Derbytaunt ball tonight. Head over to LittleField in Park Slope at 7 p.m. Get there when the doors open and you can drink all of the Brooklyn Brewery beer that you want for the first hour.

When: Tonight, beginning at 7 p.m.

Where: LittleField at 622 Degraw St.

Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

-If you are up early on Saturday morning, head on over to the New York Twirling Organization’s annual baton twirling contest. The twirlers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Sunset Park will have their first show ever beginning at 9:30 a.m.

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 526 59th St.

Price: Free.

-Check out “Soulful Sounds of the Underground,” a film created by Brooklyn-born Phillip Jerome Halsey, about the underground house music scene. There will be two showings, each including receptions with French food and wine. DJ Sres of Brooklyn will spin during the receptions.

When: Saturday, 3-4 p.m. reception, first showing from 4 to 6 p.m.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will be the second showing, reception to follow.

Where: Restoration Plaza at 1369 Fulton St.

Price: $10

-It’s St. Patrick’s Day- in Brooklyn. If you missed out on the parade on March 17, the 36th annual Brooklyn St. Patty’s Parade will take place in Park Slope on Sunday. Begin at the rectangle on 15th Street and Prospect Park West. The route will travel down Seventh Avenue to Union Street and back down Prospect Park West to the beginning.

When: Sunday, the parade assembles at noon and begins marching at 1 p.m.

Where: Beginning at 15th Street and Prospect Park West.

-Get your pens out. The 34th annual American Crossword Puzzle tournament will take place this weekend, hosted by the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz. Contestants are based on accuracy and speed and prizes are awarding in over 20 categories. Bring your a-game and you can possibly win the $5,000 grand prize.

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: the Brooklyn Bridge Marriot Hotel at 333 Adams St.

Price: Registration as a competitor: $185

Non-competitor: $135

Sunday Playoffs: $30

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