Saturday, September 5: The Brooklyn Cyclones are in the fight of their life — sort of. Sure, they’ve already clinched the wild card spot in the playoffs, but every game counts if they want to hold onto their half-game lead over the surging Yankees. Dedicated ’Cloneheads won’t miss this game against the lowlifes from Lowell, but even fair-weather ’Clonies will enjoy seeing our boys in action for one of the season’s last games.
6 pm. Brooklyn Cyclones vs Lowell at Keyspan Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497], www.brooklyncyclones.com. $8–$15.
Sunday, September 6: The only thing you have to give up to get into the Convent of St. Cecilia in Greenpoint on Sunday afternoon is a bit of your free time. Rooms in the vacant nunnery have been transformed into exhibition spaces for “Room Tones,” a group art show (including work by Susan Sabiston, pictured) aiming to reinvent the gallery experience. It’s like Sunday school — but better!
Noon to 5 pm. “Room Tones” at the Convent of St. Cecilia [27 Monitor St. between Herbert and Richardson streets in Greenpoint, (646) 306-8086]. Free.
Monday, September 7: Have you ever wanted to go to a rave, but felt like there weren’t enough steel drums? Then head to J’Ouvert, an overnight outdoor steel drum parade that’s a highlight of Brooklyn’s West Indian Day celebrations. Musicians, dancers and costumed revelers march from Grand Army Plaza to East Flatbush. It’s one of rare times when the city encourages you to wear next to nothing, make lots of noise, and dance in the street at 4 am.
2 am to 9 am. J’Ouvert starts at Grand Army Plaza and proceeds to the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Linden Boulevard. Free.
Wednesday, September 9: Tonight, Norwegian crooner Sondre Lerche – the man who is undeniably his country’s second freshest export behind herring – will take the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Equally influenced by pop, jazz, and Brazilian music, the singer and his band, Faces Down, will belt out tunes from his energetic new record, “Phantom Punch.”
8 pm. Sondre Lerche at Music Hall of Williamsburg [66 North Sixth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 486–5400]. $22 advance, $25 day of show; 18 and over.
Thursday, September 10: Some have likened Lev Grossman’s new book “The Magicians” to “Harry Potter” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.” We’ll just liken it to awesome. Listen as Grossman and critic Laura Miller discuss the fantasy bildungsroman, which tells the story of a college student who realizes he has magical powers, but quickly learns that supernatural abilities aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
7:30 pm. Lev Grossman and Laura Miller discuss “The Magicians” at Word [126 Franklin St. at Milton Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383-0096]. Free.