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Friday

June 20

Check mates

Check yourself before you wreck yourself at the Checker Car Club of America’s Checker Car Show. The free automobile exhibition is pretty much what it says on the label — 50 vintage Checker cabs, cars, and limousines will line Box Street in Greenpoint for you to, ahem, check out.

3 pm–sunset (Box Street between Commercial Street and McGuinnes Boulevard in Greenpoint, www.checker2014.com). Free.

Saturday

June 21

Naughty-cal

Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me. Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade returns, with another procession of half-naked revellers set to roll down Surf Avenue and along the Boardwalk. Presumably more modestly dressed will be Dante and Chiara de Blasio — this year’s King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.

1 pm (W. 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, www.coneyisland.com). Free.

Sunday

June 22

The oddest couple

Actor Willem Dafoe and ballet dancer turned “Sex and the City” star Mikhail Baryshnikov make an unlikely pair. But then, nothing about “The Old Woman” sounds very likely. An absurdist black comedy based on the writings of Russian avant-garde poet Daniil Kharms, it runs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through June 29.

7 pm Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House [321 Ashland Pl, between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100, www.bam.org]. $25–$125.

Tuesday

June 24

All the park’s a stage

It is that special time of year when you can’t go to the park without tripping over a man in a codpiece or hearing someone bellow, “Hey nonny nonny!” Yes, Shakespeare in the park season has arrived, and the latest production to grace Brooklyn’s grassy fields is the New York Classical Theatre’s “As You Like It,” at Prospect Park from June 24–29.

7 pm at Prospect Park, Long Meadow [Fifth Street and Prospect Park West in Prospect Heights, (212) 252–4531, www.newyorkclassical.org]. Free.

Thursday

June 26

Psych out

Get psyched — the Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series is throwing another free show at the Prospect Park Bandshell. This week, it is so-hot-right-now Los Angeles indie-psych quartet Warpaint, and psych-folk outfit Yellowbirds — which is fronted by Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sam Cohen.

7:30 pm at Prospect Park Bandshell (Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, www.bricartsmedia.org). Free.

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