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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Sept. 23-25

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Irina Ginzburg, or Upa inSpace, will take the stage at the Coney Island Comedy Festival on Friday.
File photo courtesy Irina Ginzburg

Friday, Sept. 23

“Singing in Unison: In Loving Memory of Jennifer Bartlett” Exhibition Opening: Presented by Rail Curatorial Projects, “Singing in Unison” is an ongoing series of art exhibitions inspired by the American “art of joining,” which Rail describes as “an essential gesture to heal our divided social and political life.” The exhibition, Rail’s largest of the year, features works from dozens of artists, and its Sept. 23 opening event will feature a cooking performance by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanijatake and refreshments from Five Boroughs Brewery, Fort Hamilton Distillery, and more.

Free. 5-8pm. Industry City, 900 3rd Ave.between 33rd and 34th streets in Sunset Park.

Coney Island Comedy Festival: Close out the week with some laughs at the last night of the Coney Island Comedy Festival. Comedian Gregory Korostishevsky headlines the evening, with featured performances from Meka Mo, Harry Terjanian, Jordon Ferber, and Upa InSpace.

$10. 7pm. Coney Island Brewery, 1904 Surf Ave. between W 17th and W 19th streets in Coney Island.

Saturday, Sept. 24

¡WEPA! Latinx Arts and Cultural Festival: Nonprofit organization El Puente is celebrating the culture and community of South Williamsburg with ¡WEPA!, a Latinx arts and cultural street festival. Enjoy musical performances by Ed Martínez & Conjunto Sabor, Dominican Merengue by El Innavador de la Música Típica, arts and activities, and more! 

Free. 12-6pm. Intersection of South 4th Street and Roebling Street in Williamsburg.

41st Annual Great Irish FairIt’s back! The Great Irish Fair has been celebrating New York’s Irish heritage for almost half a century, and this year the festival takes place at a brand-new venue near Prospect Park. Enjoy irish step-dancing, bagpipes, live music, all kinds of vendors, food, and more.

$25. 11am. Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 245 Prospect Park West between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place in Windsor Terrace.

Afghanistan to India – A Sitar-Rubab Duet: Musicians Homayan Sakhi, Josh Feinberg, and Vivek Pandya join forces for a concert that features contemporary versions of traditional South Asian, Pashto, and North Indian folk songs as well as original compositions. The musicians, each an expert of their instrument, showcase “the unifying power of music.”

$30-$35. 8pm. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. between 3rd Avenue and Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Movies Under the Stars, Jurassic World Dominion: Grab a blanket and a sweater to enjoy a movie under the stars as the weather gets cool! Adults and kids alike will love the thrills and nostalgia of Jurassic World: Dominion, featuring actors from the original Jurassic Park films. Bring snacks!

Free. 7pm. 3000 Filmore Avenue at the intersection of Marine Parkway in Marine Park. 

Kids Comics Art Class: Anyone Comics invites kids who love comic books and cartoons to learn the fundamentals of drawing comics! Young artists ages 8-13 will learn about character design, shading, page layout and more from indie comic artist Raymond Salvador. 

$15. 12pm. Anyone Comics, 1216 Union St. between Rogers and Nostrand avenues in Crown Heights. 

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