Celebrate book land
Whenever a bookstore stays open nowadays, it’s a cause for celebration. So get out your party hat as Boulevard Books marks its one-year anniversary with cocktails, cigars, music and readings. Tatiana Nicoli deserves high praise for her Dyker Heights shop, but on this night at least, you get the reward.
7 pm. Boulevard Books [7518 13th Ave. between Bay Ridge Parkway and 76th Street in Dyker Heights, (718) 680-5881]. Free.
Someone left pole-dancing apparatus at the Galapagos Art Space — but fortunately, the organizers of Polesque are putting it to good use, offering a new show that will feature plenty of woman writhing on a shiny metal pole, plus some burlesque acts.
8 pm. “Polesque” at Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-8500]. Tickets $30. For info, visit www.galapagosartspace.com.
No, author Gary Shteyngart doesn’t live in Fort Greene anymore (he blames the confusing G train and Manhattan’s supernatural ability to attract the rich and the famous), but where does he come when he wants to move product? To BookCourt, of course, where he’ll read from his latest amazing book, the dystopic “Super Sad True Love Story.”
7 pm. Gary Shteyngart at BookCourt [163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 875-3677]. Free.
Derek the ‘King’
When our fancy pants editor swiped the comps to “King Lear” last week, we were, frankly, relieved. Three and a half hours with Shakespeare’s dimentia-afflicted king didn’t sound like fun. Well, we were wrong; the boss says that Derek Jacobi is so freakin’ amazing as Lear that now we’re begging, borrowing and stealing to try to land a ducat. You should, too.
7:30 pm. “King Lear” at BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100]. Tickets, $25-$80.
Which one’s Pink?
Coney Island USA’s “Rock N Roll Summer” continues with a classic flick, “Pink Floyd: The Wall,” a trippy version of the English band’s seminal album. Released in 1982, the movie blends live action, animation and rock opera to depict a troubled rock star’s horrific acid trip. Please remember to chant “We don’t need no education!” when “Another Brick in the Wall” comes on.
8 pm. “Pink Floyd: The Wall” at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. near W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372-5159].