Five things to do in Brooklyn this week! • Brooklyn Paper

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Play it again: Felicia Collins will lead an all-star band in playing the entire Marvin Gaye album “What’s Going On,” at the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on Aug. 9.
Jeff Smith


Aug. 9

Going again

The penultimate show in this summer’s Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a great one — a recreation of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album “What’s Going On” performed by guitarist and bandleader Felicia Collins, along with guests Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and more.

7:30 p.m. at Prospect Park Band Shell [Prospect Park West and Ninth Street in Park Slope, (718) 965–8900], www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.


Aug. 10

She can brew it!

Do some socially-conscious day-drinking at the Beers Without Beards festival! The day celebrates suds made by women brewers, and more than 25 female-led breweries will pour unlimited samples all afternoon — without the competitive “more hops than thou” vibe that you sometimes get at other fests.

Noon–4 p.m. at the Well [272 Meserole St. between Waterbury Street and Bushwick Place in Bushwick, (347) 338–3612, www.thewellbrooklyn.com]. $55.


Aug. 12

Star light

The Flicks on The Beach inflatable screen will showcase “A Star Is Born” — not the 1954 version, or the 1976 version, but the 2018 Academy award–winning version starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Bring a chair or a blanket to spread out on the sand.

7:30 p.m. on the Coney Island Beach [W. 10th Street, between the Boardwalk and the water in Coney Island, (718) 594–7895, www.coneyislandfunguide.com]. Free.

Sip sisters: The Beers Without Beards festival, at Bushwick’s the Well on Aug. 10, will celebrate women who brew beer.
Lauren Perlstein


Aug. 14

One of us

Return to Coney for another recreation of a classic film, when sideshow performer Sarah Houbolt presents her multimedia one-woman show “Koo Koo the Bird Girl,” about the early 20th century performer famously featured in the 1932 film “Freaks.”

9 p.m. at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St. in Coney Island, www.coneyisland.com). $15.


Aug. 15

Under covered

Catch the documentary “Watched: Coming of Age Under Surveillance” about Muslim students at Brooklyn College who realize they were targeted by an undercover officer, and then discuss it with students, journalists, and the director of the Historical Society’s “Muslims in Brooklyn” exhibit.

6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynhistory.org]. Free.

Bird is the word: In her one-woman show, “Koo Koo the Bird Girl,” at Coney Island USA on Aug. 14, Sarah Houbolt tells the story of the early 20th Century sideshow performer who appeared in the film “Freaks.”
Peter Jennings

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