Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
Photo by Stefano Giovannini


July 26

Know it all

The stand-up show “Comedians You Should Know” has been quietly killing it every Thursday night at the Gutter Bar for years, but for those of you who only go out on weekends, it has a special Friday night show at Littlefield, featuring highlight guests Judah Friedlander, Drew Michael, Joyelle Johnson, and Aparna Nancherla, along with hosts Mike Lebovitz and Saurin Choksi.

9 p.m. at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $10 ($8 in advance).


July 27

People play

Brooklyn’s got talent! See the city’s most skilled kids, teens, and adults strut their stuff at the 10th Annual Coney Island Talent Show! Judges Bambi the Mermaid, Gwar founder Chuck Vargas, and sideshow performer Evil Hate Monkey will assign cash prizes to the top three talents in each age category, along with a special “Best Dressed” prize to encourage creative costumes.

4–8 p.m. at Coney Island Boardwalk between W. 10th and W. 12th Streets in Coney Island, www.coneyislandtalentshow.com). Free.


July 28

Get Hooked

Take a stroll through another charming waterfront neighborhood with the Red Hook Food and Drink Crawl. You can sample dishes or drinks from a dozen local spots, including Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, Fort Defiance, San Pedro Inn, and Van Brunt Stillhouse. Buy tickets at the San Pedro Inn, or pick up your online tickets outside the Copper Pot, at 347 Van Brunt St.

Jump for joy: The Coney Island Talent Show on July 27 will feature kids, teens, and adults showing off their dance moves, singing ability, and other talents.

2–6 p.m. at San Pedro Inn (320 Van Brunt St. at Pioneer Street in Red Hook, www.tastesofbrooklyn.com). $20 for four tastes ($50 for 11).


July 30

Down under

In his new book “Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet,” author Will Hunt discusses abandoned subway stations, caves, bunkers, and subterranean cities. But what about the C.H.U.D.s? Does he know about the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers? Ask him this important question tonight, when he talk about his book with “Untapped Cities” founder Michelle Young.

6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynhistory.org]. $10.


Aug. 1

Cheer up

Two, four, six, eight! Who do we appreciate? Cheerleaders! Artist Kat Chamberlin will emphasize the difficult training and impressive moves that cheerleaders master, with a dance performance by a group of unsmiling teenage girls, titled “C-O-N-T-E-M-P-T.” The performance is part of the exhibit “Serious Play,” for which Chamberlin designed fantastical cheerleading equipment.

7:30 p.m. at Bric House [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org]. Free.

Know-it-all: Mike Lebovitz, one of the four hosts of “Comedians You Should Know,” will bring the show to Littlefield in Gowanus on July 26 for a special Friday night event.
Photo by Jason Speakman