Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
Photo by Jordan Rathkopf


Aug. 25

Out, out!

Get outside with the bloody tragedy of “Macbeth” this weekend. Actors dressed in Elizabethan garb will scamper across Brooklyn Bridge Park during the show, turning the Harbor View lawn into the blasted Scottish heath and the upland trees into Birnam Wood, while audiences trail behind. If you miss Friday night’s show, there will be more on Saturday and Sunday.

7 pm at Fulton Ferry Landing (Furman Street and Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, www.newyorkclassical.org). Free.


Aug. 26

It’s a trap!

Will the scrappy rebels of the Brooklyn Cyclones strike a blow against the evil empire of the Staten Island Yankees? Find out at a special Star Wars Night at MCU Park — the first 5,000 fans will get a lightsaber mini-bat, Darth Vader will throw out the first pitch, and the night will end with fireworks as everyone decides to blow this thing and go home.

6 pm at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497, www.brooklyncyclones.com]. $18–$25.


Aug. 27

Blasts from the past

Commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, when the American forces were outgunned, outmanned, and outnumbered — but not outplanned, as General George Washington used misdirection to stage a fighting retreat across the borough. Historic re-enactors will fire cannons and demonstrate revolutionary tactics in the morning, followed by a parade and ceremony starting at 12:30 pm.

Space cases: Nerd band the Doubleclicks will play the Bell House on Aug. 28.
Beth Olsen

11 am–3 pm at Green-Wood Cemetery [Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.green-wood.com]. Free.


Aug. 28

Double trouble

Pop-folk sister duo the Doubleclicks play cello-and-ukulele tunes about relatable nerdy topics, including girls in science, Dungeons & Dragons, and being socially awkward at parties. The new album “Love Problems” also features a song with Park Slope musician Jonathan Coulton, so keep an eye out for special guest stars at tonight’s show!

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $15 ($12 in advance).


Aug. 30

Moon boy

Wes Anderson’s sweetest film gets another presentation in Prospect Park, after the first attempt was rained out. So pack a picnic and catch “Moonrise Kingdom,” tonight, part of the Summer Movie Under the Stars series from Borough President Adams and Nitehawk Cinema. Live music starts at 7 pm, and the film starts at sundown.

7 pm at Prospect Park’s Long Meadow (enter at Prospect Park West and Garfield Place in Park Slope, www.prospectpark.org). Free.

Pretty in plaid: The actors of New York Classical Theatre’s “Macbeth” will wear traditional Scottish kilts and wield giant swords while tromping around Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 25–27.
Miranda Arden