Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Photo by Jason Speakman

Friday

Aug. 11

Going out on high notes

It’s the penultimate show of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. The falsetto tones of indie pop duo Whitney will soar across the park to close the night, but there are also three opening acts: harpist Dr. Ashley Jackson, chamber-folk artist Weyes Blood, and ethereal singer-songwriter Moses Sumney.

7 pm at Prospect Park Bandshell (enter at Prospect Park West and 11th Street in Park Slope, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb). $5 suggested donation.

Saturday

Aug. 12

Out of her ‘Cage’

Fort Greene musician Frankie Rose launches her latest album “Cage Tropical” tonight, a collection of tunes influenced by ’80s synth sounds and sci-fi and horror soundtracks. She wrote most of the tunes while in exile in L.A., so the album is a really a redemption story about her return to the borough of Kings.

8 pm at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800, www.babysallright.com]. $14 ($12 in advance).

Sunday

Aug. 13

Troll talker

The new comedy variety show “Not Dead Yet” launches tonight with a diverse array of definitely-not–zombified poets, musicians, and comedians, but we’re most excited to hear the latest stand-up from Dylan Marron (pictured), who recently launched the podcast “Conversation with People Who Hate Me,” where he chats with his online trolls.

8:30 pm at C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave. between Clifton Place and Greene Avenue in Crown Heights. $7 $(5 in advance)..

Monday

Aug. 14

Bar of Avon

Shakespeare himself had to deal with rowdy, drunken crowds at the Globe, and you can get the same experience to tonight at “Shakes-beer-ience: Richard III.” Sip a $4 draft and boo the villainous king as he connives his way into power at this boozy, high-energy performance from Seven Stages Shakespeare Company.

8 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com. Free.

Thursday

Aug. 17

Mad Max

The way things are going, we may be living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by warlords by this time next week. So pick up some pointers on how to join the resistance and tips on wielding a flame-throwing guitar at tonight’s outdoor screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road” in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

8 pm at Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 (Furman Street at Old Fulton Street in Dumbo), www.brooklynbridgepark.org. Free.

Beard and beers: Nick Griffin, the head brewer for Five Boroughs Brewing, plans to serve some experimental brews at the company’s Sunset Park taproom, opening Aug. 5.
Photo by Jordan Rathkopf

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