Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
To thine own self be nude: Actors Miles Butler, Max Wingert, and director Pitr Strait prepare for their in-the-buff take on the Bard.
Photo by Jason Speakman


Aug. 4

Punch up the score

Everyone remembers the score to “Rocky,” which also inspired much of the soundtrack of its best sequel, “Creed.” At tonight’s outdoor screening in Prospect Park, the focus is on the music, with the Wordless Orchestra providing live accompaniment, conducted by the film’s composer, Ludwig Goransson.

7:30 pm at at Prospect Park Bandshell (enter at Prospect Park West and 11th Street in Park Slope, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb). $5 suggested donation.


Aug. 5

New brew

Brooklyn’s newest brewery, Five Boroughs Brewing, throws open its doors for an all-day celebration with games, food vendors, and plenty of booze. It seems like there’s a new taproom opening every week, but this place stand out with its experimental styles from brewer Nick Griffin (pictured), including a mango saison, a low-octane IPA, and a raspberry gose.

Noon–midnight at Five Boroughs Brewing [215 47th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, (718) 355–8575, www.fiveboroughs.com]. Free. Beers $5–$7.


Aug. 6

Dead meat

A former burger joint becomes the bullet-riddled home of an eccentric family trying desperately to maintain its respectability in “Little Murders,” a bizarre black comedy written by Brooklyn Heights cartoonist Jules Feiffer in 1967. The immersive pop-up show, running through Friday, features a genderbent cast, with Liz Leimkuhler (pictured) as the patriarch of the family.

8 pm at Burger On Smith (209 Smith St. at Baltic Street in Boerum Hill, littlemurders.eventbrite.com. $20.


Aug. 9

Bunny hop

Look, it’s summer and we are planning to spend as much time in the park as possible. Tonight’s excuse is a screening of “Zootopia,” the charming animated film about a hard-working police bunny, which shows that anthropomorphic animals are not all selfie-taking slackers, no matter what certain picture books say. With live music before the show from Brooklyn United Marching Band.

7 pm at Long Meadow North [enter at Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway in Park Slope, www.prospectpark.org) Free.


Aug. 10

Bare bodkins

To be, or not to be clothed — that is the question! The cast of this all-male production of “Hamlet” performing in Prospect Park will doff their doublets and perform in the buff in order to be true to thine own freaky selves. If you miss tonight’s show, you can still get an eyeful on Friday or Saturday night.

5:30 pm at Prospect Park’s Music Pagoda (at the north end of the Nethermead, enter at Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens). 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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