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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Stand in the place where you knit: Kenny DeForest records his debut stand-up album at the Knitting Factory on July 30.


July 29

Gang up

The movie “Dayveon,” about a 13-year-old who falls in with a local gang after his older brother’s death, has gotten great reviews. Check it out for yourself at this free screening, followed by a discussion with the director. Make a full night of it by showing up early for music from Honeychild Coleman, getting an avocado toast from Avocaderia next door, and stopping for a cocktail from Industry City Distillery, six floors up.

8 pm at Industry City Courtyard 5-6 [Second Avenue between 34th and 35th streets in Sunset Park, (718) 417–7362, www.rooftopfilms.com]. Free.


July 29

Watch the hair!

On Saturday night we celebrate the greatest film of all time — “Saturday Night Fever!” The disco-dancing, John Travolta–starring, Bay Ridge–based flick came out 40 years ago, so put on your boogie shoes and hustle to Coney Island to catch “Disco Fever” performers the Trammps, and many other bands from the film’s soundtrack pumping out disco tunes .

8 pm Coney Island Amphitheater (3052 W. 21st St. at Surf Avenue in Coney Island), www.coneyislandlive.com. $35–$200.


July 30


Kenny DeForest, the longtime co-host of the weekly Comedy at the Knitting Factory show, will record his debut stand-up album tonight. You have two chances to catch his best material, and each show will feature special appearances from comedians Sasheer Zamata and Saurin Choksi. DeForest’s usual co-hosts, Clark Jones and Will Miles, will introduce the night.

Mmmm-kay: Nellie McKay opens for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show on Aug. 3.
Associated Press / Jim Cooper

8 pm and 10 pm at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696], bk.knittingfactory.com. $10


July 31

This title’s mostly filler

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” musical episode “Once More with Feeling” was one of its best, at tonight the show gets a “shadowcast,” with performers dressed as Buffy, Spike, Xander, Anya and the tuneful demon Sweet performing the show while the original screens behind them. Feel free to sing along about those diabolical bunnies!

8 pm and 10 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. Free.


Aug. 3

Whoa, Nellie!

It’s a great night of music tonight in Prospect Park! Banjo-playing funk-fusion band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones headlines tonight’s free Celebrate Brooklyn! show, but we are most excited for opening act Nellie McKay, a piano-playing chanteuse and Broadway performer who writes sprightly songs that blend showtune style and punk rock topics.

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

It’s a stretch: The Sundance film “Davyeon” screen at Industry City on July 28.
Dustin Lane

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