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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Richmond Lam


July 19

Feeling Pine

Step inside the gates of Green-Wood Cemetery tonight to watch the eerie, experimental documentary “The Barren Pines,” about New Jersey’s inhospitable swampland (and home of the Jersey Devil). This screening will feature a live score from the Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and an after-party outside the Chapel.

8 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery [25th Street at Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.green-wood.com]. $16.


July 20

Jazz jam

Davina and the Vagabonds will play original songs that evoke the sound of the 1930s tonight, at the Hot Summer Nights outdoor jazz festival. Singer and bandleader Davina Lozier says that her influences range “from Fats Waller to Fats Domino, from Judy Collins to Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong to Led Zeppelin,” and she blends those bands into a unique gumbo of swinging tunes.

8 p.m. at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5596, www.onstageatkingsborough]. Free.


July 21

Magic man

The Gallery Players production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” contains some fun, original touches. As Prospero’s servant spirits, a chorus of children in masks lends an eerie air to the scenes of magic, and the genderbent casting means that Prospero’s daughter Miranda falls in love with a shipwrecked princess, instead of the usual prince. The show continues through July 28.

3 p.m. at Gallery Players [199 14th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (212) 352–3101, www.galleryplayers.com]. $25 ($20 seniors and kids).

Spice of life: On National Tequila Day, July 24, stop by Mexican restaurant de Mole in Williamsburg, which serves sipping tequila with oranges and tajin spice, which provides a better contrast than the usual lime and salt.


July 24

Shot down

Today is National Tequila Day! It may be a holiday invented by marketers, but we are not going to let that stop us from consuming delicious agave-based beverages at Williamsburg spot de Mole! The bar keeps tequila on tap for ice-cold margaritas, and serves an excellent Oaxacan Old-Fashioned with tequila, mezcal, and orange syrup, along with sipping-quality tequilas served in unique ceramic cups.

11 a.m–11 p.m. at de Mole [2 Hope St. at Roebling Street in Williamsburg, (347) 721–3399, demolehopest.com]. Free.


July 25

Scene kids

Head to Prospect Park tonight to hear some indie-rock royalty play for free! The Toronto music collective Broken Social Scene has just dropped a pair of short albums, “Let’s Try the After” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and will bring its joyous live show to the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. London music prodigy Nilüfer Yanya opens.

7:30 p.m. at Prospect Park Bandshell, enter at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.

Love at first sight: In the Gallery Players production of “The Tempest,” Prospero’s daughter Miranda (Ana Karneza, left) falls for Ferdinand, Princess of Naples (Simone Elizabeth Bart).
Steven Pisano

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