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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Light bright: Tom Fruin, creator of the stained glass water tower that looks over Brooklyn Bridge Park, will show off his latest work at the Under the Archway festival in Dumbo on June 8.
Tom Fruin


June 2

Those dirty rats!

Get an up close look at your fuzzy little neighbors in “Rat Movie,” a documentary that uses the rapacious urban rodents as a way to examine the history of Baltimore, a city which — unlike the gleaming oasis of Brooklyn — is overrun with whiskered, cheese-seeking beasts of the four-footed variety. With live performance from Charm City rapper Kotic Couture before the show!

8 pm at The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St. at Sackett Street in Gowanus, www.rooftopfilms.com) $15.


June 3

Lights up

Collect a light-up umbrella and make like Mary Poppins for the Pilobulus interactive dance “Umbrella Project,” where you can join a sea of strangers to form images of exploding stars and solar eclipses with your multi-colored rain shields, all projected onto a giant screen while music turns your movement into an outdoor rave.

8:30 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 (enter at Furman Street and Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, www.brooklynbridgepark.org). Free.


June 4

Rated arrrr!

What be a pirate’s favorite country? Arrr-gentina! Hear better pirate jokes than that at the kid-friendly “Pirate School” comedy and vaudeville show, happening this Sunday on a boat docked in Red Hook. Physical comedian David Engel will use puppets, slapstick, and a musical score to teach you landlubbers the proper way to buckle your swashes.

2 pm at the Waterfront Museum Barge [290 Conover St. near Reed Street in Red Hook, (718) 624–4719], www.waterfrontmuseum.org. $13–$18.

Flagged for arr-rated content: Billy Jones, the Good Pirate, leads the “Pirate School” one-man vaudeville show on board the Waterfront Museum Barge in Red Hook on June 4.


June 7

Dive in!

Brooklyn soul-pop band Lake Street Dive opens the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival tonight in Prospect Park. The show is free, but if you want to support the series, drop $5 into the bucket as you enter — or attend the pre-show Opening Night Gala, where tickets start at $750.

8:15 pm at Prospect Park Band Shell [Prospect Park West and Ninth Street in Park Slope, (718) 965–8900, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.


June 8

Tower play

The Live at the Archway summer music series kicks off tonight with Colombian band Los Cumpleaños, drinks, and dancing — but we are most excited about tonight’s Space Station pop-up art exhibit and workshop with sculptor Tom Fruin, who created the stained glass water tower that stands over Brooklyn Bridge Park.

6 pm at the Archway Under The Manhattan Bridge [Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in Dumbo, (718) 237–8700], www.dumbo.is. Free.

Street music: Brooklyn band and snappy dressers Lake Street Dive will open the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn Festival on June 7.
Danny Clinch

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