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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

They’re not Canadian: Of Montreal, a pop band from Athens, Georgia, will bring its ever-evolving sound to the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27.
Ben Rouse


April 21

House of brews

This party is hoppy! Wander into the “Beer Mansion,” filled with five themed rooms, each pouring a different concoction from Brooklyn Brewery and other local beer producers, along with games designed by NYU students, snacks, and live superhero sketches sponsored by Anyone Comics. The party continues Saturday at the same time.

6 pm at the Monto and the Well (272 Meserole St. between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street in Bushwick, www.brooklynbrewerymash.com). $65 ($60 in advance).


April 22

Swing fling

Legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 year old this month, and Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin honors her legacy with a concert of tunes recorded by the First Lady of Song, including “Mack the Knife,” “April in Paris,” and “Sing Me a Swing Song,” among many others.

8 pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College [2900 Campus Rd. between Hillel Place and Avenue H in Midwood, (718) 951–4500], www.brooklyncenter.org]. $36–$55.


April 23


Wind down your weekend by catching the comedy show at the Knitting Factory, wittily titled “Comedy at the Knitting Factory.” Hosts Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest welcome some of Brooklyn’s best comics to the low-key show, in between bouts of amusingly insulting each other.

She’s a lady!: Jazz singer Patti Austin pays tribute to Ella Fitzgeral, the First Lady of Song, in a concert at Brooklyn Center on April 22.
Patti Austin

9 pm at BAM Howard Gilman [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100], www.bam.org. $35–$85.


April 25

Sheer class

Comedian Sasheer Zamata will screen her latest comedy special “Pizza Mind” — which blends her stand-up routine with animated segments and short sketches — and then sticks around to chat with the audience after. Ask her why she doesn’t get more lines on “Saturday Night Live!”

9:15 pm at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer and N. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696], bk.knittingfactory.com. Free.


April 27

Pop princes(s)

Catch up with the latest sound of often gender-bending pop band Of Montreal, which has evolved from twee pop to glam rock and now plays with bright synthpop riffs, giving an electronic edge to the tunes on its new album “Rune Husk.” With opening acts Christina Schneider’s Jepeto Solutions and Potted Plant.

9 pm at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com). $25.

Local laughs: Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, and Clark Jones host “Comedy at the Knitting Factory” every Sunday night.
Photo by Jason Speakman

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