Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


Feb. 3

Hair apparent

Check out tonight’s debut of indie-rock musical “Beardo,” about the mad Russian monk Rasputin, who rose from peasant to powerful advisor to the czar before being poisoned, shot, and finally drowned by his rivals. This production details his rise and fall in the form of sexy dance numbers and power chords.

8 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church [155 Milton St. between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street in Greenpoint, (718) 389–4012], $25.


Feb. 4

Red letter day

Grumpy Bert gallery celebrates moving into the Chinese Year of the Rooster with an exhibit of hundreds of pieces of original art painted on red envelopes, traditionally used to deliver gifts during the holidays. And stick around — the opening reception will have a lion dancer to end the night!

6–9 pm at Grumpy Bert (82 Bond Street between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Free.


Feb. 6

Fur ’n’ film

If you missed the kitty half-time show of the Puppy Bowl yesterday (what, was another game on?), get your feline fix at this advance screening of “Kedi,” a documentary about the wild cats of Istanbul. The city kitties roam the streets freely, accepting donations of food and scritches from residents, but rarely calling any one place home.

Flash forward: Get one of these feminist tattoo designs on your skin for $40 at the Tattoo To Protect Your Parts benefit for Planned Parenthood on Feb. 8.

7 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468], Free with RSVP.


Feb. 8

Femme and ink

If you’re a fan of Betty Boop tattoos and reproductive rights, you’re in luck! The “Tattoo to Protect Your Parts” dance party and tattoo-a-thon in Greenpoint will ink you up with your choice of female-empowerment images (pictured) for $40, with all the cash going to Planned Parenthood. Another fund raising event with lots of bands and burlesque acts follows around the corner at St. Vitus Bar.

2–7 pm at Magick City (37 Box St. between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint, Free ($40 for a tattoo).


Feb. 9

Super ’bowl

Americana band Dustbowl Revival is no nostalgia act — its members play old-timey instruments, but the songs have a sharp modern edge. The stop at Union Pool on Feb. 9 is the first stop on the band’s winter tour, and you can get an advance listen to tunes from the upcoming album, which adds some slinky funk and soul tones to the band’s bluegrass background.

8 pm at Union Pool [484 Union Ave. at Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 609–0484], $15 ($12 in advance).

Dust up: Americana band Dustbowl Revival will play Union Pool on Feb. 9.

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