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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Town is bae: Greenpoint husband-and-wife duo Babetown have released an album riffing on the Ryan Adams cover of Taylor Swift’s “1989” by recording Ryan Adams songs in the style of Taylor Swift. The band plays the Brooklyn Bazaar on Sept. 9.


Sept. 9

Shake it up

The Brooklyn Bazaar opens in its new three-floor location tonight! The evening will feature a performance by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, but come early to hear opening act Babetown (pictured), a Greenpoint duo who will perform Ryan Adams songs in the style of Taylor Swift, from their album “1989 is Hell.”

7 pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave. between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street in Greenpoint), www.bkbazaar.com. $20.


Sept. 10

Check it out

The Brooklyn Public Library has been lending books and sharing knowledge for 75 years today. The Central branch will celebrate by leading tours past the towering Art Deco doors and into normally off-limits sections of the stacks, every hour from 10 am to 2 pm, as well as offering snacks from Four and Twenty Blackbirds, a look at historical photos, a workshop with local children’s book author Pat Cummings, and much more!

10 am–5:30 pm Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, www.bklynlibrary.org). Free.


Sept. 12

Strip show

Reading is hard! Fortunately, tonight’s Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event is all about the pictures! Master comics parodist R. Sikoryak, who mashes up comic strips and classic lit (pictured) hosts “Carousel,” an evening of projected graphic novels from Kyle Baker, Emily Flake, Jeremy Nguyen, and more.

Word up: Spoken word artist Gabriel Ramirez will perform at the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 15, along with many other participants in the Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater festival.
Presley Ann

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400], www.unionhallny.com. $8.


Sept. 14

Keep hustling!

The Bust a Move Dance Night will showcase the most iconic dance of the disco era, so bust out your jumpsuit and get ready to do the hustle! Dance instructors will give pointers to help you perfect your Travolta-esque moves.

5:30–7 pm at Willoughby Plaza (Willoughby Street at Adams Street Downtown, www.downtownbrooklyn.com). Free.


Sept. 15

Just Beat it

The Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater Festival will take place throughout the borough, but you can get a sampler of its many acts tonight when performers, including spoken word artist Gabriel Ramirez (pictured), Shakespeare interpreter Elyzabeth Gorman, and hoop dancer Jamila Youngstedt, among others, take over the Brooklyn Museum.

7–10 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000], www.brooklynmuseum.org. Free.

You’re a cockroach, Charlie Brown!: Cartoonist R. Sikoryak, known for mixing up classic literature with comic strips, hosts the show “Carousel” at Union Hall on Sept. 12, along with several other comic artists.
R. Sikoryak

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