Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

The do Ron Ron: Adult film star Ron Jeremy will speak at the New York City Porn Festival on June 5.


June 3

Roll back the clock

Tonight’s Dreamland Roller Disco, hosted by Lola Star (pictured) tries to answer the most pressing questions of 1985 — who is cooler, Prince or Michael Jackson? The night will feature music from both artists, a costume contest filled with glitter gloves and purple leather, and a dance skate competition with moonwalkers on wheels.

7:30 pm at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside [171 East Dr. between Parkside and Lincoln Road in Prospect Park, www.lakesidebrooklyn.com/dreamland, (718) 462–0040]. $18.


June 4

Star struck

Get a close-up look at the stars twinkling above Brooklyn tonight, when the World Science Festival bringing a giant telescope to Brooklyn Bridge Park for Saturday Night Lights. Before the sun goes down, you can also meet astronaut Anna Fisher, check out some soccer-playing robots, and witness a gravity demonstration from physicist Dr. Skateboard.

7–11 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 (Furman Street at Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, www.worldsciencefestival.com). Free.


June 5

Porn to ride

The second day of the New York City Porn Festival will feature adult film legend Ron Jeremy (pictured) on a panel discussion about “The Golden Age of Porn” — the 1970s, when the Hedgehog looked a little different than he does today. But hipsters who want to grind their gears might want to check out “Bike Smut” at noon, a collection of erotic films about bicycles.

10 am–6 pm at 315 Ten Eyck St. (between Waterbury and Bogart streets in Williamsburg, www.nycpornfilmfestival.com). $12 ($50 all-day pass).

Something to Celebrate: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kick of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on June 8 in Prospect Park.
Jacob Blickenstaff


June 6

Film feast

Brooklyn is lousy with outdoor films and festivals, but the title “Bad Vegan and the Teleportation Machine” stands out in any list. The noir comedy about a New York mad scientist who might also be a con man gets its world premiere tonight as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival.

8:30 pm at Windmill Studio (1300 Kingsland Ave. between Norman and Nassau avenues in Greenpoint, www.brooklynfilmfestival.org). $13.


June 8

She’s all Dap

The free summer concert season kicks off tonight with the first Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! concert in Prospect Park, with Brooklyn’s own soul and funk diva Sharon Jones bringing down the house with the backing help of the Dap Kings.

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.

Lady in pink: Lola Star will host a Dreamland Roller Disco show on June 3 that focuses on Michael Jackson and Prince.
Photo by Jason Speakman

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