Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Wakin’ and bacon: The Bacon and Beer Classic offers three hours of access to nature’s most perfect foods, at 1 p.m and at 7 p.m. on June 8.
Henry Wang


June 7

Mother’s milk

Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater launches its summer concert series tonight with prog rock band Coheed and Cambria, on tour with Mastodon. Before the show, you might meet the band by stopping by the Coney Island Brewing Company in MCU Park, which will have a 2 p.m. release party for its “Call Your Mother” IPA, — not only good advice, but inspired by a Coheed and Cambria song, and brewed with input from the band (pictured, with the brewery crew).

7 p.m. at Ford Amphitheater (3052 W. 21st St. at the Boardwalk in Coney Island, www.fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com). $40–$50.


June 8

Pig out

Nature’s most delightful food pairs with its best beverage at the Bacon and Beer Classic! This outdoor festival will feature more than 50 local restaurants competing to serve the best bacon-inspired dishes, including bacon-topped mac and cheese, pork banh mi, or just giant slabs of bacon. Sample all you like, and then wash it down with free pours of 100 craft beers from East Coast breweries (including the aforementioned Coney Island brewery). There will also be music, games, and contests.

Take heed: The band Coheed and Cambria, playing at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheatre on June 7, brewed a beer in collaboration with Coney Island Brewery, and will release it at the brewery’s taproom on the afternoon of the show.

1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave. at Meserole Street in Bushwick, www.baconandbeerclassic.com). $69 ($95 early entry, $119 VIP).


June 11

Artly open

The Bushwick music venue Elsewhere has two different rooms on the ground, a second-floor bar and gallery, and an amazing rooftop, and those spaces will be filled with murals, sculptures, and video projections all summer as part of its art show “Landscape.” Check out its opening reception tonight, then stick around for drinks on the roof.

6–9 p.m. at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave. at Varick Avenue in Bushwick, www.elsewherebrooklyn.com). Free.

Vest in show: Congolese dancer, singer, drummer, and bandleader Nkumu Katalay — and his Life Long Project band — will launch the weekly Live at the Archway free music series on June 13.
Charlie Rubin


June 12

My Verona

Smith Street Stage opens its 10th season in Carroll Park tonight with a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers gets a modern-dress makeover, with the dueling noble houses shown as economic powerhouses unrestrained by the state.

7:30 p.m. at Carroll Park (Carroll Street between Smith and Court streets in Carroll Gardens, www.smithstreetstage.org). Free.


June 13

Congo line

Congolese dancer, singer, drummer, and bandleader Nkumu Katalay and his Life Long Project band will launch the weekly Live at the Archway free music series tonight in Dumbo. Show up early for a performance from the all-women drumline Fogo Azul New York City, playing with students from P.S. 307 and the Dock Street School.

Star-crossed: Noah Anderson stars as Romeo, opposite Katie Willmorth as Juliet, in the tragic romance opening on June 12 in Carroll Park.
Chris Montgomery

5:30 p.m. at Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza (155 Water St. between Adams and Pearl streets in Dumbo, www.dumbo.is). Free.

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