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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Queen of Kings: Comic Kathy Griffin promises an “unforgettable, unforgiveable night of laughter” at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on April 10.
Associated Press / Chris Pizzello

Saturday

April 9

A lad insane

A crazed comedy film with sets and props made from brightly colored cardboard, “Adam Green’s Aladdin” stars the former Moldy Peach in an adaptation of the story of a boy who finds a magic lamp. Green will speak before the screening.

Midnight at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $15.

Sunday

April 10

Griffin has claws

Tart-tongued, pop culture-obsessed comedian Kathy Griffin has promised to cuts loose on Brooklyn’s hipster pretensions. And her grueling two-night “Boroughing Around” tour, which had her in Queens the night before, will surely give her plenty to kvetch about.

6 pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts [2900 Campus Rd. between Hillel Place and Avenue H in Midwood, www.brooklyncenter.org, (718) 951–4500]. $45–$75.

Monday

April 11

Raising the bar

In his one-man show “A Life Behind Bars” actor and bartender Dan Ruth distills 20 years of experience slinging drinks into a night of darkly comic stories about New York’s changing bar scene, filled with alcoholism, crooked health inspectors, and selfie-sticks.

7 pm at the Gutter [200 N. 14th St. between Wythe and Nassau avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 387-3585, www.thegutterbrooklyn.com]. $25 ($20 in advance).

Studying for the bar: Dan Ruth tells stories from his 20 years as a bartender in his show “A Life Behind Bars” at the Gutter on April 11.
Jamahl Richardson

Wednesday

April 13

Golden voice

Singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan wraps up a three-night residency at Rough Trade tonight. The Israeli performer has an ethereal voice that recalls Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin, but the folk tunes on his new album “Gold Shadow” feel totally original.

8 pm at Rough Trade [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111, www.roughtradenyc.com]. $20.

thursday

April 14

Love’s food

You probably know drummer Questlove for his work with the Roots, from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” or from his regular DJ sets at Brooklyn Bowl, but the Grammy-winning performer is also an author and foodie. Tonight he reads from his new book “Somethingtofoodabout,” a book of interviews with innovative chefs.

8 pm at Powerhouse Arena [37 Main St. between Water and Front streets in Dumbo, (718) 666–3049, www.powerhousearena.com]. Free.

‘Love supreme: Questlove discusses his love of food at PowerHouse Arena on April 14.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

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