Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
Tuesday Smillie


May 31

Now you see her

The 10-day Brooklyn Film Festival kicks off tonight with a screening of “Above the Shadows,” a feature film about a woman who has spent 10 years invisible to everyone around her, but who may have found a way to reclaim her place in the world. The festival continues through June 9, screening 133 features and short films at the Wythe Hotel and at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint.

8 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel [80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 460–8000, www.wythehotel.com]. $35.


June 1

Party arty

Start your World Pride Month partying at Brooklyn Museum’s free First Saturday event. Check out the exhibit “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall,” featuring 28 queer artists paying tribute to the 1969 riot; sing along with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, chat with the Audre Lorde Project about revolution, and dance all night.

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


June 2


The 1927 sci-fi film “Metropolis,” from director Fritz Lang, was chopped down to 91 minutes for its American release, but now you can catch an almost-complete version of the two-and-a-half-hour epic, complete with subplots about an oppressed underclass, a mechanical woman, and the man who loves her. With a live piano accompaniment.

Shadow cast: The feature film “Above the Shadows,” screening on May 31, will kick off the 10-day Brooklyn Film Festival.

Noon at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights (enter on Eastern Parkway), (718) 230–2100, www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org]. Free.


June 4


Comedian Natalie Palamides — the voice of Buttercup on “The Powerpuff Girls” — performs her award-winning show “Laid,” about a woman who lays an egg every day, and must decide whether to eat it or raise it. Tonight’s show is the first of three, and next week she will perform as her masculine alter-ego in “Nate.”

7:30 p.m. at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $20.


June 5

Killer show

In defiance of all logic, there are still a few tickets available to see legendary punk band Bikini Kill at Kings Theatre tonight. Snap up a seat to see the founders of the riot grrl movement while you still can!

8 p.m. at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $35–$45.

Eggs-traorodinary: Comedian Natalie Palamides will perform her one-woman show “Laid” at the Bell House on June 4, 5, and 6.
Gemma Soldati