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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Proto-Andy: Andy Heidel, owner of Way Station, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Dr. Who-themed bar and music venue on Feb. 24. In this photo, taken before the bar had a liquor license, you can see the grizzled bar owner when he was still young and naive.
Photo by Tony Trezza


February 19

We Khan do it!

If the recent passing of David Bowie has taught us anything, it’s to go see your heroes when you get the chance! So head out to catch the Queen of Funk — Chaka Khan will bust out hits like “I’m Every Woman” and “I Feel For You” at the Kings Theatre tonight. And tickets are still available!

9 pm at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $84–$124.


February 21

Sheer talent

You may have seen comedian Sasheer Zamata in sketches for “Saturday Night Live” and “Inside Amy Schumer,” or doing short sets at dozens of comedy nights around Brooklyn, but tonight she breaks out of the five-minute format with “Sasheer Zamata for An Hour.” With Matteo Lane and Liza Treyger.

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $12 ($10 in advance).


February 22

Ford focus

You know that rock goddess Lita Ford has some great stories from her days with girl-group the Runaway, and from touring in the 1980s with Ozzy, Bon Jovi, and Motley Crue. Hear all the dirt first-hand when she reads from her memoir “Living Like a Runaway” and answers audience questions tonight at metal venue St. Vitus.

7:30 pm at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave. between Clay and Box streets in Greenpoint, www.wordbookstores.com). $27 (includes a copy of the book).


February 24

High five!

Beloved nerd bar the Way Station turns five years old today! Owner Andy Heidel (pictured in younger, more carefree days) will regale the Doctor Who-loving drinkers with the bar’s origin story at 8 pm. With drink specials all night and swing band Double Down at 9 pm.

4 pm–2 am at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, waystationbk.blogspot.com]. Free.


February 25

Freedia at last

Cops in Mississippi just canceled a performance by exuberant hip-hop diva Big Freedia, due to excessive “gyrating.” But in Brooklyn, the queen of sissy-bounce is going to shake it up when she performs with brass ensemble Soul Rebels. But keep an eye out for liquor authorities enforcing the cabaret laws!

8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brooklynbowl.com. $20.

Deadly fists: Metal guitarist Lita Ford, who rocked our arts editor’s mind in the late ’80s with the song “Kiss Me Deadly” reads from her tell-all memoir “Living Like a Runaway” on Feb. 22.
Associated Press / Katy Winn

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