Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


Aug. 23

Life is shorts

Come party in a graveyard, at the final summer screening in the Rooftop Films series at Green-Wood Cemetery. The closing night will feature a collection of six strange short films from around the world, with live music before the show, and a dance party sponsored by Ketel One vodka and Corona beer afterwards.

8:30 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery [Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.rooftopfilms.com]. $16.


Aug. 24

Fur is in

Brooklyn’s fabulous, fuzzy fashion show returns! Dress up your pup and let her walk the red carpet at the annual “Doggy Fashion Show” outside of Freddy’s bar. The street will be shut down until 9 p.m. as part of the Fifth Avenue Summer Stroll, so after the show you can grab a drink, play lawn games, or join an outdoor yoga class.

5 p.m. outside Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131, www.freddysbar.com]. Free.


Aug. 25

Soul city

Saturday is already sold out, but Afropunk still has tickets available on Sunday. The annual festival of black music, fashion, and culture will run all day in Commodore Barry Park. Performance highlights will include soulful saxophone player Kamasi Washington, singer-songwriter FKA Twigs, and industrial hip-hop act Death Grips.

11 a.m. at Commodore Barry Park (Flushing Avenue between Navy Street and N. Elliott Place in Fort Greene, www.afropunkfest.com/brooklyn). $70.

Aloha: Jen Ondrejicka’s dog Folsom donned a Hawaiian shirt for last year’s “Doggy Fashion Show” at Freddy’s Bar, which happens this year on Aug. 24.
Photo by Caroline Ourso


Aug. 27

High life

Enjoy a happy hour in the sky, at the next installment of the Wythe Hotel’s free concert series Sunset Songs, performed on its sixth-floor balcony. Tonight’s show will feature former Brooklynite John Errol, who has gone from alt-folk to pop to a country-tinged industrial ballad titled “Dead Man Walking.” Find out where he’s going next at this relaxed rooftop show.

6 p.m. at Wythe Hotel [80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street, sixth floor, in Williamsburg, (718) 460–8000, www.wythehotel.com]. Free.


Aug. 29

Free style

The gigantic exhibition of graffiti art “Beyond the Streets,” has extended its run through Sept. 29, and to celebrate, it will waive the usual $25 admission fee on Aug. 29. Drop by the two-floor exhibit and check out Shepard Fairey’s 30th anniversary artwork, a special Beastie Boys installation, an installation from superflat artist Takashi Murakami, and much more.

11 a.m.–8 p.m. at Twenty Five Kent [25 Kent Ave. between N. 12th and N. 13th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 213–8554, www.beyondthestreets.com]. Free.

Flower power: The “Beyond the Streets” exhibit of street art will open its doors for free on Aug. 29.