Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Positively amazing: A dancer from the Something Positive company will show off some African moves in the “Dance Brooklyn” show on May 11.
David Andrako


May 10

Mod men

More than 50 years ago last year; when Sgt. Pepper’s album first appeared; it’s been going in and out of style, but it’s guaranteed to raise a smile. So let me introduce to you, a performance based on the band — Mark Morris’s dance show “Pepperland!”

7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, bam.org]. $30–$100.


May 11

Ninja please!

Tour the world of dance without leaving Kings County at “Dance Brooklyn: A World Celebration.” The show features performances from six Brooklyn dance companies, presenting contemporary, African, Irish, and Latin dance, along with belly dancing, and a genre-defying fusion of ballet and martial art from the Ninja Ballet company.

7 p.m. at City Tech Theater (285 Jay St. between Tillary and Johnson streets Downtown, dancebrooklyn.eventbrite.com). Free.


May 12

Mother’s Day

Call your mom.


May 13

Double trouble

Legendary comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould will trade off headlining each night of their two “The Show with Two Heads” stops a the Bell House. Goldthwait (pictured), whose last Showtime special was titled “You Don’t Look the Same Either,” will discuss his long career since performing in the “Police Academy” movies.

8 p.m. at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. Free.


May 15

Kitty factory

Music duo Black Pumas, recently named Austin’s “Best New Band,” makes it New York City debut tonight at the Knitting Factory. Show up and get the first taste of its excellent blend of hip-hop, throwback soul, and folk rock, and tell people you knew them when. Singer-songwriter Fiona Silver opens.

8 p.m. at Knitting Factory [[361 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer and N. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696, bk.knittingfactory.com]. $15.

She’s a Pepper: “Pepperland,” playing at BAM until May 12, adapts the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into a swinging dance performance.
Mat Hayward

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