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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Cow-less beef: Is lab-grown beef the future of hamburgers? Find out on May 6.
Associated Press / David Parry

Friday

May 1

Walkabout

The Municipal Art Society of New York’s annual weekend of free, guided walks around the city — dubbed Jane’s Walk — is back May 1–3, and includes plenty of strolls you can take around Brooklyn, with themes including murals in Gowanus, brewing history in Bushwick, and a sneak peak of new landscaping at Pier 6. Today, there will be two tours of development in beautiful Downtown.

1 pm and 3 pm at Willoughby Plaza (corner Adams and Willoughby streets Downtown, www.mas.org/janeswalk). Free.

Saturday

May 2

Butts, butts, butts, butts

Time for the charm bomb to explode. Brooklyn has seen some weird burlesque show themes — the Beatles, the mafia, Marina Abramovic — but this one is right up there. Coney Island USA’s Burlesque at the Beach will host a “Bob’s Burgers” themed burlesque night, where the whole Belcher family will get their kit off. They’re no heroes, they take their bras off one boob at a time like everyone else.

10 pm at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. at the corner of W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372–5159, www.coneyisland.com]. $15.

Sunday

May 3

Vinyl destination

Radio station WFMU is bringing its famed record fair to Brooklyn for the first time from March 1–3, when dozens of dealers will sling their finest and weirdest vinyls at the Brooklyn Expo Center. There will also be live broadcasts, film screenings, and live musical performances.

10 am–7 pm at Brooklyn Expo Center [79 Franklin St. between Oak and Noble streets in Greenpoint, (631) 940–7290, www.wfmu.org]. $7.

Wednesday

May 6

Meaty questions

Talk about food for thought. Science-minded bar speaking series the Empiricist League is hosting a night of talks about the future of food. Should we eat bugs? Can genetically modified organisms save the planet? And is lab-grown meat less disgusting than it sounds? Food futurists will tackle these questions and more at Union Hall.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.unionhallny.com]. $10–$12.

Thursday

May 7

Text rap

Greenpoint-by-way-of-Queens rapper Awkwafina is releasing a book called “Awkwafina’s NYC,” in which the creator of the transplant-trashing anthem “NYC B—-$” guides readers on “walking tour adventures that you don’t need a trust fund to enjoy.” Awkwafina will launch the book with a party at Baby’s All Right that promises a performance, signing, special guests, and film screenings.

7 pm at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway at Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800, www.babysallright.com]. $13–$15.

New York native: Rapper Awkwafina will release her new book at Baby's All Right on May 7.
Shirley Yu

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