Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


April 26

Tale spins

Step into a fairy tale at “Grimm,” a new immersive show from the Nazmo Dance Collective. The company which will use movement and storytelling to put a modern, adult spin on “The Frog Prince,” “Cinderella,” and the Caribbean legend “The Soucouyant,” exploring issues of gender, race, and immigration. And if you miss tonight’s show, it repeats on Saturday night.

7:30 pm at Center for Performance Research [361 Manhattan Ave. between Withers and Jackson streets in Williamsburg, (516) 395–6868, www.nazmodancecollective.com]. $18.


April 27

Toon out!

Wake and don’t bake for “Spoons, Toons, and Booze Says No to Drugs!” This brunch show features a cereal bar, drink specials, and a series of anti-drug cartoons from the 1980s and ’90s that are sure to scare you straight! The screening will also feature the government-sponsored “Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue,” (pictured) which aired only once in 1990 — but you can catch it twice, today and again on Sunday.

10:45 a.m. at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West at 14th Street in Park Slope, nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark). $18.


April 28

In Memory

At the end of next month, Brooklynites will march in the borough’s 152nd Memorial Day Parade — the country’s oldest! Support the March by having a great time this afternoon at Patsy’s Pizzeria in Bay Ridge, where you can her five local bands, including Irish act the Canny Brothers (pictured). And a $10 raffle ticket could score you $100 gift certificate at two, four, or 10 different restaurants!

2–7 p.m. at Patsy’s Pizzeria (8814 Third Ave. between 88th and 89th street in Bay Ridge, www.patsyspizza.nyc). $20.


May 1

Girls night out

On Wednesdays we wear pink! So don the appropriate color and head out to Parklife, which kicks off its outdoor summer film series with the cult classic “Mean Girls.” Before the show, there will be a trivia contest where you can show off your knowledge of the film, and at any time you can head inside to sample the new cocktail menu, which includes the delightful “Pretty in Pink.”

8 p.m. at Parklife (636 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.parklifebk.com). Free.

©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection


May 2

It’s a politics

Photographer Builder Levy and visual journalist Brian Palmer will come together to reflect on the common thread in their art: documenting politically charged moments in the midst of daily life, in the city, nation and world.

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynhistory.org]. $5.

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